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    Daily Bleach usage

    Wanted to throw this question out there. How much bleach do yall end up adding on a daily basis? Not talking about fighting algae or anything off the wall like that...just daily maintenance.

    First time fill for me here, of course I had to add CYA to the water and cannot retest it until this Friday to see where that level is, but I'm having to add aroun 70oz or so of bleach daily since our initial fill completed last friday. A couple of us have been using the pool each day and Air temperatures have been in the low 80's each day. I Don't have a CC problem either...is my daily usage normal given our sunny and warm conditions?
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    Depends on your pool size. It is normal to have to add 2-3ppm of FC everyday. For you that would be 40-60 oz of 8.25% bleach every day.

    So, you are a little high and I would think you may need to bump you CYA level up a little more after you test it.
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    I was thinking the same thing with the CYA...will know more upon retest Friday...but all in all, it looks like I'm close to my normal daily addition amount. I just needed a little reassurance being new to this whole pool thing and all
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    A full set of test #s would be useful too, particularly if they aren't pool store tests.

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    Last summer, my first using the BBB method, during the hottest part, July-early Sept, I was putting in a half to full jug of 8.5% in my 24K pool daily.
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    I too am new to this and I have been putting in close to a full jug of 8.25 in mine daily and hope it's higher than normal. I can't wait to see my CYA level. I added it last Saturday.
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    I use close to a gallon a day when it gets real hot.
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    I also have been averaging about a gallon a day of 8.25% - 25,000 gallon pool PH 7.6, Alk 120, CYA 45

    Is this normal?? I am reluctant to bump up CYA because my opening was flawless this year - everything clean and balanced within 2 days. (Have it opened 2 1/2 weeks now).
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    Re: Daily Bleach usage

    At this time of the year, until my water temps get into the upper 80s, my fc usage historically has only been 1-2ppm per day. Then, later in the summer I needed to pour a bottle in every day; one of the reasons I now have a swg.
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    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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