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How Much Bleach to Shock Pool?

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It is vital that you shock your swimming pool to maintain the integrity of your swimming pool; the clarity and the chemical balance. Shocking your pool regularly will also help to keep dangerous germs out of your pool. Some experts recommend that you shock your pool every week to keep everything regular. Here's how much bleach you'll need to shock your pool.Liquid shock has one primary chemical that allows your pool to achieve its appropriate level of ph. This chemical is called sodium hypochlorite, and its found in much higher levels in liquid shock than it is in standard bleach. Liquid shock contains 12.5% sodium hypochlorite in one bottle, while bleach contains just 3% sodium hypochlorite. Yep, that's right: There is four times as much sodium hypochlorite in a bottle of liquid shock than in a bottle of bleach. Most people need two bottles of liquid shock to treat their pool. That means you would need eight bottles of bleach. And, bleach contains unnecessary chemicals, some of ... more
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Shock, which is a common type of pool chemicals, is usually sold in one pound bags. For regular shock, which has 65% available chlorine, one pound is needed for every 10,000 gallons of water in your pool. "Burst" shock, which has 56% available chlorine, has a ratio of one pound to 12,000 gallons of water. If you don't know how many gallons your pool holds, use this simple pool volume calculator.

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