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I am having a problem with frog poop, every single day for the past week. The only way to remove the stain is by putting shock, which I have done 2 days in a row, but since I swim every day, the pool is over chlorinated.
What can I do?
Could I use bulk chlorine tablets in place of a Frog systems Bac-Pac containing chlorine tablets? The manufacture obviously does not recommend this and the basic active ingredients are 99% Trichloro-s-Triazinetrone. I seen a large bucket of bulk chlorine tablets at Samâ??s club earlier this year and plan to compare ingredients. The Bac-Packs (chlorine tablets/ Frog holding container) are almost $20 each and I go through one a week! The bulk chlorine tablets would save me a lot of money and my last one I installed came apart… so I had to re-pack the tablets anyway. Thank you in advance for you honest answer.
We have a 15’x42" round pool. We are on well water. We noticed the sides feeling a bit slimy and decided to test and shock. The chlorine levels were pretty much non existent. When we shocked it the water immediately started to turn green/brown. I have been rinsing filter to clean but the insides of the filter area are staining brownish color the filter itself does rinse clean of the brown debris. I was hoping it would have cleared by this morning. It is almost like the particles are just floating in the water causing the color but when I take a sample it looks clear. Now the pH levels are over 8.0 and the chlorine is over 6.0 where as before shocking everything was reading perfectly normal other than needing chlorine. I am going to vacuum it today to hopefully clean the sides and bottom in the hopes that it will look more clear again and remove some of the particles floating in it. Are the particles dead algae? Or would it be a copper issue? We did use an algaecide but I do not believe it was copper based. What should we be doing to return the chlorine and pH levels to normal and what is the fastest way back to clear water rather than our pool looking like a swamp? Thanks in advance.
I have an inflatable small pool for the kids that i have on a tarp on our sundeck. I have to empty it daily, and wipe it dry before refilling. I find it STILL smells. It is about 8’long by about 5′ wide and is only a couple feet tall so there is no pump. I have six kids in it with sunscreen so I’m guessing thats contributing but how do I get rid of the smell before refilling?
My chlorine is very low, and the PH is very high. What do I need to do? I’m a new pool owner and very confused. My pool was clear and now looks like mud after I scaled it and shocked it. I’m also concerned about shocking it again and back flushing the chemicals on the lawn.
Pool has been up for about 2 weeks last night we left the skimmer with motor running and this morning it was making a really bad noise. Help? Recommendations……
We are consideirng the installation of an in ground vinyly pool in the Northeast. 2 companies are offering an upgraded packege that they advise for salt water pools. First question… do you feel there is enough positives in salt systems vs. the traditional chlorinated water systems to warrant the additional $2K for the salt generator? With each salt pool they then recommend upgraded building material. One company pours 4′, 10" thick rebar enforced cement walls and cement trowels a floor. This is then covered with foam and vinyl. Since the pool is formed they can also form the stairs with cement and cover in vinyl.
The other compnay receommends an upgraded "polymer coated" IBEX system (proprietary to Pool Town I think). This is also designed to better assist in the long term maintenance of the slat water pool.
This is not to say that the salt can damage the poured concrete coping and decking or damage any aluminum metal surfaces.
So, what do you say. In all, to upgrade pool with material for salt adds ~$5K over a standard vinyl walled system with chlorine system.
I am left to wonder if this is a money maker. I see the number of people now converting older vinyl pools to salt system. They certinaly are not using newer polymer, cement wall systems.