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Forum: Using Chlorine and Chlorinating Chemicals

Bleach, cal-hypo, trichlor, dichlor, shock and STABILIZER: when, where & how.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Chlorine & Chlorinating Chemicals

    ______________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Chlorine & Chlorinating Chemicals ______________________________________ Pool...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-02-2018 02:00 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the BBB method?

    The BBB page has been expanded, and moved to the-BBB-method-of-swimming-pool-care.html Ben / PoolDoc

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 03-25-2011 09:16 PM
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  1. Best Way to Add CYA

    What's the best way to add granular CYA to the pool? I tried the old sock method I read about somewhere on the Forum, but didn't work very well. I'm...

    Started by anixon7‎, 05-09-2012 10:57 AM
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    05-19-2012 11:13 PM Go to last post
  2. My Pool Water Turned Cloudy After Adding Bleach

    I laid it to the pool yesterday afternoon with the bleach. It was my first treatment. Pool was murky green, where you could see less than 1ft into...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 05-17-2012 08:17 AM
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    backwash, sticky, variable speed pump
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    05-19-2012 10:43 PM Go to last post
  3. Zero Free Chlorine Reading

    My husband & I bought a house w/ an inground pool last year. Here's the specs on the pool: inground 18x36, vinyl liner, holds 36,000 of water, 4' at...

    Started by killrnails‎, 05-16-2012 01:00 PM
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    05-17-2012 06:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Pool Help/Advice for new pool owner

    This is actually multiple questions, and I am not sure which section to post in. Here is the deal. I just bought a foreclosed house that has a in...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 05-09-2012 11:04 AM
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    05-15-2012 09:35 PM Go to last post
  5. CYA question

    Opened the pool 5 day's ago followed the advice given by pool doc and I now have a very clean pool. Now besides warming up the water my CH,PH are...

    Started by not2high2fly‎, 05-13-2012 04:39 AM
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    05-13-2012 06:30 AM Go to last post
  6. New to Pools -- Interested in Liquid Chlorine

    Hi, i'm trying to sign up in the new users forum but got sent here. I'm thinking about switching to liquid chlorine, but am wondering if one needs...

    Started by wmitz‎, 04-30-2012 11:35 PM
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    05-02-2012 11:03 AM Go to last post
  7. Bleach shelf life guidelines

    Being a little bored this morning, I finally decided to research this myself: If stored between 50-70 degrees: 6 months from manufacture for full...

    Started by steveinaz‎, 04-01-2012 02:09 PM
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    04-30-2012 11:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Need some help determining most cost-effective sanitizing option

    So I went to my local Walmart and looked at the prices for my options for sanitizing my 80,000 liter vinyl liner pool. CYA levels are currently at 0....

    Started by az_13‎, 04-29-2012 07:58 PM
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    04-29-2012 09:20 PM Go to last post
  9. How Much Bleach

    My current levels are; FC 2.5 CC 0.5 TC 3.0 PH >7.0 (I just finished dropping my ALK and aeration is ongoing) TA 90 CH 80 CYA 55

    Started by Phenom300‎, 04-23-2012 08:35 AM
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  10. What would "shock level" be considered?

    I've been reading but can't seem to find the answer. Last year it was hard to hold my chlorine level. It would go from 6 to 2 overnight. Hopefully it...

    Started by cooper‎, 04-14-2012 08:03 PM
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  11. "Holding Chlorine"

    I'm new to the forum and have seen the phrase "...until the chlorine level holds" in discussions regarding adding chlorine. What does this mean? I...

    Started by Cookieman‎, 04-08-2012 06:17 PM
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    04-13-2012 10:35 AM Go to last post
  12. Cyanuric acid missing

    I have started up my pool for the spring. Opened to a green mess. After about 70 gals of bleach (30k gal + vinyl in ground), I have apparently held...

    Started by smileitsachoice‎, 03-27-2012 01:48 PM
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    bacterial decomposition, cya, sticky
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  13. Smile Last yearrs chlorine

    I read somewhere that chlorine loses its potency over time. Should I use last years chlorine tabs or buy new ones? They have been stored in the...

    Started by tnalaskan‎, 03-31-2012 09:22 PM
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  14. Where to go with cl level while cleaning pool

    I"ve got a post going on plumbing and pumps about my pool due to a poorly designed system but thought I"d throw this one in here. As in my other...

