Hello folks, I've been using Bioguard products - antialgae backup, blue water clarifier, and 1 pound chlorine bags burn out 3. I also keep 3 chlorine Bioguard smart sticks in the skimmer. I must say that everything has been working quite well, with no issues. Reading many articles here in this site, I am now concerned about adding other chemicals to the pool that come with 1lb bags chlorine.
Now, I would like to try bleach but am afraid I will screw up!
My pool is 20k, de filter, pump running 8 to 8. I am in New Jersey, essex county. I have the proper test kit, purchased at the advice here on the site. All of my measurements are fine with no issues, but FC does fluctuate so need to add more regularly.
I've read all I could (I think) but still have the following concerns :
-what is the equivalent in regular bleach 8.5% to the 1lb of Bioguard shock? I assume if I add the equivalent of that spread out each day, then I am fine. Said differently, how much of bleach do I add each day to keep my chlorine level constant? Are we talking cups, or quarts, or half gallon a day? What is the approximate amount I should expect to add weekly assuming normal conditions/no issues? How many gallons of bleach should I buy per week fir a 20k pool?
-do I stop adding the antialgae and water clarifier altogether?
-is bleach all I add replacing ALL of Bioguard products?
Appreciate your help in advance and any pointers you may have. Pls share links that I may I have missed, too.
Thanks a lot!