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    how much clorox to add

    I need to know how much liquid chlorine (Clorox) to add to raise my 8200 -8500 gal round above ground pool from FC of 1 to 2. I have the floating pucks. they don't seem to be doing the trick. That reading is from a test strip (HTH) with a count of "one tennessee, two...etc". I will be ordering a Taylor test kit from Amazon in the near future, but for this time it is what it is. I do have questions about the taylor kit as well but one problem at a time. By the by, my name is Kenny.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    13 or 14 ounces of 8.25%. Why from 1 to 2 may I ask? Any CYA at all in there? Welcome.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Actually i want to go to 3 but i wanted to see the graduation. So 13 - 14 oz will raise my pool 1 pt on fc. While i got your attention my PH was between 6.8 and 7.2. My TA was between 40 and 80. My CYA was 30 - 50. I haven't ever used liquid chlorine or borax or baking soda. I've only had the pool for about 3 weeks. I took a water sample to the local pool store. They prescribed a shopping list of their chemicals and 85 dollars and two days later the levels were fine.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart Stay within the guidelines of that for your FC. Pretty big gap between 30 and 50 CYA. I'd err on the high side. I assume you've raised your PH.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Kenny
    Welcome. I'm fairly new also, so I'm hoping to save you some time. Suggest you
    1) stop going to the pool store. Their tests aren't reliable and their stuff is not needed and expensive
    2) Head to the links in my signature...read...read...read.
    3) buy a test kit, like the TF100 and post results.
    4) use liquid bleach. I get mine at Walmart, the 10% pool bleach. but any non scented, plain old laundry bleach works. How much to add? use the POOL MATH in my signature.
    then everyone can help you more easily.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Bookmark this site on every one of your mobile devices and computers (as applicable). Enter your pool volume in gallons, and get friendly with the functionality.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    OK, since i have a grand son who's anxious to go swimming, how long to wait after adding 3 cups of clorox to pool? Do i add it to skimmer or pool?
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Slowly pour it into the pool in front of a return with the pump running. From what everyone has said, you should be good to go in 15-30 minutes.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Quote Originally Posted by brims View Post
    Slowly pour it into the pool in front of a return with the pump running. From what everyone has said, you should be good to go in 15-30 minutes.
    That's how long it takes to mix for an accurate reading with a quality test kit. I'd be comfortable with swimming in newly chlorinated water in as soon as 10 minutes.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    shoot, I've poured bleach in and jumped in immediately (though not directly into the spot that I poured the bleach)

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    Re: how much clorox to add

    Quote Originally Posted by camueller View Post
    shoot, I've poured bleach in and jumped in immediately (though not directly into the spot that I poured the bleach)
    I did that just the other evening when my 3 year old threw some rocks into the deep end after I had just put 1/2 gallon in front of the two deep end returns. Maybe 5 minutes between the pour and getting in.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    I ordered a Taylor 2006 kit. It should be here by the middle of the week. In the mean time I keep whittling away at the ph and fc with test strips. (HTH) At the present the fc is between 3 and 4 ppm and the ph is between 7.2 and 7.5. I guess my next question is what to do with the floating pucks. (Trichor) My CYAN is +- 50. My TA is +-80.
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    Re: how much clorox to add

    slowly?
    yeah, half gallon in 15 seconds.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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