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    ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Has anyone ever tried to treat the FC daily with bleach (not talking about the fancy gadgets that will do that for you)?
    For example, suppose you know that your pool requires a specific quantity of bleach every three days, the FC drops from 7 to 3 & you bump it back up to 7 every three days. If it is convenient because you are at the pool anyways every day, why not just put in one third of the usual amount daily and that will keep the FC at the higher 7 range rather than letting it get down to the lower 3 range?
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    I think pretty much everyone here who is a jug-dumper adds every day.

    It's even listed as a daily task in Pool School: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...-care-schedule
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    • Test the chlorine level and adjust if needed.
    • Test the pH and adjust if needed.
    • Examine the skimmer(s) and clean if needed.
    • Use a leaf rake to remove any surface debris.
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    I feed my pool every night. I do NOT have anything fancy to do it for me. I will say I test everything about three times a week unless there has been heavy rain or bather load.

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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    I add mine everyday. Usually in the early morning. I pretty much know now how much I need to add. So I test every few days to make sure all is in order.
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Every evening about an hour before dark when the pool is finally in the shade... Good time for a cocktail too!

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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Sminor View Post
    Good time for a cocktail too!
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Sminor View Post
    Every evening about an hour before dark when the pool is finally in the shade... Good time for a couple Brews too!
    Same here, fixed it.

    My question would be, "why wouldn't it be done daily?"
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Another vote for "daily".
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    I feed my pool every night. I do NOT have anything fancy to do it for me. I will say I test everything about three times a week unless there has been heavy rain or bather load.

    Kim
    This.

    after watching trends over several weeks, I know how hungry my pool is every day. I still test about 3-4 x weekly because the Speed Stir is just so darn fun!
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by northrn View Post
    I still test about 3-4 x weekly because the Speed Stir is just so darn fun!
    If you like the Speed Stir, you also need the Sample Sizer (Note, no relation to this vendor, just one I fund quick
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Every day and I have the white dots on my clothes to prove it. Just put a stenner pump in about a month ago. YIPPEEEE
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    I test and dose every day. Usually about 20 - 35 oz. For my pool that's 2-3.5 ppm
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    Re: ever treat the FC DAILY with bleach

    Another daily doser here, usually after the sun is off the pool.
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