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    adding chlorine and circulating water

    I have only been here a few days --- I am already getting that spacy, glazed over look. So much information -- and most of it is telling me that I have been doing it all wrong for 18 years ( I probably have been wrong). I am sure my questions have already been answered here, but ---. If I am going to use plain old liquid chlorine bleach, how do I apply it? Just dump it into the pool water ( maybe in front of the "in" jets)??? (I have been using a Haywood chlorinator with the 3" tabs). Also, in the SLAM instructions, it says run the pump 24/7. Is this through the filter? Or, is it just in "recirculate" position to stir up the chlorine? Wow! So many questions! More to come, I am sure.
    16 X 32 in ground vinyl pool. It is an "vintage" (old) Spartan Pool. Pentair FNS plus DE filter w/ multiport valve. Pentair Challenger 1HP pump. The pool was old when we purchased the property 18 years ago. We installed a new liner 17 Years ago. Using the "6 spot" dip strips for testing. Located in beautiful Sussex County in northern New Jersey. Refill from a nearby (very clean) river.

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    Re: adding chlorine and circulating water

    We advise most chemical additions be poured slowly in front of a return jet so it mixes well.
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    Re: adding chlorine and circulating water

    Pour slowly, pencil thick over a return.

    If you are SLAM'ing the pool, run filter 24/7 to catch the junk.

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    Re: adding chlorine and circulating water

    When I am starting up things in the spring, It seems the filter can clog up in an hour or so. Is this normal, or am I doing something wrong again?
    16 X 32 in ground vinyl pool. It is an "vintage" (old) Spartan Pool. Pentair FNS plus DE filter w/ multiport valve. Pentair Challenger 1HP pump. The pool was old when we purchased the property 18 years ago. We installed a new liner 17 Years ago. Using the "6 spot" dip strips for testing. Located in beautiful Sussex County in northern New Jersey. Refill from a nearby (very clean) river.

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    Re: adding chlorine and circulating water

    If there is some algae growing in the pool then filters can clog up very fast.
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