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How Much Bleach is Enough

Hello Luke,

Thank you for contacting us.  You wrote:


How much Bleach should I add to an 8,000 Gallon Tank if it is a 8.25% solution vs a 5% solution (clorox)?”

Well, it sort of depends on why you’re chlorinating and what kind of residual you’re trying to achieve.  If you’re shooting for a 5 ppm residual and allowing the Tank to then sit for 12 hours or more (which is common if you’re trying to kill bacteria in the tank), you could use this chart here:  
http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/resource/how-to-guides/how-much-chlorine-to-add-to-storage-tank-to-kill-bacteria/


You have to do a little bit of division to get the right amount for an 8,000 Gallon tank, at about 5 quarts, or 1.25 gallons.  But that’s with 5% bleach (50,000 ppm concentration).  So if you’re working with 8.25% bleach instead (82,500 ppm concentration), then it changes to just over 3 quarts, or 0.75 gallons.  That should work for an 8000 gallon tank in order to kill bacteria if you let it sit 12 hours.

Please let us know if you need anything from us; normally this support feature is meant for customers needing technical support or advice on equipment to use that we would provide, so please let us know if there’s anything we can offer you for your water.


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