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hth® floater

Your pool stays clean and clear with hth® sanitizer products, designed to effectively guard against bacteria, algae and other organisms.  We offer two types of chlorine-based sanitizers: stabilized and unstabilized.

Floater Convenience:  hth® Floater makes pool treatment convenient and easy for the on-the-go pool owner.  When used as directed, hth® Floater provides enough sanitizer to last up to 4 weeks.  No measuring, no mess, no hassle!  The adjustable dial will treat your pool size - up to 20,000 gallons.  This is a single-use non-refillable floater that provides convenient, hands-free chlorine treatment.  When the floater is empty it tips to let you know it is time to buy another one. 

  • Suitable for pools without a skimmer or feeder
  • Kills algae & bacteria
  • Tips when empty
  • Great for vacations: while you're away you can use the hth® Floater to maintain chlorine levels
  • Lasts up to 4 weeks when used as directed
  • Treats up to 20,000 gallons
  • Compatible with salt systems


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Maintaining Proper Chlorine Levels

Test Your Water

How often you should test and balance your pool can vary based on how often you use it and a number of other variables, but it’s important to remember that, for chlorine and pH, you should usually test your pool two to three times a week. That may sound like a lot, but water balance is vital for your pool’s health and the health of the people who swim in it. When your pool is out of balance, your sanitizers can be less effective, the water can cause irritation to the skin and eyes, and if the water gets imbalanced enough, it can even damage the pool’s surfaces, structure, or equipment

Shock Weekly

In ideal circumstances, shocking your pool just once a week will keep it looking clean and clear, but any heavy rainfall, signs of algae, use by lots of swimmers, or periods of very sunny weather can deplete free chlorine levels, which means an extra dose of hth® shock is needed. Sundown is optimum time to shock your pool because the chlorine can work without fighting the sun's ultraviolet rays and has more time to restore water clarity.

Overstabilization: What is it?

While small levels of CYA (20 – 40 ppm) do serve a purpose in protecting chlorine from sunlight degradation, too much can cause problems. Over-stabilization (> 90 ppm) is the buildup of cyanuric acid (CYA) in swimming pool water resulting from the use of stabilized sanitizers and stabilized shock products.  It significantly decreases the effectiveness of chlorine in killing germs, bacteria and algae.

hth® Pool Care offers sanitizer and shock products that are non-stabilized.  These are calcium hypochlorite (cal-hypo) products, do not contain stabilizer and will not cause over-stabilization.                     

Symptoms of overstabilization:
Green water
High chlorine reading with algae
Adding chlorine does not get rid of algae

What is the Solution to Overstabilization? If the CYA level is > 90ppm, adjust this by partially draining some water from the pool, refilling with fresh water, balancing the water and switching to hth® non-stabilized sanitizers and shocks.


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