So I just read this article trying to understand more about combined chlorine. Poolcenter
It seems like a good article and answered some of my questions. It states that super chlorinating, shocking a pool breaks the chemical bonds between the chlorine & ammonia/nitrogen in the water eliminating CC (for awhile). Does this process remove the nitrogen and ammonia though? Or is it still in the water ready to recombine and make more CC?
I have a small 10' x 30" heavily used pool. With a 3 year old that probably pees in the pool. According to my cheapo test kit I had 2-3 ppm CC in the pool this morning. I just shocked it with 13 oz of 10% bleach. Pool holds roughly 1000 gallons.
On a side note I'm having fun learning to take care of the pool and my toddler absolutely loves it. The filter is a little too small IMO but I get most of the crud out with my kids butterfly net lol. I can vacuum dirt off the floor with a siphon started in a garden hose. Also picked up an intex solar heater mat for $16 at walmart and hooked it to an auxillary pond pump. If the water is too cold I can drain 50 gallons and fill it back up with hot water from my laundry hookup and raise the temp 4 degrees in about 10 minutes. My wife said we are pool junkies now. Better than meth junkies lol.