Asked by: Jalid Cherkaoui
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020

What kind of bleach do you use in pools?

Liquid chlorine
Household bleach is usually a 6% concentration (although some of the cheaper stuff is 3%), while pool chlorine can typically be found in strength between 10% and 12%. All of this is sodium hypochlorite, and works the same in sanitizing your water.

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Hereof, can I use regular bleach in my pool?

The solution to maintaining a clear pool is to use readily available liquid bleach as your chlorine source. Chlorine bleach, as discussed above, is not bound to a stabilizer, so when you add chlorine bleach to the pool, it will go right to work killing microbes and sanitizing.

Also Know, is chlorine and bleach the same thing? Bleach Versus Pool Chlorine Common pool chlorine is made up of the chemical calcium hypochlorite at about 65 percent strength. Household bleach is a liquid that contains sodium hypochlorite, which is simply chlorine in its liquid form. Bleach, however, is typically only 5 to 6 percent chlorine.

Similarly, how many bottles of bleach do I need for my pool?

If you need to mildly shock a 30,000-gallon pool by raising the free chlorine concentration to 5 ppm, you need 2.5 gallons of bleach. To raise it to 10 ppm, you need 5 gallons.

How long after putting bleach in Pool Can you swim?

It is recommended to wait at least 20 minutes to an hour after adding water balancing chemicals. You should wait 2-4 hours (or one full cycle through the filter) to swim from the moment you use calcium chloride in your pool. It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours.

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