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    Help, please!

    do you need to balance the other chemicals before you shock your pool? my total alkalinity and ph is low but my pool is starting to turn green and i just opened it and i think i'm in chloride demand

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    Re: Help, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by James Last
    do you need to balance the other chemicals before you shock your pool? my total alkalinity and ph is low but my pool is starting to turn green and i just opened it and i think i'm in chloride demand
    What are your CYA, FC, CC, PH, & TA readings?
    What test kit (and method od testing) are you using?
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    What size pool, type of pool, type of filter, pump size etc. do you have?


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    Re: Help, please!

    If your TA is below 50 you should raise it before shocking. If your PH is below 7.0 or above 7.8, you should adjust it before shocking. Neither of those things should take very long, so you can get to shocking without much delay.
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