Liquid Chlorine vs Powder Chlorine: Is there A Difference?

Liquid Chlorine vs Powder Chlorine: Is there A Difference?

Liquid Chlorine vs Powder Chlorine: Is there A Difference?

Is There Any Difference Between Powder and Liquid Chlorine?

From Swim University

Many pool owners when they are shopping for chlorine are overwhelmed by the choices.  Gazing at the vast chlorine aisle at the store, the different chemical options are enough to make even the seasoned pool owner’s head spin. In this post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, the mystery between these main two forms of chlorine is explained and debunked, making the choice a very simple one.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Liquid chlorine is made by bubbling the gas form of chlorine through caustic soda. It has a high pH level of around 13 and can simply be poured directly into the pool. Liquid chlorine is used mainly in large commercial or high traffic pools because it can added in bulk with some large commercial pool owners adding it from 55 gallon drums.

For smaller, residential pools, its cost may outweigh its efficiency. Liquid chlorine, though often cheaper than other forms, needs much more acid to be added to the water to counteract the high pH and it is highly corrosive which could lead to damage of your pool walls or bottom if great care isn’t taken when using it.

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