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    My daughters pool

    New here to the forum and I feel like I have maybe found a gold mine of knowledge and truth to help my daughter.
    1 Her pool is in ground 18 X 36 3ft to 6ft and has 2 buddy seats.
    2 She always has a terrible time "starting up" the pool each spring(I got her a test kit last year she lives an hour away and we are headed up there today.I will check to see what I bought here and post results here later.
    3 She has a Waterway sand filter.The bottom cap is leaking somewhere.Not sure if threads or what but we have unions to cut in lines to rotate filter and see what is going on.
    4 She is a rush to the Pool store gal and and hoping to convince her after showing her this site to take a different approach.
    5 Anything else I can answer I will but I know you will want test results to provide needed help.
    6 Thanks for any help, suggestions and advice you may have.I do not think I am as stubborn as her must have got that trait from wife:

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    Welcome Mark!

    What kind of kit did you get for her? Yes we will need numbers to help. Hopefully you can do something to convince her to open up to doing this the easy way.

    Let us know how we can help.
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    Re: My daughters pool

    I think it was a k-2006 but will know for sure in about 2 hours.Thanks,can't wait to get there and post numbers!

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    Yes kit is k-2006 regents are 2 yrs old. Had flocked pool before i got there and they swept junk off bottom.Took samples but they are off
    Cfc 0
    Ph 7.4
    Ta 130
    Ch 100
    cya less than 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksj View Post
    Yes kit is k-2006 regents are 2 yrs old. Had flocked pool before i got there and they swept junk off bottom.Took samples but they are off
    Cfc 0
    Ph 7.4
    Ta 130
    Ch 100
    cya less than 20
    Hey, it beats having CYA through the roof! Selling her on a drain might be difficult. What does it look like? Where are the gory pictures?

    A couple bags of dichlor shock to appease her pool store mentality and raise CYA while lowering TA, and then bleach it clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Hey, it beats having CYA through the roof! Selling her on a drain might be difficult. What does it look like? Where are the gory pictures?

    A couple bags of dichlor shock to appease her pool store mentality and raise CYA while lowering TA, and then bleach it clean!
    Well i tried a pic we will see if it works.Have just found out that the leak was in the filter housing so now they need a filter too!Any reccomendations?They are on well water.

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    Is clorox bleach the recommended chlorine agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksj View Post
    Well i tried a pic we will see if it works.Have just found out that the leak was in the filter housing so now they need a filter too!Any reccomendations?They are on well water.

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    Is clorox bleach the recommended chlorine agent?
    Clorox is the brand name stuff. Any plain Sodium Hypochlorite product without scents, thickeners, or detergents in it is fine. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...nate-your-pool
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Hey, it beats having CYA through the roof! Selling her on a drain might be difficult. What does it look like? Where are the gory pictures?

    A couple bags of dichlor shock to appease her pool store mentality and raise CYA while lowering TA, and then bleach it clean!
    What size of the bags of dichlor shock,sorry but i see different sizes in Pounds.Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksj View Post
    What size of the bags of dichlor shock,sorry but i see different sizes in Pounds.Thanks again
    Mind you, this is only if she's one of these people who has been brainwashed by the pool store to think bleach is bad and powders are good and "shock" is necessary.... it's much simpler to add each chemical singly.

    Head over to poolmath and use the calculator on the bottom to get the approximate volume. I just plugged things in and got 19500. It could really be anything from 15000 to 20000; if she has a better number, use it.

    Go plug that volume in at the top of poolmath. Then go way down again and use Effects of Adding Dhemicals. In a 19500 gallon pool, 16 oz of dichlor will raise FC by 3.4 and CYA by 3.1.

    CYA is less than 20.... call it 10. You want to get to about 30, so you need 20 CYA. 7 lbs of dichlor will do it. So buy seven 1 lb bags or some combination to add up to 7 lbs. Read the label! There are three common and two less common powders all sold as "shock" You want dichlor powder.

    SLAM level for zero CYA is 10. Up at the top, put "now" FC at zero and target 10. Select dichlor. Voila! 47 oz. That's close enough to 48. Add three pounds.

    In an hour, and don't forget to filter and brush to mix it all, recheck FC and put that reading as the "now" and target 10 again.

    In another hour or two, target 11. When all the powder has been used up, FC target is 12 and you can switch to bleach for the rest of the SLAM.

    Too complicated? Forget the dichlor, add the CYA separately, and just use bleach to clear the pool.

    And again, this is only if she fusses about the bleach and wants to use "shock." It's much simpler to juggle one number than two or three.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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