The amount of bleach used to shock a pool depends on the size of the pool. Shocking a pool requires increasing the chlorine to 5 parts per million. This means you need 1/2 gallon of bleach for every 10,000 gallons of pool water.Continue Reading
Shocking a pool means to add a type of oxidizing chemical, such as bleach, to the pool in order to destroy organic contaminants and ammonia. It also helps control bacteria and algae in the pool.
To determine a pool's capacity, start with the pool's measurements. Multiply the pool's length by its width. Multiply that number by the pool's average depth. Then multiply that number by the proper multiplier for your pool's shape: 5.9 for oval or round and 7.5 for a square, rectangular or free-form pool.Learn more about Pools & Hot Tubs
The exact amount of time it takes to fill a pool varies depending upon the size of the pool and how it is being filled. Local water pressure also has an effect on filling time. On average, a standard garden hose delivers approximately 9 gallons of water per minute.Full Answer >
The chlorine in household bleach can be used to sanitize swimming pools, though it is generally less concentrated than chlorine designed for pool use. Bleach additives can harm the pool, so a generic household bleach works best.Full Answer >
Some substitutes for common pool chemicals include bleach, baking soda and borax. In addition, caustic soda acts as a common substitute for sodium hydroxide as a way to increase pH levels in a pool, while sodium acid sulfate substitutes for sodium bisulfate to decrease pH levels.Full Answer >
Although paddling pools do not have automatic filtration and chlorination systems, it is possible to chlorinate the water using regular household bleach to keep the water clean, according to the Cloxox Company. It recommends mixing 1/8 cup per hundred gallons of water in two gallons of water, pouring over the surface of the pool and mixing well.Full Answer >