Every pool owner has to deal with chemicals at some point in time. When dealing with chemicals, there are a few things that you should know. No matter how many chemicals you have, you should never attempt to mix them together. Also, you should never try to add water to dry chemicals of any form. Last but not least, you should never under any circumstances attempt to handle chemicals with your bare hands.
Throughout your time of owning a pool, there are 3 chemicals that you simply must have for your pool. These chemicals are very important, as youll be using them quite frequently.
1. Chlorine tablets Chlorine tablets come in dimensions of either 1 inch or 3 inch. Chlorine tablets go in your skimmer, normally 3 – 4 tablets at a time. During the summer, when you run your pool on a daily basis, youll need to change out your tablets every week or so. If you are planning to use 2 skimmers, youll need around 8 tablets each week. You can buy chlorine tablets by the bucket, containing 30 – 50 tablets. They can tend to get expensive, around $80.00 a bucket, so youll need to have plenty of money to invest in your pool during the summer.