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I agree with sailingdog on everything but it is not really a good idea to have a chlorine concentration more than 1/4 cup per 15 gallons. The concentration does just fine and can be repeated. Above that level is just asking for trouble on gaskets, hoses and attaching points. It also gets to the point where it could be harmful to your future water supply as it is corrosive and makes the surfaces rough.
If two aspirin work, 5 will work better. Don't do it!!!!!!
The point is to clean, purify, and kill bad bacteria. Chlorine kills plants, algae and bugs that grow in water. One celled living stuff.
Vinegar kills bacteria.
Black algae sinks it's roots into surfaces, and should not be there if you are using city water in the first place. It is resistant to chlorine and can only be attacked by injuring it's protective skin. Only done by physically scrubbing.
That is an educated pointer but you certainly don't have to listen to me.
If it doesn't move SHRED IT!
Last edited by skyellab; 09-30-2008 at 11:57 PM.