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    Wink Help! New at this!

    I got a print out from my local pool guys and they are saying I need 1.5lbs of Super Soluble. How does that compare to 8.25% bleach? Can anyone help?

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    Re: Help! New at this!

    Super Soluble is just Bio Guards name for Dichlor, dichlor is a stabilized chlorine product so it adds both FC and CYA to the water, in addition it is somewhat acidic. Over time the FC will burn off and the CYA will remain and build up in the water until the CYA levels get too high and you have to drain and replace the water. In comparison bleach only adds FC and a bit of salt.

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    As far as other advice goes we need a lot more information like, how big and what type is your pool, how do you normally chlorinate, and it would be nice to have reliable test results not just some pool stores interpretation that everything else is fine, the problem is we don't tend to trust pool store testing

    p.s. one 96 once bottle of 8.25% bleach will raise FC by about the same amount as 1 pound of dichlor
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    Re: Help! New at this!

    The pool is a 30X14X5.5 rectangular plaster and approx. 17,000 gal. All I have are the results from the pool store at this time. They are as follows... FC = 0, pH = 7.9, TA = 80, CH = 129. I'm in the process of ordering a reliable test kit. We chlorinate with bleach.

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    Re: Help! New at this!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve315 View Post
    The pool is a 30X14X5.5 rectangular and approx. 17,000 gal. All I have are the results from the pool store at this time. They are as follows... FC = 0, pH = 7.9, TA = 80, CH = 129. I'm in the process of ordering a reliable test kit.


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    Re: Help! New at this!

    I'm very new at this also and your reading from the store looks very similar to mine. Is your pool green??
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    Re: Help! New at this!

    When you get some reliable numbers from your test kit, post back and we can help you get things sorted away, until then there would be a lot of guessing going on.
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    Re: Help! New at this!

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    When you get some reliable numbers from your test kit, post back and we can help you get things sorted away, until then there would be a lot of guessing going on.
    Yep... We need test results. Test Kit Comparison
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