How Much Chlorine do You Really Need?
The common guidelines you’ll read and hear about chlorine levels in your pool do not apply to FROG®! You probably already knew that, however, we realize that reading or hearing these “common” guidelines can be confusing, right?
Here’s a quick comparison of chlorine levels in chlorine-only pools to Pool FROG®:
|Chlorine only pools
|Chlorine levels 1.0 – 3.0 ppm
||0.5 – 1.0 ppm
||Every other week
A traditional chlorine system typically works by adding chlorine to the pool as needed; typically, on a weekly basis, chlorine must be added manually, whether using chlorine tablets, granular chlorine, or liquid chlorine.
Manually adding chlorine means either touching it or using gloves, dealing with the smell and making sure it’s safely stored away from children and pets – even while you’re manually adding it to the pool.
You eliminate manually adding chlorine with Pool FROG because the chlorine cartridge is prefilled. Adding chlorine means replacing the cartridge, that’s it.
But that’s not all – the Mineral Cartridge is what makes the difference.
Bacteria is killed 2 ways – with FROG Fresh Minerals and a low level of chlorine. That means less chlorine irritation, odor and swimsuit fade, but all the power of 2 sanitizers. Plus, FROG Minerals absorb acids to help keep pH balanced and create softer feeling water.
Best of all, you use up to 50% less chlorine.*
If your pool chlorine levels read higher than 0.5, you’re wasting chlorine. If you’re having trouble:
- Check to ensure that your Mineral Cartridge is less than 6 months old and was put in brand new – not wetted first.
- Adjust the dial to find the right setting for your pool size and how often it’s used.
- Use FROG Test Strips to test your water:
- Total Alkalinity: 80 – 120 ppm
- pH: 7.2 – 7.8
- Total Hardness: 200 – 400 ppm
If these levels are not within guidelines, it will make a difference in how much chlorine is used and how effective it is or it isn’t.
Good news – you’re using Pool FROG – your pool only needs 0.5 ppm chlorine along with your Mineral Cartridge, no matter what else you read.
If you have questions, check out the free FROG Water Care App – download it now if you haven’t already. You’ll get answers to questions 24/7, you can view videos, set reminders and even order product from your dealer.
You can always call or email us – we’re happy to help:
800-222-0169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Compared to the minimum EPA recommended chlorine level of 1.0 ppm for a stabilized swimming pool.