    Started by keastman‎, 03-31-2012 02:13 PM
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    03-31-2012 04:45 PM Go to last post
  15. best pool shock?

    Looking to purchase my pool shock for the summer, I always get my cholrine tabs from costco since its a great deal, but looking for best bang for my...

    Started by stasia01‎, 03-29-2012 09:07 PM
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    03-29-2012 10:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Too Much Shock

    I've read that not enough chlorine when shocking can be bad. Can too much be a problem? I purchased "hth" brand Liquid Chlorinator at Wal Mart -...

    Started by danwann‎, 03-25-2012 12:58 PM
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    03-26-2012 09:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Why is dichlor not recommended?

    Just found the site and am learning lots already. Opened our pool this past weekend. Green algae present. Added Poolbrand "quick dissolving shock"...

    Started by Farmingtonpool‎, 03-21-2012 08:37 PM
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  18. Question Where can you buy bleach?

    Where can you buy bleach in larger quantities at perhaps a better price?

    Started by littleblue‎, 03-18-2012 03:05 PM
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    03-18-2012 06:17 PM Go to last post
  19. How many chlorine tablets should I buy at one time?

    Do chlorine tablets degrade with time so that I should get only 2 lbs, or 3 lbs.? What about 25 lbs.?

    Started by rieken‎, 01-22-2012 05:14 PM
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    01-22-2012 09:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Shock , Superchlorination & breakpoint chlorination- correct definitions

    Hi all can anyone please tell me what the above terms definitively mean in relation to each other as I mostly see them being used interchangeably...

    Started by barleyman‎, 01-18-2012 11:53 AM
    definitions, shocking
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  21. Learning Learning Learning

    Thanks in advance to the individual pool owners who tolerate us service guys on this forum. As i stated before I will be starting my own service...

    Started by seetide‎, 01-11-2012 08:22 PM
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    01-16-2012 03:52 PM Go to last post
  22. Summer Vacation Ideas?

    I have a 13K gallon inground pool that is maintained with bleech, borax, baking soda, etc. thanks to this website and is doing great. Next summer,...

    Started by Pamlicoknk‎, 12-11-2011 01:02 PM
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    12-16-2011 08:05 AM Go to last post
  23. Total pool newbie here....

    I found this forum from another one that recommended the BBB method. I'm still getting my feet wet (no pun intended!) with this pool/chemical stuff....

    Started by Sangster‎, 11-01-2011 10:10 PM
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  24. Using the BBB method in Spa

    I just want to thank the Moderators (and others) on this forum for all their helpful info on this site. I found this site while researching for info...

    Started by bucky4835‎, 09-28-2011 11:24 PM
    spa, sticky
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    10-17-2011 07:24 AM Go to last post
  25. septic tabs

    I use chlorine septic pucks for my aerobic system ,reading the label the don't have stabilizer in them can I use instead of bleach ? .... they are...

    Started by vinper‎, 10-12-2011 04:15 PM
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    10-13-2011 06:17 PM Go to last post
  26. Chlorine generator question

    I've been reading and reading on here, and have been thinking of getting a SWCG with the pool package I plan to order soon. However, I'm a little...

    Started by Jacob99‎, 09-13-2011 08:10 AM
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  27. Spa and BBB

    Iím not sure where else to put this. I have a pool and have been using bbb for several years now in my pool thanks to this forum. I also have a...

    Started by b2001‎, 09-17-2011 05:00 PM
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    09-18-2011 06:26 PM Go to last post
  28. How much borax

    Water has been looking pretty good. This mornings results are: Ph 7.2 TA 110 CH 180 CYA 60 CL 4.5 CC 0 Was going to raise the Ph, but...

    Started by lstinthot‎, 09-14-2011 08:08 PM
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    09-15-2011 01:50 AM Go to last post
  29. Bleach VS Tabs

    First of all, I would like to thank this forum for all the good information that I have found here. Perhaps the most important thing, was to buy a...

    Started by samtex‎, 09-13-2011 06:35 PM
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    09-14-2011 01:15 PM Go to last post
  30. How can I avoid a pH crash?

    Due to unavoidable circumstances my pool will be unattended for the next 3 weeks. I've loaded the inline chlorinator with pucks and have adjusted...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 09-04-2011 07:25 AM
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    09-07-2011 05:34 PM Go to last post

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