Clean, sanitized, healthy water is a must for every pool owner. However, with all the reports of a chlorine shortage, you might be wondering if you should be worried. If you’re asking yourself, “What do I do if I can’t find chlorine?” Well, there’s no need to panic; we’re here to help!
What to Do When You Can’t Find Chlorine
Chlorine tabs keep your pool water sparkling clean. So, it’s no surprise that the shortage has many people panicking and buying in bulk to prevent running out. If you have some concerns about the chlorine supply, be sure to check in with us at Tredway Pools. Apart from that, here are some alternatives that you can consider:
Try Biguanide Instead of Chlorine
Biguanide can be used as an alternative to chlorine because it keeps your pool clean and keeps the water soft. The performance and efficiency of Biguanide doesn’t depend on your pool water’s pH levels. This means that its effectiveness won’t degrade with sunlight or the temperature of the water. Not only does its concentration decrease slowly over time, but it also doesn’t change the pH levels of your pool water.
Bioguard® Soft Swim® offers three different products with a three-step program that prevents algae growth, sanitizes your pool water, and gets it sparkling clean by the third and final step.
Make Your Chlorine Last Longer
If you’re not ready to make the switch to a chlorine-alternative, there are ways — like making sure other chemical levels are well-balanced — that you can extend the life of your chlorine and keep your pool clean longer.
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)- You can consider chlorine stabilizer (cyanuric acid) to balance the chemicals in your pool and enhance the power of your chlorine. Since chlorine is unstable in its natural form, it degenerates with sunlight. Using a chlorine stabilizer can reduce the loss of chlorine and keep your pool cleaner for longer!
- Clarifiers– Everybody wants their water to be clear, but contaminants can escape through the filter and cause build-up. Clarifiers don’t wait for the chlorine to take action but instead, remove the microscopic contaminants before they pass. This helps the chlorine last longer.
- Regular Pool Tests– As a pool owner, it’s a must-know. Your pool chemistry includes the pH, alkalinity, and hardness of the water. Apart from using chlorine, other chemicals are essential to keeping your pool water safe and clean. Since the pool chemistry can change often, make sure that you’re testing it at least once a week and using the right amount of products.
- Algaecides– These are used to prevent the growth of algae in your pool. An algaecide isn’t just used to treat existing algae. It also kills spores and reduces the work of chlorine, which helps it last longer!
Many new pool owners are unsure about how to enhance their chlorine. Knowing the ins and outs can make your chlorine supply last longer.
We’re Here to Help
While chlorine can be helpful for pool owners, you can consider the above alternatives and tips to keep your pool clean and make your chlorine supply last the entire season! Stop by your closest Tredway Pools location for a water test and some advice about keeping your pool water clean and safe every season!