Benefits of Chlorine Tablets in Swimming Pools
If you own a pool, spa or hot tub, then if you haven’t already, you’ll need to decide how to keep it clean and free of harmful bacteria and algae. The most widespread method today to keep your facilities sparkling and like new is the use of chlorine, usually in the form of tablets or granules. When used correctly, chlorine tablets or granules dissolve in water, making it safe for you and your family to swim in.
chlorine tablets Gold pellets are the most cost effective and popular way to make your pool a safe place to paddle. Just think of how dirty your bath water is when you come out after a long soak. Now imagine all the germs that would be floating around in a pool after tens or even hundreds of people have been using it. Beautiful thought, right?
Chlorine is such an essential and widely used method of sanitizing public pools today that it is taken for granted. When used correctly, chlorine will do the following for your recreational swimming facility;
- Destroy all harmful germs.
- Maintain a good ph level of the water (should be the same ph level as human tears)
- Prevent algae from growing around the pool
- In general, keep the pool and its surroundings clean.
Chlorine tablets usually come in a large bucket and should be kept out of the reach of pets and small children. However, they are quite safe to use as long as you carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions. A dispenser or chlorinator can be used in conjunction with the tablets, and if all goes as planned, they should dissolve safely in the water.
Again, check the manufacturer’s instructions to see how long you should wait before drinking the water after using the tablets. You will need to measure your pool and calculate the volume of water it contains (if you don’t already know). You should be able to work out these details with the use of a yardstick and simple arithmetic.
You should get into the routine of checking the water once a week. It is advisable to check the pH balance. Finally, it is quite rare for swimmers to have adverse reactions to chlorine, although very rare cases of skin rashes, red eyes and breathing difficulties have been reported. All I can say is that the benefits of chlorine far outweigh the risks when it comes to cleaning your pool or hot tub. After all, imagine fifty people in your bathroom. Not a good thought!