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    Chlorine & Bromine

    1. 2 weeks ago
      Value on Granular Chlorine
      Very good product. Easy to purchase with value price including shipment
    2. 1 year ago
      Chemicals
      Best price for good product. Chemicals work. Shipping is easy.
    3. 3 years ago
      Much Better than Granular Chlorine
      I had used granular chlorine for years up purple stains (copper?) started forming on the pool walls. Then I switched to calcium hypochlorite. It is much more effective, and no copper stains or algae in two years. It is a bit more expensive, but it works. One minor problem: Unlike granular chlorine, you have to be home to sign for the delivery of calcium hypochlorite.
    1. 10 years ago
      Did what they said they will
      I have not found a product that works as well for the same price. Each stick is individually wrapped so when you open up the bucket you are not COMPLETELY knocked over by the fumes. I also live in a moist climate so they do not deteriorate. I use the sticks in an in-line chlorinator and once you have your chlorine levels set, it's easy to keep the desired levels. In the Swim ships quickly and my order has always been correct. Their prices are much more competive than I can get from my local stores.
    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. 4 years ago
      very good product
      I have been using In The Swim chlorine sticks for about 15 years now along with ITS pool shock and Algaecide 60 plus in my pool. With Texas summers having 100° + temperatures, the combination of these products keeps my pool clean and clear. I maintain my pool on a year round basis with these products and don't have to do spring startup or winterizing and have never had any green water.
    1. 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!
    2. 2 months ago
      Great Shock for Price and Excellent Pool Water
      Best Shock I've ever used in 25 years. Very efficient results with less use than in the past with lithium shock
    3. 1 year ago
      Di Zap pool shock
      I have my packages of shock delivered right to my door don't have to run to pool store. My pool stays crystal clear and I have recommended to all my friends never have cloudy water again.
    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. 4 years ago
      Super product!
      I have used bromine for over twenty years because it is far superior to chlorine that has a strong odor, dull water and is prone to algae outbreaks. This bromine is pre measured in plastic bags that while they tend to be fragile, allows me to quickly and easily dispense a measured portion without lifting a fifty pound bucket or handling an exposed product. This product gives me sparkling crystal water. It is delivered to my door at a far more reasonable price than the local pool shop. It is ... read more gentle on the pool and equipment. The last paint lasted 14 years without blistering or peeling.
    3. 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.
    1. 9 months ago
      I used this product last summer and had the least pool maintenance in 30 years. My pool water remained clean and shiny throughout the summer.
    2. 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!!! .
    3. 2 years ago
      Replenished our supply
      In the Swim ships quick. Very competitive prices. This tablets work great at maintaining our chlorine level. We put a tablet in each of the skimmers and the water remains crystal clear. The tablets last about 3 to 4 days (less on real hot summer days). We repurchase these tablets at least every year.
    1. 1 year ago
      I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOTTLE
      AT FIRST I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS POWDERED INSTANT LIQUID -- I NORMALLY BUY THE LIQUID CHLORINE TO ADD TO MY POOL, SO AT FIRST WHEN I OPEN THIS BOTTLE AND SAW IT WAS GRANULAR I THOUGHT WHY WOULD THEY CALL THIS "INSTANT LIQUID CHLORINE" BUT I HAD NO CHOICE AT THE MOMENT AND USED IT AFTER A LARGE POOL PARTY AND BOY WAS I PLEASANTLY SURPRISED...IT MADE MY POOL CRYSTAL CLEAR AND I'VE HAD TO USE SO LITTLE TO MAINTAIN ON A WEEKLY BASIS...SO I LOVE THAT I'M ACTUALLY SAVING MONEY. THANKS IN THE SWIM!
    2. 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.
    3. 4 years ago
      Disappointed
      Was hopeful it would dissolve much better than it did. Having to brush the bottom of the pool with each application is not worth it. The chemical part was fine, just didn't enjoy the brushing. I will go back to liquid chlorine.
    1. 2 years ago
      Chlorine
      Great product, great price, free shipping. Shop here every year.
    2. 1 year ago
      Excellent product
      I have had great results with this product. Well worth the money.
    3. 2 years ago
      GOOD SERVICE
      I have been operating a pool for about four years. In the past I would pick up chemicals at pool supply stores or large discount stores. I always had issues finding what I needed when I needed it or paying too much also everyone's product worked reacted differently. In the swim has been a great solution to many problems. I am busy and generally order my chemicals at night after the kids go to bed, I have found that having in the swim deliver the chemicals to my front door is by far the ... read more easiest way to take care of my 10,000 Gallon pool. I have consistent chemicals that work great! My pool is now always crystal clear and it is easy to maintain the balance.
    1. 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.
    2. 2 months ago
      Great Tablets!
      Been using these chlorine tablets for several pool seasons now. They do a great job. More economically priced than those sold through my local pool - chemicals stores. Fast delivery. In the Swim is very reputable!
    3. 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.
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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.


    For More Info See our Chlorine and Bromine eGuide:

    Chlorine and Bromine eGuide

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