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    Where to buy Dichlor

    I can't for the life of me find on here what dichlor I should purchase. I recall that it shouldn't have calcium in it?? Does this still hold true? Is there a store I can purchase it from? I had purchased a bag from Amazon but I'd like to get the pool set up this weekend but am completely out of dichlor.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    time for pool school.

    dichlor doesn't have calcium, it has stabilizer (CYA). cal-po (sp?) has calcium. neither are recommended here.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    Just look in the pool section of the nearest big box store, and read ingredients on the various one-pound bags of 'shock' - you're looking for sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, without any other major active ingredients.

    I'm reading from a bag I picked up at Ocean State Job Lot a month ago - not sure if that chain reaches into NY.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    Dichlor is fine during startup, you just don't want to keep using it once your stabilizer (CYA) levels are high enough. Personally, I add stabilizer separately and use liquid chlorine right from the beginning after setting up our pool each year; but dichlor can be part of startup - I think I remember reading about that approach at the PoolForum website.

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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    I have used the dichlor for the first 4 days then switched over to bleach. It's worked very well for me thus far. I just wasn't sure if I can locate the actual dichlor in a store. I thought I read somewhere some dichlors have calcium in them but could be confusing it with something else. Either way thank you. I will do a search for my local stores and hope they carry it.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    There are two common forms of powdered shock - dichlor (which has stabilizer along with chlorine) and cal-hypo (which adds calcium along with chlorine). Just get the one that has a label like the one I quoted earlier - no mention of calcium, and no other 'super duper enhanced' multi-function ingredients ��
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    You can find dichlor in the pool sections of most big box stores such as Home Depot, Walmart or farm/garden/hardware stores. Be sure to just get dichlor or "Dichloroisocyanuric acid" on the label. Do not use products that have any copper compounds listed on the packaging.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    Depot, Lowes, Leslie's, Walmart (maybe)...
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    The Walmart I was at the other day had nothing but trichlor...but they had 2-3 fancy versions of it.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    Usually, but not always, Dichlor is called "chlorinating granules" or "stabilized chlorinating granules" or "granular chlorine". Definitely check the ingredients for "Sodium Dichloro-s-Triazinetrione" or "Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate" or something similar with "dichlor" in it and it normally is around 99% concentration and may also separately say 56% Available Chlorine.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    Quote Originally Posted by DaninFLA View Post
    time for pool school.

    dichlor doesn't have calcium, it has stabilizer (CYA). cal-po (sp?) has calcium. neither are recommended here.
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    Re: Where to buy Dichlor

    It appears from looking at google maps that there are three Leslies close to you. You can buy Dichlor as "Chlor Brite" in one pound packets. One of them will take your CYA to 40, but don't dump it all in at once. You'll bleach the vinyl if you do.
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