Pool Chlorine Tablet vs. Chlorine Pellets

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by accord91, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. accord91

    accord91 New Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Tampa, FL
    I'm running low on Chlorine pellets. I have Gary's inline Chlorator with a Carbon Backwash Filter. Is it okay to 3" Pool Chlorine Tablet in it? I don't use the water for drinking or cooking with. The water is used for bathing and cleaning things.

    I've only seen maybe one or two things on the internet saying you shouldn't use Pool Chlorine Tablet for potable water. Why would it be bad to use Pool Chlorine Tablets in my setup? Doesn't the Carbon filter out most Chlorine and other chemicals? We use it in our Pool and we swim in it for hours. Since Gary doesn't sale any more I can't find any place that sales these Chlorine Pellets at a reasonable price.

  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

    Dec 29, 2009
    Business owner/service and sales
    I remember years ago I used the pool tablet in a brine tank with no problems.
    If the water that this would be used for in none potable water then there should not be a challenge..
    What kind of price for a case of the 5lbs chlorine pellets to your door are you looking at?
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    I would have to look at a bucket of chlorine tablets, but my gut feeling is that they are NOT made to the necessary NSF standards that would be required for potable water. The same way that "industrial oxygen" is not suitable for medical needs.
  5. RinconVTR

    RinconVTR Member

    Sep 1, 2009
    Thats right. NSF does not certify any choline tablet or pellet made for "Recreational Water" (pool/spa), for potable water.

    NSF is crazy about chemical composition of wetted surfaces used in potable water, so whatever the difference, there is a difference.
  6. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    Pool "chlorine" has additives that are not good for you. Chlorine for potable water treatment doesn't have additives.

    Follow the directions with your chlorinator, use only approved pellets and do not mix different types of chlorine.
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