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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. CYA High or not?

    I have a 20,000 gallon pool and water is clear with no signs of algae. I use tablets. My CYA is reading well over 100 using both my Taylor kit and...

    Started by hopkiba‎, 08-09-2015 09:56 PM
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    08-10-2015 10:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Cannot find plain bleach

    In our area (S.E PA), we can no longer find "plain" bleach. All that the stores now carry is the HE/splashless bleach (which does not smell of...

    Started by CAPTCHEMCL‎, 07-26-2015 07:47 AM
    bleach, clorox ultra bleach, cloudy water, he bleach
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    07-28-2015 08:28 AM Go to last post
  3. Oops...used HD outdoor bleach

    a bottle of Home Depot outdoor bleach was mixed in with the regular and I poured it in the pool...realizing after that it was the outdoor bleach....

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 07-02-2015 07:29 AM
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    07-03-2015 07:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Cal hypo tablets...

    I was at Walmart today and saw something new.... Cal-hypo extended release tablets for skimmers. I've never seen cal-hypo in tablets, and I've...

    Started by Aprilszoo‎, 04-18-2014 11:21 PM
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    06-29-2015 10:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Residue left in bucket after dissolving Cal Hypo--throw it in or throw it out?!

    I normally use liquid pool shock for all my chlorinating, but when I checked my calcium hardness, it was 120. I have a vinyl pool and I know it's...

    Started by poolgal13‎, 06-06-2015 07:52 PM
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    06-07-2015 12:02 AM Go to last post
  6. Using Tri-Chlor to start season

    My in-laws gave me a bucket of Tri-chlor pucks that they don't need anymore (tore down their pool). When I uncovered my pool from the winter, there...

    Started by columbusdan‎, 05-11-2015 01:31 PM
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    06-01-2015 08:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Bleach instead of shock

    I have an oval 18x36 vinyl pool, how much bleach should I use to raise free chlorine up from zero and should I dilute it before adding?

    Started by depps‎, 05-30-2015 08:36 AM
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    05-30-2015 08:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Water testing and left over trichlo

    Hello. I am currently using the Bioguard products, upon reading this forum, I have noticed that I am paying too much for chemicals. How do I...

    Started by Baketown‎, 06-11-2014 01:16 PM
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    05-22-2015 06:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Best place to buy CYA

    Need to buy some CYA for my pool as it's current less than 30... Any recommendation where to buy it? Also, any recommendation of Powder form vs...

    Started by gagan‎, 05-21-2015 10:31 AM
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    05-21-2015 11:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Getting the hang of BBB

    It's me again...The Chlorine is where I am confused. I have read some of the info online, but can't seem to get my levels where I think they need to...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 04-25-2015 08:29 AM
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    05-04-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Buying big bucket of CYA or just as much as you need.

    I bought 8 lbs in June for my 30,000 gal pool to bring the level from zero to...i think 50? I forgot. Now it is at 30..maybe a bit less. Only one...

    Started by Gretzky99‎, 08-08-2013 05:42 PM
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    10-15-2014 08:03 AM Go to last post
  12. Algae Outbreak?

    After a very successful season with clear water, I am having some sort of outbreak and can't seem to get it to go away. My CYA is above 100. Our...

    Started by ajb8898‎, 09-08-2014 05:59 PM
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    10-09-2014 06:36 PM Go to last post
  13. Newbie 14' round intex

    I just filled it added 3 doses of bleach, 4 doses of borax. Just got test kit and my pH is 8.2, alkalinity 50ppm, no reading (clear) for...

    Started by nymxracer‎, 05-27-2014 01:40 PM
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    08-24-2014 05:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Ben's Best Guess Chart on Poolcenter!

    I received an email from poolcenter.com about new thinking on stabilizer use (of course here we know it's not new ;) ) and they've quoted Ben's Best...

    Started by JimK‎, 08-22-2014 03:01 PM
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    08-23-2014 05:36 PM Go to last post
  15. What is the purpose of Trichlor Tabs ??

    A few years ago we had algae problems, despite keeping the chlorine up, and thanks to this pool forum(no help from Leslies) it was determined that my...

    Started by jsaldi‎, 08-20-2014 06:34 PM
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    08-21-2014 07:45 PM Go to last post
  16. 1 lb bag of shock is only 12 ounces??? are we getting ripped off?????

    or do you measure granular differently. Does it go by weight? I dumped the leslies power powder plus into a measuring cup to use a half bag and...

