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Thread: Trichlor

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    My residential pool has been having a lot of problems with calcium hardness and our water getting cloudy. We currently Cal-hypo briquette's and are considering switching to Trichlor. Has anyone tried tri-chlor?

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    linen's Avatar
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    Re: Trichlor

    Welcome to tfp, bsap

    Just like the calcium buildup from using cal-hypo, Trichlor also has a similar problem in building up too much cyanuric acid (cya). I would suggest looking at pool school, maybe start with this article:

    We likely can help you with your clouding, post a full set of test results! See:
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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Re: Trichlor

    Everything with pucks is a tradeoff. Calhypo---high calcium. Trichlor---------high CYA.
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    Re: Trichlor

    So what would you recommend?

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Trichlor

    Liquid chlorine/bleach.

    See the link that linen posted.

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: Trichlor

    Or an swg!

    I use bleach, but a lot of people have an swg. The best thing you can do right now is get yourself a good test kit and then post a full set of test results. That will tell us where you are and then we can recommend where you should be and how to get there.
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    Re: Trichlor

    Yeah, bleach/liquid chlorine is the only source of chlorine that doesn't cause any side effects. In order to tell you why the water is cloudy, we will need a full set of test results. To test your water, you should get a TF-100 or K-2006 from
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