Chlorine tablets and Clorox

Chlorinating, maintaining the right chlorine levels,
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Chlorine tablets and Clorox

Postby NrseLaurie63 » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 11:12

I have a small 16 x 42 Intex above the ground pool. I am using HTH 3" chlorine tablets to maintian my daily chlorine levels. Can I still shock it with liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite)? Will there be any chemical interaction? I used to go to "Pool Solutions" on the web but it seems the owner accidentally erased all info and now I am LOSSSST! I should have copied the information I referred to frequently, but didn't. :(

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Postby chem geek » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 13:21

Most of the Pool Forum folks are also at TroubleFreePool at this link . There is no problem at all using different chlorine sources IN THE POOL WATER. The only problem is mixing concentrated chlorine sources together -- in particular one should never mix Cal-Hypo with Trichlor or even use them in the same feeder even at separate times -- a fire or explosion may result. However, in the water, ALL chlorine sources produce exactly the same chlorine (though some products add extra things in addition to chlorine -- Trichlor and Dichlor add to CYA while Cal-Hypo adds to CH).

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