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    filter question

    Hi all!

    I'm helping my daughter (her fiancee is working away) who are first time pool owners. The pool is an inground pool 16x 32. The filter is a Jacuzzi Laser 225.

    She tried to get the local pool people around here to open it but gave up when they didn't return. So her and I are trying to open the pool for the first time.

    So far, we have removed the winter cover. The water was BLACK. We scooped out as much leaves as we could (remember can't see).

    Poured jugs of chlorine in (I think 5 maybe). The water is now green. Went to pool place bought "shock". Told to use 2kg (that was yesterday) water still green. Added algaecide (sorry if spelled wrong) as per directions given at pool place. If water is still green we were told to repeat the process.

    Any suggestions to help us would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, it says to backwash the filter if the gauge is above normal; however, it doesn't say what is normal. Would anyone have an idea what range we would be aiming for????

    Dolorosa & daugher

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    Re: filter question

    If it is your daughter's pool, the best help you could give her is for her to come on the forum and learn first-hand how to manage her pool. If she does not learn on her own, the pool will quickly return to a black swamp.
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    Oh, she will...it is just that she was busy and I found this forum so I started for her. She will read it for sure!!!!!!

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    Anyone?????

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    There is a really good article here. turning-your-green-swamp-back-into-a-sparkling-oasis-t4147.html

    Have read of this and come back for any advise.
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    Re: filter question

    It really depends on the filter and system downstream. If you haven't already backwashed it, then do that. When you start it back in the filter mode make a note of the pressure on the gauge, this will be the "normal" pressure. Backwash when filter pressure rises 10psi over the starting pressure.
    Mike
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    double post
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    Re: filter question

    If your going to do this yourself... just like me I'm a mechanic, I have to have all of the proper tools in my toolbox to do my job correctly.
    My biggest advice is go online here and buy a TF-100XL testing kit, without this proper tool your really making it too hard to do and you will most likely give up.
    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html
    My TF-100XL kit is the best tool in my toolbox, not only has fixed my pool, it now keeps my pool a Trouble Free Pool!

    Chuck
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    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: filter question

    He's in Canada and won't be able to have that kit shipped up there.

    Try www.piscines-apollo.com for a Taylor K2006 kit.
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    Re: filter question

    What is "CYA" level and "FC"???? Thanks for the help we will take all we can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolorosa
    What is "CYA" level and "FC"???? Thanks for the help we will take all we can
    Go to the Pool School link at the top of the page.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-school/
    Go to ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ater_chemistry

    Read read and read! :P

    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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