This marks the beginning of our fourth year with a backyard pool. When we moved in, the pool had not been maintained for over two years. No filtering, no chemicals and the cover was over 30% of the pool surface. The water was so black I couldn’t see the bottom in the shallow end. It has a liner so we couldn’t drain it and start over.
Before Water Wise of America (Rochester, NY) introduced CWS’s ProMoss™ to this Chilled Water Loop, the facility had continuous flow issues due to contaminants. The pictures below demonstrate the effectiveness of the ProMoss™ over a four month period. During this time, both pressure and temperature readings have improved along with a dramatic reduction in iron levels.
With the summer outdoor pool season coming up, I thought a short discussion on the use of cyanuric acid (CYA) in swimming pools is in order. CYA is used in outdoor pools to prevent UV light degradation of chlorine and thereby help maintain chlorine levels. CYA is supplied and used as a stand alone chemical and is also a major component of the “stabilized” chlorine products, dichlor and trichlor. While CYA is widely used, its effects on pool water are not widely understood.
The interrelationship between Legionella bacteria, amoeba, organic contamination and water in cooling towers and fountains can produce a severe pneumonia called legionnaires’ disease. In this summary we will review the lifecycle of Legionella bacteria, review the effects of ProMoss™ on organic contamination, and discuss the results of Legionella testing on cooling towers treated with ProMoss™ in the state of New York.
We are so pleased to have a growing number of YMCAs, from across the country, using PoolMoss® Pro. We love that our products are supporting their mission to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what a few of them are saying about their experience with PoolMoss® Pro: