Pool chemical information can be obtained through web based tutorials as well as from a local pool expert. Because there are different types of swimming pools, the amount and types of chemicals used in a pool vary.
When searching a tutorial or consulting a professional, it is important to clarify the type of pool for which care is being sought. For all types of pools, chemical care begins with a testing kit. A testing kit uses a few drops of an activator added to a pool water sample to determine the pH and chlorine levels in the water. From this test, it can be determined which chemicals and how much should be added to a pool.