New pool owner

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,288
Laughlin, NV
'Shock' is a product, not a process. And adding liquid chlorine will not reduce salt.

Why do you wish to reduce the salinity of your pool water?
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
10,589
Evans, Georgia
Nothing you add chemical wise can lower salt. The only way to lower your salt level is by water replacement.

What is the problem you're having, and why are you trying to lower it?

Maddie :flower:
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
39,822
Tallahassee, FL
No m'am. "Shocking" the pool will do nothing to the level of salinity. The only way to lower it is to drain and replace some of the water.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
10,589
Evans, Georgia
We can't say without knowing a full set of test results, but NOT from a pool store. Only from your own reliable kit that contains the FAS-DPD test for chlorine .

You can get a kit like we endorse at www.tftestkits.net or Amazon. But Amazon costs a bit more. Since you're in NC I would just go to tftestkits as they ship out of NC.

We need to know:
FC
CC
pH
TA
CH
CYA

Can you do this?

Maddie :flower: