Asked by: Benemerito Wilks
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

What if my chlorine test turns red?

DPD Colorimetric Test
The DPD test is the most common type of chlorine test that utilizes two reagents (test chemicals). The DPD test solution will turn reddish in the presence of chlorinated water. The darker it turns, the more chlorine is in the water.

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Likewise, what does it mean when chlorine test turns orange?

If your chlorine test turns orange, your pool water has a very high chlorine content, above 4 ppm. If you want faster results, use a chlorine neutralizer to bring chlorine back into the proper range. If your pH: Test result looks purple or blue: This indicates that your pool water has a very high chlorine content.

Furthermore, is 10 ppm chlorine dangerous? Commercial pools should run their chlorine levels at 3 -5 ppm as their bather load is usually much higher. Anything between 5-10 ppm is still safe to swim, but you are risking damage to equipment and certainly complaints from swimmers. Some experts recommend no swimming unless the chlorine is 8 ppm or less.

Also to know is, what happens if chlorine levels are too high?

When too much chlorine is added to the water, a safe pool can become a pit of harmful chemicals. Also, the gases given off by the evaporation of water oversaturated with chlorine-based cleaning solutions can enter the nose and eyes to cause severe itchiness and discomfort.

Should I shock pool if chlorine is high?

Shock if free chlorine level of your pool measures zero or combined chlorine level rises above 0.5. Always add shock to water NOT water to shock. Always keep solar blankets, winter covers and auto covers off until chlorine level is 3.0ppm or less. Always follow the waiting to swim instructions on the package.

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