A key part of proper swimming pool maintenance is adding the appropriate chlorine to your swimming pool. People ask us all the time, what is best? Should I add chlorine to my skimmer baskets? Should I add a floater to my swimming pool? Is it best to use an in-line chlorinator? Here are the basic facts about each option.
The best way to put chlorine into a swimming pool is by using an in-line chlorinator. At Executive Blue Pools, we usually install the Pentair Rainbow 320 chlorinator. An in-line chlorinator is exactly what it says it is. An in-line chlorinator allows water to flow into it. The water flow causes a very small bit of chlorine tablet to mix with the water flowing through the chlorinator.
Then the freshly chlorinated water flows out of the chlorinator and into the pool. So the chlorinator is “in-line” with the water flowing through it. An in-line chlorinator is best because it introduces very small amounts of diluted chlorine into the pool.
A pool should have 3-5 parts per million of chlorine in it. This is a very little amount of chlorine. If a swimming pool has higher than 5 parts per million of chlorine in the swimming pool, it can do damage. We can help with all these questions. Call us today at Executive Blue Pools at 469-340-2757 or visit us at https://executivebluepools.com.
How Should I Chlorinate My Pool If I Don’t Have an In-Line Chlorinator?
If a swimming pool does not have an in-line chlorinator, then the second-best way to chlorinate a swimming pool is with a floater. A floater is a small container that bobs around the pool and is filled with chlorine tablets. The key here is that we want diluted chlorine mixed throughout the entire pool as far away from the swimming pool equipment as possible.
While a floater does not distribute chlorine as evenly as an in-line chlorinator, it is still a great form of swimming pool chlorination. Never put chlorine tablets into the skimmer baskets of your pool. Some pool companies will put chlorine tablets directly into the skimmer baskets of the pool. Never allow anyone to put chlorine tablets in these skimmer baskets. Why not you may ask.
Chlorine tablets in the skimmer baskets introduce too much-concentrated chlorine into the swimming pool in too close proximity to the swimming pool equipment. High levels of chlorine close to the pool pump, pool filter, and pool heater can damage the equipment. The pool heater is especially susceptible to having the copper in the heater get into the pool and ruin the pool plaster.
Your questions about pool water chemistry or proper swimming pool chlorination can be answered by Executive Blue Pools. We would love to serve you as your premier all in one swimming pool company. Call Executive Blue Pools at 469-340-2757 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.