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    Shocking my pool

    Would it help to keep the solar blanket on while shocking the pool? Will this reduce the amount of chlorine lost to sunlight?
    30,000 Gallon IG pool, vinyl, Aqua-rite T-cell 15 SWG, 1 1/2 HP with Tagelus TA60D sand filter 60 gpm

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    Re: Shocking my pool

    No. The sunlight helps rid the pool of CC's....the pool needs to breathe.

    Prolonged exposure to high FC levels is likely not good for the solar cover....I don't know that a few days is "prolonged" but I wouldn't do it.
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    Re: Shocking my pool

    It's usually not recommended to keep the solar cover on while shocking. The high chlorine level could shorten the life of it and it won't allow the sun to burn off the CC's. So the little bit of benefit isn't usually worth the tradeoff.

    Edit -- Saying the same thing Dave said but I ain't wasting all this typing!
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    Re: Shocking my pool

    Ok, pool has been shocked. The overnight FC loss test was .5
    my test this am
    fc 9.5
    cc .5
    tc 10.0
    pH 7.5
    t/a 120
    cya assuming 30 (added 8 lbs stabilizer)

    I am leaving my swg off until i can clean the cell.

    Question: At what level is it safe to swim?
    Just allow some chlorine to burn off today and keep it in range?
    Should I go ahead and add the rest of my stabilizer now?

    Thanks in advance. My pool is looking great!
    30,000 Gallon IG pool, vinyl, Aqua-rite T-cell 15 SWG, 1 1/2 HP with Tagelus TA60D sand filter 60 gpm

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    Re: Shocking my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by brbbbfuller
    Question: At what level is it safe to swim?
    Swim if FC is between minimum and shock level based on your CYA level. So, since you are below shock level, you can swim now
    Just allow some chlorine to burn off today and keep it in range?
    Yep.
    Should I go ahead and add the rest of my stabilizer now?
    Yep.
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