Ascorbic acid treatmetn for salt water pool how to bring chlorine to 0?

geocacher

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Jun 2, 2010
19
Wilmington, NC
#1
Hi Everyone!

Quick question. I did the vitamin C test for Iron staining. That's my issue. Then read the article about the ascorbic acid/sequestrent treatment. Got it. One question. How do I take my chlorine to 0 or thereabouts with a salt water pool? Just shut off SWG and leave filter running for a few days? Probably a silly question but Im asking anyway! I have black spotting on my plastic steps so I expect that to get worse with low chorine I'm thinking....:(

Thanks in advance for any help wiht this!!!

26,000 gallon viny liner inground pool SWG
 

pooldv

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Aug 10, 2012
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DFW, TX
#2
Yes, turning the SWG output to 0 or turning it off will do it. If you only have a few spots of stains you might be able to use the AA in a sock to spot treat the stains and leave the SWG alone.
 

geocacher

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 2, 2010
19
Wilmington, NC
#3
Thank you for your reply! It's covering over half of the liner so will go through the whole routine. Too bad there isn't something like a dust mop infused with AA that you could 'brush' the pool with! Haha!