The UK has over 4500 commercial swimming pools and over 3000 individual sites. In addition to this there is a growing retail sector offering chemical sales and service to the increasing number of private swimming pools, spas and hot-tubs.

Industrial Chemicals Ltd can offer a full range of chemicals for both commercial pools and retail customers – we manufacture a number of the most common products at our sites in Essex:

• Sodium Hypochlorite – applied in swimming pools for water disinfection and oxidation. Produced at 14/15% active chlorine; this product can be supplied to any required dilution and in packs ranging from 5lt polys to 1000lt IBC or “pump-over” deliveries.
• Hydrochloric Acid – used to lower the pH (or total alkalinity) of the water. Can also be used as an acid washer to clean an empty pool. Common dilutions of this product are 28, 32 or 36%; other strengths are available on request. We offer packs ranging from 5lt to 1000lt.
• Polyaluminium Chloride (PAC) – also known as Pool Clarifier, this product enhances the removal of suspended solids allowing them to be easily caught in the filter. Commonly sold at 10% strength, standard pack size is 25lt although alternative sizes are available on request.

Our core product range is detailed below but please contact us if you are looking for a product that isn’t listed

Technical Assistance
Our client list in the leisure sector consists of Council/Trust owned swimming pools, privately owned leisure clubs, schools, hotels, theme parks and holiday parks across the UK. Our dedicated sales team have many years’ experience managing swimming pools and, with backup from our suppliers, can offer a complete troubleshooting and advice service.

The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) provides pool operators with a structured plan for the technical operation of their pool. The below link brings together practical advice from PWTAG’s book, Swimming Pool Water that provides guidance for ‘Typical Pool Problems’ faced by pool operators.

Water Testing
ICL can offer full the full range of reagents and testing kits from both Lovibond and Palintest including test strips, tablets, comparators and photometers.
Palintest® is a leading company in the design and manufacture of water analysis technologies, supplying a comprehensive range of precision instruments for multidisciplinary analysis.
Lovibond® is a brand name of Tintometer one of the world leaders in water treatment testing.

Working alongside Right Directions, one of the UKs leading leisure consultants in Quality and Health and Safety, we are now able to offer certified chemical handling and storage training package. This course will be delivered in a 3 hour session by a Right Directions PPO qualified team member and can be delivered anywhere in the UK. If you would like some more information regarding this, please contact us.

ICL Product Range

Bromine Tablets
Calcium Hypochlorite (Shock) Granules
Calcium Hypochlorite (Shock) Tablets
Chlorine Granules
Chlorine Tablets (Large & Small)
Multifunctional Granules
Multifunctional Pool Buoy
Multifunctional Tablets
Non-Chlorine Shock Granules
Sodium Hypochlorite

Commercial Range
Aluminium Sulphate – granular floc
Calcium Chloride (Water Hardener)
Cyanuric Acid (Chlorine Stabiliser)
Filter Sand
Glass Filter Media (Grades 1 or 3)
Hydrochloric Acid
Non-Chlorine Shock
Polyaluminium Chlorine (PAC) – liquid floc
Salt – Granular/ PDV/ Tablet/ Rock
Sodium Bicarbonate (TA Increaser)
Sodium Bisulphate (pH Reducer)
Sodium Carbonate (pH Increaser)
Sodium Thiosulphate (Chlorine Reducer)
Sulphuric Acid

Water Balance
Chlorine Reducer
Chlorine Stabiliser
pH Increaser
pH Reducer
TA Increaser
Water Hardener

Clarifiers & Flocculants
Filter Floc Tablets
Gel Cubes
Granular Flocculent

Standard Algaecide
Start-up Long-life Algaecide (Copper)
Start-up Long-life Algaecide (Copper-free)
Winter Extra Long-life Algaecide (Copper)
Winter Long-life Algaecide (Copper-free)

Water Testing
Calcium Hardness
Cyanuric Acid
DPD No1 – Rapid/ Comparator/ Photometer
DPD No3 – Rapid/ Comparator/ Photometer
Phenol Red – Rapid/ Comparator/ Photometer
Test Kits
Test Strips – 3-in-1/ 5-in-1
Total Alkalinity

Hard Surface Cleaner
Roller Cover Cleaner
Sauna Milk Fragrance
Tile Liner & Cleaner

Spa Range
The majority of these products can be supplied in 1lt or 1kg packs suitable for use in spas and hot tubs