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    Total Chlorine

    I was wondering why there is not a calculation for Total Chlorine in the pool calculator. Is it irrelevant?
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    Re: Total Chlorine

    TC (total chlorine) = FC (free chlorine) + CC (combined chlorine).

    FC and CC do different things, FC keeps your pool safe, while CC indicates that there is a problem and causes bad smells.

    You always want CC to be zero. When CC is zero, you can treat TC as if it was FC.
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    Re: Total Chlorine

    Total chlorine is your Free chlorine (which is available to sanitize your water) plus Combined chloramines (which is used up chlorine)

    TC=FC+CC

    whoops, Jason beat me to it, and said it better!

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