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Thread: Using bleach for shock

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    Jerry's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    New Orleans

    Using bleach for shock

    This is my first post....stumbled on this site looking for leak detection.

    I have an in ground plaster lap pool about 9-10,000 gal.
    I was using a 1 lb bag of shock once a much liquid bleach should be used to substitute?
    10,000 Gal. Inground Plaster Lap Pool
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    New Orleans, LA

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Using bleach for schock

    Have you read pool school yet? All of your questions can probably be answered there - just click on the tab on the top right of your screen. If you still have questions after reading it, let us know.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Using bleach for schock

    Welcome to TFP!

    You can use my Pool Calculator, see the link in my signature, to calculate quantities.

    If a pool is properly maintained, there is no need to shock weekly. You only really need to shock when there is a problem of some kind. As frustratedpoolmom suggested, now might be a good time to do some reading at Pool School.
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    dmanb2b's Avatar
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    Re: Using bleach for schock

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    If a pool is properly maintained, there is no need to shock weekly.
    Just to add to Jason's comment...shock is something you do to your pool water it is not something you add. You add chlorine...The term "shock" is often used as a marketing slogan to decribe another form of this case granulated chlorine stabilized with CYA.
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