It’s not uncommon to be faced with a pool that has been overdosed with chlorine tablets.
This is largely due to the problem that arises when a pool cleaner decides to take the easy way out and offer their customers advice to use a lot more pool chlorine tablets than are good and necessary for the pool.
Taking the time to learn about tablet usage is very beneficial, and not to mention cost-efficient, as using tablets in excess is not only very costly but can severely damage your pool in the long run.
There are multiple methods to go about inserting chlorine tablets into the pool with some having higher rates of success and better spreading compared to others. If you don’t want to buy an automatic chlorinator or do it manually, then correctly using chlorine tablets are the best option for you.
Methods To Go About Introducing Chlorine Tablets
When it comes to introducing chlorine into your pool through the use of tablets, there are methods that show better results. Most people know that just dropping these huge acidic tablets directly into your pool isn’t going to go well. So how should you do it?
The most common method is to use a pool skimmer as they are able to block out debris and are perfect for giving it a method to break down. Our tip to you is that we suggest that whenever you are about to put your weekly chlorine tablet into the pool make sure the filter and pumps are going.
The main reason for this is because while these tablets are breaking down, the current of the pool allows the chlorine to spread further and create better coverage instead of making one very acidic spot in your pool.
The Risks Of Ignoring The Use Of Chlorine Tablets
Chlorine is a major part of owning a pool and is very commonly expressed as an important part to keep notice of. The main feature of chlorine is that it’s the best choice for sterilising your pool. You would be surprised to know how dirty and nasty a pool can get if left untreated for a long time. With bacteria floating about, there are some very serious illnesses that could be contracted.
With the recommended amount of pH being 7.4 to 7.6, this value is something you should try to achieve through the use of pool chlorine tablets. Ignoring this value and swimming in the pool can lead to ill health, sickness and potential contact to nasty bacteria types.
Harm Of Having Too Low pH Levels
The lower your pH level the more acidic your water becomes, this can be very bad. Acidic water can cause damage to the eyes of anyone who happens to have brief contact with the water while their eyes are open. Just like how when swimming in the ocean, usage of goggles can be recommended to get around this problem but it is unnecessary.
For anyone who has a prolonged experience or multiple experiences with the acidic water then there can be agitation on the skin which will become worse the longer they stay inside.
Too many pool chlorine tablets can be just as harmful as having too little chlorine.
For those pools built in areas with hard water, overusing chlorine tablets shouldn’t be much of an issue.
Most areas in Australia, however, are provided with soft water. Chlorine tablets sit at a pH reading of 3.0, which means that these tablets are highly acidic.
The more you use, the more acid you are liberally depositing into your pool, which unfortunately could lead to the corrosion of the heater, lights, and plastering of the pool.
The most important aspect to ensure accuracy in the safe use of chlorine tablets is to use the right amount of chlorine for your own pool. Swimmers could experience sore eyes, rashes on their skin and even breathing difficulties whilst swimming in heavily chlorinated pools.
The overuse of these tablets can also disrupt the balance of chemicals in your pool water, which could cause the pH level to go too low. Low pH levels cannot be reversed without the replacement or resurfacing of your pool water.
It is a simple, yet costly, and damaging mistake.
From personal experience in the pool servicing and maintenance industry, less is always more with chlorine tablets.
Remember that the use of these tablets is supposed to help maintain balanced water and create the best swimming experience for all swimmers.