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14th of September 2015
Chemistry
Q:

Why does a swimming pool smell of chlorine?

Akshita - CBSE - Class X

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:29:PM

A:

Smell of pool is because of chloramines which is generated as a result of chlorine disinfectants, rain water, human contributions. Ammonia and nitrogen compounds are introduced into the water in the form of perspiration, urine, saliva, sputum and fecal matter from swimmers and bathers which increases level of chloramines. Due to this swimming pool gives off smell of chlorine.

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:45:PM