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    Pool Equipment Question

    I have roughly a 13 to 16k gallon pool, with a 1hp centurion pump and a hayward s244t sand filter. I have an Autopilot RC-42 salt system. I had trouble keeping the pool clean last season with my chlorine levels always fluctuation off the wall. i was running my pump 10 hrs a day in 5hr cycles. What i was wondering is if my equipment is adequate for my pool size or i was just not running long enough. last season was my first year owning a pool so i am not very experienced and most of the time i was getting my levels read by the pool stores (leslies, and fox) in my area (Oklahoma City). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    15K Gal Inground Pool, Plaster, Hayward S244T filter, Centurion 1HP pump, Autopilot SWG RC-42

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    Re: Pool Equipment Question

    Your pump and filter are more than enough for your pool. I don't know much about SWG so let others comment.
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    Re: Pool Equipment Question

    Frankly I think your equipment is OK. I would get a larger filter but that is just my preference.

    I think you have residual algae that is why your numbers go crazy.

    You would do better if you do two things.

    1. Start testing your own water. Get a K-6000 or TF 100 test kit Generally a kit with the FAS/DPD chlorine test.

    2. SLAM your pool and perform an OCLT

    So start by reading Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    This can be a lot less work and a lot more margaritas by the pool
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    Re: Pool Equipment Question

    Quote Originally Posted by gwegan View Post
    Frankly I think your equipment is OK. I would get a larger filter but that is just my preference.

    I think you have residual algae that is why your numbers go crazy.

    You would do better if you do two things.

    1. Start testing your own water. Get a K-6000 or TF 100 test kit Generally a kit with the FAS/DPD chlorine test.

    2. SLAM your pool and perform an OCLT

    So start by reading Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    This can be a lot less work and a lot more margaritas by the pool
    I bought the TF-100 but i am not very good reading the tests. what is a OCLT? i completely drained my pool two days ago powerwashed it and are in the process of filling it back up. so i have no chemicals other than 2 lbs of choline shock that i put on it last night. I also bought the laterals for my pool filter because i was getting sand in the pool, and bought zeolite because the san in the filter was getting clumped up when i opened to see the laterals. do you thing the new sand will help too?
    15K Gal Inground Pool, Plaster, Hayward S244T filter, Centurion 1HP pump, Autopilot SWG RC-42

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