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Postby Larry » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 05:22

Here is what not to do to your pool during winter. :sick: These pics were taken shortly after shocking a 35k gallon pool with 35lbs of dry acid and 8 gallons of chlorinating liquid (12%).

Green pool - pea soup
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Green pool - scummy gunk
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Green pool - it looks toxic!
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Green pool - talk about algae
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I'll post a follow up as the pool clears. :thumbup:



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Postby Guest » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 01:26

I think I'm gonna be sick. :silent: :silent:

Can you ever get the water clean enough for swimming?
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Postby chem geek » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 01:54

That's about 27 ppm FC added which should be good for a CYA level up to around 70 ppm. With that amount of algae in the water, it'll probably consume the chlorine very quickly requiring frequent additions. If the pH started out at 7.5, then even after the chlorine addition the pH due to the dry acid will be around 6.6 or so (if the TA is around 100 ppm). The added acid drops the TA by around 26 ppm.

The pictures of this mess getting cleared up should be very interesting. Lots of brushing and filtering/backwashing/cleaning. And all of this could have been avoided with just a little chlorine added every week or two (assuming the water was cool and the pool covered). I guess some pool owners just don't mind paying someone else to clean things up. :shock:

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Postby Me... » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 08:48

What you really don't want to find in there and sometimes will happen with a cover on, is an animal thats been dead for some time.
Is it summer yet?

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Postby Is it summer yet? » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 22:51

What part of the country is this pool in?
Does it freeze?
I am hoping a hard Minnesota winter helps to keep out the rif-raf.
Is it summer yet?

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Postby Is it summer yet? » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 22:56

Oh, Palm trees.
Missed that the first time.
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Postby Pooltech32 » Sun 26 Apr, 2009 22:02

WOW, I have seen my fair share of green pools before this one is a winner, why add that much acid? wanna replaster your pool?
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Postby jennaspoolpumps » Thu 03 Jun, 2010 14:30

haha Pea soup really does explain your pool
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