Types Of Chlorine For An Outdoor Swimming Pool
Chlorine is widely used to keep home and municipal swimming pools clean and clear of harmful micro-organisms. Chlorine comes in different forms and in different strengths. The type used frequently depends on the type of swimming pool to be treated. Here are several types of swimming pool chlorine. Liquid chlorine is the most common type of swimming pool chlorine used by pool owners with high-capacity pools. Liquid chlorine disperses quickly once the pool pump begins to run, rapidly spreading through the entire water supply. It can also be used in larger concentrations for shocking or cleaning the pool water on a less frequent basis. Tablet-form swimming pool chlorine can be used both in large pools, as a supplement to liquid chlorine or in small pools as the primary source. When liquid chlorine is being used, the tablets will often be placed into one or more floating dispensers, which allow the chlorine to gradually dissipate into the water over a period of time.
Granular swimming pool chlorine works in much the same way as tablet chlorine. Instead of relying on a feeder, the granular form of chlorine is introduced directly into the pool. Due to its quick-dissolve nature, granular chlorine will typically be fully dispersed before reaching the bottom of the pool. Granular chlorine is most often used in larger quantities than standard tablet chlorine in order to shock the pool, not just help maintain proper chlorine levels.