Stock tank pool for dog rehab

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My Pool: 350 gallon rubbermaid stock tank for swimming performance dogs. Tank treated as swimming pool.
Intex filter pump, 800 gph, chemicals. Filter changed twice a week. Solar blanket covers. Will look for cheap heater.
Location: Tucson, AZ

Stock tank pool for dog rehab

Postby bcaddict » Mon 20 Apr, 2009 16:56

I use a 350 gal Rubbermaid stock tank to swim my dogs. The pump/filter is an Intex 800gph model 635. I clean/replace the filter twice a week. The pool is brushed daily and skimmed a couple of times a day if not covered. I've used bleach, dry acid and flocculant when needed. I uncover the pool when it rains and add fresh water when the level subsides. I've just opened the pool and added flocculant for the fine dirt on the bottom. I've brushed it to agitate and later turned on the pump. The pump runs 8 hours a day. Now everything is off the chart high except the pH. It's around 7.0. I am desperately trying to avoid having to drain the tank. Since I've opened it I've added about 10% fresh water. Could I have skewed the dissolved solids level by adding too much flocculant? Unfortunately the water here in Tucson starts as hard water.
TC =10ppm
TH= between 500 and 1000

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