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Thread: Blood in water - adjust FC??

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    Blood in water - adjust FC??

    Had a swimmer yesterday who had several fresh strawberries from a morning bike crash. No dipping blood, but large raw areas that were bright red where the skin had been rubbed away by road rash. I let him swim with the kids, and bumped up FC to about 7 (cya is 40) afterwards. Is that sufficient, or should I bump it up higher, longer, or go to full shock? Thanks!
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Blood in water - adjust FC??

    Germs that could be in blood are not generally a problem. Maintaining adequate chlorine levels and proper filtration are usually sufficient. You could bump up the chlorine to about 20 to 25 % of the CYA and increase the filtration run time for a day or so, but that's just being extra cautious.

    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimmin ... ation.html

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    Re: Blood in water - adjust FC??

    Thank you, James.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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