Now I know not to trust the Wiki Answers page!
22'x52" AG Ultra Frame Intex - 12,500 gal (47K liter)
Manual Liquid Chlorine - 1HP 100# Hayward sand filter
Lots of sun, trees, pollen & wind - 50ppm Borates
4nd season grateful TFP fan
The truly disturbing part is that the first answer CITES RICHARD (chem geek), arguably one of the most respected posters on this forum. Obviously, the answer cites him incorrectly (which is to say, it says he's saying something he isn't), but most readers will never realize that.
Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
--I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:
Wow! That entire thing looks like it's slapped together from a bunch of unrelated wikipedia articles. Phytotoxicity?
Yeah, they refer to a post I wrote that was about never mixing acid directly with chlorine. It had nothing to do with the safety of bleach in swimming pools.
16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"
I tried to edit the answer and I couldn't. I looked up in the help menu and apparently the answer is considered a "reference topic" and cannot be edited, but you can suggest that it needs improvement. I did so.
21,000 Gallon IG Plaster with Spillover Spa (Built in 1978) | 48 sq/ft Hayward DE Filter | 3.0 HP Pentair Variable Speed Pump | Hayward H250FDN Heater| 8 Gallon Liquidator | Taylor K-2005 | Taylor FAS-DPD Chlorine Test | Taylor "SpeedStir"
It's things like this, and this http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_it_OK_to_u ... mming_pool that make me stay in my own little world...
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My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
Totally got our monies worth!
Butterfly made me do it...
I recently had a pool party and several people commented how good the water appeared and felt. Several said this was the first pool they had been in that didn't irritate their eyes. Funny, considering that I use bleach as my chlorine source although keeping the water balanced with regard to pH and TA in particular also helps.
Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.
LOL is right. Kind of scary too.
My wife's friend at work has a small pool business and he installed a pool liner for me. His son was there with him also. While alone with his son, I asked if he'd ever used bleach as the chlorine source. He said- no, bleach is too strong don't use that. I said- oh yeah(I resisted)...and slowly walked away.