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    liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    Am I reading pool school correctly. I use bleach INSTEAD of pucks? Or is it to supplement/shock as necessary in addition to the use of pucks?
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    Yes, we recommend using liquid bleach (or a SWG) instead of pucks.
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Yes, we recommend using liquid bleach (or a SWG) instead of pucks.
    Thank you.. I do not have a SWG. Is everyone using a dispenser of some sort, or just pouring it in manually?
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    Some pour manually. I have a Liquidator, which is an automated liquid feeder. There are other options as well.

    The advantage of bleach over the pucks is that bleach doesn't add CYA to the pool. Pucks are fine if you need everything they add, but our philosophy is to understand what you are adding and how it will affect your water before you add it.
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    I pour mine in manually.

    I'm weird though...I don't see it as a task so much as a chance to get outside early in the morning, "commune" with my pool a little, and just eyeball everything for a few minutes, make sure everyone's all happy and in good running order for the day.
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?

    I completely agree, dman, gboulton is afflicted and there is no cure that I am aware of.
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    Re: liquid bleach instead of pucks?



    And here I just thought I was a morning person.
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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