Using chlorine bleach as a pool shock is not recommended as it lowers the pH level of the pool. This can lead to further algae problems and degrade the lining of the pool. More »

Shocking a pool converts chloramines to free chlorine, the form of chlorine required for proper sanitization of the pool. Chloramines form when chlorine binds to chemicals in suntan lotions, perspiration and cosmetics. T... More »

Increase free chlorine in a pool by adding 1 pound of chlorine or bromine for every 20,000 gallons of water. You will need to purchase the appropriate amount of chlorine or bromine for the size of the pool. This process ... More »

To maintain a pool, make sure it is at the right pH level, add chlorine to the pool, shock the pool, add algaecide, clean the pool walls, and remove dirt and debris regularly. You need pH strips, chlorine, shock products... More »

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 wor... More »

Household bleach is actually a good source of chlorine to add to a swimming pool. When using bleach, one must be mindful of the different concentrations and added ingredients. More »

To sanitize kids' hard plastic pools, empty them daily if they are small, and clean the interior of the pool with diluted chlorine bleach. In larger pools that aren't drained daily, add chlorine to the pool water to main... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs