Edited for eye breaks. Butterfly
Hello everyone! I have been learning from this site for about a week now but have run into a minor problem. I bought the honey island swamp, ( or at least something that looked like it ) we later discovered it was a 20,000 gal. gunite/plaster pool.
It was only 1/4 full and full of leaves and forest debris. water color was black and I believe septic from the odor.
We emptied the water and removed the debris and after washed down the walls and bottom. The condition of the pool was very good no stains and the paint is in great shape no cracks anywhere and the pump filter etc. all in serviceable condition. Had the local pool supply change the sand in the filter and picked up some chemicals to shock it.
Fast forward 3 days. water looks ok except for a cloudy light green color in the deepest part of the pool ( 10 feet depth ) and today I noticed sand in the bottom that may have gotten washed in from the 2 days of rain we have had here. and now for the numbers .
Free chlorine 5.0 ppm
total chlorine 5.0ppm
combined chlorine 0.0 ppm
hardness 50 ppm
cyanuric acid 10 ppm
total dissolved solids were not tested
Now then, when I left the pool today and after these readings were done , added clarifier in the morning followed by 1 gal. muratic acid 8 hours later. I have stabalizer ready but want to remove any dead algae and backflush the filter real good before I do that since it will take several days to disolve ( 4 lbs. )
Also I know the clorine is high thats from shocking and I am trying to maintain that level through the rain thats forcast to end tommorow. turned the inline chlorinator to 5 just untill I am certian that everything is oxidized and safe to bring it to 3.0 ppm or so. I dont have a temp. on the water but its 40 ish degrees today and overcast the whole day.
Will get the pump and filter info when the rain stops. I know its a 3/4 hp pump with another pump to run in tandom to drive the polaris and it has a sand type filter. I have given some thought to adding de to the unit to improve the filtering , I have already reviewed the recent posts on this issue so I am aware of the proccedure and the potential problems.
one last thing I do not have a vacume or hose just the polaris which is off atm to let the clarifier settle things. plan to go tommorow and buy one any advice on brand/ model would be appreciated.
calcium hyperchlorite 3" tabs being used atm and the same in granular form was used to shock the pool .
Hope all that made sense, and that some of you could help me clear the pool and get it balanced. thanks .