How Do You Lower Chlorine Levels In An Above-Ground Pool?

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Chlorine levels in an above ground pool become too high most often when owners "shock" the pool when opening it up for the first time in the beginning of the season. In order for people to safely swim in the pool, the chlorine level must come down to around three parts per million (ppm). Chlorine levels higher than three parts per million causes irritation (sometimes severe) to swimmer's ears, eyes, nose, throat and skin. Determine the water chemistry. Using a water chemistry test kit, follow the instructions to get the chlorine level. If the total chlorine level exceeds three ppm, the pool is over-chlorinated. Uncover the pool. If the total chlorine level is close to 3 ppm, simply uncover your pool for two to three days and allow the sun's ultra violet rays to breakdown the chlorine levels. Retest after the second and third day. Add chlorine neutralizer. If the chlorine level in your above ground pool measure significantly above three ppm, you have to add a chlorine neutralizer. See ... more
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