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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 03:00 PM
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    06-02-2018 03:00 PM Go to last post
  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 10:16 PM
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  1. Where do you buy bleach????

    I keep seeing Aldis, Mennards and the like. Im in northern Ca. we have none of those, no Piggly Wiggly most hardware stores don't have it. Walmart...

    Started by dansdad‎, 06-10-2014 08:56 PM
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    07-03-2014 08:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Bleach instead of Chlorine tab for daily/weekly maintenance

    Is it a good idea to use bleach instead of Chlorine tab for daily/weekly maintenance? If so, how much bleach should be added daily/weekly? Any...

    Started by gagan‎, 06-30-2014 12:09 PM
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    bleach
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    07-02-2014 02:55 PM Go to last post
  3. can't keep cya

    I have 24' AG by 48". I opened the pool around memorial day and added a new bottle of cya (about 2 pounds?) and 1/2 bottle (about .75 pound) I had...

    Started by dalejanus‎, 07-01-2014 05:47 PM
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  4. Coated, Sticky Pucks

    Upon opening the chlorinator to add some trichlor pucks I found the partly spent pucks coated with a amber/yellow substance. It stuck to my fingers...

    Started by GaryT‎, 06-30-2014 11:50 AM
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    07-01-2014 01:26 PM Go to last post
  5. maintaining chlorine level while away

    I've been using the BBB method so far this summer. In years past, used trichlor tabs which has resulted in CYA over 100. Now, we're planning to go...

    Started by poolmompa‎, 06-29-2014 04:02 PM
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    06-29-2014 09:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Wink Using trichlor pucks in an old 20k gal vinyl pool

    Hey all. Purchased a home last year with a 20,000 gallon pool with a dilapidated pump/filter and really old vinyl liner (all 10+ years). Had...

    Started by jmshivley‎, 06-27-2014 12:16 PM
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    06-27-2014 01:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Bucket Testing

    Hello I'm new to the Forum and have an unique problem with chlorine demand. Specifically I have not yet put enough chlorine in to get the FC high...

    Started by B Helgason‎, 06-26-2014 10:23 AM
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    06-26-2014 09:48 PM Go to last post
  8. My Chlorine Level Won't come up

    last year i had this problem and came to this site and found my answer really quickly. now with this forum, i can't seem to find anything. does...

    Started by lisa.labru‎, 06-24-2014 06:35 PM
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    06-26-2014 09:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Swimming Pool Chemical Buying Guide

    OK. It's been great being able to use Walmart and Amazon to send people to exactly what they need, instead of having to say, "look for this...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2014 02:08 PM
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    06-23-2014 02:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Cya & fc

    40000 gal 20 x 40 IG vinyl. Hayward Aqua Rite T-Cell-15, Sand Filter Our test strips have always test little to NO FC, we were told that's ok...

    Started by Will/Rachel‎, 06-17-2014 11:04 AM
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    06-19-2014 06:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Post using the bbb chart

    I was having problems keeping the tc/fc in my pool I added 4 lbs grainular shock, checked the level after 5 hours it was barely noticeable. I read...

    Started by sobrien2‎, 06-12-2014 12:50 PM
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  12. Chlorine pucks and vinyl liners

    When I was listening to the folks at my local pool store they told me that chlorine pucks were bad for my liner. Is this true? Thanks.

    Started by Scrapple‎, 06-17-2014 10:16 PM
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    06-18-2014 01:39 AM Go to last post
  13. Cool Re-Learning Pool Care after using an SWCG

    New to the Forum. I have owned a pool for about 9 years, and until recently it was salt water. In early May, I drained the pool and decided not to...

    Started by Pleasantsurprise‎, 06-16-2014 07:07 PM
    sticky, sticky-clcya
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  14. No FC but pool is crystal clear

    Trying to work out a FC issue and hope to search for it . ======================= I need to update my signature when I get the permission but...

    Started by soupy01833‎, 06-09-2014 07:32 PM
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  15. 8.25% bleach

    8.25% bleach seems to be the new standard 'concentrated' strength. I tend to use pool calculator to work out my levels but it doesn't give 8.25 as...

    Started by mastamoon‎, 06-12-2014 01:43 PM
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    06-14-2014 08:26 PM Go to last post
  16. Should you shock after heavy rain?

