As much fun as it is to own a swimming pool, most long-time pool owners will admit that the routine maintenance gets to be a chore sometimes. After all, even when you’re too busy to enjoy swimming in the pool, you still have to clean it.
If you already own a hot tub or you’re familiar with maintaining one, you’re probably familiar with traditional chlorination to keep the spa water clean and bacteria-free. This method works well, and it’s been keeping spas fresh and inviting for decades.
This is a common enough question. And, like so many questions involving pool water maintenance, the answer is, “it depends.”
Unless you’re using a salt water generator, you’re probably well aware of your swimming pool’s need for chlorine. You can add chlorine in liquid form, in granules, or in compressed tablets that can be placed in a floating delivery system or added to some filters.