Total Chlorine

Modified on Tue, 23 May 2023 at 10:33 AM

Total Chlorine (TC) is a measure of the concentration of all forms of chlorine present in swimming pool water. This includes both Free Chlorine (FC) and Combined Chlorine (CC), which is the portion of chlorine that has combined with other chemicals in the water to form chloramines.

The recommended range for Total Chlorine in a swimming pool is between 1 and 3 ppm, although this can vary depending on factors such as bather load, water temperature, and sunlight exposure.

Monthly testing the Total Chlorine level in pool water is important to ensure proper water sanitation and maintain safe and comfortable swimming conditions. If the Total Chlorine level is too high, it can cause eye and skin irritation in swimmers and may damage pool equipment and surfaces. If the Total Chlorine level is too low, the water may be at increased risk of bacterial growth and waterborne illness.