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    Didn't think it would be this hard

    Bought a 10 feet easy up pool for the grandkids they loved it last weekend when they stayed over.after they left we put the cover on and forgot about it four a couple of days took the cover of and the the water was dark green my wife read on another site about bleach so she added two 750ml bottles of thick bleach to it and ran the pump for most of the day the water now looks clear.will this hurt the dog cause she keeps drinking the water n other chemicals have been added.

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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    Occassionally no.....constantly is not a good idea....for the dog OR you! Any CYA in there? Ph level? TA level? It is easy with a test kit we recommend. Welcome! Spend some time in pool school and arm yourself.
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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    cheers all this work just so the grand kds can splash around for a few hours

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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    It is less than 2000 gallons. How often are they there using it? I would consider just draining it and starting over. Then follow the suggestions here:
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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    Welcome to tfp, bulldog1966

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog1966
    she added two 750ml bottles of thick bleach
    If by thick you mean splashless, I wouldn't use that anymore. Use the plain old no additives bleach...don't use anything that says spashless, scented, or "outdoor".
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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    waiting for a test kit but just checked ph and its 8.1 nothing else has been added since the bleach and its holding about nine hundreed gallons of water.

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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    checked it with a digital ph meter not test strip

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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    Did your test kit come in? pH readings are inaccurate when the chlorine level is above 10. If you post a full set of results, we can help with what to do next.
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    Re: Didn't think it would be this hard

    Quote Originally Posted by danacc
    Did your test kit come in? pH readings are inaccurate when the chlorine level is above 10. If you post a full set of results, we can help with what to do next.
    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog1966
    checked it with a digital ph meter not test strip
    Good quality digital ph meters are not affected by high FC levels. However, they are expensive and need frequent calibration.
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