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    Senior Member Lershac's Avatar
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    bleach usage

    I am trying to get a handle on how much bleach is used... in general, not an exact figure. Like an order of magnitude....

    so in a month, how many gallons of bleach do you use, and how many gallons of water are in your pool?
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    Re: bleach usage

    Your bleach usage depends on a number of factors some of which include but are not limited to; rain , bather load, algae problems, vacation, your CYA level will be the most important one. The higher your CYA number is the more bleach your required to use. I personally use a small jug (96 oz ) every other day depending on the the factors I mentioned above with a CYA level of 30 ....

    If my water looks a little cloudy I will use a small jug/day for a few days to get rid of the algae trying to grow in the water.
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    Re: bleach usage

    Yes I am aware of all those factors, but I just want a general idea. So you use around 3 gal a week? for a ~15Kg pool?

    Any others like to chime in?
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    Re: bleach usage

    I'm at 3 gallons a week as well.
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    Re: bleach usage

    Yes we use about 3 gal/ week and we have a 15k pool as well. Sorry I misunderstood your post
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    Re: bleach usage

    I usually buy 7 174oz <now 182oz> jugs every two weeks with one or two to spare towards the end of two weeks.

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    Re: bleach usage

    I'm now putting 1 qt. of 10% (switched from 6%) in each evening. We have full sun all day and just started using a solar cover as of last night (which raised our water 6 degrees today ) I'm keeping our CYA low this season to see how it works out, such that we don't have to use much bleach. So right now, we're running: CYA 20, FC 2.5 (using 1 qt each evening keeps it at 2.5 by the end of the day), TA 60 and pH is holding steady at 7.4 - 7.6. I almost never have to add any muriatic acid.
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    Re: bleach usage

    I use about 1 large jug - the 174 oz Walmart jug - per week. I keep my solar cover on the pool when not in use.
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    Re: bleach usage

    I typically use 1 jug (96 oz) per day. I have a high CYA at 90. There are a few times where I have had to add two jugs.
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    Re: bleach usage

    Before I started to try to go chlorine free, I was at 4 gallons a week for my 21,000 gallon IG pool, once it was chemically balanced, algae free, etc. I would add the chlorine 2 gallons at a time, Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. I bought my bleach at Aldi's.
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