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Thread: Great Year

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    56

    Great Year

    Since we installed the pool in 2005, every year around early August I've get an algae bloom that kept recurring until I closed in September. Except this year. I was wondering I could repeat this from now on.

    The salt meter display on my SWG stopped working this year as it is reading 5400. (which is impossible)
    SWG recommendation 3700-3400.
    Salt 3100 (measured with AquaCheck strips, 4000 per pool store.

    Here are my current other numbers
    CYA 40 to 50 (which is a bit lower than usual for SWG)
    ph 7.8
    FC 6 (prior to this year, I kept it at 1-3)
    TA 110
    CH 225

    Early in the year, I ran the SWG to keep pool at 3ppm.
    In late July just as I saw the water start to turn, I shocked it up to 34ppm for 2 days.
    Since then I kept chlorine around 6-8 and have not had any algae problems.

    I still continue to get a water behind the liner which means I have to manually vacuum since the auto vacuum gets hung up.

    Hope everyone had a good a year as I did. :whoot:
    Take Care,
    Carl
    Carl Schnurr
    Pool: 96,000 litre, vinyl liner, 1 HP pump, sand filter, Aqua-rite SWG, Hayward e.vac, installed 2005
    Spa: La-Z-Boy 'Relieve', 1300 litre, acrylic, with ozonator, installed 2017

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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    456

    Re: Great Year

    I had a great first year also no issues at all thanks to this site and the BBB method and it cost me a whopping 63 dollars in chemicles for the summer and still have 12 gallons of bleach left...BBB IS GREAT.......Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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