- Shock chlorination
Shock chlorination is a process used in many swimming pools, water wells, springs, and other water sources to reduce the
bacterial and algal residue in the water. Shock chlorination is performed by mixing a large amount of sodium hypochlorite, which can be in the form of a powder or a liquid such as chlorine bleach, into the water. Water that is being shock chlorinated should not be swum in or drunk until the sodium hypochlorite count in the water goes down to three ppm or less. Commercial sodium hypochloriteshould not be mixed with commercial calcium hypochlorite, as there is a risk of explosion.
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