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    burning chlorine

    I have a 16x48 agp and I use the HTC liquid chlorine
    This week has been s jot one for northwest Indiana with 90 deg days my FC is dropping daily from 8 to 3 on average today was 1.5 my cya was 40 5 days ago is this normal? And would hawing tabs be better?
    Intex 16x48 ultra frame

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    Re: burning chlorine

    We scoff at your puny 90 degrees Anyway, the temperature does not have too much affect on the loss of FC to the sun. But, the intensity of the sun does.

    You need to ensure you never let the FC drop below the minimum, which yours now has. So, stuff could be growing in the water consuming the FC or the sun is now more intense, or both.

    You could verify the water is still OK with a OCLT ... that will tell you if you need to SLAM or should just raise the CYA some to protect the FC better.
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    Re: burning chlorine

    Algae, bather waste (sun screen included), and other environmental factors all contribute to chlorine loss. Like jbizzle said sun may be your biggest factor. The easy factor to stay on top of is Algae so the OCLT may be the best place to start.
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    Re: burning chlorine

    Did my oclt lastnight it was 11 this am it is 9.5 think I should slam?
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    Re: burning chlorine

    Ps Mr jb...u have the dry heat come deal with the humidity heat . Lol
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    Re: burning chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by lkrus
    Did my oclt lastnight it was 11 this am it is 9.5 think I should slam?

    I certainly would.

    SLAM it!
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    Re: burning chlorine

    +1 what brushpup said.
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