    Title says it all. :)

    Started by Scrapple‎, 06-12-2014 10:50 PM
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    06-13-2014 02:51 PM Go to last post
  17. Angry another new user with chlorine questions

    my pool was stable at 2ppm free and total chlorine and 60 ppm cyn, 7 .4 ph. I added 1 gallon of liquid bleach and the chlorine went to near 0, I...

    Started by sobrien2‎, 06-10-2014 09:36 PM
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    06-12-2014 03:26 PM Go to last post
  18. New user with cal hypo question

    I read a bunch of stuff here but just got around to registering. I don't really have any problems to post. I am curious as to why the forum...

    Started by seank6‎, 06-07-2014 06:34 PM
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    06-09-2014 10:52 PM Go to last post
  19. leaving for a week, looking for advice in prepping pool and current issues

    Looking for advice for pool treatment before leaving town for 8 days. 13,700 gal Doughboy I had my liner replaced 2 weeks ago and my fill water has...

    Started by rajung‎, 06-03-2014 03:07 PM
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    06-07-2014 07:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Adding 12.5% Shock thru skimmer?

    Will this harm the pvc pipes and/or pool equipment? I have a Hayward pump, Systems 3 cartridge filter, Hayward heater and Polaris booster pump.

    Started by Shredhead‎, 06-06-2014 12:36 PM
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    06-06-2014 12:59 PM Go to last post
  21. Best vacation protocol to keep pool clear?

    We will be leaving for a week and have no one to keep up the chlorine in our pool. I use the 12.5% liquid chlorine. I want to avoid returning home...

    Started by poolgal13‎, 06-03-2014 01:57 PM
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    06-03-2014 07:11 PM Go to last post
  22. Can't keep chlorine

    Last year we installed used above ground pool that was given to us from my inlaws. It is 28' in diameter and 4' deep with a new liner and filled with...

    Started by Christal‎, 05-27-2014 03:38 PM
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    06-02-2014 12:31 PM Go to last post
  23. Switch from Chlorinator/Chlorine pucks to bleach

    This is our 8th summer with our 40,000 gal cement pool. I'd like to try to use just bleach this summer instead of buying the expensive Haward...

    Started by koolpenguin‎, 05-28-2014 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-30-2014 11:28 PM Go to last post
  24. Dirt on bottom of pool

    We have vacuumed and vacuumed, still after a few hours patches of black dirt is on the bottom of half the pool. It does not puff up like algae and...

    Started by sbaker225‎, 05-29-2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-30-2014 10:56 PM Go to last post
  25. Chlorine and pH problems following missing stabilizer

    We have an 18,000 gallon pool, in ground with vinyl liner. Hayward DE filter with a Hayward Super pump. pH 8.0, chlorine 1.0, water crystal...

    Started by Cstaines‎, 05-23-2014 05:13 PM
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    sticky, sticky-drain-pool
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  26. Cloudy Water After Green to Clean Treatment

    Hey everyone i went over to leslies pools last weekend and bought everything i needed to do the green to clean treatment on my 10k gal pool. I did...

    Started by msavary76‎, 05-24-2014 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-29-2014 12:04 PM Go to last post
  27. Quick way to lower FC level?

    As I have been fighting a bit of mustard algae and rose my FC level to around 20ppm for a week or so now, it appears I am seeing the signs of my...

    Started by Tom.B‎, 05-28-2014 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-28-2014 05:30 PM Go to last post
  28. Summer Start up -- need bleach dose for a 25k gallon pool

    25,000 gal. pool need to know how much bleach to begin

    Started by Barbara‎, 05-24-2014 07:54 AM
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    05-27-2014 03:16 PM Go to last post
  29. New Pool

    Hi, all. So, we bought a new above ground pool this year after our 18 year old one bit the dust last fall. I need help getting it all set up. The...

    Started by ajb8898‎, 05-22-2014 04:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-27-2014 10:02 AM Go to last post
  30. di chlor question

    If I needed a kick of cya in my pool, would adding a bag of granular di-chlor do it? I know sounds like a pain but I just found a little algae...

    Started by dansdad‎, 05-22-2014 11:20 AM
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    sticky, sticky-chem-eq
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    05-24-2014 07:11 PM Go to last post

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