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Thread: Can I add a TriChlor puck?

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    Can I add a TriChlor puck?

    I always pour my bleach directly into the skimmer. Can I add a TriChlor puck to my skimmer too?

    I just did an Ascorbic Acid treatment last night because of pool stains. I'm unable to hold any FC yet, and my CYA is still very low. I'm unsure if I can put in a puck and still pour bleach in. (I was hoping the puck would help hold a little chlorine while I'm gone tomorrow.) Do I have to remove the puck before pouring in bleach? (I have no idea how slowly these things are used up.)

    FC - not holding
    CC - 0
    ALK - 160
    PH - 7.0
    CYA - 20 or so...
    Temp - 70 (Brrr)
    10,000 gallons
    Vinyl pool

    Now I'm just waiting for my CYA to dissolve, though I didn't add a lot, and keeping a close eye on the chlorine waiting for it to hold. I guess I'm on the right track here. I'll retest the CYA in a day or two I guess. Advice appreciated.

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    Re: Can I add a TriChlor puck?

    there are lots of posts on this, but here is one. it's the first reply.
    first-time-with-newly-opened-pool-t12255.html
    perhaps if the pump was on 24/7? someone else will have to comment on that.
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    Re: Can I add a TriChlor puck?

    I can't let the pool sit with no chlorine all day tomorrow. It'll be sunny and in the 90's. What other alternative is there? Right now I'm adding a bottle of ultra every 2-3 hours. The pump will be running constantly for the next several days at least. Right now it's dissolving CYA.

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    Re: Can I add a TriChlor puck?

    If the pump is running 24/7, then it is alright to have a trichlor tablet in the skimmer.

    However, the trichlor tablet should be removed from the skimmer before you pour any bleach into to the skimmer.

    You could instead add bleach by pouring it slowly in front of a return jet. Then you don't need to worry about the trichlor tablet.
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