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Thread: Shock Level Question

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    Jun 2009
    Pittsfield, Illinois

    Shock Level Question

    Since I only have the 6 way tester how do I determine if I am maintaining shock level? I'm confused about how much bleach to add.
    First Pool 15x48 Intex with metal poles, approx. 4400 gallons. Standard cartridge filter.

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Shock Level Question

    You can dilute your pool water sample with distilled water, then test the mixture to read higher chlorine levels. Mix 3 parts distilled water with one part pool water, test the mixture and multiply the reading by 4 to get your actual chlorine level. The accuracy is less than a pool water only test, but it's good enough for shocking.
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