5gal 12.5 liquid into 24000gal pool

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5gal 12.5 liquid into 24000gal pool

Postby pool dude » Sat 24 May, 2008 21:15

My wife put all 5 gallons of the 12.5% liquid chlorine into our 24000 gal pool. Now the chlorine levels are off the charts, any suggestions?

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Postby muss08 » Sat 24 May, 2008 21:22

No problem- the chlorine will burn off from sunlight. This will increase the FC by about 20ppm which is a good shock level if you had algae. What is your CYA? If it is low this burn off wont take more than a day or two.
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Postby pool dude » Sat 24 May, 2008 21:29

Thanks for the reply. I have no idea how to measure cya. All I have is the basic 5 bottle test kit and a bottle of those strips. I am assuming I would have to buy a new kit to test for that? Which kit would be able to give me a cya level?
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Postby chem geek » Sun 25 May, 2008 05:44

The best kit to get is the Taylor K-2006 kit you can get at a good online price here or the TF100 kit from tftestkits(dot)com here with the latter kit having 36% more volume of reagents so comparably priced "per test".

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