What is the difference between chlorine tablets and powder?

chlorine powder

Chlorine tablets are different from chlorine powder

Chlorine tablets

chlorine powder

Chlorine powder has a chlorine content of 90% and is slow-soluble. It needs to be diluted evenly in a bucket before being added to the pool. It takes about 1 hour to fully dissolve. Unlike chlorine tablets, chlorine powder doesn’t sink rapidly but may float on the pool surface, requiring at least one hour before adding. However, it maintains lasting residual chlorine, making it suitable for outdoor pool water disinfection.

Brief summary

Therefore, the two swimming pool disinfectants have their own strengths, but the two disinfectants are dangerous chemicals. Now, the state has strict environmental management. Chlorine powder and chlorine tablets pose safety risks during use, transportation, and production, especially in the high-temperature season when incorrect storage methods can exacerbate these risks.

Which should we choose for pool disinfection: chlorine tablets or chlorine powder?

  • Since October 2021, the price of chlorine disinfectant has significantly increased, leading to instability. The use cost of disinfection tablets, powder, and granules has risen sharply. This directly increases the cost of maintaining water quality in swimming pools, unlike the past. The chance of a price reduction is minimal, but as pool water disinfection requires disinfectants, it is recommended to use chlorine tablets and powder to save on medication costs.
  • Trichloride disinfection tablets 50% for instant tablets, because it is easy to use, direct input can quickly dissolve disinfection, but this will also make the amount of disinfection tablets increased, if we use trichloride powder 90% at night, although the dissolution is slower, but it can maintain the residual chlorine more lasting, will manage the water quality of the people are doing so, which not only can save operation and maintenance costs, but also can better sterilize the pool water.
  • Therefore. Choose two chlorine disinfectants, make up for the shortcomings, use alternately. It can not only reduce the cost of medication, but also make the pool disinfection effect more significant
  • Whether the chlorine in the swimming pool is harmful to the body should be determined according to the actual situation of using chlorine. If the chlorine in the swimming pool uses qualified products, and the amount used is small, it will generally not cause harm to the body, but the quality of chlorine in some swimming pools is not good or too much, which may cause harm to the body.
  • Chlorine is a disinfectant, can be used for swimming pool disinfection, if the use is in line with the national standard concentration of chlorine, and the amount of qualified, the chlorine content in the swimming pool does not exceed the corresponding indicators, under normal circumstances will not cause harm to the human body.
  • The chlorine put in some swimming pools does not meet the national production standards, or the chlorine products put in too much, resulting in too high chlorine concentration, the residual chlorine content in the swimming pool has exceeded the standard, may cause harm to the human body.
  • Chlorine is irritating to the skin and may cause symptoms such as itching, pain, and dryness. If the above symptoms occur after swimming, the skin needs to be cleaned with warm water in time.
  • Chlorine is irritating, if the pool put more chlorine, may stimulate the nasal cavity, eye mucosa, resulting in nasal burning pain, runny nose, as well as eye pain, tears, should leave the pool in time.