Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Serbia (Europe)
    Posts
    65

    Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    They sell something called flock granulates/liquid here in the EU. They say it is used to combine micro organisms that would otherwise pass through the filter into bigger chunks that can be filtered.

    Is this chemical worth it even? Can it be used to filter out Combined Chlorine?

    Thanks

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    Not for CC. Occasionally useful if your water is cloudy and the filter does not seem to clear it up ... rarely needed. It makes the suspended particles sink to the floor and requires you to vacuum to waste, not into the filter.

    Seems like some have luck with it and others find it makes things worse.

    There are other cheaper methods to help a sand filter clear the water.

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

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Serbia (Europe)
    Posts
    65

    Re: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    Anything I can do to clear CC besides shocking? Or is shocking the way to go?

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    87

    Re: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    Shocking is your best bet. Follow the instructions in Pool School to the letter and it should clear it up.
    28K, 20' x 40' IG - Vinyl Liner, Hayward DE Filter, 1.5HP Pump, 250K Hayward BTU Heater, Aquabot Breeze 4WD robotic cleaner

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    Also CC can build up if the pool remains covered a lot.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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

    Re: Flock granulates? Can they be used to remove CC?

    The sun helps break down the CC, but if they are high, the shock process is the best route because they must be coming from something.

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

Posting Permissions

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