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    Scuba Diving training pool


    I have just installed a pool to be used in the winter by Scuba students.

    They will be using BCD,s wetsuits etc which are also used in the ocean. Many pools here complain that they cannot keep the water clear when they allow scuba students to use it.

    What do you think this is caused by?
    What aspect of the pool chemistry will be most effected by allowing salt water laden wetsuits and BCDs into the pool?

    Thanks for the help!
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    Isaac-1's Avatar
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    Re: Scuba Diving training pool

    My guess is the problem is not maintaining Free Chlorine at appropriate levels, this may take frequent testing
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    Re: Scuba Diving training pool

    +1 what Isaac-1 said. Keeping adequate chlorine is easily the number one cause for pool water issues. Folks new to pool water chemistry just seem to overlook the importance of chlorine.
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    Re: Scuba Diving training pool

    Is this an indoor pool?

    That in no way detracts form the above posters statements, it's just important to know for chem recommendations.
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    Re: Scuba Diving training pool

    Agree with the above. No problem with salt or other transfer from the wetsuits/gear if the pool is kept in proper balance.
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    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Scuba Diving training pool

    See this thread for a heavily used dive training pool with outstanding water clarity. The key was properly maintaining the chlorine level and having outstanding filtration. The owner used a Slime Bag because they wanted extra fine filtration, but if you have a good filter and a high turnover rate you should be able to keep it from getting too cloudy.
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