Bacteria, algae & fungi
Chlorine-free PoolSan offers an eco and bather-friendly way to control algae and bacteria in swimming pools.
First, check the pool water for copper levels and take these, if any, into account when working out your initial PoolSan dosage.
Apply the required amount of PoolSan by pouring the full dose directly into the skimmer box and keep the pump running to allow re-circulation. In larger commercial pools, PoolSan can be added manually or via an automated dosage system. Changing from chlorine to PoolSan is easy. Adjust the pH level to between 7.0-7.4 (target 7.2) then add appropriate dose of PoolSan instead of chlorine when you next treat the pool.
Use Poolsan Pooltester or electronic test equipment and maintain the copper level between 0.4 and 0.8 ppm. If required adjust future dosage accordingly. As a guide, when your copper reading reads 0.4 ppm add a quarter to a half of the initial dose.
Keep the pH between 7.0 and 7.4. Add PH+ or PH- to adjust. This will ensure you have clear and safe water to bathe in. Should the water begin to look cloudy or green, dose with PoolSan Regenerator as per dosage instructions on the tub.
PoolSan Regenerator should be added after dosing with PoolSan. See Regenerator guide detailed below.
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Dosage Guidelines for PoolSan.
In all cases below, ensure the pH level remains within the recommended levels of 7.0 to 7.4 (target 7.2).
The below dosages are based on an initial copper reading of 0.0 in the poolwater.
25,000 litres = initial dose 400ml
30,000 litres = initial dose 500ml
60,000 litres = initial dose 1litre
90,000 litres = initial dose 1.5 litres
120,000 litres = initial dose 2 litres
150,000 litres = initial dose 2.5 litres
300,000 litres = initial dose 5 litres
This table shows the approximate amount of PoolSan required to raise the copper level by 0.1mg/l (ppm).
25,000 litres = PoolSan dose 50ml
30,000 litres = PoolSan dose 60ml
60,000 litres = PoolSan dose 120ml
90,000 litres = PoolSan dose 180ml
120,000 litres = PoolSan dose 240ml
150,000 litres = PoolSan dose 300ml
300,000 litres = PoolSan dose 600ml
Therefore if the copper reading in a 30,000ltr pool is 0.3 and you wish to raise the level to 0.6 add 180ml of PoolSan.
As a guide when the Poolsan Pooltester or electronic test meter shows less than 0.4 mg/l (ppm) of copper add a quarter to a half of the initial dosage. The maximum level of copper should not exceed 0.8 mg/l (ppm).
Dosage levels are only a guide.
Regularly test pool water.
Algae and bacteria in your swimming pool? Read our troubleshooting guide.