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    Exclamation HELP! Very High Chorine - company tonight....

    shoot - I messed this up.

    So yesterday I adjusted the timer for my chlorine injection pump - and I got the AM/PM backwards. So last night my injection pump dumped about 5 gallons (whatever was in the tank) of chlorine into my pool emptying my 15 gallon tank.

    The chlorine right now is 23ppm. CYA is at around 70 from the last test (didn't test cya today and don't know if crazy high chlorine would effect the test)

    Today is a hot, sunny, Texas day. The pool pump is running and the fountains are on. Anything else I can do to lower the chlorine?

    Will it be safe to swim in this evening?


    Found this on the Leslie's website. Is it safe to put in the pool? Does it work? How much would I need?Leslie's Chlor Neutralizer Pool Chemical
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    Re: HELP! Very High Chorine - company tonight....

    Look at the TFP Chlorine/CYA Chart (link below). With a CYA of 70, your max swimming FC is 28. So the extra 8 FC you have in there now should burn-off very quickly today. Once your FC hits 28, everybody hops-in.

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    Re: HELP! Very High Chorine - company tonight....

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I think at the same time you were posting I edited the original thread to say FC is 23, not 32 like originally posted.

    I didn't realize I could safely swim with it that high..... It's usually kept under 5.
    13k gallon IG gunite pool
    Jandy 2 speed pump
    Jandy cartridge filter
    Stenner Pump and tank

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    Re: HELP! Very High Chorine - company tonight....

    texasdad - have another look at the chlorine/CYA chart - if your CYA is 70, your target FC is 8, and your minimum is 5 - you should not usually keep it below 5 with that CYA level
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