Just moved in pool hasent been used in 2 years left un cover

The basics of swimming pool maintenance.
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mikedamufflr
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My Pool: above ground round 20 feet by 4 feet vinyl liner hayward variflow xl valve, swimpro high rate sand filter 1.0 spl 60 gpm pump
Location: ohio

Just moved in pool hasent been used in 2 years left un cover

Postby mikedamufflr » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 19:26

just moved in house pull uncovered for at least a year. water was a nasty green color. I got the pump to filter and put some shock in the pool and some bleach and some stuff called flock it. I have got the levels up. the Ph level is around 7.2 the FAC is 0 the TA is 30 the CYA is 0 the TDS is 400 copper/iron is 0 and the phosphates are 0. i have gotten the water to like a real light green what should i be looking to do to raise levls and get the water clear. I have gotten most of the stuff off the bottom of the pool


RMS1
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Just moved in pool hasent been used in 2 years left un cover

Postby RMS1 » Mon 17 Aug, 2009 21:59

You'll want to keep your pH down to about 7.0, and raise your alk. to 80-100, and CA to about 50-70, then blast it again with chlorine. If it's a real nasty green, not a nice forest green, get the chlorine to 20-25ppm.


Backwash every day to ensure you're getting the algae out of the filter. Cartridge, clean it. DE, be sure to recoat the grids each time you backwash, sand =backwash.
chem geek
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Just moved in pool hasent been used in 2 years left un cover

Postby chem geek » Tue 18 Aug, 2009 01:03


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