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    How often can I add the bleach?

    I have been adding bleach every hour during the day but am wondering if it can be added more often since I am home. I have added 20 gallons of 8.25 % without much change in the last two days. Will adding bleach more often, speed up the process?
    Above ground 30' x 48" round pool. Cartridge filter. 21200 gallons.

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    Re: How often can I add the bleach?

    Not really, and you'll burn through your testing supplies, that much faster.

    What are your numbers looking like? Please post them.
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    Re: How often can I add the bleach?

    If its dropping below the target Slam level, it will help, if not, no.
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    Re: How often can I add the bleach?

    Keep at or slightly above SLAM level.
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    Re: How often can I add the bleach?

    From the article Pool School - Convert Your Baqua Pool to Chlorine

    Test your water frequently and add the appropriate amount of bleach to get back up to 15ppm. Do this as often as possible, as often as every hour if you can, but at least once a day.

    I doubt that more often than every hour will speed things up that much. The bleach probably isn't mixed all that well until half an hour has elapsed, so your testing may be wrong.
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    Re: How often can I add the bleach?

    OK. I was never good at chemistry but here goes. I don't even know if these levels are appropriate. I used the Taylor K-2006 and think I followed the directions for each test. Let me know if these are totally abnormal and I didn't calculate correctly. Let me add that my baquacil levels were very high when I started. Here are my results: FC-4.8, CC- 4.0, PH-7.4, TA-200, Cal-300, CA-30. I can see where I need to keep adding bleach.
    Above ground 30' x 48" round pool. Cartridge filter. 21200 gallons.

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