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Tablets Versus Liquid Chlorine

Tablets versus liquid chlorine are one of the most common topics when it comes to maintaining a properly sanitized swimming pool. While both are effective disinfectants, they have different usage methods, benefits, and drawbacks. In order to make an informed decision on which type of sanitizer best suits your needs, here are 10 things you need to know about using tablets vs. liquid chlorine in your pool:

  1. Tablets are more convenient than liquid chlorine since you can use them with a floating dispenser or skimmer basket. This makes them easier to use and controls the amount of chlorine being added to the pool. On the other hand, liquid chlorine requires you to manually add it each time you want to sanitize your pool.
  2. Tablets take longer than liquid chlorine to dissolve and take effect, so if you need quick sanitation then liquids may be the better choice for you.
  3. Tablets are considered easier on swimmers’ eyes because they release less free chlorine into the water, making for a more comfortable swim experience for swimmers who may be sensitive or allergic to chemicals like chlorine.
  4. Liquid chlorines tend to be cheaper than tablets in most cases, especially if you buy larger quantities at once from online suppliers or retail stores – this can help save money over time if done consistently!
  5. Tablets often contain stabilizers such as cyanuric acid which helps protect chlorine from UV destruction by creating a protective layer around it so that it works more effectively and lasts longer in between applications – something that liquid doesn’t offer on its own!
  6. Liquid chlorine can also be used with other chemicals such as algaecides and shock products, whereas tablets by themselves cannot be used with these other products due to their formulation restrictions (i.e., not all tablet brands are compatible with all types of chemicals).
  7. Both tablets and liquid chlorines come in various forms such as granules, powder, or solutions depending on your preference; however, some prefer liquids because they don’t leave behind any residue in the pool, unlike granular forms which may accumulate over time at the bottom of your pool walls or filter system components!
  8. When it comes to storage, liquid chlorines tend to have longer shelf life compared to tablets – which should generally be stored away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures – making them ideal for those who want their supplies ready at any given moment without having worry about expiration dates or degradation due humidity levels, etc.
  9. When using either form of sanitizer (tablets/liquids), always remember safety first – wear protective eyewear while handling any form of chemical solutions, and never mix different types together unless instructed by professionals! This includes checking dosage instructions carefully before applying either type into your pool’s water supply so that your levels remain balanced throughout its lifecycle!
  10. Lastly, when deciding between using either tablets or liquid chlorine for your pool maintenance needs remember that each option has its own advantages and disadvantages; it’s up to you to decide which route is best suited for YOUR specific needs & preferences as every situation is unique in its own way!