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    shocking and the leaves i can't see

    Is it even possible to get the water clear enough to see the bottom if I know there are leaves down there? I've cleaned up what I can with a leaf gulper and rake but I know there are more---I just can't see them to get to them!
    Rhonda
    NW Tennessee
    24' Round AGP
    13,500 gallons
    1.5 hp Pentair pump w/ sand filter
    From swamp to sparkly with BBB!

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    Re: shocking and the leaves i can't see

    Welcome to TFP.

    Be persistent and get whatever you possibly can with the leaf rake. They will continue to consume your chlorine.
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    Re: shocking and the leaves i can't see

    Thanks! Here's what I've got so far:


    pH: 7.8
    TA: 110
    FC: more than 5ppm (see below)
    TC: ?
    CH: ?
    CYA: 50ppm

    The test kit I'm using doesn't measure over 5ppm FC so I don't know exactly what it is. Same with Total Chlorine and Calcium Hardness. Since yesterday morning I've put a total of six (6) 182 oz. bottles of 6% bleach in the pool. It's been a little over an hour since I raked the leaves and added another bottle of bleach, and I see a big difference just since yesterday in the water color. I'm off for more bleach. Any recommendations?
    Rhonda
    NW Tennessee
    24' Round AGP
    13,500 gallons
    1.5 hp Pentair pump w/ sand filter
    From swamp to sparkly with BBB!

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    Re: shocking and the leaves i can't see

    Dilute your pool water sample with 3 parts distilled water and then test the mixture. Multiply your reading by 4 and you have an approximation of your chlorine level.
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