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    Does chlorine tablet matter? Cheapest place to buy?

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    Re: Does chlorine tablet matter? Cheapest place to buy?

    You should not be using tabs if you are following TFP method.
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    Re: Does chlorine tablet matter? Cheapest place to buy?

    Right, trichlor tabs will quickly raise your CYA level. More here, Pool School - How to Chlorinate Your Pool
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    Re: Does chlorine tablet matter? Cheapest place to buy?

    IF anyone searches upon this thread and is determined to buy - be wary because some tablet brands contain algaecide like copper so always read the active ingredient label on any chemical you buy. If the packaging doesn't list the active ingredient... don't buy it!
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    Re: Does chlorine tablet matter? Cheapest place to buy?

    Tablets have their place, but Texas is generally not one of them. Because you do not close and partially drain for the winter or usually get enough rain to counter the rising CYA.
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