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Thread: Broken pump, how much bleach?

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    Jul 2007
    Katy, TX

    Broken pump, how much bleach?

    UGH! Pool pump broken. It is day 3 and not sure when it will be fixed. They said could be a couple days or a week. So I did have a SWG about 13k gallons. I bought some 6% bleach. What now? Never used bleach before. How much and how should I dispense it? Should I just pour around the pool and some in the spa and then maybe take my brush and swirl water around??? Right now the water still looks good so I would like to keep it that way. I am really starting to dislike Pentair ....but that's a whole other story. Thanks!!!

    24,000 IG with spa and 4 ton waterfall. Equipment: Pentair 520 Clean & Clear, Pentair VS+SVRS Intelliflo, Pentair Whisperflo 2 HP, Polairis Cleaner, Intellibrites, Pentair Rainbow 320 in-line Chlorinator, Pentair Easy touch 8 wireless and spa side remote.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Broken pump, how much bleach?

    You want to get some kind of circulation going in the pool if you possibly can. Even a small cover pump or sump pump moving the water around would be a big help.

    When adding bleach you want to try and mix it into the entire pool as well as you can.

    How much bleach you need depends on your CYA level and current FC level.
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