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    Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    I just noticed these last night when I was buying some 8.25% at Wal-Mart.
    The bottle said it would make the equivalent of 182 oz of liquid bleach (assuming
    that's 6%). It was $2.97 vs the $2.98 for the 128 oz of 8.25%. This seems
    like the way to go if it really does equal 182 of 6%. Less product to handle,
    store and best of all you can dump them in the skimmer basket and they will
    work just like the larger tablets minus the added CYA! Thoughts?

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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    The MSDS says it's dichlor. So they do add CYA.
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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    Thanks, I knew it was too good to be true.
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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    I'm no chemist, but it looks like the 2 I found online have CYA in them.

    EVOLVE BLEACH TABLETS
    sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate: 25%-100% by weight
    citric acid monohydrate: 1%-10%
    sodium carbonate: 1%-10%

    CLEARON
    sodium dichloroiso cyanurate dihydrate: 99%-100% by weight
    sodium chloride: 0%-1%

    Maybe Chem Geek will be around soon to give us his assessment.
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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    Richard has the correct MSDS link for this. It's Dichlor so for every 10 ppm FC, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    It can still be used as a cheaper way to raise CYA. For my pool using it for about 3 days
    would raise the they CYA around 10 ppm.
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    Re: Does anyone use the new bleach tablets?

    I would not use that in a pool. It's made for laundry. Are you sure that there are no problem ingredients?
    How much actual dichlor are you getting by weight and how much does it cost? Citric acid is a reducing agent.

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