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Thread: Bleach shock tonight. But how much?

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    Bleach shock tonight. But how much?

    Hello. I am very new to pool ownership. I have two children so I purchased the 10x30 summer escapes from Kmart. I've had the pool up for a couple months and have accurate chlorine and ph levels according to my Test kits. The only thing is now the water is getting cloudy due to all the sunblock on the kids. I think. I bought bleach to shock it but am not sure how much to put in. The pool is 1000 gallons. Please help!

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Bleach shock tonight. But how much?

    Welcome to tfp, Moparfreak2

    You may want to consider dumping and refilling since the water cost is likely low. If it is sunblock then the shock process will probably not help much/quickly and that stuff needs to get filtered out. Unfortunately the filters that come with those pools do very poorly.
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    Dallas, TX

    Re: Bleach shock tonight. But how much?

    That's what I was thinking. I use more than that just to refill due to evaporation in a day.

    You'd probably spend more trying to shock than you will just refilling.
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    Redmond, OR

    Re: Bleach shock tonight. But how much?

    See my Sig on how to help out that filter of yours. It absolutely does WONDERS!
    I struggled with that last year... this year, just don't have it up yet, what with planning for the new pool, being busy and all that.
    Switching to sand this year though.

    One thing my Sig doesn't say is I used the hoisery at Walmart in the little clear plastic eggs, jumbo size. They're like 33c/pair. I was able to reuse them for weeks, I'm just careful with them when I remove them to clean the filter, of which I also reuse and never replace.

    BTW, everyone is advising you to just replace your water not so much because of the cost to shock. But the sheer difficulty in clearing it up with those little Intex filters, as well as the minor amount of water your pool holds compared to most.

    So in the end it is cheaper and less hassle.
    However, with that said, if it were my pool and after doing a drain and refill, I'd at least bring it up to shock levels and do an OCLT. Just to be sure there's nothing left living in the water that clung to the walls, or survived in pockets of water left behind when you drained it. You'll need to get CYA in the water too, this keeps the sun from burning off your CL. Do this before you start the shock process. See link to Pool School in my sig for info on all these procedures.

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