Special application

Special aids such as chlorine stabilizers and hardness stabilizers support the effect of chlorine and provide a remedy for water that is too hard. Chlorine stabilizers slow down the dissolution of chlorine on hot days, hardness stabilizers reduce limescale deposits caused by water that is too hard.

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Frequently asked questions for Special application:

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.

Chlorine stabilisers

Chlorine decomposes relatively quickly, especially on hot days, which considerably reduces the disinfecting effect. The use of chlorine stabilisers is extremely advisable here - and even a small dosage has a great effect here - because the chlorine stabiliser granulate delays the decomposition of the chlorine and thus the water is disinfected better and for longer. Chlorine stabilisers also reduce the chlorine odour and can be stored for an unlimited period of time.

Hardness stabilizers

Hard bath water, which has a value of more than 7.0 or 7.4 on the scale, destroys the natural balance of acids and bases on the mucous membranes and the skin surface and can lead to increased irritation. A value above 7.4 gradually makes bath water cloudy, as more lime deposits are formed. The effect of flocculants and disinfectants is strongly inhibited by a value that is too high. The harder the water - which corresponds to pH-values from 7.0 - the more calcareous it is and the more lime deposits develop in the pool.

Hardness stabilisers reduce lime deposits and thus prevent water clouding. They have a stabilising effect on fluctuating pH values and bind existing metal ions in the pool water, which are often the cause of soiling. As a rule, it is sufficient to add the hardness stabiliser at the beginning of the bathing season. As with all chemical additives, please always observe the warnings.