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    Safe Chlorine level

    I am having a pool party for a bunch of junior high kids. Would it be wise to raise my chlorine level BEFORE the party and if so how high can I take it and still be safe to swim? Or is it best to just wait until after the party.

    I have a SWCG so I would be adding bleach.
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    Re: Safe Chlorine level

    That sounds like a very good idea to bump it before. It is safe to swim up to the shock level for you CYA see the FC/CYA Chart. But, you do not need to raise it that high. Just add 4-5ppm is probably good and you likely want to bump it up again after.
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    Re: Safe Chlorine level

    Since I'm guessing you have your CYA in the right spot around 70-80, don't be afraid to take it up to 9PPM, that should be more than enough. I did the same thing recently, evne though it was a huge party of adults. We probably had 30-40 people in the pool at one point.
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    Re: Safe Chlorine level

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    Since I'm guessing you have your CYA in the right spot around 70-80, don't be afraid to take it up to 9PPM, that should be more than enough. I did the same thing recently, evne though it was a huge party of adults. We probably had 30-40 people in the pool at one point.
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