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    Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    I was in Wal-Mart today buying some stabilizer, and noticed they sell individually wrapped tri-chlor pucks for about $2.50 each, and I am trying to figure out, what's the point? Even for a small seasonal pool a single tri-chlor puck will not last all that long. Does this make sense to anyone, am I missing something?

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    Re: Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    Can't live without them! Punch a hole in the plastic wrapper, tie a string to it and drop it inside your wedding cake steps to keep algae at bay. (Also, some people use them for spas or ponds)
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    Re: Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    I thought those were for going in the back of your toilet tank!
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    Re: Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    Well these were HTH brand in the pool section on the same shelf with other chlorine products. I guess if your on a budget and can only afford a puck a week...

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    Re: Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1
    I was in Wal-Mart today buying some stabilizer, and noticed they sell individually wrapped tri-chlor pucks for about $2.50 each, and I am trying to figure out, what's the point? Even for a small seasonal pool a single tri-chlor puck will not last all that long. Does this make sense to anyone, am I missing something?

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    It makes perfect sense to me.

    If someone has manageable CYA levels and wants to go on vacation without burdening someone to come add bleach, they buy a couple pucks and put them in a floater. If you're only going to use a couple a year, why buy a huge bucket of them?
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    Re: Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

    That makes sense, I guess.
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