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Thread: 3" Pucks Dissolving Slowly

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    3" Pucks Dissolving Slowly

    14,500 gallon pool with ILC that uses 3" pucks. I'm adding about 1lb. of shock every 3-4 days. My CYA is at 35, Ph at 7.6, and TA at 110. My pool is in direct sunlight about 80% of the day and we've had quite a bit of rain for the past 2 weeks. The past week I have only went through one puck running the pump 24 hours. I pretty sure I should be burning through a puck every 2-3 days. Before that, I was burning through 2 pucks per week. Any suggestions?

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    Re: 3" Pucks Dissolving Slowly

    I would re-read the POOL SCHOOL - running long term with pucks will sky rocket your CYA.

    As for dissolving so slowly...I can't really comment.
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    Re: 3" Pucks Dissolving Slowly

    LOL, Yeah, lose the pucks and learn to use the BBB method touted here!
    You'll save a ton of money and most likely have a much nicer water quality.
    Do you have a good pool test? Have you read the Pool School articles here to learn all about pool water maintenance?
    I find it very satisfying to be in charge of my own pool quality, as apparently I'm pickier and want better water than what most pool stores promote.
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