i am newly in charge of a small club pool. i have been provided with a bucket of trichlor pucks and a bucket of granular cal-hypo.
The procedure that has been vaguely given to me is to place a number of pucks in each skimmer basket and then to add cal hypo each day for an immediate CL increase, if necessary (it has been, every day...up to 1000g).
i read the warnings on the trichlor that it should not be used with other CL products, did a little research on the web and saw a video of the two combining to explode!
So, i'm coming for expert opinion...Is this ok?
Right now the pucks are being placed in the skimmers, i've read this is going to be murder on the pipes (because of low pH). If the pool is empty, i have been broadcasting the cal-hypo into the pools deep water, but if it is being used, i have been pouring it into the skimmers instead. Do i need to be concerned about the two chemicals combining? Am i going to blow up our filter? i've read a suggestion to dissolve the cal-hypo in water before adding it, and this seems like a good idea that i will implement for the future. Could i add this to the pool while there are patrons in it, or should it still add it in the skimmers?
Are there any other concerns with using the two chemicals simultaneously? From what i've read, the pucks will decrease the pH, but the cal hypo will increase it...so maybe in at least that respect they might cancel each other out and we won't have need of adding muriatic acid or soda ash?
Thanks for any and all help/advice/suggestions anyone can give me!