In this video, we talk about the difference between Di-Chlor and Cal-Hypo (both of which can be used to shock your pool). Di-Chlor vs Cal-Hypo covers the side-effects of each so you can determine which option is ideal for you!. Here is brief overview of what is covered in the video:
In our running article on shock let’s discuss another alternative – dichlor. It’s full chemical name is sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, but unless you’re a chemist we’ll stick with dichlor!Dichlor comes in granular form in a wide range of percentages (strengths), and may have other active ingredients combined with it for multiple purposes.
I went to home depot today, to see if they carried Dichlor. Leslie's carries dichlor at $36 for 8lbs. Home Depot does not carry Dichlor. Instead, you can buy trichlor tabs, 3", 1", and trichlor "shock" granuals which includes fun additives such as Boron (borax?) and some clarifier.
Chlorine or Non-Chlorine Shock for Hot Tubs? by Daniel Lara. Spa and Hot Tub Shock – what’s better – chlorinated granules or non-chlorine shock? This post takes a look at the differences between two types of oxidizers used for spa shock treatments – Sodium DiChlor (chlorine granules) or MPS – Monopersulfate (chlorine free).
Just found the site and am learning lots already. Opened our pool this past weekend. Green algae present. Added Poolbrand "quick dissolving shock" which we have used in the past. After looking at some different posts saw that dichlor is not recommended for bumping up chlorine levels. Sodium dichlor is the 99% active ingredient in this product.
Blake from PoolSupplyWorld explains the differences between Di-Chlor and Cal-Hypo. Both can be good options to chlorinate or shock your swimming pool, but you should understand the side-effects.
2. Dichloroisocyanuric Acid: Also known as “dichlor,” this is another type of chlorine shock. Dichlor contains both chlorine and cyanuric acid and will, over time, raise your cyanuric acid levels. For more information on cyanuric acid, please see our blog post Cyanuric Acid: Friend or Foe. Like cal hypo is it both a sanitizer and an ...
Trichlor and dichlor are two forms of chlorine containing-compounds used in cleaning water of swimming pools, spa and hot tubs. The key difference between trichlor and dichlor is that trichlor is a dry solid compound having the highest possible chlorine content (around 90%) whereas dichlor is available as the dihydrate form or the anhydrous form.
Dichlor is a chlorine compound used to purify swimming pool and spa water. It s full name is sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione or dichloroisocyanuric acid. Chemically speaking, dichlor is the cyanuric acid molecule with two chlorine atoms and one sodium atom. This combination is a stable chlorine, which comes as a colorless solid.
Leslie’s offers many types of pool shock, but we’ll just focus on the best pool shock for each pool type. Power Powder Plus. Power Powder Plus is the most popular shock on Leslie’s website. Composed of calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo), Power Powder Plus provides 73% available chlorine to effectively sanitize the pool, and kill bacteria ...