With the current chlorine shortage, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your pool maintenance to make sure your pool stays clean and your chlorine lasts as long as possible.
A weekly preventative routine that includes water testing and the addition of algaecides, clarifiers and balancers will go a long way in reducing the stress on your chlorine. That’s because chlorine gets used up battling algae, contaminants and other things in your pool, making it less effective in killing its number one target, bacteria.
Clorox® Pool&Spa™ has assembled a collection of easy-to-read articles geared toward boosting performance so your pool stays ready for family and friends to enjoy it.
Other Top Maintenance Suggestions
Be sure to remove visible debris that may carry bacteria by skimming the water surface, brushing the sides and vacuuming the bottom of the pool. This is an easy to reduce the load on both chemicals and your pool system.
It’s equally important to clean your filter more often than you have in the past. A dirty or clogged filter is unable to remove the particles and contaminants your surface cleaning and your clarifier additions are working hard to eliminate. It also forces your chlorine to work much harder than it has to.
When You Are Challenged in Finding Chlorine Tablets
If you’re unable to find chlorine tablets, the best resource is to visit cloropool.com and visit the products section. After clicking the “Where To Buy” button for one of the chlorine products, you will be presented with a list of nearby retailers and a listing of all the items they have in stock. This saves time and aggravation caused by driving from store to store just to see what’s on shelf (or not).
Remember, chlorinating liquid is a convenient alternative if you can’t find tablets. If you are substituting chlorinating liquid for tablets, then 1 gallon of liquid is equal to 2 tablets.
The liquid form is not stabilized, which means it will also require a chlorine stabilizer to keep it from being quickly degraded by the sun. It can also raise the pH in pool water, so be sure to test and add a pH decreaser to keep it within acceptable levels.
Using a little extra thought and care is the best strategy to make sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of the chlorine shortage. You can have a wonderful summer this year by following these helpful suggestions from your friends at Clorox Pool&Spa.
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