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    Confused how to shock my above ground pool before closing.

    Hi everyone,

    First time pool owner preforming his first time pool closing.

    I have an 18' round Salt water pool with a SWG. I bought the pool closing kit from costco, with the algecide, and antifreeze, and other stuff. But it seems like I don't need it.

    Can anyone help me figure out how much bleach to put in the pool to bring it to shock level?

    Once it's in shock level, all I gotta do is drain it below the return, make sure there is no water in the lines and put the cover on, correct?

    Thank you!!!
    18' Round AG. 8200 Gallons. Hayward Aqua Troll SWG. 1HP Hayward Pump. Hayward sand filter.

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    Re: Confused how to shock my above ground pool before closing.

    Which state are you in? Region can sometimes make a difference in assistance offered.

    Pool Math can tell you everything you need.

    Which test kit do you have? K-2006C or TF-100?
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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    Re: Confused how to shock my above ground pool before closing.

    I'm in Ontario Canada. Do I need one of those kits just to close the pool this season?

    Is there no general rule about how much bleach per how many gallons for closing?
    18' Round AG. 8200 Gallons. Hayward Aqua Troll SWG. 1HP Hayward Pump. Hayward sand filter.

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    Re: Confused how to shock my above ground pool before closing.

    Not really. The one thing you will learn here is that we do most everything based on the numbers from one of the test kits. If you don't know what your current level is, how can you know what to add to get where you want to be?

    That being said. All you need to close is bleach, and maybe poly 60 type algecide.

    Here is the post that explains it best: Pool School - Closing (Winterizing) Your Above Ground Pool
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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