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Thread: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my!! Pool store closing pool today. I raised FC 14 and drained water last night. I gave pool store instructions NOT to add chemicals.......they did!!! 4 jugs of 12.5% sodium hypo

    What is all that bleach going to do to the liner over winter?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have you measured your FC? Four gallons of 12.5 is a pretty hefty dose.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They left to get a different cover, the one they brought was the wrong size (go figure) While they were gone I went out and tried to "stir" the water with the vacuum pole. I did test the water and I got up to 70 with the drops and I stopped adding them....still wasn't clear. I called the store and they said they were having the guys put in chlorine neutralizer.....whether or not that will work I don't know
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They'll probably use sodium thio and that's a pretty good neutralizer. You probably want to check the FC after they add it.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 ppm plus 42 ppm is a lot of FC! Chlorine neutralizer is usually sodium thiosulfate and will take about 2.6 ounces by weight to drop 10000 gallons 1 ppm FC.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Theyre gone....Cover is on!!! They added a bucket of something?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'd give it a little while and I'd go check the FC.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is the water being pumped/circulated or was it more of a dump and run?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dump and run!!
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh boy, call them and ask how much they put in. Has the pool level been lowered and the plumbing winterized yet?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like I would have a serious conversation with the owner of that business. I would follow-up any conversation with an email to document your concerns, your perception of your conversation, and any agreements. You seem to be having less than stellar communications and irresponsible behavior.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for the pool, a pump to circulate the pool, even a sump pump, would be a good idea... in my mind.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Any idea of what we will open up to in the spring?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess it would depend on what you have in the water today? Can you sneak under the cover and test your water?

    Last I heard you had a 70FC+ and a bucket of "who-knows-what" in the pool and still water. I would test...that's what we make our decisions based on...test results.

    The pool store MAY have added too much chlorine reducer or they may have done it correctly... who knows? You will know after testing but I would want to circulate the water before testing. Do you have a pump that you can use?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    no pump would it be ok it I used the vacuum pole and move it around a bit before I test...would that work?
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you can't mix the pool, mix your test water. Take samples from different locations, and depths, mix the water, and then do your testing.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I mixed it with the pole in just one spot.....test said FC 21.5 I think that's where they put in the stuff though. Theres no other spot I can get under the cover.....
    will the water mix a bit by wind blowing the cover? thank you sooooo much for all of your help!!!
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What's your CYA level? The biggest issue I see is the bleach fading the liner.
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cya was between 20 and 30 If fading is the only issue....its not ok but at least it wont be anything more severe!
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    Re: Pool store put in Bleach after I already did!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would strongly suggest pulling off the cover and giving the pool an entire brushing for several minutes to mix up all the water......then retest the FC level. Make 100% sure that the levels are down way lower. It would be a shame to damage the pool due to this error. If covered FC level will drop VERY slowly over the winter......and likely you'll end up with a very light or white liner upon opening next season.

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