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    Am I adding to much bleach?

    First of all, I want to thank everyone here at TFP for this wonderful site and all you do to help us newbies and guide us on the way to a sparkley pool. I haven't posted before, but have read through this site thoroughly and as a result have a beautiful pool.
    I do however have a question. I am currently having to add about 1/2 a gallon of 8.25% bleach every day to my pool. I have the TFT-50 test kit and everything is fine according to pool math. My CYA is around 40 I believe. That test is kind of suggestive so I could be off some. Thhe pool gets little use during the week, but is in the direct sunlight most of the day. Does 1/2 gallon a day sound about right? Thank for the help.
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    Re: Am I adding to much bleach?

    That sounds fine!

    Assuming the pool is not filled to the rim, I plugged the size as 27' X 4' into poolmath and came up with 17400 gallons.

    2 ppm loss per day would make it thirsty for 52 oz of 8.25% bleach per day. A jug of clorox is 121 oz, so half a jug is only 60 oz. That's pretty close. 2.3 loss per day is certainly in the reasonable range.

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    Re: Am I adding to much bleach?

    Thank you Richard! I guess a dollar a day is not bad for a beautiful sparkley pool.
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    Re: Am I adding to much bleach?



    Welcome! And I love your lighted palms!
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    Re: Am I adding to much bleach?

    Quote Originally Posted by northrn View Post


    Welcome! And I love your lighted palms!
    Me too.. where'd you get them??
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    Re: Am I adding to much bleach?

    Thank you. I do too! I don't know where the previous owners got them. They came with the house, but i found a link. WOW they are expensive!

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