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    Any use for shock tabs?

    I have a bucket of shock tabs (I don't think they're 3", I think a bit smaller) and a busket of 3" trichlor tabs. I think I'll keep the trichlor tabs around in case I need them for when I'm out of town for a few days, but can anyone forsee a situation that I would need the shock tabs? They're OK just sitting there, but if I'll never need them I'd rather give them away to someone who actually uses them.
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    First, nice username!

    Second, on the "shock tabs"...Do you know what the ingredients are?
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    Thanks! I'll have to check on the ingredients when I get home. Still new to the pool and I didn't realize there were so many shock products available.
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    The active ingedient (66%) is Trichloro-S Triazinetrione
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    OK, that's the same Trichlor as what's in the 3" tabs, although the concentration may be different. As long as those shock tabs do not have any copper, clarifiers, or other ingredients in them I would hang on to them as well. However, if they do contain other unwanted ingredients, then I would give them away or dispose of them properly in accordance with your municipality's code on chemical refuse. If you are not sure, post up any other ingredients that these may include and we'll help you determine if these are worth keeping and using in your pool.
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    The only ingredient listed is the one above. It just says 'inert ingredients' for the other 33%. Assuming these are useful, would they be used to bring the chlorine and CYA us if needed at the start of the season? I couldn't use them in the chlorinator due to them being fast dissoving (at least that's what the pool store said)
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    That's a big chunk of "inert ingredients" . By the strict definition of "inert", these ingredients should not be chemically reactive. But that still doesn't tell us what they are. Now, if the inert ingredients were on the order of 5-10%, I would be more comfortable. Ultimately, this is your call. If it were me, I would dispose of them accordingly as I like to know exactly what I'm putting in my pool.

    If you know the manufacturer and product, you could do a web search for the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) which will give you more info on this product in order to make a more informed decision.
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    Re: Any use for shock tabs?

    Thanks- I think I will get rid of them. They are from the local pool store, who sells their own labeled chemicals, so there's really no info out there for them. I agree with wanting to know what I'm adding. I've never suffered through what I'm reading from many of the new people on the forum, and I don't want to!!
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