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    Switched to Bleach

    Hello

    I recently closed my chlorinator and been adding 1 bottle of bleach every other day

    I'm in Atlanta and it's hotttttt

    Is this normal??
    18x36 ig Vinyl 26000 gal
    30 Jandy Sand Filter
    2hp Pentair Challenger
    Hayward Chlorinator

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    Re: Switched to Bleach

    Yes, it's normal for Atlanta to be hotttttt in the summer.

    Sorry...couldn't help it...

    In any event, since you did not post your CYA level, size of "bottle" you're using, or concentration of bleach being used, we have no way of knowing if that's "normal". Please give us that information, along with a full set of test results, and we can try to help you evaluate your chlorine usage.
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    Re: Switched to Bleach

    You have a large pool. I'd say that if you are getting away with adding a 182 oz. bottle every two days, that's pretty good. As the previous poster mentioned, the CYA level makes a difference. You might be able to bump your CYA up a bit to help, but not knowing what your CYA is, it's hard to make suggestions.

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    Re: Switched to Bleach

    Thank You All I will be getting a Taylor Test kit asap
    18x36 ig Vinyl 26000 gal
    30 Jandy Sand Filter
    2hp Pentair Challenger
    Hayward Chlorinator

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    Re: Switched to Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by hotlanta
    Thank You All I will be getting a Taylor Test kit asap
    JIC you haven't seen it, here's a link to recommended test kits compared: pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

    The fav around here is the TF100.
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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