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    tri-chlor tabs disposal

    I have an automatic chlorinator full of Tri-Chlor tabs that I am not currently using because my CYA level is approaching 80ppm.

    I don't anticipate using it the rest of this season. How do I dispose of the approx. 9lbs of tabs that are in it?

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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    You could put them back in the container them came from or create a new container and store them till next season.
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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by DLSDO
    You could put them back in the container them came from or create a new container and store them till next season.

    Unfortunately they are wet/damp. I did not think it would be a good idea to store them wet....

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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    use them in your toilets
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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    Trichlor is highly acidic. I would not use them in toilets as the acidity is likely to corrode the metal parts as well as seals.

    You could take them to a hazardous waste facility which might be part of your local dump (sanitation service). They often take all kinds of chemicals including paints, motor oil, etc. Just tell them it's chlorine in a very acidic form -- if you have the original container, then that's all they need (it has hazard info and possibly disposal info on it).
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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    Do you have an neighbors or friends with pools? They would probably gladly take them off you hands.

    Some people can get away with using trichlor because of the frequency that they backflush and fill and others because of loosing all their CYA over the winter. If you ask around you will probably find someone that would take them off your hands. They will be happy to save some cash and you wont have to deal with the proper disposal of the chemicals.
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    Re: tri-chlor tabs disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by jao988
    Quote Originally Posted by DLSDO
    You could put them back in the container them came from or create a new container and store them till next season.

    Unfortunately they are wet/damp. I did not think it would be a good idea to store them wet....
    I had the same situation. I placed them back in the original container and left them outside with the lid off for the day. They dried out and are stored away for future use. No big deal.
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