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Thread: Ascorbic acid treatment and non chlorine shock

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    Ascorbic acid treatment and non chlorine shock

    Does an ascorbic acid treatment consume non chlorine shock like it consumes regular chlorine? Would using this be an option instead of algaecide to ensure no algae bloom during an AA treatment?

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    Re: Ascorbic acid treatment and non chlorine shock

    I believe it does since ascorbic acid is a reducing agent and non-chlorine shock is an oxidizer. The only reason it wouldn't is if the kinetics for the reaction were unfavorable but I doubt that's the case. Also, non-chlorine shock (MPS) doesn't prevent algae that much. The use of Polyquat algaecide is the best approach and why we recommend it during an AA treatment.
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    Re: Ascorbic acid treatment and non chlorine shock

    Thanks.
    16x28 Roman, 55000 litres, salt water, Zodiac Duoclear 130 (mineral cartridge removed!!!), inground, vinyl liner
    Hayward Tri-star VS900 (1.85 HP) pump, Hayward C3030 cartridge filter
    Nine Techno Solis 4x10 solar panels, Jandy LX 250 natural gas heater
    Jandy Aqualink PDA with Sub Panel Power Centre

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