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Thread: Great Year

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    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 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
    Test Kit: Taylor 2005C

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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    SW Ohio

    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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