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    calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    This may be a crazy question, but has anyone ever put granular calcium hypochlorite in a sock for it to slow dissolve instead of using pucks? We have quite a bit left in a big bucket and don't want it to go to waste. We're going to be away for a few days and need to get chlorine in the pool daily without using pucks (CYA is around 50). We've been adding bleach daily to replenish chlorine. No SWG. Also, still trying to determine exactly how much chlorine we're losing each day. Slowly trying to grasp that you lose a percentage, not just a set number each day. Thanks in advance for any insight!
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    I suspect it would dissolve quite quickly.
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    It would probably destroy the sock. No need. If your CH level is low enough, you can use it without fear. Dissolve it in a bucket first to keep your liner safe.
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    Ok. That all makes sense. We're new to TFP and trying to figure out a way to add chlorine while being away for a few days without using pucks. Better to just have someone come by and add bleach while we're gone.

    Thank you all so much. Once again, this site contains a wealth of knowledge! Wish we would have found you sooner!
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    No problem! Everyone is here to learn and teach.
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    Quote Originally Posted by plas View Post
    Ok. That all makes sense. We're new to TFP and trying to figure out a way to add chlorine while being away for a few days without using pucks. Better to just have someone come by and add bleach while we're gone.

    Thank you all so much. Once again, this site contains a wealth of knowledge! Wish we would have found you sooner!
    The method I used before I installed my Stenner Pump was to calculate how much would be needed every day (or 2 days if they stopped by every other) and poured the correct amount into empty bleach bottles. That way they really din't have to think about it, they just poured the contents of one bottle in slowly in front of a a return each time they came over.
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    The method I used before I installed my Stenner Pump was to calculate how much would be needed every day (or 2 days if they stopped by every other) and poured the correct amount into empty bleach bottles. That way they really din't have to think about it, they just poured the contents of one bottle in slowly in front of a a return each time they came over.
    Yes, a tried an true method. Excellent suggestion.
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    Re: calcium hypochlorite in a sock?

    If it is just a few days and you know your daily-ish usage you can take it up to shock level for your CYA and not worry about it at all.
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