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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: Buyer beware on bleach

    I posted this on TFP and just wanted to get this out. I bought bleach at Walmart yesterday and noticed they and Clorox have a bleach that is...

    Started by dansdad‎, 08-15-2014 12:50 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: The HiC2 method of pool care -- high chlorine + high CYA (stabilizer)

    Currently, a marker page.

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-12-2014 04:38 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Guess Chlorine Chart

    The PoolSolutions Best Guess Chlorine Chart is here: best-guess-swimming-pool-chlorine-chart.html PoolDoc

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 03-26-2011 01:50 PM
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    07-06-2013 01:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bucket testing for chlorine demand

    Doing a "Bucket Test" for Chlorine Demand In a perfect world, you'd always know everything you need to know about your pool. And, you'd know when...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-18-2012 07:23 PM
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    06-18-2012 07:23 PM Go to last post
  5. 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. Losing 3 ppm of chlorine a day

    Opened pool 12 days ago. It was green as a pond. Held it at shock level till pool was clear. At about 6 days in it was blue but cloudy so I treated...

    Started by paigemetoo‎, 06-14-2017 04:01 PM
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    losing chlorine
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    06-22-2017 03:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Free Chlorine 16 PPM

    Hi Everyone - I opened my pool about a week ago and it was a swamp - I kept the water at shock level for a several days. Using a Taylor K-2006 kit I...

    Started by zooba72‎, 05-18-2017 08:16 PM
    chlorine, combined chlorine, free chlorine
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    05-19-2017 08:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Maintaining Cl level while away from home w/o chlorine pucks

    I just drained pool water to get my CYA down from 90-100 to 50-60. We were out of town more than usual last summer and I used the pucks since I was...

    Started by Cookieman‎, 03-13-2017 10:03 PM
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    03-17-2017 12:13 AM Go to last post
  4. Can't Lower Cl Level

    I have a 15K gallon in-ground pool and I can't get the Cl level to drop. It's been over 20ppm for about 2 months and I haven't added any Chlorine...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 11-06-2016 05:17 PM
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    11-19-2016 06:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Trouble Keeping Chlorine Levels Up

    I am using a combination of bleach (8.25% from WalMart) and 3" pucks from Costco in a Frog feeder. I have an approximately 20,000 gallon IG vinyl...

    Started by moblaine‎, 09-05-2016 03:17 PM
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    09-08-2016 05:51 PM Go to last post
  6. "Great Value" Bleach raising pH?

    Is anyone else using Great Value Concentrated (8.25% Hypochlorite) bleach? I had been using Stop&Shop for a couple of years with no problems, but...

    Started by bottomcat‎, 08-12-2016 09:58 PM
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  7. Can't stabilize ph

    Whenever I add bleach my ph increase to levels 7.8-8.0. My cl is averaging between 6-11. I've been keeping the cl on the lower end since last year it...

    Started by cdingess‎, 06-30-2016 07:19 PM
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    07-02-2016 06:06 PM Go to last post
  8. clorox performance bleach

    I just realized I am using Clorox Performance Beach (bought at costco) instead of Regular beach. I think it's the same think, but unable to...

    Started by gagan‎, 04-29-2016 05:42 PM
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    clorox performance bleach
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  9. Getting started with the BBB Method

    Ok I've been reading up on your BBB method. I get that baking soda replaces alkalinity increasers like alkalinity up, and borax replaces ph...

    Started by Lowdown‎, 10-24-2011 01:42 AM
    bbb method, sticky
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    06-05-2016 12:25 AM Go to last post
  10. What should I treat my pool with before closing?

    We recently had some stone/tile work done around our pool, resulting in a drain and refill. I haven't added anything to it yet, but wonder if I need...

    Started by krdowns‎, 10-05-2015 11:31 PM
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    10-14-2015 11:42 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 10:56 PM
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    08-10-2015 11:51 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:47 AM
    bleach, clorox ultra bleach, cloudy water, he bleach
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    07-28-2015 09:28 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 08:29 AM
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    07-03-2015 08:06 AM Go to last post
  14. 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, 04-19-2014 12:21 AM
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    06-29-2015 11:53 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:52 PM
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    06-07-2015 01:02 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:31 PM
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    06-01-2015 09:51 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 02:16 PM
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  18. 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 11:31 AM
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    05-22-2015 12:47 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 09:29 AM
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    05-04-2015 08:23 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 06:42 PM
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    10-15-2014 09:03 AM Go to last post

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