chlorine

  1. C

    New Tub Owner...sanitation methods...argh HELP

    Apologies in advance for my babbling, many questions post…I am completely new to hot tubbing and bought a tub on the internet at the start of lockdown with no research, guidance etc. So I am reading and reacting. Here’s where I am at. I have bought a Be Well Canada Spa – 0782 Elite and we are...
  2. W

    Adding Shock Chlorine Granules in a New Pool

    Hi all, I have just recently set up a 14ft pool and need to add Chlorine as currently the water doesn't have any. I have bought some Shock Chlorine Granules but unfortunately I have been sent Non Chlorine Granules. Can I still use these or do I need actual Chlorine Granules to initially kick...
  3. thefloatqueen

    Temporary trichlor question....

    Hi everyone! If my CYA is 40 (just BARELY over 40...a couple lines above the 40 mark lol), how many trichlor pucks can I get away with using until my liquid chlorine arrives in less than a week? I really do NOT want to increase my CYA much. They are the 3” (8 oz.) ones. I have two individual...
  4. wille

    Chlorine is at 0

    I was low on salt, so I added it and turned the SWG to 0 last evening and ran the pump all night. This morning, I have 0 chlorine. It was low last night, so it didn't drop from last night. Suggestions? Add bleach, turn SWG to a higher percentage.
  5. jkeubank

    Liquid Chlorine

    May I ask where everyone is buying their chlorine from? I know shelf life is important and making sure it is not old after reading threads. I am also wondering if more people just go for the bleach or the actual liquid chlorine? I am just starting to move myself to the TFP way of pool upkeep...
  6. JulieMorris316

    Adding chlorine makes water cloudy

    This has started happening again just now this season, and it also happened last summer about partway through the season. One day everything is normal, and then the next time I add chlorine, I can see it forming a visible white cloud as it moves trough the water. It doesn’t dissipate quickly...
  7. M

    Nature2 chlorine usage

    First year as a pool owner (parents had one growing up so I have a little background). I’m concerned on my chlorine usage. My levels have never been high according to my test strips but it seems like I’m going through a ton of chlorine tabs. I have the nature2 in-line chlorinator and I fill...
  8. FourReelFish

    Sweet spot in the CYA to Chlorine table?

    I am aware of how stabilizer works with your sanitizer, but I was wondering what you should actually keep it at. Higher CYA means higher Chlorine demand but less burning off, Lower CYA means lower Chlorine demand but more burnt off by the sun. We all know that. But in your opinion, what would...
  9. Shock Explained

    Shock Explained

    Seldom is there a term that confuses new users more than Shock. It may mean a product or an action. This confusion often causes new users to take actions tha...
  10. FC/CYA Ratio

    FC/CYA Ratio

    Perhaps a cornerstone element of Trouble Free Pool Care (TFPC) is understanding the relationship between the chlorine in your pool and the stabilizer you put...
  11. D

    FC won’t go up

    Hello all, let me preface this by saying I’m using test strips right now and some data from my local pool store. I know I’ll need to get a proper kit soon. I haven’t been able to get my FC levels up, they were showing 0.3 ppm when I tested at the pool store and I had combined chlorine of about...
  12. G

    Need to SLAM, rain coming

    A couple questions please? I need to perform a SLAM on my pool. I understand liquid chlorine is best to use, but is liquid bleach the same thing? And/or used in same quantities? Also there is rain in our forecast. Possible today, clear tomorrow, then two days of rough weather. Is it a waste of...
  13. J

    Jack's Magic - False FC Readings?

    Hi all, I did the Jack's Magic "O2 Safe Shock & Stain Solution #2 Treatment." In the instructions, it says that the treatment can produce false FC readings for 3-4 weeks and that I should use the TC readings during that time. I'm fine with this, but want to make sure I'm doing this right...
  14. T

    Changing chlorine tank to acid tank - cleaning steps?

    Hi, I have a homegrown chemical dispensing system that has 2 15-gallons tanks. I originally set it up as 1xChlorine and 1xMuriatic acid pumps. However, after last season I found that my Intellichlor easily took care of the chlorine levels in the pool but I consistently needed more acid...
  15. J

    0% Chlorine all summer

    So last year I became a new pool owner and before I found this site, I added about 6 bags of cal hypo to my pool to shock it and ran the filter for a few days non-stop. The cal-hypo of course raised my CH but kept it within safe range. Once I found this site, I tried to apply the slam process...
  16. thephatp

    What's Wrong with My Plumbing? - Chlorinator seems to get air trapped...

    Problem My pool loses chlorine over the span of 8-10 days. The pool builder doesn't know why. I have to bleed air out of my system ever 7 days to keep chlorine from getting too low. They think it may have something to do with the way the system is plumbed. Steps Followed (reproducible) Filled...
  17. W

    Chlorinating a winterized pool

    I live in VIrginia Beach and I closed up my pool this year but kept the cover off. I am getting some algae. I read about adding liquid chlorine. How do I add LC to a non, circulating pool without bleaching my liner?