Chlorine to high

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Bhurley2016
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Chlorine to high

Postby Bhurley2016 » Fri 08 Jul, 2016 11:55

:( I have managed to get the chlorine to high . Can sone one tell me what I can do other than drain my pool to lower the chlorine...


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Re: Chlorine to high

Postby chem geek » Sat 09 Jul, 2016 03:43

If you uncover the pool and expose it to direct sunlight then the chlorine will drop faster. If you have Cyanuric Acid (aka stabilizer or conditioner) in the water, then a higher FC is not a problem especially if it's less than 40% of the CYA level.

If you must lower the chlorine level faster, you can buy a chlorine neutralizer (usually sodium thiosulfate) or use hydrogen peroxide to dechlorinate (for a pool you'd need to get concentrated hydrogen peroxide found in Baquacil Oxidizer -- NOT CDX or disinfectant).

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