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Do you need to turn off your automatic salt chlorinator when adding shock to a salt water pool?

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βˆ™ 2008-01-29 00:30:20

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By Shock I guess you mean a packet of Chrlorine marketed as "Shock or "Shock Treatment" which is esentially just chlorine packaged at a higfher price. Any ususal powdered or liquied chlorine will do the same job except those that are Di chlor or tri chlor. No need to turn of the salt chlorinator at all.

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Did you lose your shock if you backwashed 1 hr after shocking?

The shock in your pool will be completely diluted within minutes. Shock is just a super chlorinator so you can test your water to see what chlorine level you have achieved


Do you shock a saltwater pool?

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How do you add more chlorine to automatic chlorinator?

If you have a salt water chlorinator and you are not getting enough chlorine have ther unit checked if it is ok it is either too small or you are not running it long enough however if you want you can add chlorine to bring it up to the required concentration.


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Can I chlorinate the salt water in my pool after my chlorinator died?

Yes, that is not a problem just pretend you are using fresh water in the pool after all the chlorinator puts chlorine in the pool and if the chlorinator is not working the salt will stil make the water feel better.


What is difference between generator and chlorinator?

A "generator" converts the salt in the water to chlorine. A "chlorinator" uses chlorine tabs and as they dissolve chlorine is introduced to the water.


How do you calculate how much salt is required in your pool?

Pretty sure AquaChek salt strips are best to measure salt level or you can automatic salt water chlorinator for your pool. which automatically add salts to your water depending on water level.


How much does it cost to change a salt water pool to a chlorine pool?

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What if there is too much chlorine in the water?

ItWill wear out fairly quickly. if it is because you re producing too much with a salt water chlorinator you Will have to change the setting on the chlorinator.


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Apart from Salt and a Pump what else do you need to run a salt pool?

You need a salt water chlorinator. A salt water chlorinator is an electronic devise that converts the salt in the water from the pool into chlorine gas that is then absorbed into the water.


6000 gallon AG pool with a cartridge filter and salt water chlorinator The water turned green and added a bag of shock the water is now milkycloudy How can the water color be fixed?

Although one bag of shock does treat usually 10,00 gallons, that is assuming a clear pool to start with. Since you had an algae infestation, more shock will be required. A simple rule of thumb is when treating problem water to double or even triple shock the pool. Simply put, there wasn't enough shock there to finish the job. Test your water for chorine. Most shocks are chlorine based. If your chlorine is low or zero, it will confirm the need for more shock.


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How long should you circulate water after adding shock?

About 2 hours should turn it all over nicely.


What are chlorine pills for?

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How often do you add chlorine?

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How do you switch your pool from chlorine sanitation to salt?

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Does salt water pool dry skin like chlorine pool?

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Is the process harder or different to remove present algae from salt water pool systems?

Its basically the same, you can shock the water if you wish However you do need to make sure that Algaecide you us is ok to use with your chlorinator as some of the copper based algaecides may void your warranty.


How do you get green out of pool water have shocked it a lot?

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What type of chlorine is best for spas?

It doesn't matter There is only a difference in what kind of salt water chlorinator you use If you use a saltwater chlorinator. and that is the best one is the one that works with magnesium and potassium chloride.


What might cause a fish to die while you adding more water.?

If the added water drastically changed the current water temperature, the fish could have gone under shock. The only other thing I can think of, was the fish might have been in the process of expiring at the same time you were adding the water just by coincidence.


What ratio hydrochloric acid to water for cleaning salt water chlorinator?

Safe ratio would be 75 mil of Acid to 1 Litre of Water


Your pool turned black after adding shock?

Sounds like a problem with too much iron in the water see your pool shop about this and they should be able to help you. Take a sample of water with you when you go.


Does water stay inside the pool chlorinator when the power is off?

It should, otherwise there is a leak or malfunction in the system