Bromine: A non-metallic chemical element that is considered to be the only non-metallic element that is liquid at room temperature. When handling Bromine you must be extremely cautious because it’s highly toxic and radioactive. Bromine is found in an assortment of industrial cleaners and compounds. Pool and spa owners are familiar with Bromine because it comes in the form of tablets that are used in water treatment.
Chlorine: A natural element that looks like a yellowish greenish gas at room temperature. When under the correct pressure and temperature, Chlorine can be turned into liquid form. Chlorine is also found in bleach (what makes your clothes white). We generally come into contact with Chlorine when we go swimming. It’s what kills the germs that people bring when they go swimming.
Advantages for Chlorine:
Chlorine treatments cost less than Bromine of the same volume.
Chlorine dissolves quickly in water below 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chlorine is easy to use and it begins to work quickly.
Advantages for Bromine:
Bromine remains more stable in hot water than Chlorine.
There are fewer skin, eye, and hair problems when in a Bromine treated pool.
Bromamines are effective for killing bacterias and viruses.
Only your own lifestyle, needs and situation will be able to tell you what’s best for YOUR pool.
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