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    Safe to swim at Shock level?

    should be done shocking tomorrow if the FC holds. CC is already at 0. Can my wife swim tomorrow if no chemicals are needed after the ones i add tonight to get my FC back up to 15? She wont be going under the water, just cooling off after laying out. And she's preggers. Don't know it that matters, but want to be safe.

    After you shock is the plan to just let the FC fall back to the normal range of 3-7 then begina daily testing and adjusting of FC?
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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    After you shock is the plan to just let the FC fall back to the normal range of 3-7 then begina daily testing and adjusting of FC?
    That's the plan. Sounds like you've gotten a good grasp of things very quickly. Well Done!!

    Most of us use shock value as a guideline to swim/not swim. It's likely just fine to swim in chlorinated water far, far higher than that but shock seems to be an agreed safe value.

    I always use the washing machine analogy.....a cup of clorox when you do whites in the wash raises FC to about 250-300ppm with no CYA.
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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    I'm sure the posts here are made in good faith. Whether it is safe for a pregnant woman to swim in a heavily chlorinated pool is not (in my opinion) a question that should, or could, be answered on an open forum. I would take medical advice.
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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    Oh, I agree. Just thought I'd throw it in in case it had been asked before and there was a definitive no due to research or something. Never worth the risk in my opinion
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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    The basic rule of thumb for folks barring medical allowances is that anything less than shock level is okay to swim in. Swimming in water above shock level will result in a faded swimsuit.

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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    Not wanting to hijack here but Kes, can you refer me (us) to info about your pool cover in your avatar?

    Thanks, gg=alice
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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    Quote Originally Posted by geekgranny
    Not wanting to hijack here but Kes, can you refer me (us) to info about your pool cover in your avatar?

    Thanks, gg=alice
    You might consider sending him a PM.

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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    I Googled it. Certainly is impressive but way expensive. As far as I can tell this brand is only for European market but there is/are USA equivalent.

    If we win the lottery I might just have to put one over the pool. If the lottery win is big, though, I'll probably rebuild the pool and put a real house addition on to house dream pool (that I now have a better idea about since discovering TPF.)

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    Re: Safe to swim at Shock level?

    A more technical discussion of some of the chemistry behind the risks of chlorine has been moved to The Deep End.
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