no chlorine reading

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lefty51

no chlorine reading

Postby lefty51 » Sun 20 May, 2007 13:29

I have read with interest the comments about no chlorine readings. i have had an inground pool for 9 years and never had this problem till this year.
We have opened the pool the same as we always do, yet this time we can get no chlorine reading at all. We have shocked the pool numerous times and the chlorinator is running wide open. We have even put tablets in the skimmer and used granular chlorine broadcast into the pool. I tried the dilutetion experiment to see if we are overchlorinated and appears we are not ? I also tried adding four gallons of bleach (25000 Gal pool) to try and free up the chlorine. All other readings are close to ideal. At this point I am stumped. Is there something I missed or am doing wrong.
Any help or suggestions would be welcomed


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Postby dynamictiger » Sun 20 May, 2007 16:45

Please add 9.5 gallons of Sodium Hypochlorite at 13% and see how the reading is in 24 hours.
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Postby Buggsw » Sun 20 May, 2007 19:47

What are your other test readings?
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Postby lefty51 » Sun 20 May, 2007 19:51

I think that's where I might have gone wrong. I read the post about putting 5 gals in 33000 gals so I put 4 gals in my 25000 gal. But I looked at the jugs and they were 6% instead of 13% Was that a waste of time or should I beef up what I have already done. Also where can I find the 13%
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Postby lefty51 » Sun 20 May, 2007 19:53

before I added the 4 gals of "bleach" the others were in normal range I however do not remember what the cc readings where
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Postby dynamictiger » Mon 21 May, 2007 17:41

Pool shops normally sell 13% chlorine, however if you can't get it double the quantity for 6% and you should be near enough

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