No Chlorine Reading


May 4, 2019
Moundville, Alabama
FC is at 48. I’m thinking I got a bad test the other evening and got a little chlorine happy and added way over shock level. Guess the plan is to keep the pump running 24/7 the next few days and ride it out. Got to warm up nicely through the weekend so that’s good news. Any suggestions?

Flying Tivo

Well-known member
Jan 24, 2017
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Keep testing until it falls to Slam level and maintain there. Keep scrubbing the walls and bottom. When the water is clear you can run an OCLT test and if you pass you are ready to enjoy you pool


May 4, 2019
Moundville, Alabama
First day we can actually see the bottom stair liner. We are not through with the SLAM process yet but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The biggest lesson learned through this process is PATIENCE. Thank you all so much for the insights and encouragements along the way.


Gold Supporter
Bronze Supporter
Jul 3, 2015
Auburn, KS
Clorox brand typically has Cloromax in it. That is a polymer additive not designed to be in pools.

Best sources of liquid chlorine is Walmart (Pool Essentials 10%), possibly the GV Cleaning Bleach (6%), also cleaning supply stores, some pool stores.
Discount stores such as Dollar General typically sell low strength bleach. If it does not show the %Sodium Hypochlorite on the bottle, it is typically under 3%.
Quick question—if Clorox is all that’s available, is it okay????


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
It can foam, leave a scum line at the water line or in the skimmer, etc.

If Nothing else is available for a one time use, sure. But long term use I would be concerned of buildup.

Up to you -- your pool.