How to Add Household Bleach to an Inground Pool


The only difference between the chlorine bleach you add to your inground pool and household bleach is the concentration. If you're ever running low on the concentrated bleach that you use in your pool, grab your household bleach and use it in your inground pool. It may take more than you're used to pouring in, but it will get the job done. Due to the fact that all chlorine bleach isn't at the same concentration, it is important to test the chlorine levels in your pool as you add it to ensure a safe combination.

Things You'll Need

  • Household bleach
  • Chlorine pool testing kit
  • Gloves
  • Protective eyewear

Chlorinate Your Pool

  • Put on your protective gear to prevent the bleach from getting on your skin or in your eyes. Before adding any household bleach, take a chlorine reading of the pool with a pool test kit. Note the chlorine level.

  • Walk around the perimeter of the pool while slowly pouring the household bleach into the water. Use a quarter of the bottle. Wait 20 minutes in order to give the bleach time to mix with the water.

  • Test the chlorine level after 20 minutes. Assess how much the household bleach raised the chlorine level, and add more if needed. Wait 20 minutes before testing again.

  • Place the cap back on the bottle of bleach and store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and children. Wash your hands with soap and water. Check the chlorine level in your pool daily to maintain the proper level.

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