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Zamsaf

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May 2, 2018
159
Central fl
The skimmer has 2 tabs of chlorine in it that the builder put. Should I get liquid chlorine or simply add 2 more picks using a floating chlorine thing.
 

Chasarms

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May 8, 2020
111
Dardenne Prairie, MO
Pool math is saying about 42 oz
I’d take it up about 5-6 ppm. (Half the jug) And test tonight to see what kind of loss you have and what your CC looks like. If you only go to 3 ppm, it’ll probably be below one by tonight depending on how sunny it is. If there’s anything in the water that the chlorine has to deal with. It’ll be consumed even faster.

Plan on using the other half tomorrow.
 

Zamsaf

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May 2, 2018
159
Central fl
PH is still good but chlorine is back down again to about .5-1. Should I put the other half of the gallon? I had about 6 kids in the pool today for a few hours with FL sun.
 

Zamsaf

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May 2, 2018
159
Central fl
CL is high this morning and so is PH. I think CL will go down with today’s sun and kids in the pool. Should I add acid to bring the OH down again?
 

BadDogPSD

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May 24, 2020
93
Reno, NV
It's easier for us to give recommendations if you post your actual test results. Not sure what OH is? Muriatic acid is used to lower PH & TA.
 

BadDogPSD

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May 24, 2020
93
Reno, NV
When you use Poolmath and want to keep a record of your test results and what & how much chemicals you add, if you click the check mark in the top right corner it'll create a permanent record you can look at. It's helpful for tracking trends, and, since you've shared them, we can see the logs too.
 

Zamsaf

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May 2, 2018
159
Central fl
My chlorine keeps dropping. It seems that I have very little to no FC. I have good PH at about 7.2. CC is .5.

I have two chlorine tablets floating in a chlorine dispenser in the pool since last night but it did rain over night. Any idea on what to do?
 

BadDogPSD

Gold Supporter
May 24, 2020
93
Reno, NV
Chlorine tabs will also likely increase your CYA levels. Most on here check & add liquid chlorine daily and only use pucks when absolutely necessary, like when away on vacation.
For our pool, I normally need to add about a gallon a day of liquid chlorine. My CYA is 80, and my target for chlorine is 9ppm.
 
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