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    UV Pool

    Getting ready to work on my first UV pool next week.
    Any suggestions from the board?


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    Re: UV Pool

    Would you care to elaborate?
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    Re: UV Pool

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: UV Pool

    Is this an indoor pool that is using UV to help control chloramines? If it's an outdoor residential pool, there should be no need for UV since the UV in sunlight provides a lot more and when chlorine breaks down in sunlight it produces hydroxyl radicals that are powerful oxidizers.
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    Re: UV Pool

    Is the purpose to not have the need for chlorine??
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    Re: UV Pool

    A client of mine has just purchased a house, she was told by the previous owners it is a UV light pool. I am guessing it has a UV light built into the plumbing to kill organisms. Just looking for some advice from the board for opening and care.

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    Re: UV Pool

    best advice is to just pretend the uv is not there and open and maintain normally.
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    Re: UV Pool

    UV systems has little to no positive effect on outdoor pools. For indoor pools they can be very handy at keeping CC levels under control (CC is far more of an issue with indoor pools). In both cases the UV system may or may not have the effect of slowly but constantly breaking down some of the chlorine. How rapidly it breaks down chlorine depends on the exact spectrum and intensity of the UV source, but it is generally a small effect.
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    Re: UV Pool

    Nothing quite like the EXPENSIVE ease of mind!
    Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    UV systems has little to no positive effect on outdoor pools. For indoor pools they can be very handy at keeping CC levels under control (CC is far more of an issue with indoor pools). In both cases the UV system may or may not have the effect of slowly but constantly breaking down some of the chlorine. How rapidly it breaks down chlorine depends on the exact spectrum and intensity of the UV source, but it is generally a small effect.
    Why are CC more of an issue with indoor pools?

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    Re: UV Pool

    In general, CCs can be broken down by either more FC, or by UV radiation (sunlight). The reaction is much faster in sunlight, so in indoor pools, CCs can build up a lot more than in outdoor pools. UV systems can help in those cases.
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