How long should I wait to swim after adding chlorine?

thechairperson

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May 25, 2019
32
Northwest Arkansas
I tried to find this answer in Pool School and searching through posts but didn't see anything. If I adjust my FC levels by adding chlorine, how long should I wait before letting people swim?
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
I generally wait until I've put the jug back in the shed before I'll jump in.

If you dribble it into the return stream, it's dispersed and diluted pretty good before you even get the cap back on.
 

thechairperson

Active member
May 25, 2019
32
Northwest Arkansas
Thanks Jim and Richard. We jumped in and had a fun time with our first swim. We were not looking for a house with a pool, and I was not excited about the fact that the best house for us had one as I thought it was going to be a nightmare. It's been work and a steep learning curve, but TFP has made it not so bad. Really love this community and all the knowledge and help I've received!
 
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