New to Pools - just opened

The basics of swimming pool maintenance.
New swimming pool owner's questions.
Help getting started with daily pool care.
Teapot
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My Pool: 12 x 24 (45m3) liner pool, Triton TR60 filter with AFM glass media (Activate) and variable speed pump running 0.08HP
Location: UK

Re: New to Pools - just opened

Postby Teapot » Mon 20 May, 2019 09:45

Any colour change on your dip strips for pH, CYA, All? You can get a vanishing dot CYA tester for about $20 from LaMotte. Normal phenol red will test your pH and a tablet test for Alk all low cost but better than dip strip test.


Nicky Morgan
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My Pool: My pool is kinda oval shaped and perfect for our family. I love it.

Re: New to Pools - just opened

Postby Nicky Morgan » Sun 26 May, 2019 00:50

Sf49168 wrote:Thanks guys.

Wow .... such a nice swimming pool.
Sf49168
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Re: New to Pools - just opened

Postby Sf49168 » Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:58

Pools doing great so far. PH still playing games. Though. I read somewhere we can add 20 mule Borax for faster PH rise ? Is that true ? Pros / cons if so.
Teapot
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Joined: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 10:52
My Pool: 12 x 24 (45m3) liner pool, Triton TR60 filter with AFM glass media (Activate) and variable speed pump running 0.08HP
Location: UK

Re: New to Pools - just opened

Postby Teapot » Tue 04 Jun, 2019 14:00

Pros, it will act as an algaecide. It will put up your pH.
Cons, drinking a lot of pool water can make testicles shrink, and that's not just the cold water!
Biggest issue is, have bought a good test kit? Otherwise you are spending on non essentials and not addressing the important thing, you'll need a test kit for borates you just can't through Chem's in. Get your chemistry correct and you don't need borates.

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