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chlorine-free (need info) and pool vac prob.

Postby Deaun in Arkansas » Thu 23 Jul, 2009 17:42

Hello,

Feeling pretty stupid right about now; hope you can alleviate my concerns. After 4 years with our second-hand (purchased with house) inground pool, we have replaced the liner and refilled. We went with a copper ionizer to get away from chlorine and other chems as much as possible. Now I need to know: do we still use stabilizer? Asking because the CYA is zero--and I just don't know (said I felt stupid). Pool is 20,000 gallons, all readings now within parameters, but pool water is hazy (lots of rain last 2 weeks). Using an algecide due to rain.

Also, bought a Dirt Devil Whisper Vac, and it keeps getting "stuck" in one spot. Husband is furious--doesn't think it's sucking up anything (I can see a vague path). Sides are too steep for it to handle. Pool drops off abruptly from 3 1/2 ' to 5'. Vac is staying in the deep end. Suction is good, filter doesn't need backflushed, baskets are clean. Return jet is sending out clean water (hence, I believe the vac is working). Any suggestions for getting the vac to go where it is supposed to (ie the whole floor of the pool)?

Waiting with bated breath for your answers/suggestions.

Deaun


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Chlorine-free (need info) and pool vac prob.

Postby Cement Pond » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 07:43

I would carry the vacuum back if it is not doing what it is suppose to.

I do not know about your pool companies in your area, but the ones here will test the water for free.
In hopes you will do business with them. If you have something similar, take a sample in and see what they say about the stabilizer.
As far as cloudiness, rain will cloud the pool up. Be sure your filter is working right and not blowing dirty / cloudy water back through the return.


Good Luck!
Deaun in Arkansas

Chlorine-free (need info) and pool vac prob.

Postby Deaun in Arkansas » Fri 31 Jul, 2009 18:21

Cement Pond wrote:I would carry the vacuum back if it is not doing what it is suppose to.

I do not know about your pool companies in your area, but the ones here will test the water for free.
In hopes you will do business with them. If you have something similar, take a sample in and see what they say about the stabilizer.
As far as cloudiness, rain will cloud the pool up. Be sure your filter is working right and not blowing dirty / cloudy water back through the return.


Good Luck!



Thanks; I appreciate it. Here is what the guy who did our rebuild/reline said: add alum, about 2 handfuls twice a day for 4-5 days to clear it up (does it act as a floculent--I don't know--seems to) and shut the filter off to let it settle. Vacume. Anyway, the pool is clear and lovely now.

The Dirt Devil Whisper Vac was purchased online from GLI, with a 30 day warrenty. My husband has thrown away the box! GLI said I needed a new cartridge for the Dirt Devil vac to keep it from "sticking" to the bottom of the pool, and that they would send one. Haven't seen it yet.
Thank you again for the moral support--greatly appreciated!

Deaun

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