trichlor

  1. D

    TA Level with Trichlor

    I'm using Trichlor tabs with our 3-4 month old aggregate finish pool. TA level seems to settle at about 80. CYA is 42. PH is always rising and I keep it in the range of 7.5-7.8. I typically add 32-40 oz 31.45% muriatic acid every 3 days. What measured TA level should I target? I've raised it to...
  2. amityeric

    CYA Levels Rising

    Hi All, My pool is 17,415 gallons. 11 days ago my CYA was 42. Today I tested (at the store; I’m ordering my own test kit today) and it was 54. I’ve done a backwash, added water AND only added two Trichlor tablets in those 11 days. Can two Trichlor pucks add that much CYA in 11 days? Seems...
  3. amityeric

    Liquid Chlorine

    I am new to this whole pool game. Right now I’m using Trichlor, but I’m interested in using liquid chlorine based on what I’ve been reading. My CYA was 5 when I started, so I added some stabilizer, and now it is 44. I wish I had not added quite so much stabilizer. at least I can keep chlorine...
  4. D

    1” trichlor tablets?

    Hi! I have a few questions! I’ve tried using these tablets in the past but ended up moving over to liquid chlorine because the tabs just didn’t seem to be dissolving in my fully open floating dispenser. That lead to me never really learning how to use them. Now, I have a new pool, fresh fill...
  5. S

    Questions using an In-line Trichlor feeder and water chemistry

    I have a couple questions regarding the use of Trichlor tabs using an in-line chlorinator. The questions are listed below if folks would like to skip the background, sorry if the background is a little long but I think I over thinking this instead of keeping it simple but I would like to...
  6. J

    Low pH but high TA and pH keeps dropping

    Summary: Out of the tap my water has low-ish pH (7.2) and high TA (120). The TA has been stable but the pH keeps dropping. over the past 6 weeks I keep adding borax to raise pH but not affect TA and it works, but then after a week or two the pH drops again. I've scoured the TFP forums and Google...
  7. AquaB

    Is it possible to run weekly cleaning services with BBB method?

    I have followed instruction from TFP in past two month and the result is amazing. Water is sparking clean with no need for shock for more than a month. I had to drain water once to lower CYA to around 60, but the problem was a left-over from previous use of dichlor and trichlor. I am...
  8. N

    Needing ~1 gallon of bleach/day??

    I had to drain a bunch of my pool because of CYA of ~110 or so. Since that time I have been judicious with my use of trichlor and have instead been using bleach to sanitize. For my 14500 gallon pool I’ve been adding close to a gallon of bleach per day and that seems like a lot. Could there be...
  9. kelcgene

    A tad cloudy. Bleach issues or pH/TA problems?

    Hi all. We didn’t do a good job closing our pool for winter. We had a baby at the end of August and it was pretty green. We chucked bleach in it and called it good. It stayed uncovered for the winter. We opened it a bit early this year Since we knew it was going to be a beast. Since it was...
  10. thefloatqueen

    Temporary trichlor question....

    Hi everyone! If my CYA is 40 (just BARELY over 40...a couple lines above the 40 mark lol), how many trichlor pucks can I get away with using until my liquid chlorine arrives in less than a week? I really do NOT want to increase my CYA much. They are the 3” (8 oz.) ones. I have two individual...
  11. CombatVet13

    Trichlor and Liquid Chlorine experiment!?

    Hey TFP friends. So something that has been on my mind that I’m implementing. I’m having great success in my first month of pool ownership with the TFP method. Something to ponder and hear some feedback on. Here in AZ where a typical summer day is 105+ with all sun with very little cloud cover...