Old Floating Chlorine Dispenser Can Lead To A Stained Pool Surface
Using a floating pool chlorine dispenser
, also known as a chlorine floater
, is an effective way of adding sanitizer to the pool water. But one pitfall many pool owners fall into is neglecting the condition of dispenser and allowing it to becomes a liability to the pool's surface.
With the standard blue and white chlorine floater
, the little tabs on the lid can wear out causing the lid to fall or get knocked off and allowing the 3 inch chlorine tabs
to fall out and down to the bottom of the pool. If a chlorine tab sits on the bottom of the pool for any length of time, it will permanently stain or discolor most pool surfaces.
With the Duck Chlorine Dispenser
or any of the designer floating dispensers that have screw on tops like the Chlori-Duck Mallard
or the Derby Duck
, the threads on the top of the floater can wear down and allow the lid to come off. When the lid comes off, the bottom portion of the floater will sink to and sit on the bottom of the pool. Again, it won't take long for the chlorine to start staining or discoloring the surface of the pool.
The bottom line is it's worth paying close attention to the condition of a floating chlorine dispenser being used in your pool and to replace it periodically or as soon as any visible wear or tear is noticed and before it causes permanent damage to the pool's surface.
Is it time to replace your floating pool chlorine dispenser? Listed below are the most popular pool chlorine floaters.
Blue and White chlorine floater
Cool Shark Chlorine Dispenser
Derby Duck Chlorinator
Dolphin Shark Chlorinator
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