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    Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Have a u7 soccer team having a season kickoff party in my pool this afternoon. It seems every time I have a crowd in the pool the water gets foggy and can't see the bottom. When it is just the family swimming the pool sparkles.

    My CYA is at 60. I usually have my FC at 5 ppm.

    Will adding chlorine before the party help. What ppm should I go for without being to high for young kids?
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad
    Will adding chlorine before the party help. What ppm should I go for without being to high for young kids?
    Since you have had a problem before, I would go higher with your FC during the swim session. I would use the poolcalculator suggested upper normal level of 8 ppm FC. Also, if you want to be really proactive, once swimmers are out of the pool bring it up to shock levels and do the OCLT.
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Based on your CYA of 60, I might go a little higher. How many kids? How long? Raising your FC to 15ppm a couple of hours before the party would seem reasonable to me.
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    8 players, plus brothers and sisters so probably 15 kids. For two hours.

    Thanks. I'll take it to 15
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    I like that math.............. 1ppm for each swimmer!!
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    I like that math.............. 1ppm for each swimmer!!
    You wish it was that easy
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    That's alot of PP(m) in the pool.
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    I too worried about this the other day.....My solution was to take it to mustard algae levels. Worked just fine so far for me.

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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Water stayed clear!
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    Re: Target FC level at start of kids party?

    Shazaam! Nice work!
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