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    Chlorine & Bromine

    1. 9 years ago
      I was amazed
      This product amazed me - we had been using a lesser product and we had to mix it in water, pour it in through the filter and it STILL came out the spouts and settled on the floor of the pool. This product is simple to use - just sprinkle it around the deep end and watch as it quickly disolves prior to hitting the bottom of the pool - it immediately raises the chlorine level!
    2. 1 year ago
      Excellent product
      Great product for quick clorine adjustments. I use it in combination of float with 3 in tablets.
    3. 1 decade ago
      excellent pool shock & spa super chlorinator
      I have had a pool for 35 years and have always used dichlor as my shock (except for hth early on). it works great and the price is good (wish it were cheaper but In The Swim's price compares favorably to the competition). the tub lid is easy on / easy off. NOTE: If you buy a tub for the pool and have a spa, set some of this product aside for use as your spa chlorinating agent. (It is a lot cheaper than buying the spa chlorinating agent which is the identical formulation).
    1. 1 year ago
      Great product, free next-day delivery!!
      We have always used these sticks, slow dissolve, fit perfect in chlorinator, free next-day delivery.... what isn't to like the ease of this?!?!
    2. 9 years ago
      best results I've ever had
      I have found that I am not useing as much shock and back-up that I had in the past. I have told a number of my friends about this web site and how good the price's are compared to others that I have checked out plus the place that I have used for a number of years. I am now getting ready to make another order on other items that I need because the price's are right and as tight as my money is now, every penny counts. If the other items work as well as the Chlorine sticks do, I'll keep coming ... read more back for other items.
    3. 9 years ago
      Chlorine Sticks
      I highly recommend the use of In The Swim's Chlorine Sticks. They are the best, most long lasting, effective and inexpensive I have used in the 38 years I have had my pool. You cant go wrong with these chlorine sticks. My pool looks great.
    1. 3 years ago
      Used on new pool
      I had a brand new pool that had been filled for five days, and didn't have any circulation or filtration. Things were starting to get cloudy and a little green (quick). Once I had the filtration system online, I dosed the water according to instructions, and the water cleared up quick.
    2. 7 months ago
      The BEST!
      I tried this last season when there was a special on it. You get what you pay for . BUY THIS. Dump in and walk away every week. Clear Water, no headaches. Compliments on the pool clarity to follow. Excellent product well with the added $$. Thanks again intheswim for keeping pool maintenance simple.
    3. 3 years ago
      Works great!
      We openned our pool this year without knowing our cover had small holes in it. Needless to say, first time we had openned the pool with problems. I ordered this product and 2 applications brought the wster back to crystal clear!
    1. 6 years ago
      No more chlorine for me
      I use Bromine in my above ground swimming pool. It works great and i dont have any problems with algae. I put it in a floating feeder and it slowly dissolves. Lasts a long time. It is not harsh to your skin and eyes. My nephew breaks out from chlorine when i switch to bromine he hasnt broke out since. Its a little expensive for how much you get but worth the performance of the product. Dont breath in the dust from it will get you. A lot of pool stores look at you crazy when you tell them you use ... read more in your pool. They dont know much about it. Its great.
    2. 9 years ago
      Best Chemical for your pool
      Bromine is actually much better for your pool than Chlorine. It is rather costly but In the Swim's cost for Bromine is the best price out of all the Pool supply shops around. I shopped around and found this to be very true. Not only is Bromine good for your skin its easy on the eyes versis the sting from Chlorine. Its also good on your hair, it doesn't dry your hair out or cause your dye job to turn green. I highly recommend the chemical if you can afford it.
    3. 2 months ago
      Packets inside-YAY!!
      Very happy with this bromine. Love that the bucket has individual packs of the tablets which makes it so much easier!
    1. 4 years ago
      Excellent Product
      I tried the instant chlorine and it works great. I put in my pool every eight days and the water is clean and a nice blue. I like it better then the liquid chlorine due to the fact that the containers always leek when I buy them at the hardware store.
    2. 6 years ago
      Won't switch back!
