2-4 Weeks until test kit arrives, warm weekend coming - What can I start now?


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Yes for sure! This is a no-brainer for me. I've made my donation.

Wondering if someone can give me a sense for what to expect with this question: "Under "steady state" (with no algae problem, CYA at target level) what kind of schedule do people get onto with adding chlorine? Is it still expected to be daily? Or does it move to more of an "as needed" pattern?"

I'm down to adding ~900ml of Chlorine each night. Setting aside heavy usage days (e.g., hosting a big pool party ... when Covid lets up) how often are people adding Chlorine to a healthy pool? Or is it still a daily thing, but the amount is gauged based on my test levels?

The chlorine demand varies with the weather. You will learn your pool and the conditions it needs more FC. Are you testing your FC level before any chlorine addition?

Use PoolMath to log your tests and chemical additions and you will be able to look back and see the patterns for your pool.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
I add chlorine each day during the Spring and Summer and into the early fall. Once the night start cooling off to help drop the water temp then you can back off to every other day but we are talking about water temps of 60 or below.