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    Non Stabilized Tablets

    I just got an advertisement from Dolphin Pool Supply and in flipping through it found Poolife(R) Non Stabilized Tablets. I know that this question has been asked before, but I have seen only older threads on this. What I read in the older threads was that the tablets don't last very long. This product says that you can stick one tablet per 10,000 gallons per week in the skimmer to maintain 1-4ppm of chlorine. Is this a new product or just something I haven't seen before that is a gimmick. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
    POOL: 20,000 IG Pebble Sheen(2017), attached spa with fountain and spillway, built 1998
    FILTER: Pentair FNS Plus 60 DE
    PUMP: AO Smith USQ1152 1 1/2 HP single speed
    SWEEP: Polaris with a BOOSTER: Century Centurion Pentair LA01N 3/4 HP
    TEST KIT: TF-100 BLOWER: Silencer Air Blower 1 1/2 HP

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    Re: Non Stabilized Tablets

    No such thing as unstablized chlorine. Chlorine is a gas at normal temps. So there has to be something to bind it to. In this case it's calcium. As long as you need to add some calcium to your pool they are fine. But you sure don't want too much or you can get scale.
    Bob - INTEX 12x24 owner (not setup yet), 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Non Stabilized Tablets

    Yep. It's 70% cal-hypo in tablet form. They just figured out a way to make it slow-dissolving. For every 10ppm FC added by calcium hypochlorite, you will add 6ppm to your CH. So if you have low CH water and can afford to increase your CH, then these tablets will work. I would not want to put it in the skimmer though as that is going to lead to high pH water being sucked into your pump and filter. Because the pH can spike high locally inside your filter, you could get a lot of calcium scale buildup. For your DE filter, that can lead to the nylon bags on the filter grid becoming plugged up with scale. Better if you can find a floater to work with the tablets.
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    Re: Non Stabilized Tablets

    Thanks for the speedy responses. I found a chat box on the company website and asked what was in it. It is in fact cal-hypo. I was hoping for a solution to hauling chlorine jugs around, but this is not the solution. Take care.
    POOL: 20,000 IG Pebble Sheen(2017), attached spa with fountain and spillway, built 1998
    FILTER: Pentair FNS Plus 60 DE
    PUMP: AO Smith USQ1152 1 1/2 HP single speed
    SWEEP: Polaris with a BOOSTER: Century Centurion Pentair LA01N 3/4 HP
    TEST KIT: TF-100 BLOWER: Silencer Air Blower 1 1/2 HP

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    Re: Non Stabilized Tablets

    Ron,

    The solution you are looking for is called a Saltwater Chlorine Generator (SWCG)...

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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