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    Newbie here Chlorine Tabs and floater

    Should we be using a floater ever? Or is bleach good enough.
    27 ft above ground with sand filter.
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    Re: Newbie here Chlorine Tabs and floater

    Welcome to TFP.

    Plain, unscented liquid bleach without any added thickeners is recommended for long-term chlorine maintenance. It's OK to use a floater with tabs temporarily if you will be out of town and the pool will be unattended. Just be aware of what your CYA level is as the tabs will increase that.
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    Re: Newbie here Chlorine Tabs and floater

    Thanks. I always hated the tablets and the floater.
    27 ft above ground with sand filter.
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    Re: Newbie here Chlorine Tabs and floater

    Welcome to TFP!

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