Pool Perfect Phosfree or non chlorine shock weekly?

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MatthewKitchin posted this 03 July 2018

I'm in my second year of owning a pool, and still learning plenty. It is a 12,000 gallon fiberglass in ground. A few weeks ago, I had extended downtime on my filtration system because of broken laterals and a few other issues. I had to deal with algae issues, and then some chemistry imbalance afterwards. After almost everything was resolved, the last issue was a slightly high combined chlorine. The kids wanted to swim that day, so I tried 2 pounds of non-chlorine oxidizer shock. Wow. That is the clearest my pool has ever been. It looked outstanding. I have kids that likely do all the things you aren't supposed to do, and I'm sure I end up with plenty of phosphates. I have used Pool Perfect Phosfree, but not as often as it recommends. Maybe every 2 weeks or so. The non-chlorine oxidizer shock also mentioned using it weekly. I don't want to put unnecessary chemicals in my pool. Would you recommend using one or both of these weekly to try to keep things in balance? Thanks as always for the outstanding advice.

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InyoRob posted this 03 July 2018

If you are going to add one of them weekly, I would go with the non-chlorine shock. The non-chlorine shock will oxidize the water and burn off organic waste without adding more chlorine to the pool. Phosphates really won't do much as long as you keep your chlorine level up. Occasionally, you can add a Phosfree product if the levels creep up too high.

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MatthewKitchin posted this 03 July 2018

Great. Thanks!

InyoRob posted this 03 July 2018

You're welcome!