1 month with clody water

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Postby Guest » Fri 28 Sep, 2007 19:31

Another thing, I just bought a 30 pound bucket of the power powder plus from Leslie's is almost brand new, should I continue to use this thing or should I switch to liquid? Also if I buy the liquidator, how long would the Chlorine last inside the container, I just want to know an estimate of the days this chemical would last before I have to refill it again. Again thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge you're giving me. :wink:


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Postby Guest » Fri 28 Sep, 2007 19:56

I have a cartridge filter
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Postby Guest » Sat 29 Sep, 2007 13:32

well...is Saturday and my pool is crystal clear and bright, no algae to be seen anywhere, my water is pristine, and here are my new readings, FC=15.5, PH=7.2, T/A=80, CH=400, CYA=46 . now please tell me where should I keep my readings to prevent this cloudy issue from coming back As for the cal-hypo, what should I do with it? I have about 30 pounds of this stuff. Also I want to get the "liquidator", does any body here know where to get it?
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Postby chem geek » Sat 29 Sep, 2007 19:39

Once you meet the three criteria of 1) water crystal clear, 2) minimal (<= 1 ppm) drop in FC overnight and 3) minimal (<= 0.5) ppm Combined Chlorine (CC) measurement, then you will need to maintain an absolute minimum FC level of 3.5 ppm and I would target maintaining an FC of 5.3 ppm or so. I would not use the Cal-Hypo (Leslie's Power Powder Plus) since your CH is already high enough. If you can't take it back, store it tightly and it should last a while, though it doesn't last as long as Trichlor (which lasts years).

This thread talks about The Liquidator and gives some links of where people bought it and for what price.

You can let your pH drift up on its own to around 7.5, but the clearest water will have the pH somewhat lower. If you want, you can lower your TA a bit to 60 ppm and then you can maintain the pH at 7.5 more easily, but that can be done later.

Just to play it on the safe side, have your phosphate level tested by the pool store, but do NOT buy anything from them (other than chlorinating liquid, if you want). I just want to make sure they aren't super high and want to give you other options of what to do at this point -- algaecide or phosphate remover IF you want, but chlorine should be enough and is less expensive.

I'm really glad your pool got cleared up. Having the appropriate FC level for the CYA level is the most important factor of keeping pools free of algae easily and also clearing pools of algae blooms, though as I said there are other more expensive alternatives.

Richard
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Postby Guest » Sun 30 Sep, 2007 15:56

...you know what's funny? the "store" sold me so much garbage I probably spent close to two hundred dollars in that month, and I never got any where near the condition where my pool is right now, with just $10 worth of Home depot chlorine, I will never ever follow their advise, my pool right now (Sunday) is so clear and bright, that it actually hurts to look at it with the sun reflecting on it. Thanks to you, my pool looks the way it is and my kids can't get enough of it. I owe you a case of beer.. :lol: . you are an asset to this forum, again thank you very much, and I will follow your advise as how to keep future readings, I'm also looking into the Liquidator the 8 gallon unit, it looks promising and thank you for the link, my hat is off to you... :D
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Postby chem geek » Sun 30 Sep, 2007 21:44

Thanks for the compliment. I have to give full credit to the folks at The Pool Forum since that's where I first started getting educated about this. I did a lot of the pool water chemistry research and analysis on my own before finding that forum, but without tying it to experience from many real pool users, it wasn't nearly as helpful. Ben Powell who created The Pool Forum (and its companion site poolsolutions(dot)com) was key at first getting to the whole truth about how to properly take care of pools -- it's too bad he hasn't been heard from in quite some time.

The site I linked to in my previous post regarding the Liquidator, Trouble Free Pool , is where many from The Pool Forum have gone since registrations are open there. This site is one I visited when The Pool Forum stopped taking new registrations and stopped being available outside North America, but before Trouble Free Pool became available. I don't know how long I'll stay with so many forums. It would be easier to just stick with the others, but I wanted more info and feedback to hone some of the theories on water chemistry...so we'll see.

At any rate, I'm again glad your pool is now in good shape.

Thanks,
Richard
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Postby Guest » Fri 05 Oct, 2007 15:32

still have beautiful water
tylercalexander

one week uncloudy?

Postby tylercalexander » Thu 24 Apr, 2008 21:54

hi,
first time on this site. i've had my pool for 4 yrs. i just added all the needed chemicals. currently my pool is a light green color. you can see the bottom of the shallow end somewhat. there is green algae on the sides of the pool and there a few leaves in the bottom of the deep end.

the pool is vinyl lined and doesn't have the best pump.

my question. how can i get a clean pool by next weekend may the 2nd.

my wife will love you forever!@

thanks
tyler
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Postby Guest » Thu 24 Apr, 2008 22:29

We can't help if you don't provide #'s. :wink:

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