Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Cesolar » Wed 30 May, 2018 05:46

Thanks for that info!








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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Anf15 » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 13:06

Anyone ever seen anything like this before..

Grey Matter that vanishes when brushed and ALWAYS comes back.

Tried everything...Vaccum to waste, chemicals, replacement items. Always comes back.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Teapot » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 14:09

Well if you really have tried everything no point in asking us Lol

It is very fine silt from whatever source, it will pass right through your filter. I bet you have a big pump and a small filter which makes it worse but what you could try, get one of your wifes best fluffy cotton towels and scrunch it up into the skimmer basket. you'll have to keep stirring the water up so it doesn't settle again.

Some you could vac to waste but you'll get through a fair bit of water doing it.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Anf15 » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 14:35

Thank you for that advice. You mentioned it is a "fine silt from whatever source". In the past I have vacuumed to waste, but it ends up coming back a couple of days later. What would be the original cause of the silt? How can I make it so it never ever comes back once I remove what is in there now?
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Teapot » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 14:47

The cause of your fine silt maybe different to mine, I am in a very rural area and when the farmers cut the crops the dust is very fine and passes through a 5 micron filter but lays just the same as yours and turns grey. I have examined it under a high power microscope but sadly without being able to measure it. If vacuuming it you need to move slowly otherwise the slightest pressure wave from moving the vacuum head pushes it away only to re settle later but you will reduce it over the days. I use a towel in my skimmers when necessary but also having a variable speed pump I can lower the flow so it is collected rather than pulled through the toweling. Any idea where yours may come from?
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Re: RE: Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby jktbnelson » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 22:02

Anf15 wrote:Thank you for that advice. You mentioned it is a "fine silt from whatever source". In the past I have vacuumed to waste, but it ends up coming back a couple of days later. What would be the original cause of the silt? How can I make it so it never ever comes back once I remove what is in there now?
Ugh! Somebody else with my problem! I have tried all the algaecides and Slams that I can, to no avail. I'm gonna try the the towel thingy and see what happens. I'm so sick of vacuuming to waste! My pool store kept saying it was mustard algae, and it does kinda have the appearance of algae when you approach it...just puffs away as soon as you get close! I'll let you know how the towel works for me. [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/abccf88d4c505c6ec86b185825c194a4.jpg[/img]

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Postby jktbnelson » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 22:04

jktbnelson wrote:
Anf15 wrote:Thank you for that advice. You mentioned it is a "fine silt from whatever source". In the past I have vacuumed to waste, but it ends up coming back a couple of days later. What would be the original cause of the silt? How can I make it so it never ever comes back once I remove what is in there now?
Ugh! Somebody else with my problem! I have tried all the algaecides and Slams that I can, to no avail. I'm gonna try the the towel thingy and see what happens. I'm so sick of vacuuming to waste! My pool store kept saying it was mustard algae, and it does kinda have the appearance of algae when you approach it...just puffs away as soon as you get close! I'll let you know how the towel works for me. [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180622/abccf88d4c505c6ec86b185825c194a4.jpg[/img]

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I usually don't put my solar cover on, but that would be one way to see if it keeps out the silt.

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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Teapot » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 13:32

I don't think that will help, it is very fine, lands on the cover and you can't get it off without it going in the pool. Fortunately for me it occurs around the harvest for about two-three weeks but it can travel in on the wind for a few miles.
Give up on algaecide, waste of money and chlorine use goes up as chlorine tries to oxidise the anti algae out of the water.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Dhrbush » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 10:08

Hi

I am busy to build an in ground swimming pool from concrete.
The pool will be length 18 feet, wide 8 feet and depth 4.9 feet.

I want some advice and recommendation regarding the construction of this pool.

What is the best coating or sealing for the concrete wall
What is the best filter to use for this pool, DE, sand of cartridge filter
What is the best pump to use for this swimming pool also best in energy effeminacy
What is the best way to put the drain one is enough seeing that the pool is not so big
How long should the pump work to filter the entire pool seeing the measure that i give.

Hope that i can get some great advise for this project that i will begin.
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Re: Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby Teapot » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 13:26

OK in order;
Best sealing, a vinyl liner, also makes water chemistry easier, 2nd glass fibre coating, if you have lots of money then Ecofinish. worst, any kind of paint!
A sand filter but using AFM glass from Dryden Aqua, Activate in the US.
A variable speed pump. You also need a really good pool hydraulics specialist like me.
You don't really need a main drain.
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