Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Update on my Progress!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Small midwest town In illinois
    Posts
    55

    Update on my Progress!

    So I opened the pool Friday, and started the BBB system for the first time.
    Pool was light green. No chlorine, and very HIGH ph. We are in "shock" mode now. Got my PH holding steady at 7.4 Maintaining a 20 ppm for chlorine/bleach. Adding/testing in the morning and at night. Every day less and less bleach has been needed. I am hoping this is a sign, I am heading in the right direction. My pool is now blue, but cloudy. Can not see the bottom yet. But I am being hopeful, as I was told it could take some time.

    Loving the test kit (taylor K-2006) But the only drawback, is testing the chlorine levels twice a day, at such high levels I am burning thru the drops quickly. Any advice on the best place for a refills?

    PS, We are having 90 degree weather, and the worst part of all of this, is the kids nagging to swim!
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
    Vinyl Liner
    Hayward Cartridge Filter (CCX 1500RE)
    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
    Pool and solar heater get full sun, when its shinning daily!!
    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Update on my Progress!

    Test with the 10ml sample size where each drop equals .5 ppm of chlorine
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Update on my Progress!

    Quote Originally Posted by maryj0w
    So I opened the pool Friday, and started the BBB system for the first time.
    Pool was light green. No chlorine, and very HIGH ph. We are in "shock" mode now. Got my PH holding steady at 7.4 Maintaining a 20 ppm for chlorine/bleach. Adding/testing in the morning and at night. Every day less and less bleach has been needed. I am hoping this is a sign, I am heading in the right direction. My pool is now blue, but cloudy. Can not see the bottom yet. But I am being hopeful, as I was told it could take some time.

    Loving the test kit (taylor K-2006) But the only drawback, is testing the chlorine levels twice a day, at such high levels I am burning thru the drops quickly. Any advice on the best place for a refills?

    PS, We are having 90 degree weather, and the worst part of all of this, is the kids nagging to swim!
    I just bought some 0871 from amazon (it has the wrong picture)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002I ... 02_s00_i01

    It was 12.50 for 2 oz (shipping included in the price).

    My local leslies has it for $10 for .75 oz.

    TFtestkits.net has the 2 oz for 9.40 + shipping
    17,800 gallon, IG pool, 595 sq feet (17x35x4.5 avg rectangle), Hayward 525 cartridge filter, diamondbrite, 2 hp 2 speed hayward tristar filter, Stenner 45mhp10 automatically chlorinating

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Small midwest town In illinois
    Posts
    55

    Re: Update on my Progress!

    THANKS!!! March!!!! I ordered it plus went ahead and got some more Ph stuff too. As those are the two things I test most often. This way I am ahead of the game, if I run out, I wont have to drive far and pay expensive prices. I live in the country, and there is no "real" stores near to buy this stuff. At least we have a dollar general in town for an emergency bleach run! :P
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
    Vinyl Liner
    Hayward Cartridge Filter (CCX 1500RE)
    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
    Pool and solar heater get full sun, when its shinning daily!!
    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Small midwest town In illinois
    Posts
    55

    Just me again, another question! *SIGH*

    So I was very pleased this AM to find I only lost 80 oz of Chlorine over night. (started shocking last Friday) I have been pleased thus far with the BBB method, as everyday we have seen improvement in the pool water, and less and less chlorine added everyday. We finally are able to see the bottom of the pool. And was excited to test tonight. BUT.....My PH dropped a bit. I have been holding steady at 7.5-7.4 and now I tested at a 7.2
    I am hesitant to add baking soda as the pool calculator recommends. As, I am still in "SHOCK" mode.

    Plus I added the 80 oz of chlorine this am, to bring me back to the 20 ppm, and tonight I tested and It dropped to a 9!! Should I be discouraged? Am I missing something? We did get heavy rains last night, but I don't think it would have an impact?

    Once again, I appreciate all of your help here. I just don't want to screw up and go backwards instead of forwards.
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
    Vinyl Liner
    Hayward Cartridge Filter (CCX 1500RE)
    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
    Pool and solar heater get full sun, when its shinning daily!!
    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Just me again, another question! *SIGH*

    Did you have another thread with the back story?

    I would have to say that you need to just keep that FC level up at shock level and eventually all will be cleared up. If you are worried about the pH, you could let the FC drop below 10ppm briefly to test it and then get the FC back up and make the pH adjustment based on that test.

    In general, while shocking at 20 ppm there is no real reason to even test the pH.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Small midwest town In illinois
    Posts
    55

    Re: Just me again, another question! *SIGH*

    I have a couple threads, but really the back story is, I opened my pool this year and said I am done with the pool stores. Found this site. Bought the taylor k-2006, and going BBB!. Pool was light green last Friday with well over a 8.0 ph level and ZERO chlorine.
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
    Vinyl Liner
    Hayward Cartridge Filter (CCX 1500RE)
    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
    Pool and solar heater get full sun, when its shinning daily!!
    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

  8. Back To Top    #8
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Update on my Progress!

    I merged two of your topics. It is much easier for us to answer questions when as much information is in one place as possible.

    What chemical have you been using to add chlorine? Also, do you have a complete set of test results, even if they are from before you started shocking?
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Small midwest town In illinois
    Posts
    55

    Re: Update on my Progress!

    I have been adding Bleach.(6 % - 182 oz bottles) And when I first got my test kit, Dave was so kind to get on the phone with me and tell me how to use the kit. Since I was at ZERO chlorine, He advised me to get the PH down, and just SHOCK!!! Worry about the rest of tests after I was done shocking.
    Thats all I have been doing. :/
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
    Vinyl Liner
    Hayward Cartridge Filter (CCX 1500RE)
    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
    Pool and solar heater get full sun, when its shinning daily!!
    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

Posting Permissions

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