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Pool Cleaning

Postby Honey » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 01:51

Hi all,

I have a pool just constructed a few days ago. I put more chlorine by mistake in the pool to clean the water. Now how to bring back chlorine at satisfactory level. Thanks


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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Larry » Wed 23 Dec, 2015 05:17

Hi Honey

Congrats on the new pool.

You didn't say how much chlorine there is in the water right now. When we commission new pools, we usually use more chlorine than necessary after the initial fill. We run the pump around the clock for a few days, by which time the water is clear and bright, and has had enough sun exposure that it is warm enough for swimming. The chlorine is usually pretty close to ideal, though sometimes can be a little high at first.

If you could measure the pH and free chlorine and post the results here I'll try to give you more specific advice.

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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Honey » Tue 29 Dec, 2015 13:46

Actually I am not at home, my nanny put wrong amount of chlorine I guess. roughly measured 2 to 3 ounce maybe more in almost 7000 gallon pool.
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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby josie » Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:26

The chlorine was added 3 weeks ago so has probably all been used up.
If you need help with maintaining the pool water you need to test the pool and at minimum give us the ph, free chlorine and visual appearance of the water. We also need to know what chlorine you use (granules, tabs, liquid, ...)
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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Honey » Sat 23 Jan, 2016 14:34

Sorry for late reply. not at home for some days. I checked ph level, it was round about 8.9. chlorine I used was granules. I think during these days maybe ph level come at satisfactory level.
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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Larry » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 06:34

The pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6
Your pH of almost 9 is way too high
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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Honey » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 00:01

That's right. How can I equalize Ph level? Any chemical or something like that available in the market?
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Re: Pool Cleaning

Postby Larry » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 02:31

Muriatic acid is the easiest, most effective and has the least side effects for the pool water.

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