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Thread: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks ?

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    How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks ?

    Measured Salt level today 3150 and want to raise to about 3700-3900 (pools stats in sig)

    Since I also need to increase Cyanuric Acid by about 10-20, would 2 TriChlor hockey pucks be sufficient to raise Salt to that level ?

    How much would a 2.5 gallon(12%) liquid bleach container(from Leslie's) raise salt ? My estimate is around 500-600ppm for the liquid, not sure about the 2 hockey pucks.

    Yes, I know it is easy to add CYA and Salt separately but I have a large supply of unused Leslie's TriChlor pucks so wanted to see if this would be a simple way to achieve (1) increase salt, (2) gently increase Cya, (3) deplete tab supply slowly

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    Re: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks

    Assuming those are 8 oz pucks, http://www.poolcalculator.com/ says each puck will raise FC by 3.7, raise CYA by 2.2, and raise salt by 3 in your 15000 gallon pool
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    Re: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks

    The tabs are called 3-Inch Jumbo Tabs, no reference on container to oz or grams

    320 oz (2.5 gallons) liquid would raise salt 27-34

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    Re: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks

    Quote Originally Posted by susa
    The tabs are called 3-Inch Jumbo Tabs, no reference on container to oz or grams
    They're either 7 or 8 oz. Either way, it will take a lot of them to affect CYA and salt!

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    Re: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks

    Important note to all husbands...please, PLEASE don't use your wife's diet scale for measuring chemicals without asking first. They HATE that. Ask me how I know.

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    Re: How much of an salt increase with 1 or 2 TriChlor pucks

    Susa,

    You are making it a little too complicated. Raise CYA by adding CYA....you'll need what's left over in the Spring.

    Raise salt by adding salt.

    Now you're done!!
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