Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: NEWB looking for mentor

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    11

    NEWB looking for mentor

    Installed my 24ft round last week..per doughboys instructions you have to fill it half way up before fininshing the installation process..blah.blah.blah...water sat for 3 days before I could finish..fill it the rest of the way up and my daughter and I immediately slipped and fell due to the slippery liner

    I knew from the slime that algae was setting in...it wasnt bad but was there..as I scrubbed the pool floor and walls thoroughly (and she played) the water became slightly green..not bad..but you could see it..on a green scale of 1 to 10..it was probably a 2 or 3.

    Wasnt sure what to do but I knew I needed to get some sanitation going (right???) so I got on the pool calculator and started to look up how much chlorine to put in. From reading I learned that I may need to shock it with the algae settling and the fact that I have not added any Chlorine yet...not sure what to do..I added 1 bottle (182 oz) of regular bleach. The next day the liner was clean as a whistle and the water was clear.

    BTW, I bought a trouble free test kit before I even put the pool in...so the next day I test the water..I cant get any test to register anything. At first I did the simple CL test from inside the Taylor test kit...remains clear. Next I try the chlorine drop test, it never turns pink to continue second part of test. I tried to do the TA test (I believe this is the one where you watch the black dot as you fill it up until you cant see it anymore) i could see the dot even when the tube was full. THe only test that has shown anything other than just clear is the PH test wich is the highest (8.2??). I feel like Im just wasting the chemicals in my test kit. Whats weird is I have no complaints about the water..its clear and comfortable..but when I did the simple CL test..it hasnt even the slightest hint of yellow....totally clear? SO this means my Chlorine is low and I could be on the virge of something happening, yes? Perhaps flirting with the algae coming back? So what to do? This morning before CHurch I added another full bottle of bleach...still nothing on the simple CL or drop test. Also, I was sent the wrong gasket with my filter so it has not ran since install, but like I said whater looks, smells and feels fine. Please steer us in the right direction. I dont think I can afford to refill pool should something happen.
    Doughboy 24ft AG
    1.5 HP pump, Sand Filter
    15,000 gallons

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,333

    Re: NEWB looking for mentor

    Is the pump running?

    You need to shock according to the pool school article. You didn't shock all you did was add some chlorine.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    11

    Re: NEWB looking for mentor

    No its not running...hopefully the pool place has the right gaskets and can get that going tom? The pool calc was acting funny the night I was trying to punch in the info. I went down to the manual section and said "if I want FC to be around 15 (shock level, right) I need to add 500 ozs of bleach. Can I do this without pump running?
    Doughboy 24ft AG
    1.5 HP pump, Sand Filter
    15,000 gallons

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,333

    Re: NEWB looking for mentor

    I wouldn't unless you can brush or stir it really well. I'd add a few ppm and stir it each evening until you get the pump running.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: NEWB looking for mentor

    The test you performed was the CYA test not the TA test. Here is a link to help with your testing. http://www.troublefreepool.com/exten...ns-t25081.html Since your cya test was at 0 I would recommend adding CYA or conditioner to your pool to keep you from
    Losing chlorine. I would also do a PH test to make sure that PH is in balance.

Posting Permissions

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