Perhydrol for the pool

Hydrogen peroxide has excellent disinfecting properties. The liquid is used in medicine and other fields. The drug copes well with water disinfection. These characteristics gave rise to the use of hydrogen peroxide for the pool, but the usual 3% solution will not work. A concentrated solution - perhydrol, where the active substance contains 37%, copes with water purification.

The main methods of water purification

System pool cleaning completely does not cope with its task. Filters only trap dirt, and the remaining organic compounds eventually cause water bloom. It is possible to put the font in proper order only by an integrated approach, consisting of the following actions:

  • mechanical cleaning of large debris;
  • disinfection of water with chemical reagents;
  • filtration.

Fulfillment of the first and last paragraphs will not raise questions, and chemical cleaning is a complex process. There are many pool cleaning products available, but the most popular are chlorine and perhydrol. Chlorine-containing preparations pose a risk to human health and do not completely destroy all bacteria. Of the two, hydrogen peroxide comes first.

Important! Craftsmen have learned to use hydroperite for a pool, consisting of two components.

When the drug is dissolved in water, urea and hydrogen peroxide are obtained. The concentration of peroxide in hydroperite is 35%, which is 2% less than the active ingredient perhydrol contains. However, after disinfection, urea remains in the water, and it does not disappear anywhere.

Safety measures when working with chemicals

Peroxide is safer than chlorine, but it is also a chemical. If we are talking about perhydrol, then a concentrated solution can harm human health if used improperly. When the pool is cleaned with peroxide, it is important to protect the organs of vision with glasses. They put rubber gloves on their hands.

If perhydrol gets on the body, the area is immediately washed off with clean water. A chemical burn should not remain, but suddenly redness appears or itching is felt, you should consult a doctor.

Attention! Perhydrol is a clear liquid that can be easily confused with other chemical solutions with similar characteristics.

You can swim after the hydrogen peroxide has been poured into the pool at least in a day. With a double dose, the waiting time is extended to 72 hours.

Features of the chemical process

When the pool is cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, an oxidation reaction begins. Fissionable oxygen atoms destroy harmful bacteria in the water. The chemical process is safe for humans. After disinfection, you can swim without worrying about the occurrence of allergic reactions.

A big plus of perhydrol is the absence of decomposition products after the end of the reaction. After disinfection, the pool may not be cleaned if there is no dirt on the walls of the bowl. To increase the effectiveness, the drug is mixed with silver or other disinfectants.

Water disinfection procedure

It is necessary to use perhydrol for the pool in a certain dosage, taking into account the volume of water. The norms are displayed in the instructions by the manufacturer of the product. Usually at 1 m3 water is calculated with 700 ml of solution. It is easy to calculate if there is 5 m in the font3 liquid, you will need 3.5 liters of perhydrol.

Attention! For heavily polluted pools, the dose of hydrogen peroxide is doubled.

To get a good result, it is not enough just to pour perhydrol into the pool. In a large mass of water, the agent will not be able to dissolve evenly. The drug is administered in small doses along the entire perimeter of the walls of the font. The best option is to use a pump. The intake hose from the unit is lowered into a canister with perhydrol. The end of the second hose from the pump outlet is lowered into the pool. After turning on the motor, the solution from the canister will disperse through the water under pressure.

If, contrary to all the recommendations, it was decided to use hydroperite, then 2 m3 water take 1 kg of tablets. Throwing the drug into the pool is not worth it due to the uneven distribution of the active substance. The tablets are preliminarily dissolved in a container with water, adhering to a ratio of 1: 3, after which the resulting solution is poured in small doses along the perimeter of the sides of the font.

After pouring the solution into the pool, the water is driven around the ring with a circulation pump for thorough mixing with perhydrol.

Pool cleaning nuances

Once the pool peroxide has been added and the water is circulating successfully through the pump, no further action should be taken. It is important to wait for the result. It is a big mistake to cover the bowl with a tarp to prevent evaporation. After the reaction, the oxygen must come out of the water.

If the water has been heavily polluted, a small amount of a thin gray-brown coating will remain on the walls of the font. Residual dirt is removed with a skimmer. Similarly, a vacuum cleaner can collect spots floating on the surface of the water, which are the result of a successful perhydrol reaction.

After cleaning the pool with perhydrol, the water will become clear. This indicates the correctness of the procedure. The water will keep its crystal clearness for about a month. You should not run the hot tub until it is heavily soiled. If the water begins to cloud before the expected time, re-disinfection with peroxide is carried out, but the dosage is halved.

Positive and negative aspects of disinfection

Each chemical water treatment method has positive and negative sides. Let's start the review with the advantages:

  • among effective disinfectants, hydrogen peroxide is cheaper;
  • perhydrol upon reaction does not emit a specific unpleasant odor, as is the case with chlorine;
  • in addition to disinfection, the product removes the green color from stagnant water in the pool;
  • the acid-base balance of water as a result of the reaction is not disturbed;
  • perhydrol for disinfection can be used independently without the involvement of specialized services;
  • peroxide does not harm human health, and its vapors are less dangerous for the respiratory tract and mucous membrane;
  • after successful cleaning, the pool water will remain clear for at least 1 month.

Among the shortcomings, the limitation of the use of perhydrol is distinguished. The product is not effective in water with a temperature above +27aboutC. In large fonts, such an indicator is rarely manifested, and small inflatable and frame bowls get very hot in the heat. However, high temperatures are not a problem. You can introduce hydrogen peroxide in the early morning, when the water that has cooled down overnight has not yet had time to warm up from the sun.

The video shows the result of cleaning the pool with peroxide:

The opinions of the owners of the hot tubs are divided on the effectiveness of using perhydrol for the pool. However, most summer residents resort to just this cleaning technology.

The first time I tried, on the advice of a friend, to clean the frame pool with hydroperite. I bought pills at the pharmacy, dissolved them in a bucket and poured them into water. The effect is not bad, but an unpleasant smell remains. It took a day to filter the water through a circulation pump. After three weeks, the second cleaning was done with perhydrol. A month has passed since the disinfection. While the water is clear.
For the third year I have been cleaning the pool with Perhydrol and do not recognize any other chemistry. It's simple.I pour the solution into the water, drive it out with a pump, when a dirty plaque appears on the walls, I pass it with a skimmer. In hot summer, I do the procedure every month, without waiting for the water to become cloudy.
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