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    How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Did test at 9pm FC .3,CC .5?, pH 8+, TA 250, CH 150, CYA 35, Salt 3330, air temp 95, water 86
    Added 55oz MA, then 56oz 6% bleach, then hung sock on skimmer with 28 oz stabilizer
    at 2 am tested FC 26, pH 7.0, TA 200 Left filter running all night (what was left.)

    Tested again at 6:30 am FC 30 Ph 7.0, TA 200, CYA 50, Salt 2780, air temp 69, water 82

    Left sand filter running all day, SWG off, tried to aerate ( finally about 6pm got that going good)

    Questions:1. How long do I continue to aerate? [IMG]splash.url[/IMG]2. When should I test FC, pH, and TA again? 3.and will my southern engineering of stupid Intex skimmer cause problems? I tied a 5 lb weight to it with trot line.[IMG]weight.url[/IMG] I was tired of purging the filter, also know I can't backwash for a week.
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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleTagAlong View Post
    Did test at 9pm FC .3,CC .5?, pH 8+, TA 250, CH 150, CYA 35, Salt 3330, air temp 95, water 86
    Added 55oz MA, then 56oz 6% bleach, then hung sock on skimmer with 28 oz stabilizer
    at 2 am tested FC 26, pH 7.0, TA 200 Left filter running all night (what was left.)

    Tested again at 6:30 am FC 30 Ph 7.0, TA 200, CYA 50, Salt 2780, air temp 69, water 82

    Left sand filter running all day, SWG off, tried to aerate ( finally about 6pm got that going good)

    Questions:1. How long do I continue to aerate? [IMG]splash.url[/IMG]2. When should I test FC, pH, and TA again? 3.and will my southern engineering of stupid Intex skimmer cause problems? I tied a 5 lb weight to it with trot line.[IMG]weight.url[/IMG] I was tired of purging the filter, also know I can't backwash for a week.
    1. Continue to aerate/add acid until your PH stabilizes and you reach your TA target. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tal-alkalinity

    2. Test at least daily until you get the feel for how the pool is running. I test FC & CC every day. My PH is very stable so I check that every 3rd day, TA every 3-4 weeks. You are trying to balance your pool so you should check daily, as well as after big adjustments.

    3. What did you use for a weight?

    Why can't you backwash for a week?

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Thanks for your answer. It helps as bit. My question isn't clear enough. How long is should be more of how many hours between testing and adding? 😊 I can't backwash because I added CYA and don't want to have to do that again. Still waiting for that to totally dissolve. I do realize that's why FC is so high. Hot temps will take care of that, even with CYA.
    I used a weight off a dumbbell. It's totally encased in plastic, used trotline so no deterioration.

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Getting a little help with aeration this morning, rain.

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleTagAlong View Post
    Thanks for your answer. It helps as bit. My question isn't clear enough. How long is should be more of how many hours between testing and adding?  I can't backwash because I added CYA and don't want to have to do that again. Still waiting for that to totally dissolve. I do realize that's why FC is so high. Hot temps will take care of that, even with CYA.
    I used a weight off a dumbbell. It's totally encased in plastic, used trotline so no deterioration.

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    Really depends on what you are adding... Bleach/MA// generally about 1/2 hour to see results... I usually wait an hour. CYA takes up to about 48 to really kick in. IVe noticed changes as early as 4 hours but after fully dissolved. Put your CYA sock in front of the return, not the skimmer.. Give it a little squeeze every once in a while and it will dissolve faster
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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Will do. It was raining when I got home this evening so I may not be able to test til later

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Update: FC at 5, pH 7.6, TA 150
    Should I hit it one more time with MA , etc to get TA down more? I did have some scaling problem on my SWG. Soaked it in vinegar, came off after few hours

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Sure, it is good to lower that TA. CYA will test 24 hours after it is dissolved from the sock.
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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Ok. Will test that in a.m. And do another MA and aerate

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Sure, it is good to lower that TA. CYA will test 24 hours after it is dissolved from the sock.
    CYA was 80

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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    the cya test is a hard one at first.80 ppm cya is high if you do not have a SWG. try retesting cya, on a sunny day, back to sun, shade tube with your body. pour back into bottle & repeat test a few times and take an average. I thought I had 100 cya . retested & I have 70, which was the target for my SWG.

    Sorry, just saw you have a SWG too! 80 is ok. If there is anymore cya in the sock, take it out of the pool, you are good.
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    Re: How long to aerate? and will my skimmer not suck?

    Thanks, I used pool calculator to get measurement correct, so 24 hours after it was all dissolved is when I tested. Some days it heals to have accounting background. Lol

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