Since chlorine was used to sanitize a pool at Brown University in 1910, pool maintenance has come a long way. And while chlorine remains a staple of pool care, it’s seen a shift more towards the pill form in recent decades.
Quite simply, they work remarkably well when used correctly.
Chlorine tablets (also referred to as pucks, blocks, or tabs) pack a powerful punch in a small package. Being lightweight, easy to store, offering both stabilized or non-stabilized models, and with different size configurations (1″, 3″, or sticks) adds to their ease of use. Calculate your pool needs, fall in an automatic or floating chlorinator and you are ready to go.
Not only are chlorine pills readily available nowadays, but rather forgiving on the wallet. Online comparison shopping coupled with free shipping gifts attractive deals. Three inch pucks at the $1.90 per pound range can be found with some homework. With approximately 105 tabs at a 50 pound bucket and using 2 per week at a 10,000 gallons pool yields one year (52 weeks) of policy.
Bear in mind the phrase, “slow and steady wins the race” Tabs are just that. Unlike dumping liquid chlorine in your pool to suddenly jolt the chlorine level, tabs gradually degrade to supply a nice even flow of product in the water.
With chlorine tabs you do not want a PhD in physics to ascertain your needs. A typical three inch tablet effectively sanitizes 5,000 gallons of water. Compute your pool size in gallons and you are up and running.
Luckily, your chlorine tabs are really capable of protecting bacteria and preventing algae blooms when used correctly.
Multi-functional chlorine pills step it up a notch further. With the inclusion of elements like clarifiers, Palm Bay Bat Removal, algaecides, and blot inhibitors, these goodies are the Swiss army knives of the tablet world. An actual all-in-one solution.
Pool care doesn’t need to be a complicated scenario. With a simple cleaning program, true water testing, chlorine tablets, and a bit of experience, crystal clear water expects.