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    Foaming after adding bleach

    I am converting to chlorine and just started I've poured about 12 gallons of concentrated Clorox into the pool (21 foot diameter by 48inches high). When I'm getting is a lot of foam is this normal?

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    Re: Foaming after adding bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by WCB430
    I am converting to chlorine and just started I've poured about 12 gallons of concentrated Clorox into the pool (21 foot diameter by 48inches high). When I'm getting is a lot of foam is this normal?
    Oh yeah. Frothy sludge, like something out of a 1950s Horror B-movie.

    And why aren't you posting pictures of the technicolor pool changes for us to enjoy?

    Scroll through the Bac forum looking for threads with lots of replies and the paperclip icon that indicates pictures.

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    Re: Foaming after adding bleach

    I swear I saw smoke coming off my pool when I first started my Baq conversion. Don't let it scare you. Take lots of pics, we love to watch your progress.
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    Re: Foaming after adding bleach

    Yep the foam was pretty..the Chlorine is up to level based on the control strips..so I took a water sample to the store they tested it and quess what I STILL had B in solution:
    Total Cl=2.8
    free Cl= 2.8
    CYA=10
    ph=7
    total hardness= 73
    adj total alkalinity= 67

    ok I've got to raise the Alkalinity
    ph need to go down

    then I had them test for Softswim
    softswim b=24
    softswim c=0
    total hardness= 67
    adj total alkalinity= 97

    and the water is cloudly
    how do I get rid of the B stuff and why is the Alkalinity differnet....it the same water

    Bill

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    Re: Foaming after adding bleach

    I think the answer is Pool Store Testing.

    Check out the chart in this thread. inconsistency-in-readings-t61728.html
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