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    Safety while Shocking?

    Is it safe for kids to swim in the pool while you are in the shocking process and FC levels are high?
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    Re: Safety while Shocking?

    No, while shocking you should be at or above shock level.

    It is safe when:
    FC is lower than shock level
    FC > than the minimum in the CYA/FC chart
    pH is in range
    CC is not more than 0.5ppm
    water is clear
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    Re: Safety while Shocking?

    While you're shocking, it's not so much the higher active chlorine level that is the problem, but rather that you are shocking for a reason and you don't want people swimming if there's algae, excessive cloudiness (so you can't see them), high CC (which is irritating) or something using up chlorine even if you can't see it (since you don't know what it is and therefore don't know if it's harmful). So it's just simplest to say don't swim except below shock level (and with no more reason to shock) since that should only be happening after you are done with the shock process.
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    Re: Safety while Shocking?

    Thanks for the info Chem Geek!

    Posted with Tapatalk ... sorry if I sound short ... hate typing on phone
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