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Thread: Changing from Pristine Blue to Chlorine

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    Jun 2016
    Parkersburg, WV

    Changing from Pristine Blue to Chlorine

    I am in the 3rd year of using PB and there are people getting their hair turned green and some folks are saying that their hair is melting.
    I want to go back to chlorine but don't want to spend a fortune doing so. I can't keep Amy alkalinity in the pool and since I like the smell of a chlorine pool I keep trichlor tabs in the skimmer.
    I don't have any fancy testing kits, just the plain Jane aqua check test strips, and I go every other week to the pool store and have it tested.
    I will try and get some test results up shortly but until then is there anything I can do short of dumping all the water and changing out the sand?
    13500 gallon non SWG chlorine AG pool. Hydro tools 1.0 HP pump with sand filter. K2006 test kit

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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Changing from Pristine Blue to Chlorine

    Hello and welcome to TFP! I went ahead and moved your post to a new thread of your own since the other was a bit dated. You're the 2nd person today to mention Pristine Blue (PB). But basically, no, the best option would be to exchange the water to remove as much metal as possible. You're seeing the hair coloring, but perhaps lucky the pool hasn't been stained yet either. You may not have to change the sand however since the residual PB may backwash out fine. You could however perform a deep cleaning as seen on the Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter page which may help.

    In addition, I would highly recommend getting one of the recommended test kits (TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C). Let us know if we can be of further assistance. Nice to have you with us.
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    SW Louisiana

    Re: Changing from Pristine Blue to Chlorine

    Just seconding, the only practical way to get that copper out is water replacement, you probably don't need to change the sand, but a deep clean would be a good idea Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter

    Of course I would also suggest this as an opportunity to get a good test kit, and take control of your water I suggest the TF-100 see my signature for link, they ship from NC so you should get it in only a couple of days regular mail.

    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Jun 2012
    Butler, PA

    Re: Changing from Pristine Blue to Chlorine

    Beauty Supply Houses will have swimmers shampoo ~ it does help.
    You may be able to find it at WalMart and the like, but I have a Beauty Supply House that's closer than the big box stores and I wanted to speak with someone who I thought knew about the products and which to pick so they were my first stop.
    AGP: 27' x 52" : 17,500 gallon
    300 lb. Sand Filter (75 gpm) / 1.5 hp pump
    Full Sun ~ All Day

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