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Can you shock a salt pool with chlorine?

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2015-07-15 21:30:11
2015-07-15 21:30:11

It would be fine to add chlorine, but do it in each corner of the pool. You will not do any harm to the system. Make sure your pool water is balanced. This requires a good proper kit like they use at the pool shops, or have it tested at a computerized pool teting centre. The old large kit that tests for acid levels around 4"x6" is the size of the blue plastic box and roughly 80-100 dollars.

a little more salt than not enough is always better.

Regards, Peter

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