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Thread: Must I shock?

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    Must I shock?

    I've had my pool open since April 1st, here in Atlanta. My numbers have been consistent.

    FC:7
    PH:7.4
    TA:90
    CH:200
    CYA:70
    I'm getting ready to close for winter..(30-45) days...disconnected SWG in March...so I have been following CYA/Chlorine levels for non-SWG pool...the pool has been great. My questions...
    Pool Calculator says to bring my pool to 28 to Shock the pool...wait 24 hours and check. Then wait another day and a half..wait to FC is about half...then add Polyquat 60 and Mix for 1/2-1 hour.
    My pool has been CRYSTAL Clear all summer. Can I skip the Shock step..Just bring my FC from 7 to 14 add the polyquat and procede to follow the closing procedures you annotated on the sticky..or am I being foolish?
    20K, IG, new Merlin vinyl liner, sand, Triton Tr-60, Eco-Pump EP-6, 1.5hp, Taylor TF-100
    Test kit, Compupool CPSC 24 SWG, city water, built in 1979.

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    Re: Must I shock?

    Go ahead and shock. May not be 100% necessary but you could easily regret it you have organics once you close.
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    Re: Must I shock?

    Have you thought about keeping it open? Myself and a few others in our area have done it for a few years now and it sure makes spring swimming much easier. We'll swim in ours until mid October so it's not too much down time.
    Bob - INTEX 12x24 owner, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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