Chlorine pucks with no added stabilizer?

trafficdoc

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Does anyone know of a brand of 3" chlorine pucks which come with NO added stabilizer? The pucks I am currently using in my inline chlorinator are adding too much CYA and my level is starting to creep up.
 

mknauss

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There are compressed calcium hypochlorite tablets, but they MUST NOT be put in a chlorinator device that is designed for trichlor. They are also very difficult to find. And will add calcium to your water, but not CYA.

Best is to add liquid chlorine every day or install a SaltWater Chlorine Generator.
 

trafficdoc

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There are compressed calcium hypochlorite tablets, but they MUST NOT be put in a chlorinator device that is designed for trichlor. They are also very difficult to find. And will add calcium to your water, but not CYA.

Best is to add liquid chlorine every day or install a SaltWater Chlorine Generator.
Thank you for your reply!

Currently if I ever add any liquid chemicals to my pool, I dilute them first and then brush my pool afterward to prevent any settling.
Would I have to do that every single day if I add chlorine every day like you mentioned?
If not, what is the correct way to add the liquid chlorine?
 

mknauss

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Bleach should be added to the pool by pouring slowly in front of a return jet with the pump running. You should pour slowly enough that pouring an entire jug takes more than one minute, preferably two minutes. Leave the pump running for at least 30 minutes after adding bleach.
 
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trafficdoc

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Bleach should be added to the pool by pouring slowly in front of a return jet with the pump running. You should pour slowly enough that pouring an entire jug takes more than one minute, preferably two minutes. Leave the pump running for at least 30 minutes after adding bleach.
No brushing is necessary afterward?

Also, I noticed that you said in your first message to add this DAILY? Why would daily additions be necessary if your level is where you want it to be? is Wouldn't you only add some when your level is dropping?

I'm new at all this, so still learning.
 

mknauss

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With all liquid chemicals, if added slowly at a return with pump running, no brushing is needed. You can do it if you like, but not necessary. Also never double handle liquid chemicals. Pour directly from the bottle into the pool. No diluting.

If you are lucky enough your FC loss is low, then you can go a couple days between liquid chlorine additions. In Florida, that might occur in December and January, but most of the time you will need to add liquid chlorine very often to keep your FC above minimum for your CYA. FC/CYA Chart
 

ccbill

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Looks like your pool is pretty new.. If you are switching off tablets now you should seriously consider installing a salt water chlorine generator.
 

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Pools are like a pet - you have to feed it everyday. You will burn chlorine every day which is why you add more every day to keep your level steady. If you raise it one day, let it drop, raise it again, etc you are risking algae problems. If you don't want to add chlorine every day, consider a SWG. During peak summer, I don't test every single day but I know the FC consumption well enough to know that I need to add about 1/2 gallon of chlorine a day (10%).
 
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