Chlorine Tablets in Swimming Pools FAQ

by Pool Builders on 09-28-2009 in Articles

Q: How should I use chlorine tablets
A: Use chlorine tablets with a dispenser to clean your swimming pool and remove any harmful bacteria.

Q: Where can I buy chlorine tablets or granules?
A: A variety of web stores stock them. You are advised to shop around. Some of the special deals on offer at the time of writing include free next day delivery and up to 50% off compared to retail prices, $10 promotional codes and free premium warranty support on most products. It is wise to check that the website displays some sort of secure website badge, such as McAfee secure, for your peace of mind.

Q: How will I receive the tablets?
A: Chlorine tablets for swimming pool use usually come in the form of three inch tablets and are sold in a large plastic bucket. It is advisable that you keep your tablets in a safe, dry place away from pets and children.

Q: What are the alternatives to using chlorine in my swimming pool or spa?
A: The most common alternative is ozone, however, it should be stressed that this method of sanitizing your pool will be extremely difficult bearing in mind the fact that ozone facilities are not widely available in the US (this method is more popular in Europe). Hence this could be a very expensive alternative. 

Q: How many tablets should I use?
A: This all depends on the size of your pool. Make sure you get an accurate measurement then refer to the manufacturer's instructions which should be on the side of the tub.

Q: How much do they cost?
A: It is advisable to check  online for up to date pricing. As mentioned, there are many different deals on offer, so check and compare before buying.

Q: Are there any risks involved with using chlorine to clean my pool.
A: As with all chemicals, it is advisable to handle with care and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Q: What about the health issues I have heard about?
A: Chlorine in swimming pools has been known to be associated with irritation to the eyes, skin rashes, and in some extreme cases, breathing difficulties. However, it should be stressed that chlorine is the standard method of cleaning swimming pool water all over the USA and throughout the world in literally millions of domestic and public swimming facilities and serious health cases relating to chlorine use are extremely rare.

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