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    Deer Creek, IL

    Tired of Pool Store giving incomplete info

    I'm ready to turn my pool into a water fall and lazy river. May still do it this fall. For now, trying to recover from pool store mis-info. Had a black pool that smelled like a sewer upon coming home from a 5 day trip. Put in two cases of burnout 35, numerous gallons of 12.5% chlorine, numerous tabs of Tri-chlor, lots of PH increaser, CYA, 2 quarts of algicide. About a week later, i have a clear pool with the following levels; CL-3, PH-7.2, ALK-180, CH-500, CYA-100. Draining water now so I can get CH and CYA down. Pool Math recommends 50%, Ouch. Still have about 3200ppm salt in the pool, but will not use a salt generator again for reasons of reliability. Hope I'm own the right path now.
    20,000 Gal., in-ground fiberglass, 16X40, cartridge filter, installed as Salt Water Pool, Tired of unreliable generator and black cesspool because it wasn't working while on vacations.

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    Re: Tired of Pool Store giving incomplete info

    Welcome to TFP!

    Yes, you are in the right track. How are you testing your water? Most CYA tests only measure up to 100 but in reality it can be much higher. We've seen people with a CYA test reading 100 but it is higher.
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    Re: Tired of Pool Store giving incomplete info

    Welcome to TFP Doodleguy

    Time to say goodby to the pool store and their potions and elixirs.
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    Re: Tired of Pool Store giving incomplete info


    Can you explain what problems you were having with your SWG? I just got back from a 21 day vacation and all three of my SWG pools were crystal clear. I suspect the SWG is not the root of your issues. Suggest you read "Pool School", buy one of the suggested test kits, and give your SWG a second chance.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP5200 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2.

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