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Postby amiodek » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 00:00

Hi,
I recently bought a house with a concrete pool and spa and up until now, I've done okay. The last couple of days I have noticed that the pump won't hold it's prime. I have a Navigator and it doesn't appear to have anything trapped. I am having trouble taking the cylinder out of the filter...don't seem to have enough strength (if you have a tip for doing this, I'd appreciate it) and I haven't been able to clean the inside of the filter. Would that have anything to do with the prime issue?
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Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Jake337 » Sun 27 May, 2012 11:39

Hello.

I am setting up my pool for the first time. I have all the chemicals ready to go working with a local pool store.

My question is:

My first step is adding super sequest and I am wondering how soon it will be safe to swim for adults and children.

It's going to be 95 degrees today and we would like to jump in. Should I wait to add the supper sequest tonight before bed or is it safe to start it up right away.

Pool is a 15x48 above ground pool.

Thanks
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High CYA level

Postby Estehanon » Sat 20 Apr, 2013 16:40

Hi Larry...its nice to start learning about pool maintenance. I used to checked the water quality of our pool after we dismissed our pool maintenance as the water since 2011 was always cloudy and never sparkle. For a month now the water CYA level was 150. Due to this I went to a pool store with a water sample for test. The result were as follows: FAC 15; TAC 15; CH 250; CYA 110; TA 110; pH 7.5; TDS 900; Pho 300.

I partially drained the water about 5 days ago that is why the CYA level goes down to 110. They adviced me to repeat the partial draining so as to delute the CYA once water is added. My question: How can I maintain a good water quality after the CYA level goes down to its normal range?
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Postby chem geek » Mon 22 Apr, 2013 17:31

You want to maintain a Free Chlorine (FC) level that is at least 7.5% of the Cyanuric Acid (CYA) level in a manually dosed pool. To prevent CYA from continuing to build up, you can use chlorinating liquid or bleach as your source of chlorine. You also probably need a better test kit, either the Taylor K-2006 or the TFTestKits TF-100.

If you have a sand filter, then you can consider adding some Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to it to improve filtration if your water is still not crystal-clear. These and other topics may be found in the Pool School.
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Postby jlynn149 » Mon 24 Jun, 2013 13:01

helpful info! Thanks!
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Postby jenythomas001 » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 03:45

Thanks for this post, i will try to implement it personally. But what chemicals should i use to keep it clean.
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Postby Rjb10111 » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 09:57

I need a main drain cover for a commercial pool size 14 by 14 does anyone know where I can get it?
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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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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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Postby Alayne » Thu 27 Jul, 2017 05:06

New liner - leaking have lots of air bubbles in shallow end HElP
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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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Postby wulongheyot » Wed 09 May, 2018 09:31

Problem: Chip in the bottom of the pool

Just closed on our house, it has a pool. Proud first time in ground pool owner! It's concrete (I believe, at least it feels like concrete, it's not smooth, if you rubbed your elbow against it, it would definitely hurt.

So on the bottom of the pool there is a pretty large chip, about 4'' in diameter, it's about 1/4'' deep. Any suggestion on how this can be fixed? Looking for 'DIY' tips. Would pool putty work? I don't believe it's causing any issues, other than I'm worried if left untouch will continue to chip away. Not to mention when kids push off the bottom the edge seems a bit sharp.
Is there an underwater application I can use? Or should I bite my lip and call in some pros. Any advice is much appreciated.
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Postby Chucktin » Tue 22 May, 2018 05:05

Hmm not much activity here?
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 22 May, 2018 05:25

Chucktin wrote:Hmm not much activity here?

What is the point of joining the forum if this your contribution

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