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    chlorine tablets?

    Looking for the best chlorine tablets for my inground pool. Is walmart the best place or should I get them online? My system used 3 inch tablets and can fit six in the filter. Should I pit all six or just like 2 or 3? The reason I buy from wally world is because they are the only place around. What should I look for when buying my tablets? Thanks
    dont know how many gallons i got but if i remember correctly the pool is about 20'wide and 32' long and goes from 4 to 8 foot. I think i remember someone telling me about 35k in gallons but i could be off.

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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Generic trichlor tablets are usually best. Avoid double or triple acting tablets as they generally contain copper. WalMart is often as inexpensive as online, though that varies.

    Normally you fill up the tablet feeder once every a week or two (depending on how fast it gets used up).
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Just remember that for every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor tabs, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm. So at 2 ppm FC per day chlorine usage the CYA level will increase by 36 ppm per month unless there is water dilution. The higher CYA level will lower the active chlorine level so if you don't proportionately raise your [EDIT] FC [END-EDIT] level then algae can start to grow faster than chlorine can kill it.
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Ok thanks
    dont know how many gallons i got but if i remember correctly the pool is about 20'wide and 32' long and goes from 4 to 8 foot. I think i remember someone telling me about 35k in gallons but i could be off.

    filter type-Sand

    its an in-ground plaster

    dont know the size of the pump or size of the filter.

    http://m1099.photobucket.com/albums/vodkacop/

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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek
    The higher CYA level will lower the active chlorine level so if you don't proportionately raise yourCYA level then algae can start to grow faster than chlorine can kill it.
    I think chem geek meant to say if you don't proportionately raise your FC level then the algae will grow faster than chlorine can kill it.
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Yes, that's what I meant. Thanks for catching that and I've corrected the post.
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Got someone coming to clean the pool weekly so he monitors the chemicals in it. Just need some tabs to hold it during the week.
    dont know how many gallons i got but if i remember correctly the pool is about 20'wide and 32' long and goes from 4 to 8 foot. I think i remember someone telling me about 35k in gallons but i could be off.

    filter type-Sand

    its an in-ground plaster

    dont know the size of the pump or size of the filter.

    http://m1099.photobucket.com/albums/vodkacop/

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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Are you using the trichlor pucks for while you are away from home, or is that all you are using for daily chlorine?
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    Quote Originally Posted by vodka
    Got someone coming to clean the pool weekly so he monitors the chemicals in it. Just need some tabs to hold it during the week.
    Good luck with that. Most people here find that a once a week guy is woefully inadequate. Also, using tablets for your main chlorination source will cause your CYA to rise and most likely become a problem. Keep an eye on it. Is there a reason you're not handling your pool yourself?
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    Re: chlorine tablets?

    i am not home to do the pool myself so he keeps the levels up and adds the tablets for me. I am currently looking for someone to install my Salt water chlorinator, electrically and all. i also use the the chlorinator and tablets for my source of chlorine.
    dont know how many gallons i got but if i remember correctly the pool is about 20'wide and 32' long and goes from 4 to 8 foot. I think i remember someone telling me about 35k in gallons but i could be off.

    filter type-Sand

    its an in-ground plaster

    dont know the size of the pump or size of the filter.

    http://m1099.photobucket.com/albums/vodkacop/

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