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Dichlor without CYA ?

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Hello my new friends,

Is there such thing as dichlor without CYA ? / I know that Frog "Smartchlor" is essentially that...

Are there any other option beside adding bleach when high CYA levels are hit ?

Last question, are there floaters for hot tub to dispense chlorine ... Beside the Frog?

Is Lithium the answer here ? >> Update looks like one can't buy Lithium products anymore, did all companies stop making it?

 

Answers are appreciated

 

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To my knowledge all commercially available dichlor has cya. I am not familiar with "smartchlor".

You can use a tablet floater. Tabs are trichlor which is acidic and the floaters tend to end up in the skimmer which is bad for the equipment. It is a constant feed system which means it gasses off continuously and will damage the cover more than a one-time treatment with the cover open. They also contain cya, but much less than dichlor.

I find that with ozone and mineral purifier I use very little dichlor (1tsp plus 1/2tsp per bather after use) and by the time I am getting high cya I am due to drain and start a fresh nature2 anyway. I use liquid if there is some need to shock, such as a spilled drink or when my son brings a dog swimming, but use only dichlor for my primary sanitizer. 

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Thank you, I would love nature 2 ... But my filters are very short I feel like it will restrict flow significantly and shorten life of pumps.

 

I wish that I could just find lithium 

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Not familiar with lithium either. 

I am curious why bleach is such an issue for you? It's cheap, easy, and not terrible on the balance, though not as good as dichlor. Why the desire to not use it?

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Because when I asked my manufacturer they said it will void warranty as it might damage shell or equipment... Bunch of BS ? Most likely... 

 

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