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    King Technologies Pool Frog

    Hi all,

    Just got done building a 12 x 24 semi in-ground pool. (1 foot above ground)

    Bought the pool here on long island NY at Brothers 3. They talked me into a Frog system.
    They came and hard plumbed everything. All looks great. Got a Hayward EC65 with a superpump. They also gave me (as part of the package) 10 pounds of Power Gran (their brand of granulated chlorine). Was told to add one to two scoops of the granular chlorine into the skimmer daily to keep chlorine levels between .5-1.0 ppm (it's at about 2.0). After doing this for the last two months I have noticed the granuals sit in the bottom of the pump basket for a couple of hours before it disapates. I tried to disolve this stuff.....Yea right. Put one scoop (about an ounce) into a bucket, a day and a half later it still there, not to mention the bucket is now ruined.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated....
    Vinyl 12 x 24 Extruder 3/4 in ground
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    It's generally a bad idea to add any chemicals through the skimmer. Granular Chlorine should be mixed in a bucket. Grab a 5 gallon bucket and add the granules and mix. Let the granules settle to the bottom and carefully pour the water from the bucket in front of a return. Only tip the bucket enough to pour the liquid out while keeping the undissolved granules in the bucket. Add more water and mix. Repeat the process till all the granules are dissolved.

    Although you didn't ask you should take a gander at Pool School. That Frog system could cause problems if it's a system that adds minerals to your water.
    Bill
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    Granular Chlorine should be mixed in a bucket. Grab a 5 gallon bucket and add the granules and mix. Let the granules settle to the bottom and carefully pour the water from the bucket in front of a return. Only tip the bucket enough to pour the liquid out while keeping the undissolved granules in the bucket. Add more water and mix. Repeat the process till all the granules are dissolved.

    I have done this literally for a day and a half. How long should this take????? This was only one ounce..... Maybe switch to a powdered chlorine...
    Vinyl 12 x 24 Extruder 3/4 in ground
    Hayward EC65 DE filter / Hayward Super Pump using one pony
    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
    Pool Rover Jr. (Best thing I ever bought)
    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Actually you'd be much better off switching to liquid chlorine.

    What is the ingredients of the granular chlorine? It's most likely Cal-hypo but it could be trichlor or dichlor.
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by hggbrew
    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    Granular Chlorine should be mixed in a bucket. Grab a 5 gallon bucket and add the granules and mix. Let the granules settle to the bottom and carefully pour the water from the bucket in front of a reIturn. Only tip the bucket enough to pour the liquid out while keeping the undissolved granules in the bucket. Add more water and mix. Repeat the process till all the granules are dissolved.

    I have done this literally for a day and a half. How long should this take????? This was only one ounce..... Maybe switch to a powdered chlorine...
    Like Bama says, you're better off using liquid Chlorine. Anyways, CalHypo is the least soluble of the granular or powder Chlorine family. The CalHypo that I've used took no more than 5 or so minutes to dissolve. It doesn't all dissolve immediately but pouring off whats dissolved, adding more water and remixing about 5 to 10 times eventually does the trick.

    Oh yeah, welcome to TFP. Stick around and peruse the site. Whether you're a new or long time pool owner, the information here will save you a lot of headaches and a lot of money.
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    adding more water and remixing about 5 to 10 times eventually does the trick


    LOL.... I think with the stuff they gave me a zero or two need to be added to those numbers... It takes between two and four hours to disolve in the filter basket, and that is with constant water flow over it.....

    Thanks...... been snoopin for a while.

    Vinyl 12 x 24 Extruder 3/4 in ground
    Hayward EC65 DE filter / Hayward Super Pump using one pony
    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
    Pool Rover Jr. (Best thing I ever bought)
    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Actually you'd be much better off switching to liquid chlorine.

    What is the ingredients of the granular chlorine? It's most likely Cal-hypo but it could be trichlor or dichlor.

    I'll post what kind it is tomorrow...... sitting here at work...
    Vinyl 12 x 24 Extruder 3/4 in ground
    Hayward EC65 DE filter / Hayward Super Pump using one pony
    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
    Pool Rover Jr. (Best thing I ever bought)
    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by hggbrew
    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    adding more water and remixing about 5 to 10 times eventually does the trick


    LOL.... I think with the stuff they gave me a zero or two need to be added to those numbers... It takes between two and four hours to disolve in the filter basket, and that is with constant water flow over it.....

    Thanks...... been snoopin for a while.

    Wow. That's not like any Chlorine that I've ever used. Are you sure it's Chlorine? Sounds sorta like how Stabilizer would react.
    Bill
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    Quote Originally Posted by hggbrew
    Quote Originally Posted by yeggim
    adding more water and remixing about 5 to 10 times eventually does the trick


    LOL.... I think with the stuff they gave me a zero or two need to be added to those numbers... It takes between two and four hours to disolve in the filter basket, and that is with constant water flow over it.....

    Thanks...... been snoopin for a while.

    Wow. That's not like any Chlorine that I've ever used. Are you sure it's Chlorine? Sounds sorta like how Stabilizer would react.


    It's defidently chlorine......ya get the smell when you open the bucket....It does have some stabilizer in it....maybe that's why it's slow to disolve.......but I mean SLOW
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    Hayward EC65 DE filter / Hayward Super Pump using one pony
    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
    Pool Rover Jr. (Best thing I ever bought)
    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    I am guessing it is trichlor if it has stabilizer in it ... I think the dichlor dissolves faster.
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    I am guessing it is trichlor if it has stabilizer in it ... I think the dichlor dissolves faster.
    The label says:

    Contact Algae Killer and Superchlorinator
    100% Soluble <--- this one makes me laugh
    UV Stabilized


    Active Ingredient:
    Trichloro-s-Triazinetrione* - 99%
    Other ingredients: 1%
    Total: 100%

    * Provides 89% available chlorine
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    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
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    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    looks like my guess was correct

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    looks like my guess was correct

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short

    Does it normaly take that long to disolve that stuff??????
    Vinyl 12 x 24 Extruder 3/4 in ground
    Hayward EC65 DE filter / Hayward Super Pump using one pony
    Frog system (maybe only temporary)
    Aqua Comfort Heat Pump
    Pool Rover Jr. (Best thing I ever bought)
    TF-100 test kit with speedstir

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    Re: King Technologies Pool Frog

    most pucks are trichlor and can take days to dissolve. Would think that the granules would be a little faster. The other forms dichlor and cal-hypo are much faster dissolving ... using liquid is still better.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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