So what's all this "new" talk about ammonia in pools?I hate to burst your bubble but, ammonia is NOTHING new to swimming pools. In fact, Par Pool & Spa has been talking about this problem for over 40 years!
Ammonia is a naturally occurring, very simple chemical that is found anywhere Hydrogen and Nitrogen can come together. Ammonia is NH3 or for you non chemists like me, Ammonia is composed of ONE Nitrogen atom attached to THREE Hydrogen atoms.
If you remember your high school chemistry, water is composed of TWO Hydrogen atoms and ONE Oxygen atom (H2O). So now that we know where the Hydrogen came from (by the way, Hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe), where did the Nitrogen come from?
That my friends is NOT a mystery!