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Thread: Should I throw away my 3" Trichlor tablets?

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    Apr 2015
    Katy, TX

    Should I throw away my 3" Trichlor tablets?

    I have a new pool with an in line chlorinator. I was told to fill the chlorinator with chlorine tabs so I went to the pool store and bought chlorine tablets. I would like to change to the methods posted on this forum, which would be to use bleach instead of the tablets. I am wondering if there would be a time when I would use the tablets or should I just stop using it completely?

    By the way, I do not know my CYA levels. The pool builder's pool school guy gave me a Pentair Rainbow test kit, which only tests for Cl, TA and pH. I just purchased a K-2006 on Amazon and will use that kit to balance my pool.
    24K gallon, IG, plaster, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Filter, Pentair Heater, Pentair Intelliflo pump, Built in March 2015, Taylor K-2006, Spa included

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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Should I throw away my 3" Trichlor tablets?

    First, congrats on getting the K-2006.

    I would keep the tabs for temporary use whenever you are out of town and the pool will be unattended. This is what I do. The pucks will keep as long as they are in a sealed container.
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    Jun 2011

    Re: Should I throw away my 3" Trichlor tablets?

    If you maintain a relatively low CYA (say around 30) you can use tablets during periods when you will be out of town. So I would hang onto them.
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Should I throw away my 3" Trichlor tablets?

    Hang onto them. They last for years if you keep the bucket closed. They're great for vacations or replacing CYA you lost due to splashout or rainwater overflowing.
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