granules or tablets?

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

granules or tablets?

Postby swimple » Wed 30 May, 2007 12:20

I'm new (last summer) to above ground pooling. We used granular chlorine last year but can get tablets cheap this year. Should I switch? What are disadvantages of a floating dispenser? - apart from obvious with small children. Thanks.

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Postby Buggsw » Fri 01 Jun, 2007 00:50

It all depends on the ingredients. What's in the granules and what's in the tablets? DiChlor, TriChlor, CalHypo?

It also depends on what your test readings are as to what you should use.
Some of the granular & tablets also have stabilizer. Not good if your CYA/stabilizer is already high. You cannot correct stabilizer without dumping water.

Don't ever use CalHypo in a container that ever had any other type of chlorine in it.

I only use a floater if I'm going to be away for the week. I use liquid chlorine, otherwise.

If you have a vinyl pool, floaters can stay in one spot too long and bleach out your side walls. Or it could get stuck by a ladder or such. Not good for vinyl pools.

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