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    When I shock my pool should I run the pump 24 hours afterwards or just long enough to disperse chemical???
    Rain by the barrells has gotten me worried and I think I should shock the pool to keep it crystal clear since you guys have managed to keep it that way all summer!!!

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    Default Re: Shocking Run pump?

    I shock mine when the pump turns on for the night. it runs about 7 hours after that.
    14'x31' kidney 21K gal IG plaster pool; SWCG (Saline Generating System's SGS Breeze); Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE DE filter; Whisperflow 1 HP pump; 8 hours hrs; kit purchased from Ben; utility water; summer: none; winter: none; PF:5.7

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    Default Re: Shocking Run pump?

    I assume you are shocking because something is not right with your water.

    If so, run your pump 24/7 and maintain shock level until your water is back the way you want it. Then, let your chlorine drift down to normal maintenance and return your pump to it's normal schedule

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    I would run the pump until there is no need to shock. If you are worried, don't guess, test.

    Dave

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    Default Re: Shocking Run pump?

    I am shocking because we have had a ton of rain lately (It added nearly 4 inches this week) and a lot of debris in the pool. My cc is at .5 or less and my residual chlorine has been 3 or better even after rains. While swimming Monday I noticed that the liner was not as squeaky clean as it has been all summer. I decided that it would be a good idea to shock just to make sure everything stays nice and sparkly. I tried a few days last week with all the rain to ramp up the chlorine to maintain a 5 or 6ppm residual but afternoon thunderstorms would not let that happen. I test my water every day.

    20x40 IG Vinyl Liner
    25000 gals
    No Heater No Swg
    H2o Temp 88
    Fc 10 (Coming down from shock)
    CC 0
    Tc 10
    Ph 7.5
    alk 80
    ch 150
    cya 35 (between 30 and 40)

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    Default Re: Shocking Run pump?

    I usually just run mine for a couple of hours after I shock it, to mix the chlorine well, then shut it off.

    Janet

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