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    granules in a floater - vacation

    I got a couple week-long trips this summer. Long story short, got new water in newly plastered pool so my CYA is zero. I got a bucket of chlorine granules that I've not used in a while (since I went BBB) but seeing that I need to add some stabilizer and some chlorine, can I say put the granules in a sock and stick that in the floater while I'm out? Or would the sock be prohibitive for the chlorine to distribute itself?


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    Re: granules in a floater - vacation

    That is a question I do not recall seeing before. I think you may want the sock to try to slow the dissolving down.

    Curious to hear other thoughts ...
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    Re: granules in a floater - vacation

    Even with a sock, the granules are going to dissolve way too fast. You would be better served using the large tablets. I would also get some CYA in place before your vacation, or the floater and tabs will not keep up.
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    Re: granules in a floater - vacation

    Thanks for your thoughts and sharing your experience. I'm taking it from the both of you that it may dissolve too quickly. Little surprised no one has purportedly tried it though so I might just try it just to see. Nonetheless, I'll grab a bucket of pucks. CYA is going in today beforehand with that sock I mentioned :P Hard to find a reason to use those granules anymore.

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    Re: granules in a floater - vacation

    Just to conclude this thread, I did try this out...filled a sock with about half a cup of granules and tightly wound it. I stuck it in the floater and let it go. I checked about 30 mins later and it was mostly dissolved.

    Although that obviously doesn't allow for a long term dispersion of chlorine like a tab does, if I need to use granules (to raise cya) I guess Icould do it that way instead of pre-dissolving. Nonetheless, I got tabs so i'm good to go.

    Thanks for your posts!

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