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Thread: Adding bleach with an infloor cleaner

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    Jul 2009
    Seattle, WA

    Adding bleach with an infloor cleaner

    My wife and I have moved in with her recently widdowed mother who was never really involved in the pool maintanence and the CYA is probalby higher than my current test kit can measure (it reads 110, new kit on order) so I am anxious to get off the pucks fast.

    Pool school says to slowly pour the bleach in front of a return which for most pools seems be always on, but in my pool the distributor (or wahtever its called) actuates each retun in turn for a minute or so. Am I supposed to wait for it to come on again, just pour it there any way or just slowly pour it as I walk around the perimiter? Maybe in the deep end over a return and next to the main drain? Or can I just slowly pour it in or near the (empty) skimmer?

    I only intend to add bleach first thing in the morning or pretty late at night. So there is no chance that anyone will swim for several hours if that matters.

    PS: I tried searching, but all my terms came back as too common.
    20,000 Gallon kidney sort of a sand filtered gunite in ground pool w/ hot tub.

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    reebok's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: Adding bleach with an infloor cleaner

    there is a google search in the very bottom left of every page that usually works better.
    if you ordered the tf100, it only goes to 100 on cya. so if you know you're at 110+ I would start draining now.
    you can walk around the perimeter or pour it in the skimmer, whatever works. just make sure the pump is on. you're saying your return jets are turned on and off? weird.
    16x32 21,000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate, 1.5hp pump, 120 sqft catridge filter, birdcage, solar panels, aquavac tigershark qc robot.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Adding bleach with an infloor cleaner

    WIth an in-floor cleaning system, you want the floor jets closest to where you are pouring to be on while you are pouring. You can either wait for the jets where you are to come on, or move to where the active jets currently are.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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