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    chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    I use tablets at start up to raise my CYA, i drain 1/3 of the water for winter closing.

    Just bought a bucket of 3 inch tricolor tablets. They are all individual wrapped, what a mess. 4-6 where broken, and many had powder dust. Then the hassle of opening it packet.

    preferred them unwrapped, but i guess they did that to reduce the super strong chlorine smell, but chlorine dust blowing every isn't much better.
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    Some manufacturers do that. I think that it's a bad idea. It's one of those ideas that might seem like a good idea in theory, but in the real world, it just doesn't work.

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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    I know Leslie's does that ... so then you end up with powder flying every where while trying to open it and then all the wrappers with chlorine powder on them to deal with. Very annoying.
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    I dunno... I needed a few pucks the last time I left town and I couldn't see buying another whole bucket. The local pool store had individually wrapped ones for sale.
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    Well that is fine. But why wrap every one in a bucket?
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    ... a second chance to rethink using them?
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesseWV View Post
    ... a second chance to rethink using them?
    Kinda like having to make sure the safety is off before you pull the trigger!
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    I noticed that some manufacturers started individually wrapping the Trichlor tabs in a bucket, but I thought it was due to hazardous material regulations since that lets one become exempt from labeling, placarding, and shipping paper requirements by getting under the "limited quantity" exception. To do that, one must have an inner packaging of no more than 1 kg (2.2 pounds) net weight of hazardous chemical and an outer packaging of no more than 30 kg (66 pounds) gross weight. See 173.152(b)(1) Exceptions for Division 5.1 (oxidizers) and Division 5.2 (organic peroxides).
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    Re: chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    I guess it could also limit humidity from coming in contact with every tablet each time you open the bucket. It should theoretically reduce the amount vapors that practically knock you out when you open the lid.
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