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    Proper connections



    Good evening!
    I need to know if my connections are right. If not, a pic of proper connection would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    So it appears you go skimmer to pump to filter to Nature II.

    So that would be correct.

    Whats leaking why is every thing so wet?

    Finally as a former Nature II owner I would get rid of it. No matter what they tell you its essentially a fancy tab feeder. Those all CYA to your pool ever time. So eventually you need to drain (unless you live in Orlando).

    We recommend liquid chlorine or a SWG. I suggest you read Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    It will help you better understand whats going on with your pool.
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    Re: Proper connections

    Yes, proper water flow is pump, filter, swg, pool. Mineral sanitizers add metal to your water which will build up and eventually stain the pool, water, hair, fingernails, dogs all green. Look around here and you will find lots of people spending lots of time and money trying to get copper out of their pools. And copper will not sanitize your water by killing bacteria and viruses to prevent person to person disease transmission. To do that you must have chlorine in the pool. And the chlorine will also kill the algae so there is really no point in adding the copper to your pool.

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    Re: Proper connections

    Water is from me cleaning out the pump.
    Water is completely green.
    I have 3 bags of Bioguard Super Shock and 1 bottle of algecide to add. Will this help?
    Thanks

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Yes, proper water flow is pump, filter, swg, pool. Mineral sanitizers add metal to your water which will build up and eventually stain the pool, water, hair, fingernails, dogs all green. Look around here and you will find lots of people spending lots of time and money trying to get copper out of their pools. And copper will not sanitize your water by killing bacteria and viruses to prevent person to person disease transmission. To do that you must have chlorine in the pool. And the chlorine will also kill the algae so there is really no point in adding the copper to your pool.

    More here, Alternative sanitizers and pools--The Truth!!
    Thanks!
    We've been told by a friend who worked for Pool City for years that straight liquid bleach is the best way to go.
    Our water is green at this time and it's 24,000 gallons so I'm not sure how to get it back to clear.

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    Patrick, you have a couple things hurting your water right now ... that mineral system is probably adding metals to your water which can change its color, and I don't see one of the recommended test kits listed in your signature (TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C). So two things I would recommend right away before we can really proceed with clarity are:
    1 - Remove the mineral system products right away to stop adding metal to the water
    2 - Obtain a TF-100 (XL Option w/ Speed Stir) or Taylor K-2006 test kit.

    Add nothing else to your water (no pool store products) other than about 1/2 gallon of regular (plain) bleach each evening. We need those test results though.
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    Re: Proper connections

    Got it! Thanks!

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    If you can return the algaecide for a refund I would. What are the ingredients on the super shock?
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    Re: Proper connections

    I noticed this evening that the pressure gauge on the top of my filter tank is at 0-10. Could this be an issue as to what's going on with the water?


    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    I doubt it. While the accuracy of your gauge is important to monitor filter pressure and when to backwash, it has nothing to do with the chemical balance of your pool. That's all on the proper test kit as noted above. Hopefully you will have a TF-100 test kit soon so you know for sure the condition of your water. That's #1.
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    Re: Proper connections

    Just an FYI....
    Still waiting on the freakin' test kit! Called today and they said it hadn't even been shipped yet! Told them it better be free now since I ordered it on JUNE 5TH!!!
    I will let you know when it arrives.
    Thanks!

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Where did you order the TF-100 from? TFTestkits.net has it in stock always and will ship within 24 hours.
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    Re: Proper connections

    Ordered it from pool supply world and it just came today!
    Ordered it JUNE 5TH!!!
    So, now that summer is half over, I'm ready to figure out what is going on with my water! Most of the "swamp" green color is gone but still cloudy.
    I'm ready for any and all instructions on where to start.

    My name is Patrick Escoto
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    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Alright! Post a full set of results for us.
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    Re: Proper connections

    Uhhhh......not sure which to do first!

    My name is Patrick Escoto
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    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    Doesn't matter which order but do them all for us. You can follow the Pool School - Extended Test Kit Directions page if you need help. We need to see them all:
    FC
    CC
    CYA
    PH
    TA
    CH
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    Re: Proper connections

    OK
    So I did CH and Ph first
    Ch is in the 5-10
    Ph is 7.5

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    pH is good. But with CH, you are supposed to mix the solutions and come-up with a number after counting the drops that you multiply by "25". So we would expect your CH result to be something like 200, 250, 375, etc.
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    Re: Proper connections

    FC is 6.5
    CC is 1

    My name is Patrick Escoto
    I live in Monaca, PA
    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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    Re: Proper connections

    Sorry
    Cl is 5-10

    My name is Patrick Escoto
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    My pool is a 33' round above ground pool. My pump and filter is a Voyager SwimPro and I also have a Nature2 VisionPro Mineral Sanitizer.

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