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    calcium fall out

    I opened pool about 3 weeks ago and all looks great. I started using the 3" chlorine tablets and weekly granular shock ever sunday evening. The problem I am experiencing is when i shock on Sundays the following day I have residual laying on bottom of pool. The chlorine level is where they should be the cya is high 104. Any idea why I am having this fall out? My pool supplier says it is the calcium falling out and not dissolving. What do I do it is messy looking after shocking.

    Thanks for any help you can offer. Becky
    20,000 Gallon
    16 x 32 In-Ground Gunite/Painted
    Tagelus Sand Filter 325LB
    3" chlorine tablets/weekly shock

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Are you just throwing the shock in? If so, it's the undissolved shock laying on the bottom of the pool. A bad idea. I hope it's not a liner pool.
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    What are your water test results? Cal-hypo, a common shock and the only kind that might warrant that comment from the pool store, shouldn't be used when your CH level is already high.
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    It is a gunite painted surface pool. First shock this season was broadcast and had fall out. second shock was predissolved and poured in. Would it be helpful to pour through skimmer? It a 20,000 fallon pool. with a sand filter.

    20,000 Gallon
    16 x 32 In-Ground Gunite/Painted
    Tagelus Sand Filter 325LB
    3" chlorine tablets/weekly shock

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    Sebring, Florida

    Welcome to the forum. Why shock at all? How does your water look?

    If you can post a set of test results, you may not need to shock. And, even if you do, you can do so with bleach and eliminate the fall out completely.

    Read some of the stickies in the header above. My bet is you may not need to shock. You can get control of your pool water, save some money, and enjoy your pool more if you can test your water and then know how to balance it.
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