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Thread: Chlorine way too high??...

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    Chlorine way too high??...

    SO I am attacking my algae bloom, and I asked my husband to pour a gallon of bleach in the pool this evening. I asked him later if he did and he said No, so I poured one in......then he poured another( because I asked him to)..anyways, I tested and my levels are like this...
    FC: 40
    TC:40
    CYA:60
    PH:7.5
    I am figuring the green algae will eat up the high chlorine overnight, and hopefully DIE, OR I have severely damaged my liner......which could it be? Or both?
    Help?
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    You may have bleached your liner a tad, but only time will tell! Other than that, no harm done.

    40 should kick that ol' algae in the rear end!! 8)

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
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    I would bet money you'll have no liner damage. The chlorine is diminshed instantly as it attacks the algae so your high level probably didn't last very long. It would be helpful if you post back and let us know....I'm thinking you'll be just fine.

    BTW, How big is your pool? For two gallons of bleach to raise a pool to 40ppm the pool would have to be around 3000 gallons.
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    I really don't care if the liner bleaches...I am pretty sure the Chlorine was high before we added more, but the pool is roughly 10K gallons( hard to tell with the added rainwater). It was 12% bleach, so hopefully it will will it all.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    It is definetely a MUCH lighter green color this morning, and the chlorine wa down to 10ppm, so I brought it back to 25 and am hoping for the best.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    Sounds like you're getting there! Keep up the good work!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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