How do I use bleach and borax to clean my green pool?

A BBB guide to supermarket poolcare.
Use store-bought bleach, baking soda
and borax to replace proprietary pool chemicals.

How do I use bleach and borax to clean my green pool?

Postby ncpoolmom » Thu 22 May, 2008 18:34

I got to this site by asking how to get my green pool to clean. I have read some posts that mention the BBB method and I have seen pictures of an inground pool that stated all they used were bleach and bleach. Please let me know anything you can.

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Postby chem geek » Thu 22 May, 2008 19:07

Read this sticky and make sure you measure your CYA level so you'll know what you need to do -- with very high CYA it's usually better to start off with a partial drain/refill whereas with near zero CYA adding some CYA may be the best first step. With normal CYA levels, one starts with chlorine. The shock level of chlorine is a Free Chlorine (FC) level that is about 40% of the Cyanuric Acid (CYA) level.
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Postby cashnighter » Thu 22 May, 2008 19:07

You pretty much found this site for the same reason and the same way I did. And asked the same question. I stared using bleach yesterday. And my pool turned from green to blue overnight. Its far from clean but at least the color changed.
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