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    Chlorine help

    Two nights ago at about 11:00pm there were about 9 slightly drunk teens enjoying the pool for about an hour. I expected the chlorine to be low the following mourning but it was only down 1ppm from what I was expecting. The following day with the cover on and no usage and 2ppm chlorine added the level was about 1ppm lower then normal. The question is how quickly does chlorine get used up after a pool party, is the demand still high for many hours after the high bather load?

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    Re: Chlorine help

    Yes, it takes a bit of time for the FC level to drop from high bather load. I would expect that a couple of your "slightly drunk" teens peed in your pool.

    Suggestion -- bump your FC up a couple of points above your normal.
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    Re: Chlorine help

    It depends on what they introduced into the water. You could have an immediate chlorine demand that goes away immediately, or you could have something that takes a while for the chlorine to oxidize.
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    Re: Chlorine help

    Be sure and check the skimmer for any lime slices. Don't ask me how I know this!
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    Re: Chlorine help

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Be sure and check the skimmer for any lime slices. Don't ask me how I know this!
    Well ok, I won't. But I sure want too.
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    Re: Chlorine help

    Lime slices -- FC loss -- hmmmmm.... sounds like something to do to to a pool store person's pool.....

    Just kidding!! I wouldn't be that mean....or would I?
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