Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby marvinwalters » Tue 27 Jun, 2017 22:35

Useful information, Thank you!


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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Poonamdpi » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 02:24

Hello,

If anybody facing the problem regarding their swimming pools then you should contact with the swimming pool builders. Because they are experts in solving any type of pools problem.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 02:59

Poonamdpi wrote:Hello,

If anybody facing the problem regarding their swimming pools then you should contact with the swimming pool builders. Because they are experts in solving any type of pools problem.

I don't think so, that's why these forums are so popular. A lot of pool builders are living in the past, they know how to build but are not experts at maintaining neither are some pool maintenance firms. Why anyone would just dump pucks and shock into a pool and increasing their CYA to unmanageable levels beats me
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Alayne » Thu 27 Jul, 2017 05:06

New liner - leaking have lots of air bubbles in shallow end HElP
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby pool ratgeber » Sat 02 Sep, 2017 07:03

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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby belizeangial » Tue 12 Sep, 2017 13:50

Hello, I'm a new Intex above-ground pool owner in Belize,Central America and is in need of help in regulating my chemicals. Pool was set up on the 6th. Sept.and filled, water circulated x 6 hrs., then Boost cycle x 12 hrs., and on Friday 8th. the Salt/Sand filter was turned on. There was some greenish tinge to water prior to Boost, disappeared after boost cycle was completed!.

200 lbs Salt, was added to pool after filling as per instructions for first fill prior to Boost cycle!.
Sand (75 lbs) added to pump. Pump pressure remains at 2.5.

Intex 8,000G Ultra Frame.....Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System with E.C.O, Model ECO020110-1 & 15110-1. DID NOT use Glass Sand!.

Have not installed crawler vac as yet, that'll be done today!. Pool cover has been in place since Friday!.
Problem: Unstable chem results!.

On Saturday 10th. SWS (Saltwater System) was run x10 hrs., same on Sunday!. 08:30 am -6:30pm, then Sleep cycle during the night.

First Testing on Sunday 10th. are as follows using a 7-Way test strip. FC(free chlorine) BR(bromine) TC(Total chlorine) ALK( Alkalinity) pH TH(Total hardness) CYA (Cyanuric acid)

FC: 1-3
TC: 5
pH: 8.4
TA: ?......what is this measurement?. TH (total hardness100
CH: ?...
CYA: 40
ALK.. 100

My pool:8K gallons above-ground Ultra Frame
Pool chemicals:Saltwater/Sand Filter pump system.

Monday 11th...
FC 1-3
TC 3
ALK..80
pH..7.6
TH..100
CYA..40

Tuesday 12th. 09:30 am. This time I used a four way test-strip that came with the pump.
FC..5
pH..6.6
ALK..60
CH..0

Please help!.
I just purchased Trichlor, ALK Increaser and Decreaser, Algae guard 60 4-In-1 and a Clarifier. All these are HTH products.

Please Help!.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 12 Sep, 2017 16:51

First of all get a decent FAS/DPD test kit (Taylor K2006C or TF100) or similar. Your strips results are all over the place
TA is total alkalinity
CH is calcium hardness which you don't really need to bother with a liner
The difference between your FC and TC is your CC (combined chlorine) which you don't want
Pressure is that 2.5 bar or 2.5 PSI (a lot of difference) clean or dirty pressure (backwash first to check clean pressure)
Don't add anything yet untill you get more precise numbers
Check out these links for a better understanding
Pool School
Slam
Chlorine / CYA Chart
Pool Levels
The use of these common chemicals will be more economical
Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite or plain bleach)
Muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) to lower pH and TA
Bicarbonate of soda to raise TA
Aeration will raise pH only
Soda ash will raise pH and TA

With a SWCG you need a higher CYA as indicated in Pool Levels, you can use the Trichlor pucks to raise this before going over to your SWCG
For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Dichlor, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm

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