Weathering the Winter Months

Changes in temperature can put extra stress on your treatment program. Outside airborne contaminants will cause build-up of dirt and debris. This reduces the efficiency of your scale, corrosion and biological treatment program.

Excessive dirt in the tower sump can interfere with effective scale, corrosion and biological control, so a visual inspection of the tower fill and basin is extremely important. Mud in the basin will absorb scale control chemicals, and biocides can be deactivated and absorbed by this organic loading and require higher dosages to prevent scale and control bacteria. Fall is a great time to clean tower sumps to remove debris and help maintain the effectiveness of your treatment program.

  • Test your chemical balance.
  • Check your water levels.
  • Look for debris and organic loading, such as mud in the basin, which can deactivate or absorb chemicals.
  • Clean the tower sump to remove debris , if present.
  • Hyper-chlorinate with a Ct-110 disinfection kit. If not already performed, Legionella testing can be documented to help validate the program. These actions will help reduce the potential for waterborne issues in your tower, setting up your system for a healthy, lighter cooling season over the winter months or winter shutdown.  By keeping your systems clean, you will help ensure the results you expect.