    Started by Gretzky99‎, 08-16-2014 03:18 PM
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    08-18-2014 02:40 PM Go to last post
  17. bags of shock vs bleach

    To raise the chlorine level to shock level in my 20k gallon pool I figure it would need 8 jugs of bleach at 3 bucks each, that's $24.00. I was...

    Started by camastown‎, 08-07-2014 12:45 PM
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    08-10-2014 11:15 PM Go to last post
  18. Comparing Chlorine Sources - Is my Math Right?

    I was getting a little concerned because people kept talking about $1/gallon bleach, and I don't think it exists any more. (The cheapest I can prove...

    Started by ransomedbyfire‎, 08-03-2014 05:24 PM
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    08-04-2014 08:03 AM Go to last post
  19. Is it necessary to shock a pool?

    I am a relatively new pool owner & had the good fortune to stumble onto this site before I had any substantial issues & have been following most of...

    Started by Thatcher‎, 07-29-2014 09:07 PM
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    07-30-2014 10:00 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool Should I raise my cya?

    Hi all. I'm new to posting, so bear with me! I have a 22000 gal pebble-tec pool. The water temp is 90 and getting lots of Phoenix summer sun. ...

    Started by gmh757‎, 07-07-2014 12:59 PM
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    07-25-2014 10:18 AM Go to last post
  21. Liquid chlorine sale

    FYI, Menards is having a sale on 1 gal bottles of 12.5% liquid chlorine this week. $1.99/gal!. At least here in Central Ohio

    Started by columbusdan‎, 06-29-2014 12:00 PM
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    07-22-2014 12:58 PM Go to last post
  22. Going away for 3 weeks

    Just wondering what to do if Im leaving my pool for 3 weeks. I only use chlorine and no one to look after it. My friends will be gone. How do all of...

    Started by dansdad‎, 07-19-2014 03:56 PM
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    07-21-2014 10:30 PM Go to last post
  23. Question I can't seem to keep a FC level above 1.0.

    FC-1.0 CC-0 PH-7.6 Alk-90 CYA-50 Temperatures have been 95-100 degrees-don't know if that matters. We had a problem when we opened and used...

    Started by reesie‎, 07-14-2014 07:44 PM
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    07-18-2014 09:32 PM Go to last post
  24. blurry eyes after swimming

    All, I have recently switched to the BB method and after some frustration in getting my pool to the point where it was only losing 1ppm per night...

    Started by Slachey‎, 07-15-2014 12:06 PM
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    07-16-2014 05:39 PM Go to last post
  25. New To Site: Question About Shock Powder switching to Liquid Shock

    I am curious, I have a 24 ft round above ground pool, vinyl liner, I have currently been using a powder Aqua Chem Xtra blue shock, can I just switch...

    Started by mishont‎, 07-09-2014 12:59 PM
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    07-15-2014 06:28 PM Go to last post
  26. Reviews of Bioguard swimming pool chemicals?

    Hi all. I purchased a home with a 16x32 in ground pool last year. Ended up needing a new liner after this winter which should be completed this...

    Started by Bardo213‎, 06-22-2014 03:35 PM
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    sticky, sticky-bioguard
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    07-11-2014 12:40 PM Go to last post
  27. HASA Sani-Clor?

    So I received a coupon in the mail from another local pool supplier running a sale on HASA Sani-Clor buy 3 get 1 free. I went buy today and they had...

    Started by dubbedout‎, 07-08-2014 08:00 PM
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    07-09-2014 11:57 AM Go to last post
  28. How much bleach weekly/monthly?

    Hi everyone. I recently started using bleach instead of tabs in my pool, and have been going through the bottles like nothing... So just wondering...

    Started by gagan‎, 07-08-2014 10:08 AM
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    07-08-2014 04:47 PM Go to last post
  29. Cannot maintain FC levels w/ BBB

    All, I have officially switched to the BBB method and turned off my auto-chlorinator! Due to my use of Chlorine Tabs my CYA reading is ~ 90. My...

    Started by Slachey‎, 06-27-2014 03:41 PM
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    07-06-2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
  30. What do we use as a stabilizer?

    We are starting the BBB method. We have the fancy test kit as suggested. We also took in a water sample to the local pool store. Our CYA is low, but...

    Started by poolotter‎, 07-06-2014 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-06-2014 02:33 PM Go to last post

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