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    I can't shock my pool

    I need to shock my pool.

    I plugged in a blow dryer and dropped it in. Nothing. Next I tried a toaster. Nothing has changed.

    Do I need something that's 220 volts?


















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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    N1 Richard
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Did you remember to defeat the GFI first?
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Remember Shocking a pool is a process!!! So you would have to use both the blow dryer and the toaster at the same time!!! Didn't we teach you anything.
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Did you try your TV or Laptop/Desktop?
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Hahaha, You'll never know if you are truely shocking unless you get a good quality test kit. May I suggest the TFTestKit/volt meter......
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    I've always wanted to know if that would kill algea or not.

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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Call these guys - if they are still alive...

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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by lightingguy
    Call these guys - if they are still alive...
    Wonder how they bonded that intex pool
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    My pool crew is all pretty UGGGGGGGGGGGGly. We'll come over and shock it for ya'.
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Richard, you need the proper materials to shock with. A toaster wouldn't shock a goldfish bowl! What you need to do is go to Best Buy and get the largest 3D television they have and pay cash for it. Take it home, tune in to "Oprah" and chuck it in the deep end! (Be sure to wear the 3D glasses for optimum effect!)
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Richard you need more volts and more importantly you need more amps. You could try going to your local generator rental place and get the biggest trailer mounted generator they have, .....
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    If you've got any overhead high-voltage power lines around, you could get a long metal chain, put one end in the pool, and throw the other end over the power line. That should give the pool a good shock
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Not enough jiggawatts. Refuel your Flux Capacitor. Jeez
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Dearest colleagues~~

    This is the best thread ever! thank you!
    LOL!

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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    Shocking is a process:
    Voltage doesn't kill, amperage does.
    In order to pass enough current, add a few extra bags of salt first.
    Then drop the the ground clamp of a Lincon Arc welder in the water.
    (Hint)If you go to a boating store, you can get a couple large zinc anodes and put one on the ground clamp and one on the stinger.
    Drop in the water and crank up the amperage to 225 amps.
    Turn on the the welder.
    This will quickly toast any biologicals in the water, even chlorine resistant crypto and gardia.

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    Oh..... this thread was great. I needed a good laugh. This week hasn't been good.

    Here's to the weekend coming up

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    Lol, thought it was an interesting subject until reading the thread.... It's even more interesting..... Haa nice going guys, hilarious. Thanks for all that you do!
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

    In my best James Bond (Sean Connery) voice ... from Thunderball for all you pup's ...

    .... Shocking!
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    Re: I can't shock my pool

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