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Pool Problem Requests - IMPORTANT info

Postby amiodek » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 00:00

I recently bought a house with a concrete pool and spa and up until now, I've done okay. The last couple of days I have noticed that the pump won't hold it's prime. I have a Navigator and it doesn't appear to have anything trapped. I am having trouble taking the cylinder out of the filter...don't seem to have enough strength (if you have a tip for doing this, I'd appreciate it) and I haven't been able to clean the inside of the filter. Would that have anything to do with the prime issue?
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Postby Jake337 » Sun 27 May, 2012 11:39


I am setting up my pool for the first time. I have all the chemicals ready to go working with a local pool store.

My question is:

My first step is adding super sequest and I am wondering how soon it will be safe to swim for adults and children.

It's going to be 95 degrees today and we would like to jump in. Should I wait to add the supper sequest tonight before bed or is it safe to start it up right away.

Pool is a 15x48 above ground pool.


High CYA level

Postby Estehanon » Sat 20 Apr, 2013 16:40

Hi Larry...its nice to start learning about pool maintenance. I used to checked the water quality of our pool after we dismissed our pool maintenance as the water since 2011 was always cloudy and never sparkle. For a month now the water CYA level was 150. Due to this I went to a pool store with a water sample for test. The result were as follows: FAC 15; TAC 15; CH 250; CYA 110; TA 110; pH 7.5; TDS 900; Pho 300.

I partially drained the water about 5 days ago that is why the CYA level goes down to 110. They adviced me to repeat the partial draining so as to delute the CYA once water is added. My question: How can I maintain a good water quality after the CYA level goes down to its normal range?
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Postby chem geek » Mon 22 Apr, 2013 17:31

You want to maintain a Free Chlorine (FC) level that is at least 7.5% of the Cyanuric Acid (CYA) level in a manually dosed pool. To prevent CYA from continuing to build up, you can use chlorinating liquid or bleach as your source of chlorine. You also probably need a better test kit, either the Taylor K-2006 or the TFTestKits TF-100.

If you have a sand filter, then you can consider adding some Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to it to improve filtration if your water is still not crystal-clear. These and other topics may be found in the Pool School .
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Postby jlynn149 » Mon 24 Jun, 2013 13:01

helpful info! Thanks!
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Postby jenythomas001 » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 03:45

Thanks for this post, i will try to implement it personally. But what chemicals should i use to keep it clean.
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Postby ChristianMacnaghten » Thu 19 Jan, 2017 02:05

hello everyone......I am new here
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Postby marvinwalters » Tue 28 Feb, 2017 23:58

Yes, it was indeed helpful.
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Postby Rjb10111 » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 09:57

I need a main drain cover for a commercial pool size 14 by 14 does anyone know where I can get it?

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