Organic contamination can significantly influence the quality of swimming pool water. Therefore, constant monitoring of the water quality is important. The swimming pool water quality can be checked by the permanganate index which is subject to numerous interferences like different halogens. Therefore, several laboratories already measure the concentration of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) instead of the permanganate index to evaluate the organic contamination of pool water, also because TOC determination is easy, fast, and fully automated.
This Application Note demonstrates the suitability of the acquray® TOC analyzer for TOC determination in swimming pool water.