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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. Pool Startup New Water?

    My pool had Cyanuric Acid off the scale Maybe 4-5 hundred. This I imagine was because I was using tabs to chlorinate. I drained the pool and am...

    Started by atkinson40‎, 10-17-2018 07:53 PM
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    10-18-2018 11:59 AM Go to last post
  2. Availability of 8.3% Bleach Is Nil

    Hello everyone. It has been a while! I wanted to ask the group if they are having a hard time finding 8.3% bleach these days? It is like it has...

    Started by Tom.B‎, 08-17-2018 03:28 PM
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  3. Is it possible to go to weekly chlorine additions?

    Would it be possible to raise CYA to 100 or so and just add all the chlorine needed once weekly? Will that make the chlorine last long enough to go...

    Started by Steve_in_NC‎, 07-06-2018 10:23 PM
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    08-19-2018 09:42 AM Go to last post
  4. How much liquid pool shock should I use in a 12k gal pool??

    The liquid pool shock I purchased is 10% sodium hypochlorite. Label on it reads: "Every seven days, or as necessary, superchlorinate the pool with...

    Started by Booter‎, 06-06-2018 03:52 PM
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    07-06-2018 07:20 AM Go to last post
  5. Digital Chlorine Meter

    Hi All. I use a digital pH meter and it seems to do a decent job. I have also seen a few Digital Chlorine meters on the web. Has anyone...

    Started by pratzert‎, 06-21-2018 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-21-2018 07:27 PM Go to last post
  6. Shelf Life of calcium hypochlorite vs bleach (sodium hypochlorite)

    Hi All. Does anyone (Ben?) know how the "Shelf Lives" compare between Liquid Bleach and powdered Cal-Hypo? I am thinking of buying a 50 pound...

    Started by pratzert‎, 06-15-2018 10:46 AM
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    06-18-2018 04:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Chlorine Shock - Liquid or Powder?

    Hi All. I used to buy the 5 gallon Carboys of concentrated Liquid Chlorine from "Namco". But they are not in my state any longer and I can't find a...

    Started by pratzert‎, 06-15-2018 10:10 AM
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    06-15-2018 01:14 PM Go to last post
  8. How much bleach (or liquid chlorine) per day is typical?

    How much liquid chlorine usage is "typical" for folks in the hot and humid southeast in the summer months.

    Started by jeffv‎, 06-06-2018 10:29 PM
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    06-10-2018 10:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Problems with high pH

    I'm also having high PH. Its hard for me to tell for sure but I think its higher than 7.8. I tried MA but only put about 1/2 of what the acid...

    Started by marciastz‎, 05-28-2018 08:23 PM
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    05-29-2018 06:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Angry Can't control CHlorine levels..

    Hello all. Last sunday we bought an above ground, frame pool. 18ft diameter. Installed fine, although we noticed there was a slight dip on one end,...

    Started by Anonymous European in California‎, 05-19-2013 09:17 PM
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    05-25-2018 08:09 AM Go to last post
  11. How much CYA does Trichlor add to a pool?

    This is an issue I have with my pool and I THINK I have the answer. Adding 1 lbs of 100% TriChlor (trichloro-s-triazinetrione) to a 10,000 gallon...

    Started by mgoeckner‎, 04-22-2018 04:55 PM
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    05-03-2018 08:20 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 03:01 PM
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    losing chlorine
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  13. 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 07:16 PM
    chlorine, combined chlorine, free chlorine
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    05-19-2017 07:35 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:03 PM
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    03-16-2017 11:13 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 04:17 PM
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    11-19-2016 05:34 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:17 PM
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    09-08-2016 04:51 PM Go to last post
  17. "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 08:58 PM
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  18. 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 06:19 PM
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  19. 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 04:42 PM
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    clorox performance bleach
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  20. 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 12:42 AM
    bbb method, sticky
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    06-04-2016 11:25 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 10:31 PM
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    10-14-2015 10:42 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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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  30. 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

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