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Which is better Dichlor or Trichlor?

Last Updated: 15th July, 2021

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The key difference between trichlor and dichlor is that the Trichlor (or trichloro-s-triazinetrione) is a dry solid compound having the highest possible chlorine content (around 90%) whereas, the Dichlor (or dichloro-s-triazinetrione) is available as its dihydrate form or the anhydrous form.

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Keeping this in view, can you mix Trichlor and Dichlor?

Ok, Dichlor and Trichlor contain chlorine, just like the bleack. However, they also contain other ingredients. For a while these ingredients are ok, but after a while they can build up and cause trouble in your pool. You can get the same sanitation from good ol' bleach without the added stuff.

Secondly, what is Trichlor used for? Trichlor is a common sanitizer used in chlorinated swimming pools and is available in powder or tablets. Its primary uses are water sanitation, along with providing some protection as a mild algaecide.

Additionally, what is the difference between Dichlor and Trichlor chlorine?

The difference between these two types of Chlorine from the other three is that Trichlor and Dichlor are stabilized Chlorine, meaning they contain cyanuric acid for sun protection. Trichlor has a high Chlorine saturation and affects a pool's pH, however, it is the most popular type of Chlorine for regular pool use.

Does Dichlor raise pH?

Using Dichlor will contribute to the level of cyanuric acid in the pool. The pH level of Dichlor is nearly neutral (7.0), and won't affect the pH of the pool water noticeably, is fast dissolving and because it's sodium based, it won't contribute to calcium levels in pools.

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F EspaƱa

Professional

How much Trichlor do I add?

Adding 1 lbs of 100% TriChlor (trichloro-s-triazinetrione) to a 10,000 gallon pool will give you 18 ppm Cl and 11 ppm of CYA. (These numbers come indirectly from "Pool & Spa Operator Handbook") Thus - a 35 lbs box of 90% TriChlor will add 338 ppm. to a 10,000 gallon pool.

Guisela Henzschel

Professional

Can you mix Trichlor and sodium hypochlorite?

Never mix trichlor tablets and any concentration of cal hypo chlorine or bleach, as this will create a dangerous reaction. Cal hypo also comes in a tablet form for erosion feeders, so you must be careful never to mix cal hypo tablets and trichlor tablets with their respective feeders.

Niurka Picaud

Professional

What happens when you mix chlorine with bromine?

Whether you choose chlorine or bromine, DO NOT: mix them together in the water. This can also cause a dangerous chemical reaction. Even if you think you've cleaned it well enough, some of the chemical remnants can react with each other.

Priya Kowalow

Explainer

Will bromine bleach clothes?

Will Bromine bleach swimsuits or clothes? Yes, but probably not to the same degree as chlorine. Bromine is less active than chlorine, and even though the levels of bromine may be higher, the bleaching effect on swimsuits and skin irritation is generally less.

Liria Sandulescu

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Can you mix baking soda and chlorine?

When bleach and baking soda are mixed, the cleaning properties of both are improved. For instance, when both baking soda and chlorine bleach are used on dirty laundry, the clothes come out cleaner and fresher. This happens when only 1/2 cup of baking soda is added to a typical laundry load with bleach.

Dominico Trifu

Explainer

Is bromine better than chlorine?

Bromine works better at higher temperatures than chlorine. Above 75°F, bromine remains stable, whereas chlorine is more effective in temperatures as low as 65°F. This makes bromine a better choice for hot tubs and spas, and an unheated pool will be better served by the use of chlorine.

Sumera Tsvetov

Pundit

Does chlorine react with bromine?

Bromine, Br2, reacts with chlorine, Cl2, in the gas phase to form the interhalogen species BrF. Chlorine, Cl2, reacts with bromine, Br2, in the gas phase to form the unstable interhalogen species bromine(I) chloride, ClBr.

Maryrose Drees

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Can you shock your pool during the day?

Shock your pool late in the evening or at night, when the sun is down to make sure free chlorine will stay longer in your water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from direct sunlight greatly reduces free chlorine levels, so shocking during the day will not be very effective.

Asteria Raju

Pundit

Does Trichlor raise CYA?

The most potent form of stabilized chlorine is Dichlor. For every 10ppm of chlorine using Dichlor, your CYA will increase by 9ppm. For every 10ppm chlorine using Trichlor tabs your CYA will increase by 6ppm. Normal liquid chlorine and much of the granular chlorine is unstabilized, so it won't raise the CYA.

Asim Krumpen

Pundit

What chlorine tablets are the best?

The 5 Best Pool Chlorine Tablets
  1. In The Swim 3″ Pool Chlorine Tablets – Best Overall. View Latest Price on Amazon.
  2. CLOROX 3-Inch Chlorinating Tablets. View Latest Price on Amazon.
  3. CLOROX Small Pool Chlorine Tablets – Best Value. View Latest Price on Amazon.
  4. Nava 3-inch Pool Chlorine Tabs.
  5. Swim Best 3-inch Trichlor Pool-Tablets.

Chafiaa Harwood

Pundit

Where can I buy sodium hypochlorite?

Sodium hypochlorite is only available in liquid form. You can get it at retail in concentrations as high as 15% about 3 times as strong as household bleach or Clorox. You get it a pool supply store and it is commonly known as "pool shock". Most stores sell it at 12.5%.

Shuangjun Sangita

Teacher

Is sodium hypochlorite bleach?

Sodium hypochlorite is most often encountered as a pale greenish-yellow dilute solution commonly known as liquid bleach or simply bleach, a household chemical widely used (since the 18th century) as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent.

Patrizia Eisenblatter

Supporter

Does pool shock contain stabilizer?

Di-chlor contains stabilizer which will increase the cyanuric acid level in the swimming pool. It can be used as a shock treatment (1 lb per 10,000 gallons) or as a maintenance chlorine (3 oz. Di-chlor should be added in the evening and swimming can be resumed once the chlorine has returned to normal levels.

Afrika Torralvo

Supporter

Can you buy chlorine tablets without stabilizer?

Cal Hypo Tablets
Like Cal Hypo shock, Cal Hypo tablets are unstabilized chlorine tablets, containing no cyanuric acid. Cal Hypo tablets are more expensive than regular tablets to buy, and the specialized feeders required to use them are also on the pricey side.

Bru Ozaez

Supporter

How much calcium does Hypo add?

As the name suggests, calcium hypochlorite contains calcium. When calcium hypochlorite is used, 0.8 ppm of calcium hardness is added to the water for each ppm of available chlorine added.

Justin Facchini

Beginner

What is a Trichlor tablet?

Trichlor—or “Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione” if you're feeling adventurous—is a type of chlorine that's commonly used in swimming pools. (Thanks, Captain Obvious!) You'll typically find this in the form of 1″ or 3″ tablet that looks almost like a hockey puck (which is where the term chlorine pucks come from).

Francheska Bacharach

Beginner

How much cyanuric acid is in chlorine?

A chlorine tab has two side effects that most pool owners don't realize: It has a pH of 2.9 but more importantly, it lowers Total Alkalinity (TA). It is 52% cyanuric acid (aka conditioner or stabilizer) by weight and each one increases the cynauric acid level (CYA) in your pool water.

Ismahane Leonards

Beginner

What percent is pool chlorine?

Common pool chlorine is made up of the chemical calcium hypochlorite at about 65 percent strength.