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    Need A Little Clarification

    I have slammed my pool and chemistry is great.
    I test my free chlorine in the evening after the sun sets and usually get a level of 5 (my goal for CY is 6).
    I usually put 1 gallon of bleach in every night to raise the level to 10 and by the next day it will usually fall to about 5 if the sun has been out.
    This just seems like a lot of bleach and chlorine to be using.
    Does my method seem reasonable?
    Is the amount of bleach reasonable?

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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

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    That is an excessively high FC loss every day. Can you post a full set of test results?

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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

    FC - 5.8
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.5
    TA - 100
    CH - 260
    CYA - 55

    It did meet all criteria. Got the clearest water ever. No combined chlorine and passed overnight test.
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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

    What about cleaning out behind lights, under ladders, in cleaners, pool toys or other places where algae likes to hide?
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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

    That is sage advise. You can have hidden algae that creeps into the water from hidey-places slowly enough that your FC kills it and no CC shows up leading you into a false sense of security. Been there. Try under your weir too.

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    Re: Need A Little Clarification

    I was guessing low CYA. Apparently not. Might try another OCLT.
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