Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Daily Chlorine Usage

  1. Back To Top    #1
    kkendall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    64

    Daily Chlorine Usage

    This will be my first summer with a pool. Now that it has warmed up, the chlorine usage has increased - no surprises there.

    My question ; what would be the (approx) expected chlorine usage be in the summer (in the UV capital of North America - Phoenix)?
    (see sig for pool details)
    * 18.5 K Gallon, 8ft deep, IG, Pebble Radiance * Pentair VS 3050 Pump w/420 Cartridge Filter
    * Blue Square Q-360 In-floor Cleaning System * UltraPure UPP25 Ozone Generator
    * Pool startup: 09-04-2012 * TF-100 Test Kit

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Westside LA, CA
    Posts
    49

    Re: Daily Chlorine Usage

    assuming 82F+ water temperature and max sun: around 1 gallon of 6% bleach per day.
    32x15 IG Borate+Salt, Pentair VS+SVRS, howard swim pure 40 SWG, Pentair 4000 48sqft DE, Mastertemp 300, Electric Pool Cover, Polaris P93, 4 Kids for Aeration, ;)

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Daily Chlorine Usage

    Greatly depends on your CYA level ...

    Should be able to get to around 3ppm / day which would be 84 oz of 8.25% bleach

    Is the ozone generator on? Because that will actually increase your FC losses. And given the amount of sun you have, it serves no purpose.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4
    kkendall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    64

    Re: Daily Chlorine Usage

    yeah - CYA level matters... mine is @ 30

    Been using 10% chlorine
    (whoever has it on sale) - Home Depot had it on sale recently so I picked up a few weeks worth
    * 18.5 K Gallon, 8ft deep, IG, Pebble Radiance * Pentair VS 3050 Pump w/420 Cartridge Filter
    * Blue Square Q-360 In-floor Cleaning System * UltraPure UPP25 Ozone Generator
    * Pool startup: 09-04-2012 * TF-100 Test Kit

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Daily Chlorine Usage

    That is pretty low on CYA. I am getting larger FC losses than I like and my CYA is at 50ppm ... and I am raising it even more.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •