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    Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    I have quite a few 3" trichlor pucks left over since my auto chlorinater broke; can I use them in my liquidator instead of liquid bleach so I can use them up? My CYA now is 30 ppm so using pucks to raise it to 45 or so seems desirable.
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    Re: Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    No, never mix chlorine sources in any delivery device. If you want to use the pucks, put them in a floater.
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    Re: Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    Safety aside, the liquidator is not an erosion feeder. The bottom of a liquidator, by design, has virtually no water movement. As such the trichlor will sit stagnant creating a very acidic stew of chlorinated water. Since the liquidator is designed to hold a high pH liquid it will likely be damaged by the acidic water.

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    Re: Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    So the best bet is to replace the rainbow chlorinator so I can use up the pucks then go back to the liquidator with Aldi's bleach.
    56,000 gal in-ground vinyl liner, 22' x 44' with 10' deep dive well (only 8' long shallow end)
    1 hp Hayward Superpump, runs 24/7, 300# Hayward S244T sand filter
    Hayward H300 300,000 BTU LP gas heater, Rainbow auto chlorinator w/ check valve
    Liquidator liquid chlorine feeder, Polaris 380 pool cleaner with 3/4 hp booster pump

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    Re: Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    Use the Liquidator with Aldi bleach. Save the pucks for later, they dont go bad. I started with CYA=250 and a bucket of pucks. Three years later I'm floating the pucks for days out of town or just to bring my CYA up!
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    Re: Using 3" trichlor pucks in Liquidator

    I'd buy a bag of powdered stabilizer to raise the CYA and save the pucks for future. You can buy a chlorine puck floater for around $7. It just bobs around in the pool as the puck dissolves. It has a rotating thing so you can adjust how fast the water moves through it, kind of. They work adequately for an absence.
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