why chlorine in pools?

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

Postby JamesForth » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 06:06

I was wondering what folks are using to chlorinate their pools. I use trichlor granules. Please leave comments with reasons why you use the chlorine?


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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 08:48

Trichlor granules have Cyanuric acid in them which build up over time. This is undesirable as your chlorine usage will increase. The only way to lower it is to partially drain and refill
Use Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite, bleach)
Chlorine is used to sanitise the pool
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby Bonns » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 03:50

Liquid chlorine's, I've heard are good to disinfect the pool. But still aren't they harmful for kids?
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby Denniswiseman » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 08:04

No more harmful than any other chlorine
We have young children using the pool without any side effects
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby odbob » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 11:02

Cyanuric acid build up is a problem, I had to virtually drain my pool after just 5 years use, chlorine (bleach) in it's simplest form is the best answer for me.
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby Ella Rollins » Wed 03 Aug, 2016 06:21

Chlorine is an good disinfectant.. It sanitizes the pool.
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby PoolDeckServices » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 05:38

Chlorine is the chemical most often used to keep swimming pools and Jacuzzis free of bacteria that can be hazardous to humans. Chlorine kills bacteria though a fairly simple chemical reaction. The chlorine solution you pour into the water breaks down into many different chemicals, including hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite ion (OCl-). Both kill microorganisms and bacteria by attacking the lipids in the cell walls and destroying the enzymes and structures inside the cell, rendering them oxidized and harmless.
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Re: why chlorine in pools?

Postby paulbest » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 23:30

For everyday chlorination, we want to use a type of chlorine that is slow dissolving and slow reacting. The best chlorine to use for everyday chlorination are tablets or sticks. These tablets are known as TriChlor, short for Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione. Pressed into tablet or stick form, they are easy and safe to store and handle. Just drop enough tablets into your chlorine floater or automatic chlorinator, to raise the chlorine level in the pool above 1.0ppm.

Chlorine tablets can also be purchased in 1 inch tabs. These are suitable for chlorinating small pools or spas. Another benefit is that 1″ tabs dissolve slightly more rapidly than 3″ tabs, due to their increased surface area. This can be beneficial when the chlorine level needs to be brought up rapidly.

Chlorine sticks are made with the same recipe used for 3″ and 1″ tablets, they are just pressed into a different shape. For some chlorinator styles, the stick form seems to fit better, filling the chamber more fully. Chlorine sticks are also larger than tablets; this may mean fewer trips to refill the chlorinator. Other than that, sticks and tablets are essentially the same.

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