Multifunctional chlorine tablets can be widely used for disinfection and sterilization of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. So it also be called multifunctional pool tablets, multifunction spa tablets, hot tub multifunction tablets. While ensuring sufficient effective chlorine content, the chlorine multifunction tablets also contains an appropriate amount of aluminum sulfate and copper sulfate, so it can double as a disinfectant, stabilizer, algaecide and clarifier, integrating four functions in one tablet. That’s why some people call multi function chlorine tablets as 4 in 1 chlorine tablets. If you are looking for multifunctional for your pool, welcome to consult us anytime.
- Properly formulated with several ingredients(copper sulphate as algaecide, aluminum sulphate as flocculant), it can prevent bacterial growth in pool water, prevent algae growth, ensure PH stability and provide and continuous clarification of pool water.
- The dissolution speed is slow, which brings convenience to users and can continuously disinfect the pool water. Generally speaking, it usually takes three to seven days for the multifunctional chlorine tablets to dissolve completely, the specific time depends on the amount of water and the speed of the water flow.
- Convenient to use. Simply place the tablet in a floating dispenser or chlorine feeder to allow it to slowly dissolve and release the active ingredient.
- As an enhanced version of regular chlorine tablets, the duration of its disinfecting effect can last twice as long as regular pool chlorine tablets.
- Multifunctional chlorine tablets are added with stabilizer ingredients to help prevent the instability and destruction of chlorine by sunlight and ultraviolet rays, which makes it suitable for outdoor swimming pools. This also prolongs their utility as disinfectants compared to other types of unstable chlorine, making chlorine multifunction tabletsideal choice for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
On the basis of ensuring high-strength chlorine content, multi-functional chlorine tablets are also added certain components of algaecide(copper sulfate) and clarifying agent(aluminum sulfate). So it can be used as a disinfectant to eliminate bacteria, viruses, fungi and other substances that be harmful to human health in swimming pools, hot tubs and spa water. Additionally, the clarifying agent contained in the chlorine multifunction tablets can help increase the clarify of the pool water by binding together some of the debris and particles that are too small to be captured by water filtration system, so that the filter can capture them, helping to improve the clarify of the pool water and prevent algae formation. Meanwhile, they have a lower PH value that can reduce the amount of PH adjustment you need to make, keeping the PH value stable to reduce chlorine loss from sunlight exposure.
How many chlorine tablets should you use?
There are two main specifications of chlorine tablets for sale on the market, 200g multifunctional chlorine tablets(3 inch diameter) and 20g multifunctional chlorine tablets(1 inch diameter). The 200g tablets are mainly used in swimming pools, while 20g tablets are mainly used in hot tubs and small fountains with lower water capacity.
Swimming pools always come in different shapes, sizes and designs, so you first need to know the size of your swimming pool and determine how many chlorine tablets your swimming pools need per week based in the water capacity. The amount of chlorine tablets added is generally calculated based on 5000 gallons of water. For swimming pools, use one 200g chlorine tablets per 5000 gallons of water, and always round to the nearest 5000 gallons. Ant it’s best to add chlorine tablets on the same day of the week to ensure that the chlorine level in the water is always consistent. Of course, the amount added is also affected by the number of pool users.
As for the dosage of hot tub multifunction tablets in hot tubs and spas, it is difficult to determine. Because the rate at which chlorine tablets are consumed depends on many factors, such as water flow, usage, and the size of bathtub. Periodic tests are required to check the water level and chlorine content. If the tablet doesn’t meet the demand, add more. If the chlorine content is too high, reduce the amount of multifunction spa tablets.
How to use multifunctional pool tablets?
Place the multifunctional chlorine tablets in a suitable dosing unit or dispenser for the separator, never directly put it into the pools, hot tubs or spas as severe bleaching staining may occur. Crucially, the use of a separator can ensure good flow to dissolve the tablets, and also ensure the tablet never comes in direct contact with the pool surfaces and pool users. Commonly used devices for placing chlorine tablets are skimmers, floating distributors or chlorine feeders.
Floating distributors. Fill floating dispenser with multifunction pool tablets and adjust the aperture mechanism at the bottom of the dispenser to obtain the desired range of 1-3mg/l(ppm) free chlorine. Or keep the dispenser bore the same and change the tablet inside to achieve 1-3ppm free chlorine. When using the pool, the dispenser should be taken out.
Skimmer. Place an amount of tablets in the skimmer basket according to certain standards and adjust the number of tablets as needed to maintain a minimum free chlorine level of 1-3 ppm.
Chlorine feeders. Chlorine feeders are rarely used to hold 200g multifunctional chlorine tablets, because multifunctional pool tablets contain clarifying agent can heap up easily to block the feed line. In addition, chlorine feeder are typically used to hold 20g chlorine tablets or less.
How often should chlorine be added to pool?
To have a clean and healthy pool, you need to regularly check the two values, PH value and chlorine content. The PH value should be between 7.2 and 7.6. Lower PH levels can cause corrosion in the pool, while higher PH levels can cause discoloration due to scaling. Meanwhile, the chlorine value should be between 1 and 3ppm.
It’s hard to say how many chlorine tablets should be added to the pool and how often it needs to be added. Because the dosage of chlorine tablets is not only determined by the size of the swimming pool, but also by many other factors. 1. Sunshine hours and UV values. The sun’s UV rays can lower the chlorine value. This means that the longer the pool is exposed to sunlight, the more often chlorine needs to be added. 2. Leaves and insects in the swimming pool. These substances in the pool can lead to depletion of active chlorine. 3. Use frequency of the swimming pool. The more frequently it is used, the faster the chlorine will degrade. So make sure to test the water quality several times a week with a test kit, then add chlorine tablets as needed.
How long does it take for chlorine tablets to work?
A 3 inch multifunctional chlorine tablets can chlorinate 7500 to 10000 gallons of water per week. Generally, it is safe to swim when the chlorine is between 1ppm to 3ppm.