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    Question How much bleach are people putting in as a maintenance dose

    I have just finished my conversion from Baquacil to BBB. I see there are many people that have done this already. I am currently in my week of waiting to check my CYA level so I can balance everything out. I'm curious to see how much bleach people are putting in their pools as a maintenance dose?
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    Re: How much bleach are people putting in as a maintenance dose

    2 to 3 ppm of chlorine a day mid-summer with everything balanced is typical.
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    Re: How much bleach are people putting in as a maintenance dose

    For a pool your size, figure roughly 1/4 to 1/3 jug of Chlorox 8.25% bleach every day. More if you have a big party. The only way to know for sure is to test it daily. You'll learn the appetite soon enough.
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