Strong Chlorine Odour (chloramines/combined chlorine present)
- When water smells like chlorine, oxidation is required since the odour is a sign that nitrogen is present (ammonia odour), which gives off a chlorine-like smell.
- These ‘Chloramines’ are most often the result of organic wastes (unfiltered materials) generated by bathers and include: perspiration, urine, sunscreen, deodorant, fecal matter from diapers etc., nasal and other discharges, as well as nitrogen residue.
- Chloramines cause burning eyes, a strong chlorine odour and taste, and may cause skin irritation.
- Chloramines can only be eliminated with a shock treatment.
- Use S.W.A.T.
- Always shock after a pool party, heavy rain or extremely hot weather.