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    How to add the bleach?

    This evening I'm adding my first round of bleach (6%) to my pool. Looks like I'll be adding around 4 gallons of it.

    Do I just pour it in over one of the returns? Or do I need to walk around the pool to try and distribute it evenly? Do I poor it in the skimmer?

    Wondering what the "proper" way of adding a bunch of bleach is.
    22,000 gallon vinyl in ground with Hayward S244T sand filter and Hayward 3/4 hp Super Pump.

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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Pour it in the flow from a running return. Best and easiest way to do it.
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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Pour it slowly in front of the returns, with the pump running...
    Bama types faster than me.....
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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Much appreciated...fellow Alabamians.
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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Wow, A whole thread full of us. How odd is that?
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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    ...........and a Texan steps in to break the monopoly.
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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Are you shocking the pool? 4 gallons of 6% in a 22,000 gallon pool is around a 12 ppm FC rise..

    Ike

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    Re: How to add the bleach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1
    Are you shocking the pool? 4 gallons of 6% in a 22,000 gallon pool is around a 12 ppm FC rise..
    Yes indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1
    p.s. not an Alabamian, but I did live in Birmingham (Homewood) for about 5 years in the late 80's / early 90's
    Fine, I guess we'll allow you continue posting in this thread. :P
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