Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby thetech101 » Fri 19 May, 2017 19:02

Also the numbers are from today

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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby Denniswiseman » Sat 20 May, 2017 03:21

thetech101 wrote:I got busy the last few days but if they matter the numbers are 6.0 ppm free chlorine, 4.0 ppm combined, pH is 7.5, alkalinity is 80 ppm which used to be 70 ppm before the calcium carbonate, ch is 80 ppm which was also 70 ppm and you can see why I wanna raise it and these numbers were after I vacuum up the pile of calcium carbonate on the bottom which again turned my pool cloudy enough to be only like a half foot visibility in full sunshine

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I would suggest that you wait for the carbonate to settle again and vacuum to waste
Your pH and TA are fine
You didn't give CYA number so I can't tell you whether it is OK as suggested for Chlorine / CYA Chart, please check out Pool Levels as well
Your CC is excessive and you will need to Slam
Plenty to get on with, regular testing helps keep your pool in pristine condition
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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby thetech101 » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:05

I haven't added any cya and nothing shows up, I plan to add some eventually.

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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 21 May, 2017 02:51

Are you using liquid chlorine to chlorinate because if you are using pucks they will add CYA
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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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby thetech101 » Sun 21 May, 2017 08:07

I think I haven't had the tablets in there long enough to get the cya up, I used shock to get the chlorine started

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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 21 May, 2017 12:27

Shock which is just a high level of chlorine can still have CYA in it
SLAM is an acronym for Shock Level and Maintain, which is used to kill off algae and high CC
Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm for every 10 ppm of chlorine
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Re: Added calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and need help badly

Postby thetech101 » Wed 05 Jul, 2017 18:13

I forgot to post this, but I did a vacuum of all the white stuff out of the pool after letting it settle to the bottom and it's been fine since

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