We have just had our pool pebblecreted and converted to salt water. In addition, we have had the Zodiac Tri Chlorine Generator and Ph upgrade system installed. Prior to this conversion we had a marblesheen/lite chlorine pool. I am finding it hard to believe that the maintenance is so minimal on this pool with the new system, and am hoping that I am not forgetting anything. I get the pool water tested every fortnight (summer) and just add what the report tells me to. Apart from leaf and debris removal I do nothing to the pool now. It completely runs itself. Am I forgetting something??? It seems too easy!
Pools have great new stuff and with them come more problems. If you don’t have hard water then you should be ok for a long time, if you do your chlorine gen. will be the first to act up, PH is the big dog in the pool so take care of that 1st and get a good salt/test kit, water to hot or cold and it won’t make chlorine. Pool company’s are in sales they may have left some news you can use out so read everything on each equipment installed, good luck
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[mage lang=”en|fr|de|en” source=”flickr”]pool chemicals bleach baking soda[/mage] questions on quick set pools with chemicals?
I have read you can use baking soda and bleach? How does that work compair to buying chemicals? What is the best way to keep a pool with sparkeling blue water? I have a quick set pool that is 12 x 36 thanks
thanks! Oh the pool shocker, you use it once a week right? Do you mix the whole bag or just part of the bag?
I have had 3 of the pools in the last 8 years..bleach will eat the blue patterns off of the bottom liner and can eat the rubber up in the small pump..They sell a bromide tablet dispenser for around 4.00 and a large jar of the tablets for around 10.00..a large jar lasts 2 seasons easily, and after said and done, iss cheaper than bleach without doing damage to your pump…
Have your tried this for maintaining your swimming pool?
I just purchased a quick set pool for this summer! Excited to finally have a swimming pool – even if it isn’t a real big pool. Anyway I was looking online and found where you use baking soda for the alkalinity of the pool, bleach for the chlorine & ph increaser Mule Team Borax. I am thinking about trying this to save some money on chemicals. Have you tried it? Did it keep your pool clear or did it turn green and cloudy?
The pool box said it comes with a maintenance kit…not sure what that is. Need the hubby to get the box out of the car so we car open it up. I hope it is a pool water tester. If not I will purchase that to make sure the water is at the proper ph & chlorine level.
Bleach and liquid chlorine from the pool shop are the same thing, just slightly different in strength. The bleach is weaker and may contain scent.
Baking soda will do the trick for your TA but bear in mind how much you’ll need. You’ll probably find it’s cheaper to buy in bulk or hit the local pool shop where you’ll find it in 8kg pails (approx 16 pounds). One box you’ll find at the supermarket won’t even put a dent in raising your TA.
The maintenance kit you ask about will be the vac pole, vac head, hose, pool brush, test kit, net and probably a thermometer.
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my chlorine level is very high but my ph and alkanlinity are much below the normal range. my pool water is clear and clean. how do i bring the latter two levels up to where they need to be?
You need a few basic things to sort out your pool. Sounds like you already have a test kit for pH and chlorine so this is/was step 1. If chlorine is high, just stop adding any more until it is low again. pH and alkalinity are 2 different things but often confused. You can typically buy a number of chemicals at the pool store. First work out what you need to buy. If pH is low then you need some stuff often called “pH +”. Follow the instructions on the pack and dissolve the stuff first in a bucket of pool water if it is in crystals. Add half what you think you might need and keep the pool pump running for quite a few hours and check the pH again next day. Try not to overshoot but persevere to get pH right before anything else. If you do get too high then you may need some “pH -“. If you end up with algae or cloudy water then you may need algicide for former or flocculant for latter but dont buy unless you need. I had to add 2 litres of “pH+” to my pool this spring to bring it up to the correct 7.2. Dont worry about alkalinity because that strictly is a measure of something else and if the pH is right then you have a result you want.
What do I use to lower the ph level in the pool?
What do I use to raise the ph level?
I have a store bought stabilizer?
I have soda ash?
I have baking soda?
I have Muratec acid?
To reduce the ph level you use sodium bi-sulphate also called ph down
To increase the ph level you use a product called ph up or soda ash
Stabilizer is used to protect your chlorine from being ineffective especially under the suns rays
Baking Soda is used to raise the alkalinity of your water which should be around 70-120
Muriatic acid can be used to lower alkalinity if pillared otherwise it reduces ph
Soda Ash is a water softener / ph increaser
Hope that helps. Personally i prefer to use powdered chemicals for reducing ph as it is safer to store then muriatic
acid since it eats thru its container in time.
Like the other responder said add chemicals in small amounts especially with regards to ph as you will end up bouncing around a lot otherwise
[mage lang=”en|fr|de|en” source=”flickr”]pool chemicals low alkalinity[/mage] High Total Alkalinity and Low Ph problem?
My TA was reading at 200 and my ph at 7.8. The pool shop told me to add acid to decrease my TA. I did this last night (16hrs ago) and let the pump run for 4 hours. This morning I have tested the water and the ph is down to 7.0 and the TA down to only 180. Do I need to give it longer to have affect on my TA? Should I be worried that my ph is so low? Have only just installed my pool this year, so am new to all this chemical stuff! Please help
Your ph at 7.0 right now isn’t an issue. It’s only a tad out of whack. That TA still needs to come down though. Where did you put that acid in the pool? You ought to have put it in the deep end and away from any skimmer or pool return and if you have a main drain suction, it should be off. That’s called “slugging”. The acid drops to the bottom of the hopper and changes your TA with little effect on your Ph.
On the flip side, putting acid in the shallow end or in front of a pool return will drop Ph and do next to nothing to your TA since the acid gets diluted right in front of the jet.
The time frame of 16 hours, if you added enough acid ( I wouldn’t have added more than 1 gallon at a time for a say, 16×32 pool) in the right place in the pool (deep end) would have dropped the TA to probably just above ideal at 130-140. Something you did wasn’t right. Either the dosage or the location. Why aren’t you running your pump for more than 4 hours per day? The equipment for any pool is sized that it has a turnover rate of 1.5. That means that in 24 hours, 1.5 times the pool volume gets filtered and sanitized. Less than 18 means that you’ll eventually have a water clarity issue since your turnover then is only 1 at 18 hours run.
My pool won’t hold chlorine. Here is the back story. Our pollen was tremendous and it sat in the pool for a long while. We finally got it out and we got our chemicals all worked out. But the pool has remained cloudy and we can’t hold chemicals. Just to be safe we put in Metal Free today…but to no avail it would seem. What can we do??? We are running out of ideas. Ok…here are the numbers
Free Chlorine .5 (this is after putting TONS of chlorine and being high on chlorine yesterday)
Total Chlorine .5
Alkalinity 85 ppm
Cyanuric Acid 150ppm
Total Dissolved Solids 500ppm….
Please help. I need someone who really understands to respond. Getting desperate. It is a fiberglass pool with 12,400 gallons.
Numbers are ok except for the Cl. There must be organics still in the pool eating up what chlorine you add. That or you’re shocking during the day. Try shocking at dusk. You’ll get more bang for your buck since there are no UV rays from the sun knocking out your chlorine.
It’s organic load or a filter issue. One of the two or a combination of both.
How do I know how much PH increaser or ph reducer to use on a 5000 gallon pool. to help balance the PH level?
Usually the acid (lowers PH) will not have a chart or anything on the container. You will have to guess. I just use ¼ bottle each day, until the PH is where I want it.
The PH increaser is nothing more than potash, or sodium bicarbonate. You will need to look at the chart. I assume their is ot chart of you would not be asking. I would use the same approach (1/3 of the container per day).
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