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Better Water Chemistry

Why Calcium Hypochlorite Briquettes?

Pulsar® Cal Hypo Briquettes Cal Hypo) are a 3 in 1 multifunctional product that drives savings against bleach and trichlor by eliminating the need to purchase calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate as well as bleach degradation.

As one of the most widely used chemicals for sanitizing commercial pool water, Cal Hypo is the only commercial pool treatment sanitization method that chlorinates, removes organics and metals, boosts hardness and shock treats in one process. All while increasing calcium levels to protect plaster in addition to balancing alkalinity to stabilize pH.

Pulsar® Cal Hypo briquettes require a fraction of the storage space liquid bleach requires – eliminating the need for bulk solution storage and liquid containment systems. In addition to providing exceptional water clarity, Pulsar® briquettes have a longer storage shelf-life and contain no CYA (Cyanuric Acid). And when considering ROI, studies have shown that Cal Hypo can lower water treatment costs by as much as 54%* when compared to Trichlor.

At Pulsar®, we’ve been innovating Cal Hypo feed systems for decades, and our dedication to perfecting Cal hypo feed systems is as strong as ever. As a result of that focus on delivering crystal clear safer water, today’s Pulsar® Cal hypo feed systems routinely achieve solution consistencies within 0.2 ppm of set point.

Pulsar®‘s efficient Cal Hypo dosing systems play an important role in providing clean, safe water.

Pulsar Plus cal hypo briquettes are a great choice of sanitizer and they can have a significant cost impact on a large aquatic facility. Compare calcium hyupochlorite to trichloroisocyanuric acid (Trichlor) and you will realize the considerable differences.

Cal Hypo Outperforms Trichlor

Only Cal Hypo provides higher chlorine concentration, faster disinfection capabilities and lower CYA (Cyanuric Acid) build-up potential when compared to Trichlor. Beyond the significant impact on cost that the choice of sanitizer can have, when it comes to water quality, the choice is clear:

  • Cal Hypo boosts pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness while Trichlor actually reduces pH and alkalinity.

  • Cal Hypo affects CH, Trichlor increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA).

  • Cal Hypo disinfects more quickly while keeping CYA levels lower.

  • Cal Hypo is effectively a “3 in 1” product that chlorinates consistently, protects plaster by increasing calcium and stabilizes pH by balancing alkalinity.

More concentrated than liquid bleach

Calcium Hypochlorite (Cal Hypo) solid briquettes eliminate the threat of hazardous spills around workers and guests. Cal Hypo briquettes and tabs ensure your water receives consistent chlorine delivery, so your competitive swimmers and bathers feel confident in the water at all times. Pulsar® all-in-one pool chlorination systems will not harm your pool surfaces nor will they cause a reduction of ORP.

Key benefits you’ll experience with a Pulsar® Precision automatic chlorinator:

  • Provides consistent chlorine delivery
  • Won’t over-stabilize your pool
  • More concentrated than liquid bleach
  • Will not cause reduction of ORP
  • Highly concentrated tablets reduce shipping and handling costs
  • Longer shelf life when compared to liquid bleach
  • Designed to minimize scheduled maintenance hours
Effect of Cynanuric Acid on Disinfection

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