Pool chlorine tablets have become extremely popular in recent years as they are now capable of eliminating all bacteria, algae and other debris in the swimming pool. Unlike liquid chlorine tablets, which are nothing more than pure chlorine dissolved in water, pool chlorine tablets are generally made up of a stabilizing agent and cyanuric acid which are normally cyanuric acid, or CYA.
The primary disadvantage of pool chlorine tablets is their lack of versatility when it comes to applications. Whereas liquid chlorine tablets usually can be directly applied into the pool water where it will penetrate deeply and get into all cracks and crevices of the concrete or linings, pool chlorine tablets cannot penetrate very far into the concrete and are only effective at one specific depth. This is often not enough, as the tablets can't penetrate the depths of the water further and get to all areas of the concrete or liner and thus fail to deliver their full effect. On top of this, the tablets also tend to increase the pH level of the swimming pool water and thus reduce its effectiveness.
The second disadvantage of pool chlorine tablets is the cost. They can sometimes cost a few hundred dollars for a single use, but the price of a complete pool clean is still usually a lot higher. It should also be mentioned that the tablets need to be reapplied every couple of weeks as they can sometimes lose their effectiveness over time. This is something that most people do not consider and is another reason why many people tend to get rid of their tablets.
However, there are times when an individual would prefer to have their swimming pool completely clear of any dirt and debris. In this case, pool chlorine tablets can prove useful as they can quickly and easily get into all the cracks and crevices of the concrete or liner and get down into all the water pores of the pool. This is often done by a trained professional, as the tablets need to be placed in the bottom of the pool before use and then they need to be manually added to the water where they can easily penetrate the water pores. This is often done by using a hosepipe which has been attached to the pool pump or the swimming pool water itself.
Another advantage of the tablets is that they work as effectively as the chemical-based pool cleaners, with the exception that pool chlorine tablets can last for a much longer period of time. This can allow for more frequent maintenance, which helps to reduce the need for frequent application of chemicals, thus ensuring the longevity of the tablets themselves.
Ultimately, pool tablets prove to be a great option if you want your swimming pool clean, but cannot afford or don't have the money for expensive chemical-based pool chemicals. They can easily work for this situation, as they can easily be used on a weekly basis for a very affordable cost, and provide a very high level of protection.