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    Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    Any problems using the rest of my bucket of granular chlroine (Zappit) before I start using Bleach. I will be implementing the other two B's today, beginning with baking soda. Just want to make sure the Zappit is not gonna screw things up.

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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    That depends on your CH reading. If it's reasonable, no problem.
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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    Off the top of my head....I think I remember it being something like 250 or 300.

    Is that reasonable?

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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    Your CH is right where it needs to be, I don't know that you want it higher....
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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    The Pool Calculator Rocks! I love that it tells me exactly how much 73% Cal-Hypo to add instead of bleach. Did a test yesterday afternoon then made a few adjustments based on those results. Added a tid bit of zappit followed by some baking soda a while later. Before I went to bed (stayed up late helping my daughter study for finals) I did another test, everything was perfect. For some weird reason, I am excited to get home and test my water.

    Just one thing.....now you guys got me thinkin about a SWG

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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteve
    .....now you guys got me thinkin about a SWG sS
    Me thinks that you've got or are getting: the 'TFP/Clean Water Geek' syndrome! 8)

    I think that SWG's are one of the best things since sliced bread!
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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy_dba
    but that's taken care of with a little MA!
    I keep seeing "MA". What does that mean? I couldn't find that in the Pool School write up.

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    Re: Granular Chlorine instead of Bleach

    MA is muriatic acid.
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