What is chlorine? We know from general knowledge that chlorine is a chemical put into pools to ward off bacteria and other harmful substances (aka floaters!). HA! Thank goodness for chlorine! Once it’s put into water the chlorine solution breaks up into many different chemicals, including  hypochlorite ions and hypochlorous acid. They kill organisms by attacking the lipids in the cell walls and destroying enzymes and structures inside the cells causing them to become “oxidized and harmless”, …