HELP going on vacation!
I’ve read quite a bit but still some odd things are happening.
Test Kit - Taylor K1004 DPD (not FAS)
Location Toronto, Canada, Water temp 70-80
SWG – Triopure 25 (with Ozone as part of unit)
Pool timer - Running 12 hours a day or more. (Triopure runs continually on its own pump) Was 8pm to 8am now I set it to 4 am to 4 pm. However I manfully turn the pump on all the time to run the barracuda when I need it.
Only using liquid chlorine, to shock
Pool is in full sun when sunny.
Water specs (My own tests and 2 different pool stores)
Between my own tests and two different pool stores every number is different. I will provide the average. off. Sucks
FC – Keeps dropping all the time Depending on time after shock obviously
CC – Drops then goes back to .5- 1.0 ish in day or two
CYA – 35-40 One pool store says its 65
TA – 80-100 but again one pool store says it 65
PH – 7.4-7.5
Phosphates – 1000 (was 3000-4000)
Salt – 3600 (one store says its 4270)
Hardness - 150
Copper - .06
Iron - 0
Water clarity is clear no haziness
Pool status. I missed some stuff but below is the general idea of events
Open the pool in April installed Triopure, Used safety cover over winter. Pool was hazy due to super high dust particles that settled on bottom when opened. Did the typical pool opening stuff. 1L 60% poly. 1KG shock power, stain n scale. I then added 10L and then another 20l Liquid to clear up pool. Never Green. Did not turn on SWG until water temp hit 60 ish (May). Used liquid 12% up until unit was running. I had a black bird issue where they kept crap’ing in the pool for 2-3 weeks straight (200 turds per day I had to vacuum out then backwash ever 2-3 days) Pool was always clear and had 1-2 ppm FC during that time. Water temp was cold 60’s. I had what looked like a small Algae patch growing on the side of the pool under the diving board. < 1 sqft in size. Shocked pool many times during startup and after.
June 2nd Pool store says I have 3000-4000ppb Phosphates. Water looked good but added 1 jug Phos free.1 jug in sand filter to lower phosphates. Back washed that after few days
. Brushed pool once a week. No visible agile. Heated pool to 80 on June 15th for pool party. Pool looked hazy after party. 0.5 CC Shocked it with 9L of Chorine.
Sun - June 22 (Sunday) Heated pool again to 80ish (pool party). 1.0 CC Shocked it with 13L in evning
Mon – 0FC in Morning. Had Phosphates tested again later that day, still 2000-2500. Bought a pale of PhosFloc. Did the procedure. Let it settle for 18 hours.
Tues – 0 FC, Vacuum Residue to waste. CC said it was 1. Shocked pool again 9-10L. All the Clorine I had left. Power Floc’ing threw my balance off. TA 60. PH 7.0-72. Wed added 2KG Baking soda. Added 4000L of fresh water
Wed – 3.5 – 4.5 FC in morning. CC.5 still. In the evening I started reading this web site in more detail again.
Thur- .05 FC. CC .5- 0.75. TA 100 with out CYA correction Added 1.5 KG baking soda to bring up TA and PH a bit. Backwashed for long time to remove power flocing ****. Added 1500L fresh water. Added 1L liquid to bring up FC a bit to help SWG keep up. SWG running at 8-9 out of 10 setting. Added can of 900ml of CYA to skimmer. This should add about 11ppm or so to total CYA. I know it should be 60-80. Added puck to skimmer basket. Big storm today it added ¼ - ½ inches of rain water to pool. Was Sunny yesterday.
FC 0.2 ish hard to tell with standard DPD kit
CC 0.5 ish
TA – 115-120
Water temp 71
Clear water but lots of dust on bottom of pool this moring
You see I’m going away for a week starting Saturday morning. Trying to get pool settled fast. Yes I’m doing too many things to the water this week, I’m going to add pucks to simmer as a precaution.
So should I hit to pool with another 20L (super shock) before I go?
Should I run the pool 24 a day?
Why is PH still down? I had it back up but over nite it dropped again
I went to buy a FAS DPD kit but they want $88 CDN for the single test to do real shocking type stuff. How can I do 20ppm shock and hold it there with a standard DPD test?
Is there anyway I can get TF-100 test kit in Canada? Edited to show correct test kit name. JasonLion