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Thread: Pool closed without shocking. Should I shock it now?

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    Pool closed without shocking. Should I shock it now?

    Pool was closed 3 weeks ago without being shocked first. Water lowered below skimmers, lines blown out and plugged, cover installed, ect. Water temp was in the low 50s and chlorine was 5ppm (CYA 60) when it was closed. Should I shock it now (with bleach) or would I be wasting time and money?
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    Re: Pool closed without shocking. Should I shock it now?

    Don't worry. Open it before the water get's to 60 and you should be fine.
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    Re: Pool closed without shocking. Should I shock it now?

    or would I be wasting time and money?
    More importantly, you need to circulate water when you add virtually ANY chemistry so you don't want to elevate your chlorine without a way to circulate it. In short, don't do it.
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