Almost fifty years ago, a chemist and a chemical engineer were discussing their home pools over lunch. Their common complaint was the quality of chemical compounds used in their pool treatment. They were unsatisfied with the results from the so-called state-of-the-art products that were available at that time, and, as chemists, they understood that the more unnecessary chemicals they used, the harder and higher in dissolved solids their pool water would become. They also were concerned about proper buffering to protect the interior pool surfaces, and about the control of pathogens—bacteria, viruses, and protozoa—that could make swimmers sick. They decided to work together to solve their home pool chemical dilemma.
In 1955 the two introduced Pool Chlor, a pool water treatment program using a then-unique blend of chlorine, UV protectant, and pH buffers. Shortly thereafter, one of California's largest pool plastering contractors joined the Pool Chlor team. After monitoring the effectiveness of the system, he became convinced that Pool Chlor's unique chemical application was the answer to plaster problems caused by the misapplication of some chemical compounds used in pool water treatment.
The Pool Chlor team began extensive research into pool water and plaster chemistry—research that still continues today—in an effort to resolve problems and improve pool chemical technology. Naturally, over the past five decades the Pool Chlor system itself has been refined, not only due to these advances in technology, but also on the strength of over ten million Pool Chlor service visits. Although you will find service companies that attempt to offer service "similar" to Pool Chlor's, no other service company can match Pool Chlor's expertise in chemistry or their background in field service.
Because of our extensive research and development, decades of poolside experience, dedicated routemen and supervisors, ongoing employee training, and tens of thousands of service calls every week, the service you receive for your pool is the best in the industry—a commitment evidenced by the fact that Pool Chlor services more pools than any other pool chemical service company. This commitment is based on our company philosophy: to provide the best possible service at the lowest possible price; to utilize the chemical system most beneficial to swimmers, pools, and equipment; and to have customers that are so satisfied that they pay us the highest compliment—recommending us to their friends.
When poolside testing and diagnosis is inadequate for a particular circumstance, Pool Chlor utilizes its complete, state-of-the-art laboratories—some of the best in the service industry.
In order to remain on the cutting edge of swimming pool chemical knowledge and service, these labs are also used for ongoing research. Various Pool Chlor labs throughout the Southwest have been instrumental in the refinement of our chemical system. One example of our lab success is the development of YR-17, Pool Chlor's own chelating agent (pool water de-calcifier and de-mineralizer). Where appropriate, research has been shared in industry publications in order to benefit the industry as a whole.
These labs also save you money, since we use them to produce our own poolside reagents, helping us to hold down the costs involved in the service of your pool.
Pool chemicals are helpful and necessary, but like any chemical, they are only helpful when handled properly. While Pool Chlor has felt it important to remain the leader in swimming pool chemical care, we have also been pioneers in the area of safety. Our efforts include safety training of employees, cooperation with regulatory agencies, and membership and participation in safety-minded groups such as the Chlorine Institute, National Association of Gas Chlorinators, National Spa and Pool Institute, and local drowning prevention organizations. Our unceasing attention to safety has not only earned numerous industry awards, but more importantly, it has been instrumental in giving the gas chlorine industry a safety record which stands head and shoulders above the records of the liquid, tablet, and powdered chlorine industries.
Obviously, all pool research can't take place in a lab, so Pool Chlor takes its researchers and chemicals, computers, and specialized electronic metering equipment into the field. This way we can document the second-by-second dynamics of our chemical system in the water, monitoring all areas of the pool and measuring all applicable chemical levels. This information is fed into sophisticated computer modeling programs and analyzed by industry experts. Where applicable, it is then shared with interested pool industry groups.