Mini floater liquidator

darinhouston

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Has anyone looked into making some sort of miniature floating liquidator for, say, an inverted 1 gallon jug? Something solar or even a windup mechanism to slowly meter liquid chlorine?
 

RonsPlc

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Personally, I LOVE it when someone comes over to my pool, and asks me if I maintain it with chlorine, because they can't smell it. Nor does it leave them with that itchy "chlorine skin".
When I answer that I do, the next question I get asked is "Where is the floater for your tabs?".
The only thing I have floating in my pool is my wireless thermometer.
I don't think I would like having a gallon jug floating in my pool.
 

RonsPlc

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Here is an old thread that you might be interested in.

I set one of these up, and it ran for a year without any problem.
Since then, I have gone to a more permanent solution "Stenner".
 

Donldson

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For infrequent trips pucks are a good option. If you will regularly be away for more than a couple of days at a time then installing a saltwater chlorine generator (SWG) becomes a really good investment.

Liquid chlorine should be quickly diluted in to the water, which is why we pour it in front of the return stream. Allowing it to be released in an area with lower circulation could lead to bleaching problems.