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Thread: Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

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    Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

    Hi,

    I have a 10 ft Intex pool which holds ~1,000 gal. I picked up a pound of Aqua Chem shock treatment. I don't know how I did it but I miss-read the instructions and I put in the whole pound of shock treatment which is supposed to be good for 12,000 gallons. I did a PH strip test today and the chlorine seems to be very high. I am very new to this stuff and I'm not sure what to do. I read if you leave the cover off the pool the sun helps burn away some of the chlorine. Should I do that for a few days and retest or should I drain some of the water? Any other ideas?

    Thank you!
    Travis

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    Re: Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

    THAT much chlorine ain't gonna be good for that vinyl pool. I'd drain if it was mine.
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    Re: Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

    I wouldn't worry about it....It will come down....
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    Re: Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

    I read wrong too...I think That is a little too much for 1000 gal's..It will come down..But,it may take a while....
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    Re: Newbe added way too much chlorine/shock

    If I am correct, that is dichlor, one pound of which will raise your FC 66 ppm and your CYA 60 ppm. If it were me, I probably drain it and start over since this is just a 1000 gallon pool. You could also drain part of it to keep some of the CYA, refill it again, and just leave the cover off to burn away some of the FC. Up to you.

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