How to Maintain your Pool

The basics of swimming pool maintenance.
New swimming pool owner's questions.
Help getting started with daily pool care.
marybarrow
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby marybarrow » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 06:39

Hello everyone,

I am a newbie on this forum,

As a pool owner, I would say in order to maintain clean and clear water in your swimming pool it's very essential to install a high-quality pool filter cartridges and it must be cleaned every 8 to 12 weeks for optimum filtration efficiency and extended longevity :)


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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Teapot » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 07:37

Welcome Mary, believe it or not you can also maintain your pool really well with sand filters to.
What is important is to get the best filtration the flow rate of the water should be slowed down. Many manufacturers who are competing with each other give a high rate filtration figure, this should be halved for really good filtration. Cleaning schedules are denoted by a drop in flow and not by a period of time.

We need to get rid of these old ideas if the pool world is to move forward.
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Chucktin » Tue 22 May, 2018 05:11

Hello
Looking for advice on pool at our new "old" home.
I'm posting this from a cell phone so I'll come back from a laptop in a couple of days with details on the pool set up.
Lots of spam here?
And not much current activity.
The POOL SCHOOL link doesn't work ony phone.
Hoping for the best.
CVT
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 22 May, 2018 05:27

Chucktin wrote:Hello
Looking for advice on pool at our new "old" home.
I'm posting this from a cell phone so I'll come back from a laptop in a couple of days with details on the pool set up.
Lots of spam here?
And not much current activity.
The POOL SCHOOL link doesn't work ony phone.
Hoping for the best.
CVT

Come back with something more specific and we will try to help
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Chucktin » Thu 24 May, 2018 12:38

Here's our pool. Pacing it off it's 28x14 and 4 feet at the shallow end and 6 at the deep end.[img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180524/d65574c0134b5d481c13a897a8c19e41.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180524/9c8387e33c2d2a9827b542d5ed5734fd.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180524/84058212d475a9482cd4af5afb95a8cd.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180524/30eac1aa85d14e2f176fae8139e7d381.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180524/292a21ef0c23d19be7bee13110c40d83.jpg[/img]
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Chucktin » Thu 24 May, 2018 12:46

Can someone coach me on setting the three lines to the pump from the pool?
They are labeled (L to R) SKIM, M O, VAC.
The Hayward is traveling back and forth but it's "fins" aren't flapping as much as before.
I _think_ that action is controlled by the interaction of the 3 lines.
Thruthfully I know zip about pools
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Re: How to Maintain your Pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Fri 25 May, 2018 06:30

Nice Pool and neat setup
SKIM would be skimmer, VAC would be vacuum, M O not sure could be main drain
When vacuuming try turning the other two off
The returns to the pool go through the SWCG and back to the pool where does the other one go
I also noted on the SWCG the reading was 2100 is this the salt reading as it should be 2700 to 3400
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