I posted something to this effect a little while back (along with another issue) but didn't get many responses in terms of this particular question and I'm looking for advice/suggestions.
When initially coming on this awesome site, we were using chlorine tablets through our chlorinator. After reading on TFP, I had my husband shut off the chlorinator completely and use liquid chlorine. At that time, I didn't even think of how many tablets were remaining in the chlorinator when he shut it off, and I honestly didn't want him retrieving them from there at that time because they would have been all wet and difficult to remove, not thinking about them sitting in there in the heat, dry all summer!
Now, it's probably been about a month since we've shut the chlorinator off, still with the tablets in there. My dilemma is what do we do now? The pool is balanced so nicely right now with the perfect amount of CYA that I am afraid to let even the small amount of tablets we have in there run just to get rid of them. (I worry that the heat is heating them up in the chlorinator to where it can explode if opened - I'm a total worry wart - is this thinking even rational?)
Anyway, do I tell my husband to try to open the chlorinator and remove them by hand (or tool)... is that even safe since there hasn't been any water flowing over them? OR, would you just turn it back on until they are entirely dissipated, risking your CYA level increasing a little? I think there are probably about 5 or so in there right now so I can't imagine it will increase that much. Does anyone know how much the CYA will increase in a 25,000 galloon pool if there are about 5 tablets?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!