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new owner

no chlorine

Postby new owner » Fri 28 Apr, 2006 19:37

I have had problems with my pool not registering any chlorine, I have had my water tested (leslie's pool supply) every 3 days for 3 weeks, they tell me everything else looks fine but no chlorine, I have shocked my pool 4xs over the past 3 weeks put over 16lbs of shock, and still no chlorine registering. I have a chlorinator and the tabs are disolving about every 5 days. Please give some help its driving me crazy and dont know what to do!!!!

Thanks

New Pool Owner


Guest

Postby Guest » Sat 29 Apr, 2006 00:39

what did you use to shock it? Was it a non chlorine shock like Fresh N Clear or a superchlorinator? I think you need the superchlorinator like Power Powder Plus,( from Leslies's) is your water cloudy? Mine was and they told me I didn't have enough chlorine in it, try the superchlorinator and report back and we can go from there!
stu

No chlorine

Postby stu » Mon 01 May, 2006 02:18

There is something in the pool water which is increasing the chlorine demand. Could be ammonia from leaf decay or high levels of organics. Shock daily until you get a chlorine reading. Unfortunately there is no other solution (apart from draining and refilling).
new owner

no chlorine

Postby new owner » Mon 08 May, 2006 22:06

thanks for the help i have shocked the pool several times since last post, i would like to thank you for your info and i also put a frogger on my pool to help keep balance of my pool, it seems to be working
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No Chlorine

Postby jhs1983 » Thu 18 May, 2006 10:39

I too am having problems with my chlorine levels. My water is crystal clear, all chemical levels are at ideal levels, with the exception of the chlorine. I have NO chlorine. This is my 6th year with my pool, and this problem started last year. The water looks great...no algae problems, I just don't get a chlorine reading, nor does any chlorine show up when tested professionally. I have shocked, and shocked, and shocked...(in-ground, 25,000 gallons). Any suggestions other than shocking it?
jhs1983
John

No Chlorine

Postby John » Tue 23 May, 2006 07:03

This may sound crazy but... Sometimes there is so much chlorine disolved that it can actually bleach the reagent drops. Therefore, you get a "clear" or "no chlorine" level in your test. There is a way to lower chlorine, they do this sometimes in commercial pools. I will research this and come back to give you the information. Bets of luck! John
John

No Chlorine

Postby John » Tue 23 May, 2006 07:05

This may sound crazy but... Sometimes there is so much chlorine disolved that it can actually bleach the reagent drops. Therefore, you get a "clear" or "no chlorine" level in your test. There is a way to lower chlorine, they do this sometimes in commercial pools. I will research this and come back to give you the information. Bets of luck! John
cheeky

Crystal Clear Pool but No Chlorine

Postby cheeky » Fri 02 Jun, 2006 23:24

Hi. I'm having similar problems with my pool this season. Opening was fine with chlorine levels good... then a few weeks later, crystal clear but no chlorine readings even after shocking. I found this info on another site... at least there is a way of determining whether or not there IS chlorine in the water:

I'M SURE THERE IS CHLORINE IN MY POOL - THE WATER IS CRYSTAL CLEAR, BUT MY TEST KIT SHOWS THERE IS NO CHLORINE PRESENT.

Chlorine has a bleaching effect, and high levels create a very strong bleach which can destroy any colours produced by test kit reagents.

The initial symptoms may be that the Chlorine level appears to be falling rapidly, or that the addition of Chlorine does not cause an increased level to be indicated by the test kit.

To check for high levels of Chlorine, it is necessary to accurately dilute a pool water sample with NON-Chlorinated water. Distilled or De-ionised water is ideal, but in practise, bottled water, or even boiled water will give a reasonable indication.

Most commercial test kits will provide the means for accurately diluting a sample of water. Otherwise use a clean jug and carefully add ONE measure of pool water and FOUR measures of non-chlorinated water. Mix thoroughly, and then take a sample from this solution in the usual way, and test for Chlorine. Multiply the result seen, by FIVE.

It is always a good idea to confirm your test, so create a fresh sample again, but this time using ONE measure of pool water to NINE measures of non-chlorinated water. Now multiply the result by TEN. This answer should give a similar result to the first test. If not, increase the Dilution of the sample until consistant results are obtained. Dilution rates of 25 to 1 are not uncommon when pools have been heavily over chlorinated!


www(dot)caramel(dot)com/Resource%20Page%206(dot)htm

I'm going to try it this weekend.... I'll keep you posted.
John

Postby John » Sun 04 Jun, 2006 10:13

Sorry I took so long to get back; I have had some trouble getting on to this site.

Sodium sulphite will lower the chlorine level. Use half the recommended dose and check your level, half again and check, etc. Good luck!
sali

no chlorine in pool

Postby sali » Thu 08 Jun, 2006 22:05

i shocked my pool no chlorine, more shock, 5 lbs by now still no chlorine my husband had put an entire bottle 32 ounces of iron and manganese remover in (no idea why) could this be affecting readings? what should I do?

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