Do you know why chlorine can be found in several products that are used for pool maintenance?
This is because it is not only easy to use but it also does wonders for your pool – it performs a number of vital tasks. Chlorine is actually one of the basic elements found in nature but it is always paired or combined with another element. As a single atom, it can be very reactive. When combined with sodium, you can have the ordinary table salt. Once it is dissolved in water, it creates ions that find an element to pair with. Many possible elements are actually things you do not want to have floating around in your swimming pool, like algae, bacteria, unsightly and harmful organisms. Although you can keep these organisms to a low level with a pool cover, it is not possible to entirely eliminate them – they become airborne, enter on swimmer’s feet, and travel through the water source. To keep them below the level of being harmful, you need regular chlorine maintenance by using pool chlorine tablets.