Chlorine is a chemical used in most swimming pools to disinfect the water. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to strong doses of the chemical can be detrimental to your health. Whether your chlorine concentration in the pool is too high or you would like to dechlorinate your pool before draining it, removing chlorine is not difficult. With the correct knowledge, you can remove chlorine from the pool in no time.
Stop adding chlorine to the pool immediately. The sun naturally breaks down the chemical. If your pool is in the sun, the longer you leave it there, the less chlorine you will have in the water. It should dissipate completely within 10 days.
Add a dechlorination chemical to the water if you want to hasten the process or if your pool is in the shade. You will need to know how many gallons of water your pool holds in order to know how much of the product you need to buy. Test the pool to find out how much chlorine is in there and decide how much you want to remove. Follow the directions on the package, applying the recommended dose to reduce or get rid of the chlorine.
Refill the pool with fresh water and test it again to make sure your pool is balanced. Without the proper balance of chemicals, it is not safe for people to swim.