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    Exclamation Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    I had just poured in enough bleach to bring my pool up to shock level, then while turning off the timers, the pump system broke. I am waiting for a callback from my repair guy, but in the meantime I am very concerned about what damage all that bleach will do if the water is not moving. Should I be concerned about this? Is there anything I can do until he gets here? What if I cannot get it repaired for several days? (FYI, I am a pool owner for only 2 months. I just joined TFP last week. It really helped me to understand the chemicals better & stay away from the pool store. I am not so good with the equipment yet.)

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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    Brush it, brush it, brush it. But in this heat we've had, all that SLAM level bleach will burn off pretty quickly----- end of day probably. Got Test results for us? Welcome!
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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    was there any circulation at all? Even a few minutes is all it should take. A few times around with he brush and you'll be fine.
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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    You'll be fine. As mentioned above, brush and stir everything manually. If your FC is below SLAM level and it's just bleach, you can hop in the as well! No problem. Just don't wear your finest swimwear is all - just in case. Hope your pump gets resolved soon. Oh ... and welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    Thanks so much everybody. That is a relief! The pump was running well while I was pouring and for at least another 5 minutes before pump broke. I did some brushing as well. Thanks for your help! I apologize my signature did not come through. I must have forgot to commit. It should work in the future.
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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    You got it Pete. It's showing now. Good luck, and have a nice weekend.
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    Re: Shock-level bleach and no way to move the water

    Do you have a pool cover pump and access to electricity? If so, put the pump in the area you poured in the chlorine, and run a garden hose to the other end of the pool. You won't get any filtration, but the water will circulate.
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