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Thread: AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

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    AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

    I know this site suggests nothing but liquid chlorine for a number of reasons and that's what I've been using for a couple of months.

    I've seen these at target for $10-12 and just curious if they are worth getting. I don't think it's a bargain if you compare it to prices in clubs, but you get these in smaller quantities.

    http://www.antonline.com/p_05492AQU-GP_ ... htm?sID=GP

    http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Chem-Optimum ... B002M12KTO

    Also, I don't understand what exactly "dual layer" is and how different it is from Leslie's 3" tablets. Can anyone explain?

    Thanks.



    P.S. Target also has Aqua Chem poles, brushes, vacuum head with brush, test kits, refills and strips on clearance.

    I'm referencing items from ebay. sorry if links don't work any longer:

    pole around $7-8. I think this is a great deal.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Aqua-Chem-Telescopi ... _500wt_721

    vacuum head for vinyl pools. Don't remember the price, but I believe it was under $10. Wonder if this will work with concrete pool. I don't see why it wouldn't, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Aqua-Chem-Swimming- ... 2514wt_704

    test strips, kits. I love TF test kit, but some of my results are always different then any of the leslie's store that tested my water. I've seen them testing calcium and counted the number of drops and looked at the color of the water. I believe they use Talyer K-2006 for their testing. Not sure if their drops are bigger or their solution is stronger, but their 550 is my 700. CYA is another one that's varies by up to 20ppm.
    Not sure how accurate AquaChem tests are. Solutions are probably not good for the next year, but the test strips have expiration date of 2012.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUA-CHEM-POOL-SPA- ... _500wt_947

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Aqua-Chem-3-way-Tes ... _500wt_721
    Bill
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    Re: AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

    The only issue would be if they contain copper. Another thing I see is that they contain both Trichlor AND Dichlor.
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    Re: AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The only issue would be if they contain copper.
    How do you tell if they do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Another thing I see is that they contain both Trichlor AND Dichlor.
    Is this good or bad and why?
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    Re: AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

    It should say on the label but maybe not. I couldn't find an MSDS for it so I can't tell.

    It's bad! Trichlor is bad and Dichlor is bad so conbine them and that'd have to be bad bad!
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    Re: AquaChem tablets are on clearance up to 75% off. Worth it?

    Vinyl vac heads tend to be difficult to use. Wheeled gunite heads work better and are far easier to use.

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