Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Atlanta-GA-
    Posts
    68

    How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    Hi

    I have been using these stupid tablets from costco instead of bleach in my pool and was told here to stop as my CYA would climb. I just tested and indeed it did steadily week after week. It is now at 90 and should be at the highest at 50.
    What does this CYA do?
    Anyway I have an above the ground pool and pool calculator tells me I have to replace 44% of the water. That is some task!!! How do I do that?

    Thanks for the help

    Pat
    12' AG, 3200GA, cartridge filter, pool installed 6/20/2015, Taylor K-2006 test kit,

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    You have an AG pool ... easiest way to remove water is using a hose as a siphon.

    BTW, a CYA of 90ppm is workable if you always maintain enough FC and avoid algae.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    Well, you have to drain some of your pool and refill. To get a better understanding of what we teach,

    please read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry up in Pool School
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Atlanta-GA-
    Posts
    68

    Re: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    I have read the ABC of pool school thxs.
    My question was "How do I syphon"? Technique to use, I don't know how to syphon.

    Thxs

    Pat
    12' AG, 3200GA, cartridge filter, pool installed 6/20/2015, Taylor K-2006 test kit,

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    Put a hose under the water, get all the air out (could use a return jet to shoot through the hose).
    Cover 1 end with your hand and take it out of the pool to below the water level.
    Remove your hand.
    Let physics take over
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Atlanta-GA-
    Posts
    68

    Re: How to remove water from my pool? CYA too high

    Ok thanks for the syphoning technique, I will get to it.

    Pat
    12' AG, 3200GA, cartridge filter, pool installed 6/20/2015, Taylor K-2006 test kit,

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •