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    Adding Chemicals

    From what I have read on the forum, I'm supposed to add chemicals near the return jets. Do I need to add it around EACH return jet or can I just add the chemicals to ONE return jet near the deep end of the pool. I hate to waste my time and go around each return jet if I do not have to.
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Adding it in front of one return jet is fine - that's what I've done since converting to the TFP method nearly 4 years ago with great results.
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Here is a handy Pool School article that discusses pool chemicals and how to add them. Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Here is a handy Pool School article that discusses pool chemicals and how to add them. Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
    I know I read that entire page but missed the line about pouring it in front of a jet. The 2 months I been doing the TFPC Method I just throw it into the middle of the pool. Would someone care to explain why its suggested to pour it slowly in front of a jet?

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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    To keep it from settling on the bottom of your pool. You want to mix it as quickly and evenly as possible.
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    To keep it from settling on the bottom of your pool. You want to mix it as quickly and evenly as possible.
    So the bleach will actually sink to the bottom some what?

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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Keep in mind that is a general rule for ALL chemistry additions, but, yes, uncirculated bleach will tend to collect at the bottom of your pool.
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Do you recommend that we brush the pool in the area that we dropped the chemical?
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    Re: Adding Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
    Do you recommend that we brush the pool in the area that we dropped the chemical?
    Not really. Just apply them so the return jet distributes them into the pool and there is no need. If you see granules on your pool floor, by all means brush them around until they are gone.
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