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    New to BBB , OCLT

    Last year was my first year owned a pool. I brought everything the store sold. This year I have gotten wiser. I opened to a cloudy but not green pool. I got a good test kit and began a slam based on my CYA level (50). Everything is going great CC is 0, water is clear but 1.5 weeks in I still can't pass the OCLT test. I usually test FC at 20 ppm at 10pm and then test at 5:30am and have been losing 3 ppm a night. I usually add 36ox of 8.25 bleach every morning. I clean filter, floor and walls everyday. any suggestions? Thanks in advance, this is a great forum

    I find the CYA test to also be very hard. I am not sure if I still see dot or not but dipstick and pool store are all around 50 as well.
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    Re: New to BBB , OCLT

    Any ladders or lights that can be removed and scrubbed with a dilute bleach solution? Algae loves to hide and protect itself in small nooks and crannies so think like a single celled organism. Where would you hide in your pool to avoid the brush and circulation?
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    Re: New to BBB , OCLT

    I have stairs on both outside and inside of pool.

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    Re: New to BBB , OCLT

    Can I swim into pool and shrub on inside? Also how much bleach to clorine in this mixture?

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    Re: New to BBB , OCLT

    It's perfectly safe to hop in the pool and scrub if your FC is just below your shock level based on your CYA. So at 50 ppm CYA if your FC is 19, it's fine to swim. It might be a bit hard on your suit, but OK.

    If you're going to pull the ladder out of inside the pool and scrub it down, use about 1 cup of bleach to a gallon of water for scrubbing, then rinse it off well with tap water/hose.
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    Re: New to BBB , OCLT

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    It's perfectly safe to hop in the pool and scrub if your FC is just below your shock level based on your CYA. So at 50 ppm CYA if your FC is 19, it's fine to swim. It might be a bit hard on your suit, but OK.

    If you're going to pull the ladder out of inside the pool and scrub it down, use about 1 cup of bleach to a gallon of water for scrubbing, then rinse it off well with tap water/hose.
    Thank you.


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