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Thread: Can I do an ascorbic acid treatment in the rain?

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    Can I do an ascorbic acid treatment in the rain?

    I started a stain treatment yesterday with 2lbs of ascorbic acid, 1 qt of algecide and 1 qt of Jacks Pink Stuff. However, the FC was at 2.5 (I was impatient) and I still have stains even though I think they are lighter. Now, it's 8:15 pm and raining. However, my FC is 0, PH is 7.2, ALK is 70. I have 1lb of ascorbic acid and 2 qts of the Pink Stuff left. Should I try now? It seems my numbers are perfect but I'm not sure if the rain will make a difference. Or should I just go put a jug of bleach in for now. Any one? Thanks.

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    You can go ahead and do it now. The rain won't cause any problems except for you getting wet while you are working on the pool.
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    I second JasonLion. Now is perfect because you wouldn't want to swim anyway
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