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    Chlorine Pucks

    If CYA is such a huge problem by using these, why do they not make a puck without the stabilizer? Is this even possible? I liked my puck dispenser since I could set and ignore, but now after being on this site, it is a nice paper weight.
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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    No, they don't make tablets without stabilizer. Chlorine is too unstable in its elemental form to remain a usuable solid for pool care purposes.

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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    Thats sucks Thanks for the reply
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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    Almost makes we wonder if the tabs could be combined with salt to make them stable for use. It would be nice to be able to rotate like 3 different tabs----one with calcium, one with cya, and one with salt to be able to keep using them and balance your levels as needed. I guess that being combined with something totally inert is out of the question. Almost makes we wonder if the chemical companies do this on purpose to keep you buying even more chemicals to "fix" your problems. That wouldn't exactly be a first, now would it?
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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Almost makes we wonder if the chemical companies do this on purpose to keep you buying even more chemicals to "fix" your problems. That wouldn't exactly be a first, now would it?
    I am sure that is exactly what they are doing. But, I am sure the more people that find out about the BBB method, they will be a dying breed.
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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    It's not really a racket. If there were any other manufacturing method which would yield an unstabilized tablet, we'd have unstabilized tablets. Unfortunately, cyanurics come with the territory.
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    Re: Chlorine Pucks

    This topic was recently discussed in another thread where I responded in this post.

    There are Cal-Hypo pucks available, but they require special feeders since they dissolve more quickly and they have binders in them which leave an extra residue and the pucks tend to fall apart when they get smaller.

    All chlorine sources will increase the salt level in the pool since the usage/consumption of chlorine results in salt (chloride). For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added from ANY chlorine source, the salt level will increase by 8 ppm. For chlorinating liquid, bleach, and lithium hypochlorite, an extra 8 ppm salt is added upon addition.

    For automation of chlorine delivery, there is The Liquidator, peristaltic pumps, and of course saltwater chlorine generators.
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