To use the right number of tablets, always round your pool volume up to the nearest unit of 5,000 gallons. For instance, your pool has a capacity of 20,000 gallons, you would add four chlorine tablets. But if your pool holds just 16,000 gallons, you’d still use four, three-inch chlorine tablets.
Also question is, is it OK to put chlorine tablets in skimmer?
While a floater does not distribute chlorine as evenly as an in-line chlorinator, it is still a great form of swimming pool chlorination. Never put chlorine tablets into the skimmer baskets of your pool.
Just so, where do you put chlorine tablets in Summer Waves pool?
What chlorine tablets do I need for my pool?
In most cases, you’re best off with 3-inch chlorine tablets, as one single tablet can treat up to 5,000 gallons of water. On the other hand, 1-inch tablets contain far less chlorine (about half as much as 3-inch tablets), so they’re better suited for smaller indoor pools and spas.
You do need to use both tabs and shock. Without tabs, the chlorine shock will dissipate quickly out of the water; without shock, the chlorine level will not get high enough to fully sanitize the water.
The best rule of thumb for pool owners trying to estimate how many tablets to add is this: Add one tablet for every 5,000 gallons of water and always round up. For example, if your pool has 21,000 gallons of water, add five tablets per week. If it has 8,000 gallons, use two tablets.
Chlorine Floaters: For each 5000 gallons of pool water, add one 3″ chlorine tablet. Open the baffle or vent at the bottom, fully open. The wider open, the greater the dissolution rate. Your test kit will tell you for sure if you are using enough chlorine tablets.