Choosing The Right Chemical Dosing System For Swimming Pools

Commercial Dosing System 1 Granudos 10-CPR Touch XL

Aquachem’s chemical dosing systems play a vital role in maintaining the water quality and balance of swimming pools. They ensure that the pool water is properly sanitised and chemically balanced, providing a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for pool users.

In this article, we will delve into the importance of selecting the right chemical dosing system for a swimming pool. By understanding the factors, the types of dosing systems, and the benefits they offer, you can make an informed decision that will contribute to optimal pool chemistry and a safe swimming environment.

What Are Swimming Pool Chemical Dosing Systems?

Domestic Dosing System Water Management System

Chemical dosing systems are designed to regulate and deliver precise doses of pool chemicals to maintain water quality. These systems work with key components such as pumps, filters and chlorinators to automate the dosing process and ensure the pool’s chemistry remains consistently balanced.

By accurately measuring and dispensing the required chemicals, these systems help maintain optimal pool water chemistry, preventing issues such as algae growth, cloudy water, and bacteria proliferation.

Factors When Choosing A Chemical Dosing System

Choosing the right chemical dosing system for your commercial or domestic swimming pool requires careful consideration of several factors. By evaluating these factors, you can ensure that the selected system meets your pool’s unique requirements and contributes to optimal water quality and chemistry.

Pool Capacity and Bather Load – Sanitisation Requirements

When choosing a chemical dosing system, it is essential to consider the capacity and bather load of your pool.  For commercial swimming pools, it is crucial that the dosing system can meet or exceed the chlorine demand during peak bather load periods. 

 It is also advisable to account for potential future expansion of your swimming programs.  

Larger pools with higher water volumes and bather loads may require more robust and efficient dosing systems.  Furthermore, it is important to select a dosing system that aligns with the specific demands of your pool, ensuring accurate and consistent chemical dosing.

Water Chemistry Requirements and pH Balance

Figure 1 - 55kw Quantum AOP
55kw Quantum AOP

Every pool has specific water chemistry requirements to maintain a healthy and balanced environment. Consider the desired pH range and sanitiser levels for your pool. Look for a dosing system that can effectively regulate and adjust these parameters to keep the water within the desired range.

Accurate and precise dosing is essential for maintaining optimal water chemistry and preventing issues such as algae growth and cloudy water.

In some cases, additional sanitisation systems like the Theralux Quantum AOP may be necessary.  

Unlike chlorine, Ozone and conventional UV sterilisers, the Theralux Quantum AOP utilises a photocatalytic oxidiser to neutralise and exponentially reduce unwanted bacteria, pathogens and viruses that are typically resistant to conventional sanitisation methods.                                                              

Automation and Control Feature

Figure 2 – 110kw Quantum AOP
110kw Quantum AOP

Automation and control features in a dosing system provide convenience and efficiency in managing the chemical levels of your pool. Look for systems that offer programmable controllers, real-time monitoring, and automated adjustments. 

These features allow for precise and consistent dosing, reducing manual effort and ensuring that your pool’s chemistry remains balanced.

Compatibility With Existing Pool Equipment

Consider the compatibility of the dosing system with your existing pool equipment. The system should seamlessly integrate with your filtration and sanitisation systems, ensuring smooth operation and efficient chemical distribution.

Compatibility ensures that all components work harmoniously together, maximising the effectiveness of your pool’s maintenance.

Scalability and Expandability for Future Needs

It’s important to think ahead and consider the future needs of your pool. Select a dosing system that offers scalability and expandability options, allowing you to adapt to any future changes or expansions in your pool size or requirements. 

This flexibility ensures that your dosing system can grow alongside your pool and accommodate any future upgrades or modifications.

Budget Considerations

While it’s essential to choose a high-quality dosing system, it’s equally important to consider your budget. Evaluate the cost of the system, including the initial investment, installation, and ongoing maintenance. 

Balance the features, capabilities, and long-term value of the system with your budget constraints to make an informed decision.

Types of Pool Chemical Dosing Systems

When it comes to chemical dosing systems, there are various options available in the market to cater to different pool requirements. 

Commercial Chemical Dosing Systems

Figure 3 Granudos 10-CPR XL
Granudos 10-CPR XL
Figure 4 Granudos 45-100- CPR Touch
Granudos 45-100- CPR Touch

Commercial Mineral Dosing Systems

Therachlor Mineral Chlorinator - Commercial
Therachlor Mineral Chlorinator

Domestic Chemical Dosing Systems

Domestic Dosing System Water Management System
Theralux Water Management System

Automated control systems are equipped with advanced technology that continuously monitors and adjusts the chemical levels based on predefined parameters. This ensures optimal water quality by providing real-time feedback and automated adjustments.

Peristaltic pumps offer precise dosing mechanisms, delivering accurate chemical doses into the pool water. Salt chlorinators, on the other hand, provide chlorine generation capabilities, eliminating the need for manual dosing.

Figure 8 – Pool + Manager by Theralux
Pool + Manager by Theralux

The Theralux Pool + Manager is a prime example of how certain systems offer integration with pool lighting, pool & spa heating requirements, garden lighting and multiple filtration cycles.  

This comprehensive integration enhances both efficiency and flexibility, all conveniently controlled through a user-friendly app.

Benefits Of Choosing The Right Chemical Dosing System

Therachlor – Salt Chlorinator
Therachlor – Salt Chlorinator

Choosing the right chemical dosing system for a commercial pool offers numerous benefits. One of the primary advantages is the ability to maintain optimal water quality and sanitiser levels consistently. By precisely dosing the required chemicals, these systems prevent the growth of algae, bacteria, and other contaminants, ensuring clean and clear pool water.

Additionally, they help minimise chemical use by delivering precise doses, reducing costs and environmental impact. 

By regulating pH and chlorine levels effectively, the right dosing system promotes the safest possible swimming conditions, protecting the health and well-being of pool users. This contributes to a positive experience and fosters customer satisfaction.

Tips For Selecting The Right Pool Chemical Dosing System

To make an informed decision, it is essential to assess your pool’s specific needs and requirements.

  •     Consider consulting with professional pool technicians or reputable suppliers who can provide expert advice tailored to your pool’s characteristics.
  •     Reviewing system features, specifications, and user reviews will give you a deeper understanding of their performance and reliability.
  •     Evaluating warranty and after-sales support options ensures long-term satisfaction with your chosen dosing system, providing peace of mind and assistance when needed.


Choosing the right chemical dosing system for your commercial pool is crucial for maintaining optimal water quality, ensuring swimmer safety, and maximising the longevity of your pool.

Discover our extensive range of high-quality chemical dosing systems, designed to meet the unique needs of both commercial and domestic swimming pools. 

Explore our innovative solutions and unlock the benefits of precise and reliable dosing, promoting a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for your patrons, providing peace of mind and optimal water quality.

Fill out our contact form to receive expert guidance and assistance in selecting the ideal dosing system for your pool. Make the right choice and embark on a journey towards a well-balanced, safe and inviting swimming environment.