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    3 inch chlorine tablets

    I am going on vacation for 5 days. Just wondering how many I need to put in to the floaters. I put in 3 in each floater (I have 2 floaters). My cya is at 50. I have approx a 30k gallon pool. Is this the right amount of tablets?
    25k Gallon Gunite Inground Pool
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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    If I put 6 - 3" pucks in my skimmer I don't need to add bleach for six days. My pool holds about 32,500 gallons and I maintain FC between 4 - 7.
    20' x 40' IG with vinyl liner volume approx. 35,000 gal.1.5 H.P. main pump, Polaris 280 cleaner W/ 3/4 H.P. booster pump
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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    I have them in floaters, not in a skimmer. Is this ok?
    25k Gallon Gunite Inground Pool
    Pentair FNS PLUS DE filter
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    Bel Air, MD 21015

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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    You shouldn't put tablets in the skimmer unless the pump is running 24 hours a day. Allowing the pump to stop while tablets are in the skimmer creates a very low pH and very high FC condition that gets blown though all the equipment as soon as the pump starts.

    The amount you stated will probably be ok. It would be nice if you had someone that could check everything every few days.
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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    You shouldn't put tablets in the skimmer unless the pump is running 24 hours a day. Allowing the pump to stop while tablets are in the skimmer creates a very low pH and very high FC condition that gets blown though all the equipment as soon as the pump starts.

    The amount you stated will probably be ok. It would be nice if you had someone that could check everything every few days.
    That's a good point. My main pump runs 24/7 when I'm away and the next door neighbor and her kids are checking it several times a day for several hours at a time.
    20' x 40' IG with vinyl liner volume approx. 35,000 gal.1.5 H.P. main pump, Polaris 280 cleaner W/ 3/4 H.P. booster pump
    Hayward sand filter, 3.14 sq ft, 62 gpm. Stenner 45 MPH10 chlorine feed pump. 1 micron final filter bags (home made and very effective)

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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    You shouldn't put tablets in the skimmer unless the pump is running 24 hours a day. Allowing the pump to stop while tablets are in the skimmer creates a very low pH and very high FC condition that gets blown though all the equipment as soon as the pump starts.

    The amount you stated will probably be ok. It would be nice if you had someone that could check everything every few days.
    Question: the floaters always sit right in front of the skimmer because o the water flow; is this substantially different then tabs in the skimmer?
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    Re: 3 inch chlorine tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad
    Question: the floaters always sit right in front of the skimmer because o the water flow; is this substantially different then tabs in the skimmer?
    Yes. The floater releases chlorine out the bottom. So as the tabs melt when the filter is off, the chlorine will tend to drop into the pool. It won't be mixed well, the area around the floater will have higher FC and lower pH, but not hugely different. Inside the confines of the skimmer, it will be a lot higher. Especially if your weir works - none of it will escape to mix with the huge volume of water in the pool.
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