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Active oxygen

Active oxygen can be used as an alternative to chlorine for water disinfection and for clear water. Active oxygen does not irritate eyes, skin or mucous membranes and has no chlorine odor. Switching from chlorine to active oxygen is possible at any time without any problems.

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Frequently asked questions for Active oxygen:

Cause: Lime precipitates, not filtered particlesSolution: Adjust the pH level to 7.2 to 7.4 (by adding pH-Plus or pH-Minus). If there are suspended matters turn off the circulation pump and remove the flakes on the bottom with the pool cleaner after about 10-12 hours. Lime precipitates in the pool water (turbidity, shimmering white coating on the water surface, etc.) usually disappear shortly after adjusting the pH level and after the addition of a flocculants (while the filter system is running - WARNING: prohibited with cartridge filter systems and filter balls; the filter can stick!). Backwash thoroughly. Clean cartridge filter or replace by a new one.

Cause: Faulty filter function, too many organic substancesSolution: Backwashing. If the filter system is calcified, use an acidic filter cleaner. If the filter system is ok, make a shock chlorination, meaning raise the chlorine level of the pool water up to 3 mg/l for a short time. The addition of flocculant is recommended as an additional measure (WARNING: prohibited with cartridge filter systems and filter balls; the filter can stick!). Backwash thoroughly. Clean cartridge filter or replace by a new one.

Cause: Too little disinfectant in the water, algae growthSolution: Adjust the pH level to 7.2 to 7.4 by adding pH-Plus or pH-Minus. Let the filter system run continuously during the first 1-2 days. For disinfection with chlorine: Wipe dead algae from the pool walls. Remove algae from bottom with a brush and an aspirator. Make a shock chlorination, meaning raise the chlorine level of the pool water up to 3 mg/l. The addition of an algae protection is recommended. Backwash thoroughly. The added chlorine has degraded after a few days. Backwash thoroughly. If the water is not clear after 1-2 days, repeat the procedure. Cartridge filter system: Frequently clean or replace the cartridge. Alternatively, empty the pool completely, clean thoroughly and refill. After adjusting the pH value, treat the pool water with algicide to prevent new algae grow.

Cause: Iron deposits in the waterSolution: Adjust the pH level to 7.2 to 7.4 by adding pH-Plus or pH-Minus. Add flocculant. (WARNING: prohibited with cartridge filter systems and filter balls; the filter can stick!)  Extend the filter runtime, backwash the filter system thoroughly. In the case of a cartridge filter system, clean the cartridge regularly and replace it if necessary.

Cause: Inadequate chlorine dosing, non-degraded organic substancesSolution: Adjust the pH level to 7.2 to 7.4 by adding pH-Plus or pH-Minus. After a shock chlorination up to ca. 3 mg/l this smell will disappear after a short time.

Cause: Inadequate chlorine dosing, non-degraded organic substancesSolution: Adjust the pH level to 7.2 to 7.4 by adding pH-Plus or pH-Minus. If there is too little chlorine in the water, increase the chlorine content. If the chlorine content is too high, reduce the dosage or drain the pool water and refill with fresh water. Again, pay attention to the pH value.

Take a bucket of warm water, add the required amount of chemical for your pool and stir well. Then empty the bucket with the mixture evenly into the pool with the filter system switched on (circulating).

The lid of our chemical articles also serves as a dosing aid.

Our chemistry must be equipped with a safety lock for the protection of children. This requires some strength to open.

Safety data sheets are stored with the respective chemical article on our homepage. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us via our form on helpdesk.steinbach.at.

The use of active oxygen

As with all chemical water care products, always ensure the correct pH value in the first step, which must always be in the range between 7.0 and 7.4. Oxygen granules can be used to quickly disinfect the pool water, just like chlorine. In an aqueous solution, i.e. in the pool water, the granules cause the active oxygen to be split off, which kills germs and organic substances. Aqua correct are products manufactured by Steinbach for optimal water treatment and are characterised by their tested quality.

The great advantage of active oxygen is that it does not cause irritation to eyes, skin and mucous membranes and has no chlorine smell.

It is possible to switch from chlorine to active oxygen at any time and can be used both for initial dosing for rapid disinfection and for continuous dosing. The so-called oxygen activator liquid increases the disinfection effect of the oxygen granulate. The oxygen activator additionally protects against algae growth and can thus also be used when algae growth begins.

The oxygen activator can also be used for initial dosing for rapid disinfection as well as for continuous dosing.

As with all chemical additives, please always observe the warnings.