Chlor-Brite Precautions

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Chlor-Brite Precautions

Postby Lue » Sun 04 May, 2008 11:35

I was told that it is advisable not too go into a pool for 24-48 hours after a Chlor-Brite shock and it could cause blonde hair to turn green among other side effects.. Any truth to this?


Chlor-Brite Precautions

Postby Goldyman » Sun 17 May, 2009 19:11

I believe that it is important to wait at least 12 hours and make sure your PPM is 10 or below, children and adults with sensitive skin may wait until the PPM is between 3 & 5 PPM. This is all dependant on the Parts per million, so if you shock and your PPM is between 3 and 10 then you could probably swim as soon as it is disolved in the pool which takes about 4 hours minimum.
Best results are to shock at night so the pool has rested for 12 hours before swimming.

Hope ir helps?


chlorine vs dyed hair

Postby Ericaj » Fri 29 Apr, 2011 10:59

Chlorine in general will turn DYED blonde hair green. The chemical reaction between the bleach used to color your hair and the chlorine causes this. Not saying your whole head will automatically turn all green, but it does happen. If you wash your hair after you get out of the pool before it dries that should solve the problem. There are shampoos and conditioners out on the market specifically for removing chlorine from your hair. They are a little pricey, but well worth the money. These shampoos and conditioners work for both non-color treated and color treated hair.
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chlorine vs dyed hair

Postby chem geek » Fri 29 Apr, 2011 16:17

This is absolutely positively NOT true. It is not chlorine that turns blond hair green, but rather COPPER IONS used in some pools as an algaecide (some algaecides are copper based -- containing copper sulfate pentahydrate, usually). Copper oxidizes to form green oxides, especially when the pH rises, and can stain pool surfaces as well.

Chlor-Brite is Dichlor and does not contain copper as far as I know. However, for every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Dichlor, it will also increase Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 9 ppm.

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