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    Question about adding chemicals??

    Is it okay to add dry acid right after adding bleach or do I need to wait? If so how long? Also, I leave my pump filter running all day and night. Is that okay or should I only run it for 6 hrs which is what is recommended.
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    Re: Question about adding chemicals??

    Quote Originally Posted by ENCGirl
    Is it okay to add dry acid right after adding bleach or do I need to wait? If so how long? Also, I leave my pump filter running all day and night. Is that okay or should I only run it for 6 hrs which is what is recommended.
    Let things mix for thirty minutes between chemical additions. pool-school/recommended_pool_chemicals

    Here's an article that explains pump time pool-school/pump_run_time

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    Re: Question about adding chemicals??

    Good idea to wait about 1/2 hour after the bleach.

    Your pump has the timer on it, right? Set it for 4 hours, and turn it on in the AM about 15 min before you do your morning tests. Then again about 15 min before doing your evening tests. Just turn the switch to off then back to timer each time.
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    Re: Question about adding chemicals??

    Thanks again!!
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