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Thread: Some bleach??

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    Mar 2013

    Some bleach??

    Waiting on my Taylor test kit which will be here Sat. I won't have a chance to open the pool and run water tests until Thursday. When I do pull the cover off on Thursday, should I at least put "some" bleach in the water right away to help fight algae right off the bat?

    I will be posting the results here and following your guys advice but it might be a day or two until I can add read the responses and add chemicals. From what I have read algae can grow pretty quickly and I figure maybe putting some chorine in the pool right off the bat might help prevent any immediate growth.

    Or - is that just a total waste of time and bleach?
    16 x 32 In-Ground vinyl, 21,000 Gallons, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Hayward Tiger Shark robotic cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Some bleach??

    If when you open, your water is fairly clear and if you have the OTO test kit (the one that has a view tube usually attached to the ph view tube), then I would use that and get your FC (TC in the case of the OTO chlorine test) up to 3 ppm each day.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Some bleach??

    I agree with linen and would also check pH and adjust that as needed.
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