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Chloramines Cause Potent Chlorine Smell


Have you noticed that your pool gives off a very strong chlorine smell that doesn’t seem normal? Over time, organic contaminants such as ammonia and nitrogen can build up in your pool or spa. These massive amounts of contaminants interact with your pool or spa’s chlorine to form what is called chloramines. The formation of chloramines is what gives off that very potent chlorine smell.

Usually, you will need to shock your pool or spa water to get the chlorine levels back to normal. While it may seem counterproductive, adding large amounts of chlorine to your pool or spa can make the harsh odor go away. Make sure you follow the manufacturers’ instructions before shocking your pool, or contact one of our certified technicians to get the best results.

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