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    Adding bleach when pump is out

    Hi, my pump will be in the shop for a while. I have a new-this-year vinyl liner that I would not like to ruin. I am thinking I can delete the bleach I need to add to about 10 to 1 in a bucket of water and walk around the edges pouring it in real slow? Do you guys think this would be safe?

    Thanks!
    Dave
    Yakima, WA (the Palm Springs of Washington!)
    IG kidney 14k gal, 33 x 18
    vinyl liner
    200 lb Sand filter
    3/4 HP pump
    First time pool owner

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    Re: Adding bleach when pump is out

    Yes, you can dilute the bleach in a bucket of pool water. That will go a long way to keeping your liner from being faded.

    Do you have a clean portable sump pump? You can use that to circulate the water in your pool, and use it for dosing the diluted bleach, spraying the dilution over the surface of the water. Be careful not to get even that on your exposed liner, though.

    If no sump pump, you can use your pool brush to stir up the water.

    Have your kids splash around to stir the water!
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Adding bleach when pump is out

    Is the water warm enough to get in ? I did it this way on a friends pool with the same problem. We just got in and stirred the water while somebody poured the bleach in slowly.

    Worked out fine and no ill effects. I think your way will work also.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Adding bleach when pump is out

    I am going to incorporate both these ideas, thanks. I also have my robot in there to help circulate the water.
    Dave
    Yakima, WA (the Palm Springs of Washington!)
    IG kidney 14k gal, 33 x 18
    vinyl liner
    200 lb Sand filter
    3/4 HP pump
    First time pool owner

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