Using a Chlorine Tablet Before Swimming

by Pool Builders on 05-22-2010 in Articles

This is the everlasting debate between swimming pool owners of the world. Which is better - to use a chlorine tablet or granulate dust? Sanitation and hygiene are the most important factors of maintaining a swimming pool. These are the most important factors for a crystal clear pool.

Chlorination of a swimming pool can be done in different ways. You can use granulated chlorine or tablets, you can use an auto chlorinator which uses salt to produce chlorine or you can use electrolysis. The point of the matter is that chlorine is necessary for the process.

In many Latin American countries where homes have water reserves of their own because water is rationed, chlorine tablets are put into the reservoirs to kill mosquito larvae and other bugs in the water. It will also kill many different types of bacteria and viruses too. They are also used in the city water treatment plants for the same purposes.

Chlorine tablets are also used to whiten clothes. Teenagers and young adults will take a small piece of tablet and grind it to dust. After this they mix it with some water and make designs with it on jeans or other colored fabrics. In a few minutes you will see the color disappear like magic as the chlorine washes the dye away.

A perfect pool does not only depend on chemicals though. It has to be cleaned and vacuumed at least once a week. Dust settles on the bottom and it is necessary to eliminate it. When you do not do it for a while you finally get to see the dirt just setting there under your clear water. Automatic robots are available in the market today that vacuum the bottom constantly twenty four hours per day.

IN the absence of other kinds of disinfectants for floors or bathtubs, chlorine will do just fine. Whether it is in liquid form or you ground it and mix it with water, it does not lose its power to clean and eliminate many insects and animals that are harmful to our health and that of our pets.

If you do not want to have to remember the tablet every week, you may buy an automatic dispenser for it. They are plastic applicators that are full of tablets and they float around in the pool. Most of them will hold five to six tablets which means you can forget about the pool at least one month. Try them and see how it easy and comfortable it is to use them.

These floating devices are made with different shapes and they are nice to watch floating around the pool. They are also children safe. Your children can not open them to get at the tablets inside. They will only be in contact with the diluted chlorine in the water. No harm done to them at all and you will be able to enjoy the pool instead of working on it all the time.

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