We’re often asked if there is any difference between using chlorine tablets as opposed to granules in the swimming pool. The short answer is that there’s not much in it, it’s more of personal preference.

Having said that, there are pros and cons of each which are worth looking into.

The bottom line is that chlorine is chlorine, whether it be in tablet form or pulverised granules. As the most popular pool sanitiser on the market, it’s a tried and tested way of keeping your pool algae-free and hygienic.

Chlorine tablets are a useful and low-maintenance way of dispensing a measured amount of chlorine into your pool. They are more of a set-and-forget situation which is perfect for those of us with busy lives.

Automatic chlorinators are the best option available due to the control and convenience they afford. By simply loading the system with tablets and setting it to the correct level, this handy little unit does it all for you. Regular testing is advised, of course.

Pool skimmers are also commonly used as chlorine dispensers and are an efficient way of distributing the pool chemical evenly throughout the water. The only problem with this method is that the tablets can cause damage to the pool equipment when the water isn’t running.

The old favourite is the floating chlorine system which does a pretty decent job of dispensing it evenly throughout the pool. Cheap, convenient, and virtually maintenance-free, the only potential issue is that they can become stuck in one spot and chlorine concentration in that area could damage the pool.

Chlorine granules are manually dispensed into the water which is great when you need a chlorine kick. However, being more localised than the other methods makes it a little less effective and can damage pool liners.

It’s great to have options for keeping your pool clean, and you just need to find the most efficient and convenient choice for you.

For more information or pool products, get in touch with our Pool Spa team.