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Treating Water Made Simple and Effective

The Accu-Tab® system offers an effective and state-of-the-art approach to treating water. Requiring the use of rubber gloves and safety goggles to handle calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo) tablets, the system minimizes the safety concerns typically associated with other water treatment solutions because it reduces the risk of leaks and spills.

In addition, the Accu-Tab system performs more predictably than other cal-hypo systems because of the quality of tablets and the controlled high water flow/lower chlorine concentration delivery technology.


Accu-Tab® System 12% Chlorine Bleach Chlorine Generator Trichlor Tablets Chlorine Gas Peroxyacetic Acid Chlorine Dioxide
Risk Management Solid chemical – no dual containment required Dual containment required for concentrated liquid solution Salt Handling Tablet odor is strong and pungent Major gas leak concerns Spill and leak concerns Spill and leak concerns
Handling and convenience Easy to add tablets in 55-lb pails; only one person needed Cumbersome to handle and maneuver; 55-gallon drums weigh 555 pounds Large quantities of salt required Package sizes range from 7-lb to 100-lb pails Hard to maneuver cylinders require 2 people, special handling and training are needed 500-lb drums or totes are hard to maneuver; require large storage space and possible containment pad Multiple precursor chemicals need to be purchased for CIO2 generation; large space required for generation equipment and chemical storage
Equipment and maintenance Chlorinators typically require cleaning and maintenance once per year. Feed pumps need constant repair and tubing leaks regularly. Gas locking of pump is not uncommon. Must replace costly cells every two to four years Low maintenance Eductors, regulators have small orifices that are prone to plugging Troublesome metering pumps required High capital and maintenance costs associated with complex generation equipment
Chlorine strength Consistent strength allows for reliable control; minimal strength degradation when stored properly Unstable liquid is difficult to control; rapid strength degradation especially in hot weather Must maintain ~ 3,000–9,000 ppm salt concentration in the pool; salt is converted to chlorine as it passes through the cells 90% available chlorine; frequent monitoring of pH and calcium needed to maintain proper water balance Consistently 100% chlorine Loss of strength makes control difficult Delicate balance between precursor chemicals needed for efficient generation
Material compatibility Relatively dilute 100-300 ppm hypochlorite solution; more neutral pH (~10.5), less corrosive Concentrated (120,000 ppm) hypochlorite solution, high pH (~13.0) is very corrosive Stray voltage from generator cells can cause corrosion Low pH (~2.9) is highly corrosive; reduces life of equipment and surfaces Low pH (~3.0), very corrosive Low pH (~2.8), very corrosive Low pH (2.8 - 3.5), very corrosive