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Dichlor vs Trichlor chlorine

Can you tell me what type of chlorine are the Dazzle mini chlorinating tablets?
I purchased a Fantasy Spa and was sold Dazzle Mini Chlorinating tablets with a floating dispenser but the instructions of my Fantasy Spa state :"IMPORTANT NOTE: A granulated sodium dichlor is highly recommended for sanitizing spa water. Never use a sodium trichlor tablet in any form even with a floater."

Which is right?

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Bruce Adams
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  • Mike Drummond (Dealer Development Manager) December 22, 2014 16:11
    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks you for your question.

    Dazzle Mini Chlorinating tablets are made from Trichloro-S-triazinetrione.  These are a compressed form of chlorine and an acceptable method for sanitizing hot tubs in Canada and the USA.  Tablets must be used with a dispensing device (either a floater or a built-in dispenser). 

    There are a few hot tub manufacturers that advise against the use of trichlor tablets, mostly due to the fact that they have a pH of 2.9 when dissolving.  Sodium dichlor granules have a more neutral pH.  These require that the chlorine be added on a daily basis.  

    If your hot tub manufacturer has advised against the use of trichlor tablets, we cannot advise against this.  We will not make any recommendations that would work against or void your hot tub warranty.  Your best bet would be to speak directly with Fantasy Spas to understand why they have this stipulation.  Another question would be the acceptability of using bromine tablets.  Also speak with the hot tub dealer that sold you the tub.  Ask for their input as well.  Then you can make the decision that you are most comfortable with.

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if we can help further.

    Thanks again for your question!
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  • Thank you Mike for the very informative response. It is much appreciated.
    I understand your position and will follow your suggestion and try and contact Fantasy Spa's and my dealer for clarification.

    Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
    Bruce
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