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    Re: Trichlor tablets can work

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    I hope this is an appropriate thread in which to add this question. I have exclusively used the TFP method this year for my pool maintenance. After the initial SLAM it has been crystal clear and I have had to add nothing but 8.25% Clorox and muriatiac acid. Previously I was using calcium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfate but I did not understand the relationship between CYA and chlorine level so I was still getting some algae growth.

    Anyway, we are going to be gone for a few days and would like to use trichlor pucks to keep the chlorine level up during that time. I am not sure exactly how to do this. Is there a relationship between how many pucks you place into the skimmer basket and what chlorine level is produced? The CYA level is currently 30, so I expect that a week or so of trichlor pucks will not raise it too much. I would like suggestions for how to go about this. I do leave my pump and filter running 24/7. Thanks in advance!
    20 year old 19K gallon IG vinyl pool (new liner in 2014)
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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Trichlor tablets can work

    Dt, you can use pucks for when you leave. Most of us without SWG do so if we are going to be gone more than overnight.

    The key to TFP is knowing what each thing you add to your pool does and adjusting for it.

    What I do is fill up my floater, raise my FC to SLAM level and leave my pump running.

    When I get home I take out any pucks left, let them dry out to save for next time. I do a full set of tests and adjust if needed.

    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Tab usage

    You have lots of room for more CYA. You're in good shape.

    A floating puck feeder will hold 4 or 5 8 oz pucks. 5 will only add 8.8 CYA to a 19000 gallon pool. (See Effects of Adding Chemicals at the bottom of poolmath) I left for almost a week and did nothing but raise the water level to allow for evaporation and dropped the puck floater in. I left the pump on its normal schedule and everything else was already balanced. Came home to a lot of debris that needed vacuuming and crystal clear water.

    This is one of the most common questions here: Search If the pool is otherwise healthy, it'll be fine.
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