Individual Pucks at Wal-Mart?

Isaac-1

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May 10, 2010
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SW Louisiana
I was in Wal-Mart today buying some stabilizer, and noticed they sell individually wrapped tri-chlor pucks for about $2.50 each, and I am trying to figure out, what's the point? Even for a small seasonal pool a single tri-chlor puck will not last all that long. Does this make sense to anyone, am I missing something?

Ike
 

Miranda

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Jan 20, 2008
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Northeast Florida
Can't live without them! Punch a hole in the plastic wrapper, tie a string to it and drop it inside your wedding cake steps to keep algae at bay. (Also, some people use them for spas or ponds)
 

Isaac-1

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SW Louisiana
Well these were HTH brand in the pool section on the same shelf with other chlorine products. I guess if your on a budget and can only afford a puck a week...

Ike
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Isaac-1 said:
I was in Wal-Mart today buying some stabilizer, and noticed they sell individually wrapped tri-chlor pucks for about $2.50 each, and I am trying to figure out, what's the point? Even for a small seasonal pool a single tri-chlor puck will not last all that long. Does this make sense to anyone, am I missing something?

Ike
It makes perfect sense to me.

If someone has manageable CYA levels and wants to go on vacation without burdening someone to come add bleach, they buy a couple pucks and put them in a floater. If you're only going to use a couple a year, why buy a huge bucket of them?
 

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