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    pool opening questions

    When the pool was closed antifreeze was used I have 2 jets and the only way i can drain is via skimmer./filter. So how do i get the antifreeze out so that it doesnt go into the pool?

    also i see different info on how high to get FC to. Is it 3ppm or 10 ppm on opening and how many times do i need to reach this level and what time duration

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    Re: pool opening questions

    Quote Originally Posted by wantboost View Post

    also i see different info on how high to get FC to. Is it 3ppm or 10 ppm on opening and how many times do i need to reach this level and what time duration

    thx
    Can't help you on the antifreeze question as we don't close our pool, sorry! But the answer to your chlorine question is: the correct answer is based on your pool's CYA level and how your water looks, and what your own reliable testing shows for chemistry levels.
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    Re: pool opening questions

    What's recommend fc for pool opening
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    Re: pool opening questions

    There is no "One size fits All" amount. Every pool has its own needs based on CYA, sun exposure, water quality, water tests....

    How do you test your pool water? How does your pool look? How do you chlorinate your pool?
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    Re: pool opening questions

    Ok I ll use the chart that compares cya / fc. But if I need to get into the target range or shock range for opening? And how many times if I need to get I to shock range should I get into that range in a 24 or 48 hours period?
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    Re: pool opening questions

    Quote Originally Posted by wantboost View Post
    Ok I ll use the chart that compares cya / fc. But if I need to get into the target range or shock range for opening? And how many times if I need to get I to shock range should I get into that range in a 24 or 48 hours period?
    SLAM .... Shock Level AND MAINTAIN .... so you want to get above shock level and keep it there until your water clears. You can go a bit above and then refresh before it gets down to shock level.
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    Re: pool opening questions

    Once it clears then start balancing all other chemicals??
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    Re: pool opening questions

    When slaming.is there a need to add algeacide
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    Re: pool opening questions

    There is never any need for algaecide. Liquid chlorine during your SLAM will kill whatever algae you have, and maintain a proper FC level will keep it from returning.
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