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Thread: Ascorbic acid - how long will it consume chlorine..

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    Ascorbic acid - how long will it consume chlorine..

    If I'm not mistaken, an AA treatment will also use up chlorine. How long will this continue, and can I speed up the process by shocking the pool (if I add more chlorine, will it get rid of the excess AA, now that the stains are gone?)

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    Re: Ascorbic acid - how long will it consume chlorine..

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    Re: Ascorbic acid - how long will it consume chlorine..

    In particular in this post in that thread I give an amount of chlorine needed to get rid of the ascorbic acid. The reaction is fairly fast so it's not necessary to go to shock levels.
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    Re: Ascorbic acid - how long will it consume chlorine..

    Thanks. Lots of good information in both links. Should probably have searched first...
    16x28 Roman, 55000 litres, salt water, Zodiac Duoclear 130 (mineral cartridge removed!!!), inground, vinyl liner
    Hayward Tri-star VS900 (1.85 HP) pump, Hayward C3030 cartridge filter
    Nine Techno Solis 4x10 solar panels, Jandy LX 250 natural gas heater
    Jandy Aqualink PDA with Sub Panel Power Centre

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