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Thread: I can't keep the chlorine levels up

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    I can't keep the chlorine levels up

    I, too am a newbie...I have an above ground 22,000 gallon pool. I can't keep the chlorine levels up.

    TA 140
    CH 75
    CYA 75
    FC 0.5
    CC 0.5
    TC 0.5

    I would appreciate a little help! Thanks!!
    Rick
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    Re: I can't keep the chlorine levels up

    [shock:2a936vyc]You need to shock your pool.[/shock:2a936vyc]
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    Re: I can't keep the chlorine levels up

    The water is very clear and sparkly. I forgot to give you my ph...6.8. Thanks, I'll shock it again!
    Rick
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    Aqua Plus Smarte System - In for vacations, BBB all the way.
    Love my PVC Solar Cover Hangers

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    Re: I can't keep the chlorine levels up

    Raise the PH up to at least 7.2 before continuing to shock the pool.

    Your wording suggests to me that you didn't read what I posted. Shocking is an ongoing process that continues until you are done. It is not something you do once and then do again. Please read the link I gave you in the previous post. It explains the whole process.
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