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    Bromine in chlorine pool

    I just realized today that I should not have been putting bromine tabs in my chlorine pool! I've only been doing it for about 2 weeks but I fear the damage has already been done. Here are the results from my water test at the local pool store:
    Tot Chl.= 1, Free Chl.= 1, ph=7.4, Tot Akl=105, Adj Akl=87, Tot Hard=230, Temp=82, Sat Idx=-.1, TDS=600, CYA=60. Curiously, the pool store checked the chlorine levels and the bromine levels (once she heard about my stupidity) and the chlorine only showed up on 1 of the tests (it was the same test, just 2 times). So here are my questions: 1.) Am I really stuck with being a bromine pool until I have my pool resurfaced in the fall when it will be drained? 2.)If I am now a bromine pool, how do I take care of it until it is drained in the fall? Forgot to mention that I do have a FROG pack on the pool that was used last year for 3 months only.
    30,000 g IG PlLASTER pool w/SAND filter w/1.5 HP PUMP no heater in Greensboro, NC

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Bromine in chlorine pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Yes, you now have a bromine pool. You take care of just as you would a chlorine pool, but you should expect it to consume more chlorine each day than it would otherwise.
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    Re: Bromine in chlorine pool

    Do I continue to add the same weekly maintance dose of algacide? And should I continue with the bromine tablets or stop using them and continue on with the mass chlorine doses daily?
    30,000 g IG PlLASTER pool w/SAND filter w/1.5 HP PUMP no heater in Greensboro, NC

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