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    When to shock?

    I tried to search this topic but can really only find answers for when there is an algae problem present. I have my water chemistry right where I think I want it.

    FC 4
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    TA 110
    CH 140
    CYA 30
    Temp 28C or 80F

    I have not had any issues with CC and 2-4 people use the pool regularly. I add 12% bleach every other say to maintain CL @ 4ppm. If I never seem to have any CC should I still be shocking this pool and if so how often? I am using a Taylor 2006 and the water is crystal clear.
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    Re: When to shock?

    No need to shock if you do not see algae, your water is clear, and your CC is not more than 0.5ppm.
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    Re: When to shock?

    You may never shock the remainder of the summer. Your numbers look great and so does your pool water.
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    Re: When to shock?

    Or when CC levels are too high. Most people don't understand the shock process. Adding a bag of shock product does not equal the shock process. Just keep adding the 12% bleach to your pool, you are doing the right thing!
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    Re: When to shock?

    Makes me happy to hear that then because I have not shocked the pool since May 17th when I opened it and I was getting a little worried that I was missing something. Every search I have done up until now has told me I should shock no matter what?

    Here is where I origionally got this idea in my head:

    http://www.poolmanual.com/manual/shock. ... ychloralts

    Thanks for clearing that up for me guys!
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    Re: When to shock?

    I never shock my pool. Key word? NEVER.
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    Re: When to shock?

    I also have never shocked my pool since I set it up a couple months ago.

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    Re: When to shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by NWCanuck
    Every search I have done up until now has told me I should shock no matter what?
    That won't be true if you only search this site. There's a lot of baloney advice out there in the pool/spa industry. Ignore it and stick to the facts and truth as found on this forum.
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