Today we are going to explore different equipment to hold chlorine tabs in your pool. We will focus on skimmer baskets and automatic chlorinators. Depending on the type of pool you own you may find one option more convenient than the other.
Chlorine tabs, also called pucks or tablets, are discs you add to a floating chlorine dispenser, skimmer basket or automatic chlorinator. They come in 1 and 3-inch sizes. The chemicals include calcium hypochlorite and cyanuric acid. When placed in water the chlorine tab dissolves it becomes a light acid which sanitizes your pool water and surfaces.
It's important always to place chlorine tabs in a container. Tablets will stain plaster and damage vinyl or fiberglass pools if not contained. They can also harm skin. Protect your swimmers by keeping tablets in a container, not free-floating through your pool.
If you do use a chlorine floater, remove it carefully while swimming, to prevent it from capsizing, or being used as a pool toy. Tying off a floater in the deep end, using a length of string will help keep it from ‘floating' around too much and also protect the pool wall from staining.
One key factor to consider when deciding on a pool skimmer is the suction flow rate. Pool skimmers should handle 100% of the swimming pool's desired water turnover or turnover rate. But ultimately flow depends on multiple factors including plumbing size, skimmer design, pool codes, and the shape of your pool.
Generally, a public facility requires about one skimmer for every 500 sq. ft. of pool surface area and a residential pool will have a skimmer every 800 sq. ft. This means the same size pool will have more skimmers if it's for commercial use in most cases.
Pools with heavy debris will need additional skimmers to keep your swimming pool clean.
Use caution when handling chlorine products and avoid breathing chlorine fumes. Refilling an automatic pool chlorinator starts with turning off the pool pump at the circuit breaker.
Turn the pool chlorinator control valve on the feeder to the OFF position, wait one minute to allow water and fumes to drain from the feeder and remove the pool chlorinator feeder cap. Be careful not to stand above the feeder. You do not want to inhale the chlorine fumes rising from the open feeder.
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