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    How to shock an above ground pool

    I have a 24 by 52' pool and shocking for the first time. I'm using powdered bags and was wondering how to shock it. Thank you.
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    Step 1: Return "powdered bags" for refund

    Step 2: Read pool school on shocking your pool

    Step 3: Post us some test numbers and we'll be glad to help.
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    Everything you need to know is in Pool School - How To Shock Your Pool

    Woops...Woody beat me to it. But there's a link.
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    dittos on what woody said.
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    Shocking your pool is not a product within a bag, but instead a process. Read pool school and with enough time and persistence you will get it done no problem. I just had to undergo this recently when I had to fight off some algae. Listen to these guys they are very helpful and good luck!
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    Well my numbers straight from the hose with no chemicals added are all 0, but PH which is 6.5. So that is what is in the pool right now.
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    Re: How to shock an above ground pool

    How does your water look? Why are you do you want to shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blake1989
    Well my numbers straight from the hose with no chemicals added are all 0, but PH which is 6.5. So that is what is in the pool right now.
    That is very unlikely unless you tested for very little else. We need to know FC, ph, TA, CH, and CYA levels. See: http://www.troublefreepool.com/what-...ns-t10341.html

    Is your water from the city or from a well?
    How are you testing?

    Take a look at the link in my sig on test kits. Your pool experience will go much better with the appropriate test kit.
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