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After using the metal out to rid my pool of the red water how do I keep it from turning red again shocking it always turns it discolored again… help
I have a 12’x30" (approx 1700 gal) Intex Metal Frame pool with a 1,000gal/hr filter and a Saltwater Chlorinator system connected. I was able to get the water balanced with the recommended amount of salt and processing time for us to use the first day, but now I’m having difficulties getting the water back to being balanced and maintained. I’ve added more water and I put the saltwater system on the Boost cycle overnight and my last readings are as follows: Copper 0.5, Free Chlorine 3, Ph 7.2, TA 120-240 (TA strip color was dark, but not as dark as the Very High reading). I purchased the saltwater system to avoid having to use chemicals, but that seems to be all people are saying online. What other options are there, given the small pool I have?
how many chhlorine tablets do i use when first adding the chemicals to the pool. how much shock do i use and when after i use the chlorine tablet
Your neighbor has gone on vacation for a week and has asked you to take care of her aquarium. The aquarium is filled with water and contains a few fishes and plants. Unfortunately, your neighbor forgot to tell you whether the water is fresh water or salt water and you need to know before adding any more water. You cannot analyze the water by smell and you certainly do not want to taste the water!
Devise a method of determining which type of water is in the aquarium using only materials available in the kitchen
Test kit with drops clear and red. Chlorine side with drops added to pool sample water turned blue. What does this mean? What do I need to do?
I’ve put in pH Down and Metal Control in my pool but the pH and Total Alkalinity are still high. I know I need to vacuum the bottom of the pool and clean out my filter for the fine particulate matter that it is picking up but do I need to add any more chemicals to level out the pH and Total Alkalinity?
Long question. Sorry. I just opened my pool but let it sit for a week because we had constant rain storms. When I took the cover off 3 days ago it was was green and foamy so I added shock, algaecide and the last little bit of metal control and let it sit. 2 days ago it looked like it had cleared up except for some remaining brownish green colored algae spots on the bottom. Yesterday morning when I tested the pool it was still low on chlorine so i added the recommended amount of shock again and scrubbed the algae off the bottom. That evening I tested the pool and it was still low on chlorine, and the pH and Alkalinity were really high and the water was cloudy. I added the recommended amount of \\\’pH down\\\’ (aka sulfuric acid). This afternoon, I tested the pool and it still had a high pH and Alkalinity level and low chlorine levels and the water is still cloudy. What should I do? Should I also add some more metal control too?