For daily chlorination of your backyard pool, I recommend 3″ Tablets Stablilized Chlorinator by Pool Time. This pool care product can be purchased at pool supply stores.
The white hockey puck shaped tablets are easy to put into your skimmer basket or floating/automatic feeder to help chlorinate your pool. The slow dissolving sanitizing tablets are 90% available chlorine. As the tablets slowly dissolve and mix with your pool water, they will help keep your chlorine level in the recommended range of 1-3ppm (parts per million).
I use the 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time on a daily basis to keep my pool chlorinated. I usually have 3-4 tablets dissolving in my pool (roughly 27,000 gallons) at any given time during the hottest part of the swimming season.
If the swimming load is going to be high, I will add more tablets to ensure that my chlorine level stays high enough to kill off bacteria and algae, making the pool safe for my guests.
A daily dipstick test of your pool chemical levels will let you know your current chlorine levels. The recommended level by most pool chemical manufacturers is 1-3ppm of chlorine. After performing a daily dipstick test, it is easy to determine if you need to add more 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time to the pool to raise your level of chlorine.
The 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time are solid enough that they don’t fall apart and dissolve too quickly. It seems to take 2-3 days to dissolve one full tablet. Some less expensive brands many contain fillers, which dissolve too quickly to effectively keep a constant level of chlorine in your pool.
3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time will not be effected by sunlight. Since the tablets contain a stabilizer, the chlorine content will not be degraded by sunlight, like most chlorine shock treatments, which are not stabilized. Since 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time are stabilized, they can be applied to the pool any time of day to increase you water’s chlorine content.
Due to the chemical content of 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time, it needs to be stored in a cool, dry and well ventilated place in its original packaging. The tablets are considered corrosive and can cause skin burns and eye damage if not handled properly. The tablets are only to be added to a large body of water and never mixed with other chemicals.
You will pay $35-40 for a 25lb pail of 3″ Tablets Stabilized Chlorinator by Pool Time, depending on where the product is purchased.