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    Having pool party.....questions!!

    Hi,

    we are having our first pool party in a few hours....Right now FC is 5. We are expecting approx. 20 kids age 14. How much bleach should I add to last the whole party? Party is from 2 pm to 7 pm. (if that matters)

    Thanks in advance!!!!!
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    If you normally hold the pool at 5.....adding another 2-3 ppm should be good. Then readjust FC level when the party is over. See the poolcalculator in pool school for your volume and how much to add. Half gallon or so is my guess. Can you post a set of test numbers?
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Results on 7/04 were

    FC 3.5
    CC 0
    pH 7.5
    TA 60
    CYA 40-50

    I plan on running all tests after party tonight or tomorrow.

    Would it be okay to get FC up to around 10-12?
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    You can swim at under shock level but no need to go that high, IMO. Just to top of normal range, or maybe 1 - 2 higher. If you are worried, test mid-party and pull kids out for popsicles while you add and circulate bleach.
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Your shock level is somewhere between 15 & 20, so your 11 or 12 is fine.

    Definitely check pH and FC after the party/tonight!

    Anona's comment to check mid-party is a great idea
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    thanks everyone!! One more question though, Do I have to shock after party?
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Only shock is your testing tells you to. Now I want a popsicle dangit!
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    Maybe. I'll bet pool is dull at best. I'd raise to shock level overnight, let the pool have a day to discharge CCs, then decide.
    Maybe then do OCLT the next night, if loss noted, do a proper shock. Call me lazy.
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Thanks!!
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    Oh my goodess - 20 teenagers is a lot lot lot! I'd shock tonight, too.
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Just interested, I'm having a similar party this weekend, except the kids are adults and the popsicles are beer. How did your levels hold up? What did you do?
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Formula27
    Just interested, I'm having a similar party this weekend, except the kids are adults and the popsicles are beer. How did your levels hold up? What did you do?
    I acutally had kids and adults recently. It was a party that went from 2:00pm until 1:00 am. People literally swam the entire time. I bumped my FC up from my normal 8 to 10 before the party. The morning after the party I backwashed (we were almost due before the party) and dropped the auto cleaner in the pool. My FC was at 4, and pool was cloudy. I bumped it back to 10 and pool was nice and clear in a few hours.
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    Great! I hope mine goes well. My FC is at 4.5 so I better get to moving.
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    If they're swimming and drinking the entire time... make sure they leave the pool pretty often!
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    Just bump the chlorine up. Last weekend we had a party of about 48 people and We had 25+ people in our pool all at one time, kids and adults. Our party lasted 10 hours. The next day the pool was a bit cloudy however my chlorine level was a bit low. Ran the filter and in a couple of hours the pool was clear and sparkly

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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    not to be a party pooper, but I would keep glass away from my beautiful pool.
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    Re: Having pool party.....questions!!

    We had a small pool party today. Actually, my wife did more than me; I was at a train show with my club. But I knew it was going to happen, so I vacuumed last night and gave it 2 extra ppm FC. Before I took off this morning, I doublechecked pH and FC, and everything was perfect.

    Came home to find a couple of adults out of the pool, a couple in the pool, and 3 kids, including a 2 year old in swim diapers and a 4 year old. They liked the hot tub, it had that nice shelf to run around on.

    After they left, the water looked a little cloudy. So I dumped half a gallon in and brushed things around a little. It's already looking better.
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