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Need Help Please!!

Postby heather » Mon 30 May, 2005 14:00

I am trying to assist with my mother's pool. My father, who used to maintain it has passed, and we are left trying to keep it up. We have cleaned out the filter, but the pressure on the gauge is showing high, and there is hardly any water moving back into the pool when the motor is turned on at the filtration system. Hopefully this makes sense, I obviously lack knowledge on this entire subject. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Postby Gov » Mon 30 May, 2005 16:58

Do a backwash for about 3 minutes, then filter to waste for 10 seconds.
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Postby PaulInOntario » Thu 09 Jun, 2005 20:13

Always use the RINSE cycle after each cycle for about 10 -15 seconds.
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Postby armchi » Mon 13 Jun, 2005 11:04

I usually do a backwash for about a minute or two then rinse for another minute. I find that if I don't do that and go directly to filter after backwash or don't rinse long enough, the fine particles are washed back into the pool.

I usually backwash once a week or a day after I shock the pool with granular/powder shock, which I don't use that often. I prefer the liquid chlorine instead.

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Postby Gov » Tue 14 Jun, 2005 18:55

Why do you prefer the liquid over the granular shock?

Postby Guest » Tue 21 Jun, 2005 13:46

I find that the granular chlorine shock contains quite a bit of filler, which tends to either settle down at the bottom of the pool or in the filter. I need to backwash more often when using granular chlorine. With liquid chlorine, I can simply pour it around the pool.
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Postby bonoiam » Tue 12 Jul, 2005 12:55

What is the ratio to pool volume that you use when adding the liquid chlorine? And you just pour it in? I use the granular now but would like to switch over to liquid.

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Postby BraddockPools » Wed 13 Jul, 2005 22:16

Is it a DE or Sand?

one gallon liquid chlorine = one lbs granular chlorine

I prefer the granular because I clean 50 pools a week and it is stored much easier.


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Postby Guest » Sat 12 Aug, 2006 12:22

BraddockPools wrote:one gallon liquid chlorine = one lbs granular chlorine

Oh no! 12.8 ounces of 10% bleach will introduce 1 ppm chlorine in 10,000 gallons. Compare this to 2 ounces of 65% cal hypo to do the same thing.

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