Slam liquid or non liquid bleach

Dadofthree74

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May 22, 2020
48
Little Rock, Arkansas
1. Waiting on my Taylor 2006 to come for real tests.
2. Water is clear.
3.Dip stick with fc 3-5 ( see number 1)
4. No liquid bleach at WM. Only powder. Can check local pool store. Any where else that sells it? Home depot?

I’m trying to Stock up on bleach for a slam.
1. does powder work as well as liquid if it is not available?
2. is there a % sodium hypochlorite I need?

Can is use either one of the shock treatments I bought online
3. I have potassium monopersulfate. 3lbs
4. I also have ca hypochlorite 68%. 1 lb

will follow up with real test results later this week.
 

Texas Splash

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Don't use anything else other than liquid chlorine (regular bleach). Check Home Depot for their HDX Pool Shock (chlorine). You can also use Walmart's Great Value laundry bleach, but it's only 6% strength. Make sure it's plain/regular. Nothing scented or splashless. Lowe's should also have pool chlorine by now.
 

Texas Splash

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The chlorox is only 6%. I assume that is ok. May need to add more volume.
6% is fine. Did you get the actual Clorox brand? There have been reports of their brand using polymers for fabrics that can mess the water quality a bit. If that's all you could get, it may be your only option fro now. But in the future, you might try to avoid that brand if it states anything about fabric softeners/polymers. Of course always avoid splashless or scented bleaches.
 

Dadofthree74

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May 22, 2020
48
Little Rock, Arkansas
update and help with direction please

I tested last evening with the K2006c
5/28
The Taylor test results
Fc 1.0
Cc 0.2
Ph 7.8
Ta 70-80
Cya 35

Pool water is clear
Running sand filter pump for 10 hours
Swg for 8 hours

repeated testing this morning 5/29
fc 2.2
cc 0.2
ph 7.8
TA 80
CaH 30
Cya 30-35

here is my plan:
I think I need to increase my CYA but i dont know how much to put in a sock? (need help here)
do i put the sock in the skimmer or in front of the return.
Is is just a regular white or black sock that be tied at the top or zip tied?

after the CYA dissolves then test 24 hours later;
I plan on running the SWG for 8 hours every night. the instructions say 5 hours.

Do I need to do anything with the pH.

I only have concentrated bleach clorox from target. I can go to the LPS and pick up some liquid chlorine if needed.
 

Texas Splash

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Right now I would immediately increase the FC with some chlorine.bleach. Get that up to about 4-5 ppm right away to keep algae away. Very important before you increase the CYA in preparation for your SWG. If you are confident of clear water with no algae, use the quote below to increase your CYA by 30 ppm. In a 3,900 gal pool, that's about 16 ounces (1lb) of granular stabilizer. The pH is okay at 7.8, but if it gets into the 8s, lower it a little with muriatic acid back into the mid-upper 7s.

Adding CYA:
To increase CYA via granular stabilizer, place the required amount as calculated by the Poolmath calculator into a white sock and place in the poolside skimmer basket. For those concerned about suction flow to the pump, suspending the sock near a return jet or from a floating device will also suffice. Best never to allow undissolved granules to rest directly against the pool surface. Squeeze the sock periodically to help it dissipate. Once dissolved, consider your CYA adjusted to that programmed (target) level. CYA test readings should show a rise in 24-48 hours, however some pools may experience a longer delay to fully register. Best to confirm final CYA in about 5-7 days before adding any more stabilizer/conditioner.
 

ghall6292

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Jun 10, 2018
48
North Central PA
I saw some "concentrated" off-brand bleach today at the supermarket. Label said it contains sodium hypochlorate and sodium hydroxide. Didn't mention any scents, splashless, softeners, etc. Safe to use as a replacement until my supply arrives?
 

P3Jason

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May 17, 2017
17
Jacksonville, FL
I saw some "concentrated" off-brand bleach today at the supermarket. Label said it contains sodium hypochlorate and sodium hydroxide. Didn't mention any scents, splashless, softeners, etc. Safe to use as a replacement until my supply arrives?
Sodium hypochlorite is what to look for. Home Depot and Lowe’s generally have liquid chlorine if you have either of those nearby.
 

Mdragger88

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Jun 1, 2018
631
Hernando, Ms
1. Waiting on my Taylor 2006 to come for real tests.
2. Water is clear.
3.Dip stick with fc 3-5 ( see number 1)
4. No liquid bleach at WM. Only powder. Can check local pool store. Any where else that sells it? Home depot?

I’m trying to Stock up on bleach for a slam.
1. does powder work as well as liquid if it is not available?
2. is there a % sodium hypochlorite I need?

Can is use either one of the shock treatments I bought online
3. I have potassium monopersulfate. 3lbs
4. I also have ca hypochlorite 68%. 1 lb

will follow up with real test results later this week.
You say the water is clear so I would increase the fc to 7 & then do an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to determine the need to SLAM Process
If you do need to slam use 40 cya on the FC/CYA Chart as you always round up to the nearest 10 the test cannot measure 35
Don’t forget to turn off the swg when doing oclt
 
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