Can shock be used with bromine?
Dichlor shock is a form of chlorine often called sodium dichlor. Technically it’s both a sanitizer and a shock, although we do not recommend chlorine as a primary sanitizer in spas. Dichlor is 100% compatible with bromine, Cleanwater Blue, Nature2 and Frog products, as well as non-chlorine shock.
Will non chlorine shock raise bromine levels?
Break down Chloramines. Unlike Chlorine which turns into Chloramines once spent, Bromine can be regenerated. Using Non Chlorine Shock in a hot tub running on Bromine will oxidise the bromide ions (spent bromine) and form new bromine, this boosts the bromine level.
What happens if you mix chlorine and bromine?
When you add bromine to a chlorine pool, on the other hand, the bromine does not go away but builds up over time, creating a chlorine demand. Therefore, when you shock the pool with chlorine, the residual bromine will convert the chlorine into, you guessed it, bromine.
Do you shock pool after rain?
Shock the pool After heavy rainfall, your pool’s chlorine levels will be much lower from fighting off contaminants. Shocking your pool replenishes the chlorine lost from the rain. And while one shock treatment won’t be enough to balance your water, it’ll work in the background as you continue cleaning your pool.
Is bromine less corrosive than chlorine?
Chlorine can be harsh for those with sensitive skin or eyes, or those who have breathing conditions such as asthma. Bromine is a great alternative because it’s less abrasive, less chemical-smelling, and less likely to trigger asthma attacks.
Is chlorine more corrosive than bromine?
Chlorine reacts faster than bromine. This means that chlorine will destroy contaminants faster than bromine. It also means that it will dissipate quicker. Bromine, on the other hand, has a more stable pH and makes it easier to maintain the proper chemical balance in your water.
How do you shock a bromine pool?
Add 1 lb. of nonchlorine shock to the water. Do not pour granules of shock into the bucket and then add water. Stir the granules into the water with a mixing stick.
Does Shocking a pool raise bromine?
But you may shock a bromine pool for other reasons, to oxidize contaminants and bacteria or to create bromine. A curious thing about bromine pools, is that shocking reactivates bromide ions to produce – bromine. Adding one or two packets of pool shock regenerates bromine levels, creating essentially free bromine.