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    Need to Shock but drained water..

    Hey all, let me start by saying BBB kept my pool crystal clear all summer. Thanks!!!

    Ok, I already drained my water to 2" below the returns. PB is coming to close next week (I am going to watch and do it myself next year) and my TC is only 1.5ppm. He said I need to get it up to 7-8ppm. I am leary to add the approx 4 gals of bleach needed now that the pump is not running. My plan is to just add to deep end and swirl water around with net.

    Thoughts?
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    Hi jj,

    If it was my pool, I would add one gallon around the perimeter of the pool and then brush the entire pool. Then I would repeat as needed - add one gallon and brush, etc.(3 more times?).

    After that, I would brush the entire pool AGAIN! This may seem like overkill to some, but it is just my opinion. Others will chime in soon.

    If I remember correctly, you recently had a new liner installed? You do not want to take a chance on any chlorine puddling!

    Good luck!
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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    I agree with Butterfly, but so long as you can get some motion going in the pool by "stirring" it you should be ok to add the chlorine to the water.

    Good Luck !
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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    JJ, do you have a sump pump you could hook up to provide circulation? If not Joyce's and Tiz's advice would certainly work

    OR, if the plumbing isn't winterized, use the same source of suction you used to drain the pool to restart the pump for circulation - you'll airate the pool with the water below the returns, but you'd have the circulation needed to dose the pool.
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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    I do have a sump pump.. great idea! What would I do with you all!!
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    I have the sump pump running.. Looks like it pumps 1260 Gph. Take me a full day to turn over the water.

    Pool closing is in 8 days. Should I just keep the pump runninng until then?
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    Re: Need to Shock but drained water..

    You dont necessarily have to "turn over" the water just get some circulation in it so when you add your chlorine it mixes well.
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