Which chlorine & why?

Chlorinating, maintaining the right chlorine levels,
chlorine problems. Dichlor, trichlor, cal hypo, bleach,
granules, chlorine pucks and chlorine sticks.

Which chlorine do you use in your pool?

Trichlor - granules, tabs, pucks
288
39%
Dichlor
71
10%
Cal Hypo
92
12%
Chlorinating liquid
165
22%
Bleach - supermarket style
122
17%
 
Total votes: 738
Huckleberry

Re: Which chlorine & why?

Postby Huckleberry » Wed 23 Nov, 2016 23:52

I use granular chlorine since it is dust free and dissolves pretty fast.It can also be applied as shock for regular chlorination.


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Re: Which chlorine & why?

Postby GPN » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 05:27

stacie_stevens wrote:At home I use an Aqua Rite Chlorine Generator. This equipment does all the work for me. It was packaged with a chlorine solution already. With this I no longer need to change the chlorine of my pool frequently. For me, this pool equipment is wonderful!


I have a 30,000 Gallon Hayward saltwater pool with an Aqua Rite Chlorine Generator. I live in the Philippines and as you can well imagine, It is hot all year and the sun eats chlorine like Pac-Man. Even with my Generator set to Super Chlorinate (Shock setting) it is not enough to keep up with the chlorine demand. I keep 4 or 5 Gallons of Chlorine bleach on hand and add a gallon when the level drops. The main reason I use the regular bleach is the availability of pool supplies is very limited here in a small city.
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Re: Which chlorine & why?

Postby Denniswiseman » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 06:26

GPN wrote:
stacie_stevens wrote:At home I use an Aqua Rite Chlorine Generator. This equipment does all the work for me. It was packaged with a chlorine solution already. With this I no longer need to change the chlorine of my pool frequently. For me, this pool equipment is wonderful!


I have a 30,000 Gallon Hayward saltwater pool with an Aqua Rite Chlorine Generator. I live in the Philippines and as you can well imagine, It is hot all year and the sun eats chlorine like Pac-Man. Even with my Generator set to Super Chlorinate (Shock setting) it is not enough to keep up with the chlorine demand. I keep 4 or 5 Gallons of Chlorine bleach on hand and add a gallon when the level drops. The main reason I use the regular bleach is the availability of pool supplies is very limited here in a small city.

What you say makes the most sense, other products put additional chemicals (CYA) in your water making your chlorine ineffective and building up your calcium
For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Dichlor, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm


When your SWCG packs up make sure you get one that is at least double (or larger) than the rated output requirement for your pool and isn't running 24/7 at 100%
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Re: Which chlorine & why?

Postby Teapot » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 16:47

Do you have any CYA stabiliser in the water? Unless you buy stabilised salt you'll need to add it. Without it your chlorine will burn off in a couple of hours and your cell will not last

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