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    How often add chlorine?

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    How often should chlorine be put in the pool? Is this an every day thing? I'm asking because I've been having to add a little bit every day. it has been extremely hot lately so that may have something to do with it.
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    A basic tenet of TFPC is testing and adding chlorine as needed ... this is usually daily. It is normal to lose 2-4ppm of FC every day.
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    How often should chlorine be put in the pool? Is this an every day thing?
    Yes, chlorine should be tested and adjusted (if needed) daily to stay in range according to the CYA/FC chart. Never let FC drop below the minimum level.

    Once the pool stabilizes, you may find that you can set FC a little towards the high side and skip a day (I do this), but never more than one day. It isn't worth it to let the pool slide and have to SLAM again. I think a popular saying around here is "treat it like a pet: you don't have to play with it every day, but you do have to feed it".
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    Almost. Check my signature.
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    Thank you all....and I apologize for placing my question in the wrong place
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    Thank you TFP.....I get to enjoy my pool and save about 500$ a month when the pool store tries to get me to buy their chemicals...got a big pool...wouldn't go back to floaters and shock and phos free for anythingimage.jpg
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    Re: How often add chlorine?

    It is highly recommended that you have water in your pool!
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