Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Not sure where to start

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Angry Not sure where to start

    my fc 1.5, ph 8, ta 60, ch 160, cya 70.
    And I have yellow algae.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    TFP Guide

    AimeeH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Columbia SC
    Posts
    1,837

    Re: Not sure where to start

    Hi there

    The answer to clearing your pool of algae is to follow the SLAM process. Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    Your chlorine is too low for your CYA which is probably why you have algae. Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

    I don't believe the test kit you have includes the FAS-DPD chlorine test that you need to measure higher FC levels required for SLAM. One can be ordered from tftestkits.net.
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.
    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,994

    Re: Not sure where to start

    +1 to all that ^^^

    Order a TF-100 from TFTestkits.net and when you get it SLAM your pool to kill the algae.

    While you wait brush your pool daily, keep FC around 10 ppm and read this, ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and this Pool School - Getting Started
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    I did get a TF-50 test kit. Don't know how to edit my info.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    VinDeeLoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Tonkawa/Oklahoma
    Posts
    204

    Re: Not sure where to start

    Click on settings and then Edit Signature on the left side of you screen.
    VinDeeLoo
    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

  6. Back To Top    #6
    harleysilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    1,924

    Re: Not sure where to start

    How's the SLAM proceeding?
    18'x43' Sport Pool
    19,000 Gallons Vinyl Liner 3'-3.5'-4'
    SWCG and D.E. Filter
    Test Kits - Pool Calculator - Chlorine/CYA Chart - Pool School

    Secret Weapon for Pool Chemistry Testing

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    Got the PH down. Then added 2 gals of 10% bleach to get FC up to 10. And brushed the walls. Will check on the FC in a few hours.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    FC is at 15.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  9. Back To Top    #9

    TFP Guide
    Mr Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    1,798

    Re: Not sure where to start

    SLAM for CYA of 70 is 28. More bleach!
    32K gallon Plaster - 1hp Hayward 2 speed Super Pump - Hayward S200 Sand Filter - TF100XL
    Test Kits - Pool Math - Chlorine/CYA/Target/Slam Chart

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Not sure where to start

    What kind of "chlorine feeder" do you have?

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    Hayward

    - - - Updated - - -

    I was going by Pool Math. Must have misread. Tks.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  12. Back To Top    #12

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,083

    Re: Not sure where to start

    By not adding enough chlorine, you are playing patty cake with the organics in your pool. They will play that game with you forever. It's only when you hit them with a constant sledgehammer (FC 28) that you can successfully clear your pool.

    Reread the SLAM article......you are not doing it yet.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Not sure where to start

    If the chlorine feeder uses pucks, please make sure you remove any pucks that are in there.
    Last edited by MarianParoo; 08-21-2016 at 05:54 PM. Reason: Thumbs

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    Will do.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  15. Back To Top    #15

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    FC at 28. Is it ok to swim with this much chlorine?
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

  16. Back To Top    #16

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Not sure where to start

    You are right at the cusp of TFP recommendations for swimming. If it were me? I would swim! Just wear old suits just in case.

    - - - Updated - - -

    TFP recommends being below shock level but above minimum, btw, with a pH of between 7.2-7.8, and water clear enough to see a swimmer in trouble.

  17. Back To Top    #17

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Cross Junction/Va
    Posts
    54

    Re: Not sure where to start

    The FC dropped one over night to 27 and the CC is .5 and the water is very clear. I hope the slam is finished. Thanks for all the help.
    in ground 24000 gal built 2002 gunite (plaster) Aqualink RS , PDA, spa, cartridge filter, two pumps, Hayward chlorine feeder, blower, heater,
    test kit TF-50.

Posting Permissions

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