Should You Use Chlorine Tablets In Your Pool?

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Since chlorine was used to sanitize a pool at Brown University in 1910, pool care has come a long way. And while chlorine remains a staple of pool maintenance, it’s seen a shift more towards the pill form in recent decades.

Quite simply, they work remarkably well when used correctly.

Let us take a look at why we like chlorine tabs so much…


Chlorine tablets (also known as pucks, blocks, or tabs) pack a powerful punch in a small package. Being lightweight, easy to store, offering both stabilized or non-stabilized models, and with various size configurations (1″, 3″, or sticks) adds to their ease of use. Calculate your pool’s needs, fall into an automatic or floating chlorinator and you’re good to go.

Cost Effectiveness

Not only are chlorine tablets readily available these days, but rather forgiving on the wallet. Online comparison shopping coupled with free shipping gifts attractive deals. Three inch pucks at the $1.90 per pound range can be located with some homework. With approximately 105 tabs at a 50 pound bucket and using 2 per week in a 10,000 gallons pool yields one year (52 weeks) of policy. Not too shabby at all.

Steady Release

Remember the phrase, “slow and steady wins the race” Tabs are just that. Unlike dumping liquid chlorine in your pool to suddenly jolt the chlorine level, tabs gradually degrade to provide a nice even flow of product in the water.

Easy Dosing

With chlorine tabs you don’t want a PhD in physics to ascertain your needs. A typical three inch tablet effectively sanitizes 5,000 gallons of water. Calculate your pool size in gallons and you are up and running.

Proven Sanitizer

Thankfully, your chlorine tabs are extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and preventing algae blooms when used properly.


Multi-functional chlorine tablets step it up a notch further. With the addition of elements like clarifiers, algaecides, and stain inhibitors, these goodies are the Swiss army knives of the tablet world. An actual all-in-one solution.

Pool care doesn’t have to be a complicated scenario. With a simple cleaning plan, Merritt Island Bat Removal,  true water testing, chlorine tablets, and a little experience, crystal clear water awaits.

Happy swimming.

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