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    I have a 20,000 gallon pool with no chlorine how many gallons of bleach do I put in ?

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    Re: Bleach?


    Please use

    In addtion please read Pool School at the top right of the Forum to understand the relationship of FC (Free Chlorine) and Stablizer (CYA).

    All of these factors are used to determine the proper levels of chemicals you need to provide proper sanitization of your pool.

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    Re: Bleach?

    the problem is I don't understand what all that stands for

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    Re: Bleach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyflamez
    the problem is I don't understand what all that stands for
    That's why we have

    It only seems overwhelming for a little while.
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    Re: Bleach?

    Welcome to TFP!

    If you start reading at the top of Pool School, all the terminology is explained and you should quickly get up to speed.

    I am sure you can understand that we are entering the busy season for the forum, and any learning you can do using all the previous documentation is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Bleach?

    As much as i would like to give you an amount, I can't give you an accurate amount until you provide the following information....

    Accurate test results for the following chemical levels in your can read about them here pool-school/pool_water_chemistry

    Free Chlorine
    Combined Chlorine
    Total Alkalinity
    Cyanuric Acid

    An indication of how you currently maintain the chlorine levels in your pool. If you've no idea read here pool-school/types_chlorine_pool

    Maybe explain why you have no chlorine.

    I also need to understand what your water currently looks like. Is it clear? Is it green? Is it cloudy?

    It would be nice to know what type of filter you have and a little about your current maintenance.
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    It is a bit overwhelming at first, but read through it a time or two and it will make sense... Took me a few to get acclimated to it, but now I get it. Get the numbers and these guys can point you in the right direction.
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    Re: Bleach?

    Welcome to tfp, ladyflamez

    A great place to start is:
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