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The level of sanitizer in your pool or spa is referred to as “free available chlorine or bromine”. Organic matter (like tree leaves and grass) in swimming pool water makes sanitizers less effective. The recommended minimums are:
Whether you choose chemical products or electrical devices to sanitize your pool or spa, a certain amount of sanitizer must be maintained to prevent disease causing microorganisms from multiplying. We recommend testing your pool or spa water daily.
The exact amount of sanitizer you need depends on many changing factors, like the number of bathers, frequency of use, contamination of water like suntan lotions and oils, water temperature, and the amount of recent rain.
There are four types of devices used in swimming pools and spas: