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    Buy trichlor tips

    I am in Dallas, it's 100+ outside and I have to refill water every week in my 14400 gallon pool. Normally I drop 3 Trichlor tablets in the dispenser to maintain chlorine level which dissolves in a week or so at this temperature. Also uses bleach to raise the FC as necessary. I am running out of Trichlor. Just wondering should I get another 25lbs bucket or is there a different way to maintain CYA/Chlorine level during summer heat. Since the water gets refilled weekly, I don't have issue with high CYA level so far. I guess it's too low, need to test it as I am out of R0013C as well. R0013E is on it's way.

    So what's the best way to maintain Cl2 and CYA? Where can I get best price for Trichlor?

    Thanks in Advance!



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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    Since the water gets refilled weekly, I don't have issue with high CYA level so far.
    It doesn't work like that. Everything we do begins and ends with current test results. Can you post yours, please?
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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    Why are you refilling water? Remember, evaporation increases the concentration of CYA. So putting that water back in does not help the overall problem of CYA increase. You need to get a good test kit, either a TF-100 or a K-2006C. Read Pool School, and stop using tabs.
    Once you have the kit, take a full set of readings and post them like duraleigh requested.
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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    Quote Originally Posted by nityntiy View Post

    So what's the best way to maintain Cl2 and CYA? Where can I get best price for Trichlor?

    Thanks in Advance!
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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    As others have pointed out, unless you are loosing water due to a leak CYA stays behind when water evaporates. It is this fact that gets more people in trouble with CYA.

    When do you think you will have your replacement reagents for your K2006?

    You had a bad algae issue a couple of months ago, but stopped posting in the middle if the SLAM. Have you cleared up all those issues?
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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    Thanks for the responses guys. Got little busy that didn't get time to follow up with the post.
    My test results from 5 minutes ago

    FC - 1ppm
    PH - 7.6ppm
    TA - 70 ppm
    CYA - 70 ppm

    Man. You guys were right. I was under the assumption refilling/rain consumes the CYA that I kept adding 3 tabs weekly. The tremendous heat drops the water level below the skimmer line that I had to refill water every week(about 1-2 inch)

    I ordered another 50 lbs Trichlor online over the weekend and they just shipped it. I guess I need to reduce the tab usage moving forward. Just stick with bleach for now since I have high CYA level already?

    @tim5055 - Thanks for inquiring. Yes the Algae problem was solved by SLAM. Just kept adding bleach and cleaned up the pool until the water cleared up.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Buy trichlor tips

    Bring your FC up with bleach and use the tabs you will get when your CYA drops back down.
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