      I ALWAYS use liquid chlorine and would pick it up with my groceries while at my local Wal-Mart. The huge bottles took up most of my cart not to mention mixing with groceries never set right with me. I saw this product online and with the free shipping thought, why not. When I first received the package, I thought something was wrong because the box was so small. The bottles were really little which really worried me. I can't believe how well they work. One of these little bottles works better ... read more and lasts longer then a whole gallon jug of the other stuff I used to buy. It dissolves quickly and does not leave a powder residue on the bottom of the pool floor. A little more expensive then what I was paying before but I use less and it gets delivered right to my door. So worth it!
    3. 4 months ago
      The perfect chlorine
      I have been using this chlorine for my pool for the past 2 years. It has done a great job. Wouldn’t want to use any other product.
    1. 1 month ago
      Great Product
      Best tablets for pool water. Pool was crystal clear all year!
    2. 3 months ago
      Easy install
      Very thin for the price. I just put the cover on, so I can't really comment as to how it's going to hold up. It was very easy to install. Comes with a cable and a ratchet to attach the cover to your pool. I have an above ground 15' easy setup pool. I ordered the 18' cover because when I winterize my pool the water level is lower than 6 inches so it was recommended to order up a size and it worked perfectly. I also ordered the clips to go along with it, but I didn't end up needing those. Much ... read more simpler to install than the cover that came with the pool.
    3. 3 months ago
      Great Product
      On the advice of a fellow pool owner I tried using liquid bleach from my local supermarket to chlorinate my pool. He assured me I would see a significant cost saving. I regret that he was talking rubbish! Mid swimming season I realised the sun burnt off the bleach at an alarming rate plus the ph was bouncing around requiring more chemical input to cure. So back I went to In The Swim Chlorine Tablets. My 35,000 gal pools uses 4 tablets a week, ph is stable and the water sparkles.
    1. 9 years ago
      Great chemicals
      I love these. I buy the 50 pound bucket & the tablets are wrapped in smaller bags within the bucket. It makes handling & storage much easier. We use these to refill our automatic chlorinator. I haven't had any problems since we starting filling it ourselves with these 1 inch tablets. We use to get alge from waiting for the chlorine cartridges to empty. Now I can just add more & not worry.
    2. 4 years ago
      Extremely fast and efficient delivery
      I recently purchased 1" Chlorine Tabs and Non-Chlorinated Shock. Great fast delivery, chlorine as always wrapped in plastic bags, so very little crushing/chlorine dust (due to badly-packaged tabs, crushed in packing or delivery) AND easier to dispense into my chlorinator. Thanks, ITS.
    3. 2 years ago
      Chlorine
      Always easy online ordering and even faster delivery
    1. 2 months ago
      Multi-Tablets are very effective
      Tablets are very effective and provide for essential carefree pool maintenance. Pool is crystal clear, free from algae and inviting for swimming. Would recommend them to a friend.
    2. 2 years ago
      Works great
      I have been using this product for 3 weeks now and my water has never been clearer. Very happy so far.
    3. 1 year ago
      WOW THIS REALLY WORKS
      Was having trouble getting our PH regulated and constantly having to put in stabilizer, we also were constantly Having a black residue that would appear after adding acid, bleach , stabilizer, baking soda! We live in the Panhandle of Florida! I also have an Ionizer (from In The Swimm from day one of putting in pool in 2006, liner type). I purchased this Multi tab! And a float dispenser. ( Love the tip over when you need to add more tabs style!!). We put 3 tabs in the dispense ( 13,000 gal ... read more pool). Over night the PH, Stablizer and every thing Was starting to move in a positive level!! We checked our levels every late afternoon the first 3-4 days! WOW THESE TABS WORKED!! Pool is perfectly balanced in all test strips !!! Have not had to add any tabs to dispenser ( we even had to close the dispenser a little as to not release as much ). So there you save $$ also!! Purchase these Tabs!!! You will be amazed!! We also shut our Ionizer off for the first few days and just now turned on to the lowest of lowest setting !! $$$ saved there ( will not have to replace the chamber as often!! Fantastic product!! So worth the extra $$ !! Because we have not had to add any chemicals to our pool going on 3 weeks!!! We even went out of town for a week and the pool is still stable and Beutiful ! YES, yes 5 plus stars on these multi tabs!!! .
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Pool Chlorine & Bromine

