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    Trichlor Tabs

    Hello

    After reading alot of topics here I'm asking myself should I continue to put the 3" tabs from Aqua Chem in my chlorinator If not what do I do with my chlorinator?

    What do you all think?

    One last question

    I had a pool guy tell me to take 3 tabs, crush them up and soak them in a 5gal bucket for a pure chlorine mix

    Is this adviseable??

    Thanks Alot
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    Re: Trichlor Tabs

    Quote Originally Posted by hotlanta
    Hello

    After reading alot of topics here I'm asking myself should I continue to put the 3" tabs from Aqua Chem in my chlorinator If not what do I do with my chlorinator?

    What do you all think?

    One last question

    I had a pool guy tell me to take 3 tabs, crush them up and soak them in a 5gal bucket for a pure chlorine mix

    Is this adviseable??

    Thanks Alot

    When I converted to the BBB method, I went ahead and switched off my inline chlorinator. The biggest concern is controlling your CYA levels since the chlorine tabs have stabilizer in them. Every day I quickly check my pH and TC levels and make sure they're where I want them. Once a week or so, I'll do a full panel of tests with the TF 100.

    Someone could correct me if I'm wrong, but crushing the tabs and soaking them in water doesn't accomplish anything. I don't think crushing them removes the stabilizer resulting in higher CYA levels. Pure chlorine = bleach either from WallyWorld, your local pool supply store, etc. That's the only way I know to get what you really want.
    Jorge - Tampa Bay

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    Re: Trichlor Tabs

    hotlanta,

    Crushing the tabs does nothing except allow them to perhaps dissolve a little faster.

    read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School and start learning how to take charge of your pool and stay away from the pool guy who told you that about the tabs.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Trichlor Tabs

    I like having the chlorinators as back up for vacations!
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