Is the pool water looking a little green this week? Unlike rivers and lakes, which can flush out impurities on their own, pools need our help. That’s where chlorine tablets come in handy. These cupcake-sized doses of chemicals help maintain a clean pool without the need for daily water tests and constant adjustments. Here are the chlorine tablets we recommend.
Great for floaters
These tablets are thicker than most, which allows them to dissolve slower and protect your pool longer. They’re also ideal for either chlorine floaters or automatic feeders. Be sure to test your pool’s chlorine level before adding tablets; usually, one or two tablets per week is sufficient for ideal sanitation.
Kills bacteria and algae
Algae can quickly get out of hand unless you’re vigilant about your pool’s chlorine levels. These 3-inch tablets from Clorox will work in a skimmer, automated feeder, or pool floater.
One tablet per 10,000 gallons
These tablets work equally well in an automated feeder, floater, or skimmer – so long as the pool pump runs at least 8 hours a day. The tablets also come with built-in algae protection and water clarifier. And they’re safe for vinyl-sided pools and those running saltwater systems.
Safe for automatic dispensers
Two tablets per 10,000 gallons of pool water are recommended for this brand. Bactericide, algaecide, and disinfectant chemicals are included in each 7-ounce tablet so you can minimize the time spent on this chore.
Maintains steady chlorine residual
These smaller tablets naturally are designed for those with smaller pools, which are just as vulnerable to algae, bacteria, and other threats as larger models. Kem-Tek also has a 24/7 helpline available in case you need some expert advice for pool care.