Carbon filter to remove chlorine


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I like to top off SWMBO'S small (105gal) container water garden about once a week. Is it effective to dechlorinate the fill water using a hose-end carbon filter? Anyone doing this already? It would be easier than using chemical dechlorinator and mixing in bucket(s).
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I don’t think carbon will dechlorinate water. Chemical dechlorinators are very easy to use. If all you are doing is “topping off” a small pond, all you need to be doing is adding the dechlorinator to the water. Are there fish? If no fish, then you don’t even need the dechlorinator.
 
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Thanks all.
I just find it annoying to count 10 drops of dechlorinator into a 5 gallon bucket and then hoist it up to dump in the tank. Old age catching up to me... :confused:
 
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Thanks all.
I just find it annoying to count 10 drops of dechlorinator into a 5 gallon bucket and then hoist it up to dump in the tank. Old age catching up to me... :confused:
I don't even measure mine! 1 scoop for a small amount of water, 2 if its more than a foot.
 

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Thanks all.
I just find it annoying to count 10 drops of dechlorinator into a 5 gallon bucket and then hoist it up to dump in the tank. Old age catching up to me... :confused:
You can add it at the same time that you add water from the hose. No need to mix it with the water in the bucket.
 

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Thanks again.
I guess I will go at this from another direction:
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Under $20USD and I simply add the proper amount of chemical. Easy Peasy. (y)
 
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Thanks again.
I guess I will go at this from another direction:
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Under $20USD and I simply add the proper amount of chemical. Easy Peasy. (y)
Ha! You beat me to it! I was about to mention that device.
I've been using that for years!
Mine is green, but looks exactly like that one.
No guessing. Just watch the meter.

I just toss a couple of cap fulls of dechlorinator into the splashing hose water and watch for the proper amount of gallons to come up on the meter.
 

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Update:
The Dave-O-Meter works great. If you have to fuss with dechlor this is definitely a handy device and <$20 USD from Amazon. Measures each fill and total fill in gallons and I think also liters and is resettable.
No more lifting heavy buckets!
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I'd like to buy one of those, but i have been relying on our b-hyve hose controller (we use it to automate watering for our veggie garden way back in our yard). It has wifi built and an app and with that i can tell the number of gallons used... but i would like something more local to the end of the hose for when i top up or change water in the pond.
Have people found these to be "accurate"?
 

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One web report on flowmeter accuracy mentions 5% error (low) which is probably "close enough".... but I will conduct some tests and get back to you.
 
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5% is really not much of an error to worry about if that's all it is... over 1000gallons, that's only 50 gallons. That's a rounding error in the dechlorinator world.
 

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Yep, 5% error to the low side. Meter reads about 1/4 gallon low after filling a 5-gallon bucket. Simple compensation calculation and since I will usually be topping off less than 5 gallons it's no big deal.
The main thing is no more heavy lifting. (y)
 
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Glad you found an easy solution! Here's mine - I don't even bother with dechlor for top offs. I know... I like to live dangerously! Our water supply is chlorinated at a low level, no chloramines, so I just stopped worrying about it. If I were doing a major refill, I wouldn't take the change, but five gallons in a 100 gallon pond - I wouldn't even worry about it.

That's just me though... do what makes you comfortable!
 
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