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Thread: have to use tablets for a few days...need advice

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    Apr 2010
    Sunny Phoenix AZ

    have to use tablets for a few days...need advice

    Hi guys,
    I usually add liquid chlorine to my pool daily this time of year (1 gal/ slows dramatically during the less sunny season) to maintain 6-8ppm of FC. It's 110 degrees and full sun all day, the water is REALLY warm this time of year.
    I'm going on vacation for a couple of days and I need to use 3" tabs to maintain the chlorine while I'm gone.
    I've never really used tabs before, so I don't know how long they take to dissolve, how many to use, etc. I have a floaty and I guess if I need more I could put some in the skimmer...
    I've got 4 tabs on hand, but could always buy more...
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: have to use tablets for a few days...need advice

    My personal experience:

    The 3" pucks take a couple weeks to dissolve. I have 5 pucks in a floater in a 16K pool, and they just barely maintain 4 FC. CYA is somewhere close to 50; haven't measured it lately because I'm still adding.

    If you have a cover, you can reduce the UV losses. I loaded up my pool with bleach (no floater then) prior to going to England for 10 days, and kept FC loss to about 1.4ppm/day. It wasn't as hot then, though.

    Your mileage may vary.
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: have to use tablets for a few days...need advice

    I can put a 3" puck in my skimmer...........circulate for 12 hours and it's 90% gone! I'd say about a 4 day average just floatin' in a puck dispenser. Bring that puppy to shock level and add some pucks.
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