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    Bleach Usage

    i opened my pool a few weeks early this year because i want it to be ready for Memorial Day. Its been open for about ten days or so. The past week i noticed that I've only needed to add about 48 oz of bleach per day - based on my Taylor test kit. That's a good deal less than I was adding most of last Summer.

    Do I not need as much on an every day basis because the water is so cold - 60 degrees - and no one is swimming yet?? It doesn't seem like the FC goes down much at all within 24 hours. It goes from 6 ppm to about 5 ppm in 24 hours...does that seem right for my circumstances??
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    It's still,a little early in the season so you may not be loosing a lot to the sun.

    What is your CYA?
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    CYA is about 20, Just added some granular conditioner in a sock - about a pound - yesterday. Im paranoid about adding too much so I figure i would add a bit - test in a week - then go from there...
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    Anyone?
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    My pool is not using a lot of chlorine either. I attribute it to the fact that I finally have the chemistry right and because there have been a lot of cloudy, rainy, overcast days, which help the chlorine stick around. The kids have been swimming but together they equal a small adult. I also know the days have not been super hot because my solar has been struggling to get past 82 for more than a week. Last month the pool hit 86.
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by dschribs View Post
    CYA is about 20, Just added some granular conditioner in a sock - about a pound - yesterday. Im paranoid about adding too much so I figure i would add a bit - test in a week - then go from there...
    that is a good way to,add CYA. Take it up in small slow steps.
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    And CC is okay?

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    Re: Bleach Usage

    With the cold water and low usage, I believe that the chlorine demand will be less.
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    Re: Bleach Usage

    Generally that's true yes. Lower temps let FC hold longer.
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