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    DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Just looking for a pointers before i go on a chem dumping free-for-all. I have an above ground 1000 gallon polyurethane stock tank, 9'x2'4", (two kids and a 100lb dog) and installed an Intex 2000 gph SWG pump. Filled the pool about 2weeks ago and added the initial salt let it run for 24 hrs and used the provided test strips. FC and pH readings were good, the TA was a little low. Today i got my Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006, awsome kit. Here are my results.

    FC 0.4
    CC 0.2
    pH 7.3
    TA 25ml test 230
    10ml test 250
    CH 75
    CA sample did not change

    the water is also cloudy

    I have a large bag of baking soda, pH minus, small bag of HTH shock'n'swim, HTH natural clarifier and HTH Salt water restore and balance. Im ready to head to walmart to pick up some muriatic acid and probably stare at all the chem options wondering what to to try next. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    oh and what do i do about the copper ion test results...
    Josh
    9'x2'4" polyurethane round 1000 gal AGP, cartridge, Intex SWG 2000 gph

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    You need to get your FC up to 3 ppm until you an get some CYA in the pool. With and swg the CYA needs to be about 70 ppm.
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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    premature on my first post ... my apologies
    pool school...check
    read this before posting...check
    SWG water balance...check

    1lb of HTH shock'n'swim ...
    FC: 30+ppm ... that was alot of drops, should have did the 10ml test
    pH: 8+
    TA: blue to yellow 250ppm
    and i stopped there

    24hrs later with heavy rain plus 1 hour SWG cycle...

    FC: 0.4
    CC: 0.4
    pH: 7.4
    TA: 225
    CH: 200 strip test
    CYA: 0 strip test
    NaCl: 2600ppm

    still cloudy... I bought some stabilizer today, ready to do this

    oh and I am buying a car from Carmax. Just started the transfer today. My family dream car is in Illinois. $399 to get it to Colorado....random sorry
    Josh
    9'x2'4" polyurethane round 1000 gal AGP, cartridge, Intex SWG 2000 gph

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Day 1




    Josh
    9'x2'4" polyurethane round 1000 gal AGP, cartridge, Intex SWG 2000 gph

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Alright after adding bleach and CYA... didnt read about the sock method till last night... ended up turning off the pump and using a stiff bristle brush to "dissolve" the CYA... i was out there a while... so after i was comfortable with the water consistency, some CYA still visible, i turned on the SWG and continued to brush the CYA at the bottom.

    I learned my lesson! I knew i didn't want to add it directly to the skimmer per directions and after the first 20 minutes of brushing I knew there had to be a better way.

    Another heavy rain, more bleach and a 4hr boost cycle: (first thing in the morning)
    FC: 6.6
    CC: 0
    pH: 7.6

    CH: 150 strip
    TA: 240+ strip
    CYA: 30-50 strip (trying to save on reagent till i get it right)

    so my question today ... Is 6.6 FC to high to swim? should i wait till later in the day after sunlight exposure to test again... my 9 year old is a fish out of water!
    Josh
    9'x2'4" polyurethane round 1000 gal AGP, cartridge, Intex SWG 2000 gph

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    It's fiine to swim at that level. Lettum jump in.
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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Hey,

    I was wondering how your stock tank pool/ SWG combo is working out?
    I was really attached to the idea of a metal stock tank, but I like the sound of the
    ease of a SWG, which would corrode a metal stock tank.

    How much time are you spending maintaining that set up?

    Thanks!

    Erin
    Erin
    10' x 30 Intex Easy Set Pool 1,018 gallons, Intex Krystal Clear model 637R / 56637E 1,000-Gallon Filter Pump

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Hey Erin, stock tank has been great! This is the 3rd season to use it and the kids and dog love it.

    The tank is actually made of thick blue polyethylene, so I have no staining, scaling or corrosion.

    As far as maintenance goes once the CYA and salt are added, the pump does most of the work. I'll have to add bleach to balance the chlorine and maybe some muriatic acid for the pH after heavy swims... (with the dog)

    I'll try and get some pics up.
    Josh
    9'x2'4" polyurethane round 1000 gal AGP, cartridge, Intex SWG 2000 gph

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Hey Josh,
    Thanks for the update. I'm thinking more and more that the poly tank is the right choice for me. Plus I love the idea that the dog can go in. Not a possibility with the intex I currently have. If you have time, pics would be great!
    What kind of schedule do you run the pump/ swg on?
    Thanks again!
    Erin
    Erin
    10' x 30 Intex Easy Set Pool 1,018 gallons, Intex Krystal Clear model 637R / 56637E 1,000-Gallon Filter Pump

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    Re: DIY 1000 gal Intex SWG ... pool chem newbee

    Hi Joshman, I just bought one of these from the feed store today. Having it delivered tomorrow. Can the hole that's already at the bottom of the tank (with the plug) be used as a line out to the pump, or is it too small?

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