how to shock pool correctly w/ozone system?

dancingsamsAugust 10, 2011

Hi all,

I have tried reading the pool instructions sent by poolguynj. I need to understand how to shock my pool. It has a large ozone system, so I'm not supposed to use much chlorine. What should I use, and how much? The pool is just over 50,000 gallons. I have been adding acid and added the swimtrine Plus. The algae is dead, now I'm trying to get the pool clear. I'm brushing daily, cleaning filters, ....


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When it comes to how much chlorine should be in the pool on a regular basis and when shocking, the ozone system doesn't matter. Ozone is a supplemental system. It can only augment chlorine. As you found out, it does nothing against algae.

What is the active ingredient in the Swimtrine Plus? Is it Calcium Hypochlorite (cal-hypo) or dichloro-s-triazinetrion, aka dichlor?

How are you testing the water?

Just prior to starting the shocking process, what were the chemical levels for the following: Free available chlorine(FC), Total or Combined Chlorine(TC or CC), Alkalinity(TA), pH, Stablizer (CYA), Calcium Hardness(CH), and if you are using Bio-Guard brand Optimizer*, what is it's level?

Are you using an erosion feeder and 3" tablets to feed the pool it's daily chlorine or a salt water chlorine generator?

What equipment is at the filter pad? Brand and model information are important. At the moment, all we know is that you have a 50K pool with an edge and that it has an ozonator.

The more we know about what you have to work with, the better we can help you.

*Optimizer, for those that didn't know, is a borate based additive that can help stabilize the pH in salt systems, when tend to have the pH rise.


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