Bromine

Modified on Tue, 23 May 2023 at 10:30 AM

Bromine is a chemical element that is used as a sanitizer in swimming pool water chemistry, much like chlorine. Bromine is an effective sanitizer that can kill bacteria, viruses, and other harmful contaminants in the water.

Bromine is typically used in the form of bromine tablets, which are added to the pool water via a feeder or skimmer. The tablets dissolve slowly, releasing bromine into the water and maintaining a consistent level of sanitizer.

The recommended range for bromine in a swimming pool is between 3 and 5 ppm. This range can vary depending on factors such as water temperature, sunlight exposure, and bather load.

One advantage of using bromine over chlorine is that it is less irritating to the eyes and skin of swimmers, making it a good option for indoor or low-ventilation pool environments. However, bromine is generally more expensive than chlorine, and it can be less effective in high-temperature pool water, so it may not be the best choice for all pool types or situations.

The Crystal Water Monitor will test your ORP levels over 1000 times per week and will recommend adjusting  the bromine level if necessary to maintain proper water sanitation and ensure safe and comfortable swimming conditions.