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    America's Most Popular Pool Chlorine!

    According to the CDC, free chlorine kills most bacteria in less than a minute if concentrations and pH level are maintained properly. Swimming pool chlorine is the most widely accepted pool sanitizer available, and for over 75 years, pool chlorine has been the most popular method to disinfect and sanitize pool water. Pool bromine can be used as an alternative pool water treatment, yet chlorine tablets and granular chlorine remain America's first choice for maintaining clean and clear pool water. 


    Pool Chlorine or Pool Bromine?

    The general rule is that bromine is more often used in spas and hot tubs, and chlorine is more often used in pools. Although they are close cousins and adjacent to each other on the Periodic Table, bromine and chlorine have distinct differences, and unique benefits to offer pool owners. 

    Chlorine and Bromine

    • - Bromine can be reactivated to reduce cost.
    • - Bromine is more stable in hot water, to provide longer lasting sanitation, even during full use.
    • - Bromine is more stable in a wider pH range, remains strong under rapid pH swings.
    • - Bromine has less odor in the water, and less irritation to skin and hair.

     

    • - Chlorine is the most economical way to sanitize a pool.
    • - Chlorine is sun-stabilized in our 1" or 3" slow dissolve Trichlor tablets and 8 oz. sticks.
    • - Chlorine tablets and sticks dissolve rapidly enough to treat larger pools effectively.
    • - Chlorine granules react instantly for rapid super-chlorination or shock treatments.

    Swimming Pool Chlorine Types and Use

    In The Swim pool chlorine dissolves fast and almost instantly begins to sanitize your pool water. In The Swim 3 Inch Chlorine Tablets are 8 oz. stabilized pool tablets, and are also available as a 0.5 oz. pellet, in our 1 Inch Chlorine Tablets, for very small or very large pools. In The Swim 8 oz. Slow Dissolving Chlorine Sticks work fast and last longer. Our 3-inch Super Multi-Tabs are unique chlorine tabs with stabilizer, algaecide and clarifier added. Sticks or tablets can be used in chlorine floaters, or place the pucks into an in-line or off-line chlorine feeder, to provide a daily sanitizer level that is consistent and constant. 

    In The Swim granular chlorine like the economical Cal-Hypo granular chlorine and stabilized Di-Chlor chlorine granules are both available loose in buckets and also sold in 1-pound bags, as Pool Shock, Super Shock and Di-Zap. Pre-dissolve chlorine granules into a large bucket of water for vinyl pools, or sprinkle the powder directly into concrete pools, spas and fountains to maintain sanitizer levels, to raise low levels rapidly, or to super-chlorinate the pool. Granular chlorine is used regularly to quickly kill algae and bacteria, and to oxidize microscopic particles and contaminants in the water.

    Pool Chlorine Chemistry

    Chloramines form when a chlorine molecule has combined with ammonia or nitrogen to produce the familiar scent often associated with swimming pools - that’s not the smell of free chlorine, but of combined chlorine. As chloramines build up they reduce the effectiveness of your sanitizer. When the chloramine level (Total - Free Chlorine) is greater than 0.3 ppm, (TC-FC=CC), this is time to add pool shock to your pool to remove the chloramines. 

    UV rays from the sun breakdown chlorine which makes your sanitizer less effective. Although In The Swim pool chlorine tablets are stabilized, it takes some time for a residual to build up. Pool stabilizer (aka conditioner) contains cyanuric acid to reduce sunlight degradation. It’s like sunscreen for your chlorine, and will save you money in the long run. 

    The pH of your pool water has a large effect on the efficacy or potency of your chlorine. In addition to maintaining stabilizer levels in the 30-50 ppm range, keeping a close eye on pH will reduce your chlorine costs, and also help ensure clean and clear pool water. At a high-pH level of 8.2, over half (+50%) of your chlorine is wasted. Pool chlorine works best at low pH ranges of 7.2-7.4, and becomes less active in higher pH pool water. 

    Bromine for Swimming Pools

    In The Swim Bromine Tablets are slow-dissolving by nature, and can take longer to build up a residual, although bromides can be added to quickly boost levels. Bromine is also un-stabilized, so it does not stand up well to bright sunlight. However, bromine tablets are popular for indoor pools or heavily shaded outdoor pools. Bromine pools have a softer smell of pool bromine, and can re-activate bromides into bromine, simply by shocking the pool (with chlorine!). 

    To use bromine in a pool, you will need to have a bromide ion 'bank' built up, or a preexisting level of bromide ions (the reduced form of bromine). Many bromine users add Brom Booster to raise levels quickly when converting a pool to bromine. Then you simply use the bromine tabs in a brominator (bromine floaters are not as effective). In The Swim Bromine is a BDCMH formula that stands up to sun degradation better than other bromine tablets, and contain no cyanuric acid.


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    Chlorine and Bromine eGuide

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