It’s important for pool owners to be knowledgeable about proper water sanitation practices to ensure pool longevity and provide those who enjoy it with water that’s safe. If you ask owners or pool lovers to name a chemical most commonly found in pool water, most will likely name chlorine.
Stabilized chlorine tablets (like these 3" wrapped tablets) are a popular choice, and they are available in different quantities for an easy and quick way to sanitize pool water. They are powerful, slow dissolving, and soluble, saving pool owners time and money. What’s more, they are EPA approved and will not cloud water. They generally come in sizes of 1 to 3 inches and contain 90% available chlorine.
The tablets are individually wrapped for safe, easy handling. In addition, it safeguards against accidentally putting too many tablets in at once. Most tablets work in skimmers, floaters, and chlorinators. Chlorine kills bacteria, algae, and other contaminants that are hazardous to human health.
With all the pool chemicals available, it’s important to find the perfect balance of chemicals for personal needs. Chlorine tablets are one staple to maintaining clean and safe water. Keep in mind that all chemical levels, including chlorine, muse be checked regularly to ensure they are not too low or too high. Chlorine test strips can be used to check the amount of chlorine in the water in case any corrective measures need to be taken. Testing is easy and involves dipping the strip into the water and comparing it to a chart found on the bottle.