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Thread: Adding dry acid and shocking pool

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    Adding dry acid and shocking pool

    Can you shock the pool after adding dry acid a bit earlier? I am in the process of lowering my pH slightly so I can shock the pool. I added dry acid about 1 1/2 hours ago and am hesitant to start shocking tonight because of the dry acid. Should I wait to shock until tomorrow to let the acid settle in and give me an accurate pH reading tomorrow before shocking?

    I know the typical waiting time is 30 minutes or more between chemicals but I'm talking about shocking the pool, not just maintaining normal FC levels.
    7+ years, inground, 25,000 gallon, vinyl, sand filter.

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    Re: Adding dry acid and shocking pool

    As long as you have had the pump running, it is fine to start. SLAM the pool....don't shock it.
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    Re: Adding dry acid and shocking pool

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    As long as you have had the pump running, it is fine to start. SLAM the pool....don't shock it.
    You got it! I meant to say SLAM
    7+ years, inground, 25,000 gallon, vinyl, sand filter.

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