Jul 20 20160 comments
There is a science to chlorine tabs and swimming water that pool owners need to know about. Chlorine is a useful substance for destroying bacteria, but it can also be harmful, and even toxic, if used incorrectly. If you’re new to swimming pool care, the first thing you should do is learn as much as you can about chlorine, and how to keep the water clean. Read more…
What is Chlorine?
In its natural state, chlorine is a chemical gas. It has a wide range of uses, especially as a disinfecting agent. Not only is chlorine a key component in household bleach, it is manufactured into a water soluble substance that can keep your swimming pool sanitary. It is complex, being strong enough at times to serve as a lethal weapon against humans, yet can be modified to be used as a way to make water safe for consumption. However if you are using chlorine for the first time then you may want to look for a professional or an individual who has either potentially completed 40 hour hazwoper training or has experience with using chlorine, if you felt unsure about completing the task yourself.
There are 4 ways that you can add chlorine to your pool water:
Tablets can be placed in the skimmer
You can use an automatic chlorinator
Chlorine granules can be sprinkled directly to the water
You can use a chemical floater