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    How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    Hi all:

    How long should one wait to swim after adding a normal amount of bleach and muratic acid to maintain the proper level per the "Pool Calculator" ?

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    Re: How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    Quote Originally Posted by wmorton1
    How long should one wait to swim after adding a normal amount of bleach and muratic acid to maintain the proper level per the "Pool Calculator" ?
    Well, if your signature is up to date ("Pump size and filter = TBD") I'd have to say the answer is until the day you install a pump and filter! heh heh

    If you have good circulation (multiple suction lines and returns lines) good turnover rate (or PSI at the filter) AND you're not in the midst of shocking your pool for mustard algae etc., I suspect that the acid and chlorine additions would be pretty well diluted in 15-30 minutes or less. My practice is to dump chems in the deep end with 100% suction at the main drain, wait 5 minutes or so, then split suction 50-50 between main drain and skimmer and start up everything that stirs the water: the auto pool cleaner, spa jets & water features. If the surface needs netting, I do that. Another five minutes I turn everything off (or down) and jump in. So far, no skin burns to complain about.
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    Re: How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    also never add muratic acid and cholrine to your pool at the same time. Always allow a min of15 minutes with the pump running between chemical additions.

    MA and chlorine do not like each other
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    Re: How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    also never add muratic acid and cholrine to your pool at the same time. Always allow a min of15 minutes with the pump running between chemical additions.

    MA and chlorine do not like each other
    Amen!

    The general rule at our house, and the recommendation I give here, is to wait 30 minutes before swimming.
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    Re: How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    The general rule at our house, and the recommendation I give here, is to wait 30 minutes before swimming.
    A good rule... broken only by children, teenagers, college students, the elderly, dogs and insects.
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    Re: How long to wait after adding bleach and muratic acid

    Thank you all for your fast responses...now all I need are a pump and filter
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