Bright Orange Chlorine Test Results - Damaging?

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Bright Orange Chlorine Test Results - Damaging?

Postby chem geek » Tue 02 Jul, 2013 02:07

If you're going to get a test kit, don't get test strips. Get the Taylor K-2006 or the TFTestkits TF-100


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Bright Orange Chlorine Test Results - Damaging?

Postby maillady49 » Fri 16 Aug, 2013 15:03

my pool is a 24x12 indoor and the chlorine is showing orange with the 5 drop tester .what do i need to ddo to drop it
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Bright Orange Chlorine Test Results - Damaging?

Postby chem geek » Fri 16 Aug, 2013 23:48

You can use hydrogen peroxide to lower the chlorine level with the least amount of side effects. You can get 27% hydrogen peroxide in Baquacil® Oxidizer . You can use The Pool Calculator to calculate the dose required by entering the FC amount you want to lower (pretend you are adding chlorine so put in 0 for the "Now" FC and put in the amount of FC you want to lower by as the "Target" FC) and enter 54% as the bleach concentration. The indicated volume of bleach is the amount of 27% hydrogen peroxide to use.

If your 24x12 pool has average 4.5 foot depth, then it is 9700 gallons so to drop the FC by 10 ppm would take 22 ounces (almost 3 cups) of the 27% hydrogen peroxide.

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