Is Sand Filter Working With 50 Gallons Of Bleach
by Robin Puckett
We have put 50 gallons of bleach in the pool and all of the readings are low or don't even register on the strip. The pool was really dirty when I started. Should I go ahead and buy all the chemicals if the filter is messed up or will I just lose them?
Thanks for the question Robin
I had to read the question a couple of times to try to understand what it meant. It says 50 gallons of bleach was put in the pool, but how big is the pool? Is it 1000 or 100,000 gallons?
If you need to raise the levels, you can go to these pages. They give you step by step instructions on how to raise your chlorine, alkalinity, pH, and calcium hardness.
Swimming Pool Chlorine
Pool Chlorine Tablets
Swimming Pool pH Levels
Pool Water Testing
Water Testing Kit
Bleach is good for maintenance when chlorine is not readily available, but you probably need to shock with Dichlor. The above chlorine pages go into detail about that. They also have the charts you need for all of your adjustments.
When the question says "the filter is messed up" what does that mean? There could be 100 different things that can go wrong. What kind of filter do you have? Sand, cartridge, or DE?
You need to get the filter running properly, but I can't help unless I know what the problem is. Without a properly running filtration system, your pool chemicals won't be as effective.
If you can contact me again with more details I'm sure I can help. Hope to hear from you soon.