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    If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    How much bleach are you adding per day? ARE you adding it on a daily basis?

    I'm just curious how much bleach you go through on the BBB method.
    27' round AG, sand, Ohio, well water, 19,000 gallons approx., New owners to the pool.

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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    Well, the company line is 2ppm is average.

    I myself use about a gallon of bleach a week, if that. My usage averages lower than most, tends to be .5-1ppm per day, but I leave my solar cover on when it's not in use and my swimmer load is very low, we've only been in twice since opening (stupid weather).

    I test and add bleach every other day, during the heat of the summer. Sometimes daily if I'm motivated to.
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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    Well, it depends on several things -size of pool, bather load, rainfall, CYA level etc.
    I would say on average I add about 2 quarts a day, sometimes 3 to maintain target FC for my pool size and use.
    20x40 30,000 gal IG Liner, Pentair II Sand

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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    I use about 3 quarts per day too. I have three kids who are constantly in the pool along with their friends and we also get tons of sun. I have an 8 gallon liquidator and fill it up about every 1.5 weeks.
    20 x 40 IG vinyl liner, 2 skimmer, 8 gallon liquidator, in Tennessee

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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I myself use about a gallon of bleach a week, if that. My usage averages lower than most, tends to be .5-1ppm per day
    Similar situation here...low usage, pool gets a lot of shade, so my chlorine usage is low like FPM's. I use about 1 quart a day. That will go up if I ever get a chance to actually swim in it...
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    Mike, you can go stand in the corner now!

    This is our first season with a solar cover. So we've only been adding one quart (or less) of 10% daily. So far this season, also a light swimmer load, except for today. And I ended up using 2.5 qts tonight, just to get it a little higher so I can skip a day. But I'm also experimenting with our CYA and have it between 15-20 (will probably raise it to 25-30 soon).
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    I've been running at about .5ppm per day, 2 cups 12.5% every other day. With a cover and nobody in the pool (expect that will change this weekend).
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    Re: If you have a TFP (perfect chemistry etc)...

    I have to replace 1.5 - 2.0 ppm every day. For my pool that amounts to 3 or 4 quarts per day of 6% bleach. That has been very constant for the last 2 months.
    20' x 40' IG with vinyl liner volume approx. 35,000 gal.1.5 H.P. main pump, Polaris 280 cleaner W/ 3/4 H.P. booster pump
    Hayward sand filter, 3.14 sq ft, 62 gpm. Stenner 45 MPH10 chlorine feed pump. 1 micron final filter bags (home made and very effective)

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