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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Can't shock pool

    Things are looking a little dull, so I thought I'd try shocking the pool.

    I plugged in a blowdryer and dropped it in the pool but there's no change. What am I doing wrong?

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    Re: Can't shock pool

    My thought... Improper bonding!
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    Re: Can't shock pool

    You need to dress up in a scary costume and then appear suddenly from behind something and say "Boo" loudly. If you do that correctly a few times all of the algae will die from fright.
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    Re: Can't shock pool

    Many modern blow dryers had integrated GCFI so it is possible that the blow dryer switched off while leaving the main power on and, of course, the pool did not get the shock you were hoping for. If you can find an old blow dryer at a garage sale or Craig's list you should buy it. Otherwise I think pool stores sell a pool shock rated blow dryer, but they are expensive and don't always work.

    Has anyone tried shocking using a toaster oven instead of a blow dryer? The pool guy said that with a high CYA a small appliance shock would never work and I needed something bigger. Do you think he knows what he is talking about?
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    Re: Can't shock pool

    Maybe we need a new section in pool school to cover that issue? Some sorta electro-chemical imbalance I think.

    You may have to be IN the pool in order to detect it too!
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    Re: Can't shock pool

    i think i know why your approach did not shock the pool correctly, i bet you did not use a blow dryer with the proper wattage for your size of pool, come on man get with the program here i'm new and i even know that i read it in pool school....proper wattage for shocking your pool........LOL
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    Re: Can't shock pool

    Mayhap you should have gone skinny-dipping to really shock the pool?

    That's what I would do!
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