need to sort out how you keep it clean and free from harmful bacteria and algae. The most widespread method today of keeping your facility sparkling clean and good as new is to use chlorine, usually in the form of tablets or granules. When used properly, chlorine tablets or granules dissolve in the water thus rendering it safe for you and your family to swim in.
Chlorine tablets or granules are the most cost effective and popular way to make your swimming facility a safe place to paddle. Just think how grimy your bath water is when you get 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 had been using it. Lovely thought isn’t it?
Chlorine is such an essential and widely used method of sanitizing public pools nowadays, that it’s pretty much taken for granted. When used properly, chlorine will do the following for your swimming leisure facility;
Destroy all harmful germs
Maintain a good ph water level (it should be the same ph level as human tears)
Stop algae from growing round the pool
In general keep the pool and its environs clean
Chlorine tablets usually come in a large bucket and should be kept away from pets and small children. They are, however, quite safe to use providing you follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. A dispenser or chlorinator can be used in conjunction with the tablets and if all goes according to plan, they should dissolve safely in the water.
Again refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to see how long it should be before you take to the water after using the tablets. You will have to measure your pool and work out the volume of water it holds (if you don’t know this already). You should be able to work out these details with the use of a yard stick and simple arithmetic.
You should get into the routine of checking your water once a week. It is advisable to check the ph balance. Lastly, it’s quite rare for swimmers to have adverse reactions to chlorine although cases of skin rashes, irritable eyes and breathing difficulties have been noted on some very rare occasions. All I can say is that the benefits of chlorine far outweigh the risks when it comes to cleaning your pool or Jacuzzi. After all, just imagine fifty people in your bath. Not a nice thought!
Chlorine, in the form of tablets or granules, is an essential chemical for cleansing and sanitizing you home swimming pool, spa or Jacuzzi. Chlorine tablets and granules are a tried and tested, cost efficient and safe way of ensuring you and your family can savour their leisure time in a clean and safe swimming environment. Whether you are lying back on an inflatable enjoying the sun or in training for swimming championships, the most sensible and effective method of keeping your pool free from bugs is to use chlorine.
Chlorine tablets accomplish the following vital functions;
Prevent the growth of algae around the swimming pool
Kill any water bound germs
Sustain the correct pH water level (the water pH level should be the same as human tears)
In general, they will keep the pool and adjacent area hygienic and clean
Chlorine tablets can be bought from a variety of online stores. It is advisable that you shop around and check which has the best deal for you. Many stores will offer different incentives, for example, some offer free delivery, others may offer a discount with your first order. You can also use shopping comparison websites, such as NexTag, PriceGrabber or Kelkoo to price check, however, please bear in mind that these sites do not necessarily always display the best prices. They only display prices from stores who have paid to be on their pages.
Your chlorine tablets will usually come in a large bucket. Make sure you keep this in a safe dry place. You will also need a tablet dispenser. Please check when you are buying the tablets if the dispenser is provided with your purchase or if you have to buy this separately. This is extremely important as it would be very unwise to use the tablets without the dispenser as it could cause discoloration and contamination of your water. In extreme cases, if used incorrectly, chlorine tablets can actually damage your pool, so always read the instructions carefully.
It is advisable to test your water once a week to make sure the pH levels are correct and there is no contamination. If the level of chlorination is too high, it could result in stinging eyes for the swimmers (not very pleasant). If it is too low, the chlorine will not have the desired effect on the bacteria in the water and you could find some nasty bugs living in your pool (not very pleasant). An important thing for you to know is the water capacity of your pool as this will be directly related to the number of tablets you will need to use.
Above all, the most important thing to remember is have fun in your pool! After all, that’s what it’s there for. And with a proper cleaning regime, you’ll be sure to have good clean fun!