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    Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    A friend filled in their inground pool and gave me half of a huge bucket of Pacific Clear Trichlor 3" tablets. I just ran out of bleach and thought I'd ask here first if I could use them or not. We have an above ground pool, vinyl liner, metal sides. Could I put one or two in a floater? Will it hurt the water or anything? I opened the bucket and couldn't believe how strong and potent that stuff is!!!! It smelled up my whole house and burned my nose and eyes. So thought I'd ask here first. If I can't, I'll pass them to someone who can use them.
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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    Probably. What is your CYA?
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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    Get some test results of your water and see where your at. Then use pool calc. effects of adding chems to see what the tabs will do to your water.




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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    fc 3
    Cc 0
    Ph 7.5
    Cya 30
    Ta 180
    Ch 300
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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    As long as you got those results with a good test kit, you are good to go with Trichlor until your CYA is around 50 or so.
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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    Your CYA is where it should be. As long as they stay dry the tablets will stay good for a long time. Store them away from direct heat and anything metal you don't want to rust. You can use them for vacations when you will be away from the pool for awhile or to top off CYA and FC after long, heavy rains.
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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    Like others have said it depends on your CYA level which will only be lowered by water replacement. So the answer may vary based on how much rain you get in places like AZ where there id little rain will be different than places like here that get over 5 feet of rain per year.

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    Re: Can I use trichlor tablets in our pool?

    Great! I'm just too lazy to drive to buy bleach today. Lol.
    Julie

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