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    URGENT help needed...

    so got my pool set up and, the good news is it is perfectly level I was quite happy with that outcome..

    the bad news... my intex salt water chlorinator died on me, I added the recommended amount of salt, ran the filter for 24 hours I went to turn the intex saltwater converter on and got "code 90" checked the flow valve and it was fine. Then checked the connection (receptacle that connects to the flow valve) and one of the prongs is broken.

    I called around the find a replacement unit, and all places I called are sold out.

    I am not sure what to do at this point, one place told me they will have some this Thursday.

    Please HELP... I am currently running the filter, but I have no chlorine generator... I am at a loss...

    Thanks in advance....

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Generate your own chlorine and pour some plain old bleach in there till you can get a replacement.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Go buy some liquid chlorine or clorox and manually dose the pool untill you can get your swg part in and fixed...
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    thanks for the reply

    how much bleach? The pool is 18' x 48"

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Get your estimated gallons from poolcalculator.com

    Get a set of test numbers, and plug them into the same website. Bring chlorine into range using the amount of bleach recommended by the calculator.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    How much chlorine you need to add depends on your current FC and CYA levels.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    As Jason mentioned, your CYA will tell us how much FC is good for your pool. See the link below for a chart that lists these values...

    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Thanks everyone for the prompt responses. My wife made some calls and walmart had one unit left. Phew!!!!! Which is funny because i called before my wife got home and they told me they were sold out... must be my approach

    I figured I would replace the whole unit with a new one, instead of getting parts, which would take weeks to get here anyway...

    I do have one more question. I checked my salt levels, and they are currently sitting at 2600 ppm a little below the 3000 - 3200 ppm recommended. I added additional salt.

    Would I need to wait another 24 hours before turning on the salt chlorinator? I know if I run it now i will probably get the low salt code.

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Yes, it is best to wait 24 hours after adding salt before turning on the SWG.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Thanks

    will update tomorrow...

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    ran tests this morning.

    salt level is now 3100 to 3200 ppm
    FC - 0.2 ppm
    TA - 120 - 140 ppm
    Ph - 8

    unfortunately we have liquid rock coming out of our taps.

    hopefully I can run the salt chlorinator this evening, we are expecting rain

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    nemo,

    I know you didn't ask but.....

    Your pH is too high...lower it with muriatic acid.

    Get some FC (don't count on the SWG, put in some bleach) in your pool today.....you do not have adequate sanitation

    Do you have any CYA in the pool? How much?
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    You should lower your pH to about 7.4 ASAP.

    What is the CYA level? Your pool needs bleach/liquid chlorine now before you get the SWG running.

    ETA: Dave beat me to it
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    So after scrambling around this morning getting my 6 year old ready for school, I managed to grab a bottle of pool water, and brought it to the pool place to have them test it..

    here are the readings...

    FC - 0.8
    Ph - 7.8
    Alkalinity - 187ppm
    CYA - 10 ppm
    Salt- 3800ppm

    this is what they recommended

    Add - 898 g of stablizer
    Add - 3.3 l of muriatic acid or 4 kg of PH minus

    this is what the pool calculator recommended

    for FC - Add - 28 oz of 6% bleach
    for pH - Add - 27 oz of muriatic acid
    for CYA - Add 24 oz of stablizer

    little confused here....

    that being said, I will put some muriatic acid in when I get home from work, as well as stablizer..

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    I'm not really clear on what you are confused about. You need to lower PH, raise CYA, and add more chlorine. The quantities are a little different between the Pool Calculator and the pool store, but not dramatically different.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    The quantities are a little different, thats where I am a little confused. Which quantities do I use....

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Use the quantities that the Pool Calc suggests. You can also change the PC to read in Metric if you'd like. Top right of the calculator is a pull down.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    thanks for all the help

    I went and purchased muriatic acid as well as stabilizer and will dose tonight, I am also adding bleach to bring my FC up to recommeded levels.

    Cheers

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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    You really ought to get your own test kit. It will save you trips to the Pool Store for testing, where they will tempt you with phosphate removers, clarifiers, and whatever else they think you'll buy. With your high TA and a SWG, expect to see pH rising a lot. Wouldn't you like to be able to check it whenever you want and deal with it promptly?

    You're also going to need a good chlorine test to get your SWG dialed-in. The FAS-DPD test used in the TF100 and the K-2006 will measure to .2 ppm increments all the way up to 50 ppm! I urge you to buy one ASAP. You can thank me in a month when the compliments start rolling in about how fabulously clear your pool is.
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    Re: URGENT help needed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    You really ought to get your own test kit. It will save you trips to the Pool Store for testing, where they will tempt you with phosphate removers, clarifiers, and whatever else they think you'll buy. With your high TA and a SWG, expect to see pH rising a lot. Wouldn't you like to be able to check it whenever you want and deal with it promptly?

    You're also going to need a good chlorine test to get your SWG dialed-in. The FAS-DPD test used in the TF100 and the K-2006 will measure to .2 ppm increments all the way up to 50 ppm! I urge you to buy one ASAP. You can thank me in a month when the compliments start rolling in about how fabulously clear your pool is.
    I do have a test kit... but apparently it's not good enough, what I use is the test strips. I have been to several pool places and not one of them sells test kits like the ones recommended on here, they just have the test stripes, which I have found out are not very accruate.

    The pool place I go to is just around the corner from where i work, actually there are 2 pool places within walking distance from where I work, one just wants me to buy all these chemicals and the other which I go to seems very honest. So i just walk over with my pool water and they test it.

    This place came highly recommended to me by my neighbors who told me that they have never used a test kit in the 5 years of owning their pool. I thought it was a bit strange when they told me.

    I appreciate the advice and I will most likely get a proper test kit.

    I have to give credit the this pool place as the lady told me (whispered to me actually) to use bleach as opposed buying something off thier shelf.

    Cheers

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