Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 45

Thread: Just starting new pool with swg

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Just starting new pool with swg

    I have my salt in and have been adding cya have added 4lbs and im running pump only to circulate salt. Should I get some liquid bleach and muratic acid for when I start swg this afternoon at 3:00 pm will be my 24hrs? HELP please If so how much should I add?
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    You should get all of your levels balanced before starting the SWG. That starts with getting a full set of test results so we know what needs to be adjusted.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    so I should add bleach and muratic acid? how much im so confused
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  4. Back To Top    #4
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    As I said, you need test results to know what you need to do. If you post your test results we can tell you if you actually need to add anything and if so how much.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Divin Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Longview, Texas
    Posts
    4,926

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Hi Joeam,
    what Jason is saying is that we cant tell what and how much to add without knowing what your the levels for Ph and FC or anything else are. We would need to have some test results.

    In the absence of them, all we can do is point you to the pool math calculater and use the reccommended levels as a guide. Links below.
    To use the calculator
    Enter your gallons in the spot for it at top left
    At the bottom where is says "suggested goal levels" select Vinyl.
    In the NOW column down the left side, enter your test result reading for each water parameter
    In the GOAL column, jus to the right of the "NOW" enter your goal or target to where you want to get to.
    Then click the calculate button. The Pool Math will tell you how much and what to add for each water parameter.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

    Here is a link to TFP's recommended levels
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...mmended-levels

    Also its highly recommened to start learning how to manage and care for your pool using the TFP method. Start with teh ABC's and then progress from there. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...ater-chemistry
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    I have some test results 40 cya. ph 7.0 .TA 120 I am not sure on chlorine as I get no color change when I put the scoops in test water and im not sure of the next step
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  7. Back To Top    #7
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    I recommend adding 4 ppm of chlorine, about 2 quarts of 8.25% bleach, to the pool and then turning on the SWG.

    Your PH is a little low, but will almost certainly go up on it's own. When the PH gets up to 7.8, probably in a few days, lower it back down to 7.2.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Thank you Jason and Dave im trying to learn and I appreciate the help
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Divin Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Longview, Texas
    Posts
    4,926

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Good deal Joeam,

    you will need to test your water at least once a day for a week, or maybe more. By testing daily, you will learn what your pool is doing and what you need to adjust.
    Test your water each evening for FC and PH. If your FC is below your recommended minimum, then either set the pump run time longer, or increase the precent output on the SWG so that you maintian the Chlorine as you need to.

    After testing for a week or howver long and you learn what your FC consumption is and about how quickly your Ph goes up, you can cut back on your testing to every couple or 3 days.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    ok folks here are my test results this am Fc .4 CC.4 PH 7.4 TA130 CH120 Here is what I have done so far I added 280 lbs of salt 6 lbs of cya with sock method 3quarts of bleach and I have ran the swg for probably 8 hours where should my numbers be?
    and what should I do next I just started a boost on swg
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    any ideas I have kids that would like to swim
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  12. Back To Top    #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Wondering if I put this in the wrong place to get answers? sorry if I did mods can you move it where it's supposed to go. I went ahead and added the rest of the 121 oz 8.25% bleach so total bleach added is 121oz I did this after I noticed a green ring appear just above the water line on the liner opposite side of pool from the pump it wipes away algae?? HELP
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Ok so it is algae that is present on wall of pool my afternoon test numbers are FC=3.4 CC=.2 PH=7.8 TA=110 HELP PLEASE
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    So will bringing my FC up to 6 take care of the algae or do I need to slam now that it has started???
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  15. Back To Top    #15
    Divin Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Longview, Texas
    Posts
    4,926

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    Hi Joeam. sorry for the late check in. Been a long day.
    If you have algae, you need to take the FC to slam level.
    Once you get it to SLAM, you need to try as hard as you can to keep it there. You need to test often in order to know how much chlorine loss is happening and use pool math which I previously gave you a link, to figure out how much chlorine to add.

    There are 3 cirteria for passing the Slam and being done with it.
    1. You have to have clear water
    2. You must have less than .5 cc
    3. you must pass the overnight chlorine loss test. (OCLT).
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

  16. Back To Top    #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    So algae is algae and the only thing I can do is slam im going to have to get some bleach then and start tomorrow dang my luck!!!

    I have Clear water and my cc was .2 this afternoon just noticed the green ring I brushed the whole pool and added some more bleach in hopes that would take care of it
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  17. Back To Top    #17
    Divin Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Longview, Texas
    Posts
    4,926

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    If your water is clear and your CC low, then it should go quick. If you care to swim, its safe to do so up to slam level FC.

    Quote Originally Posted by joeam View Post
    So algae is algae and the only thing I can do is slam im going to have to get some bleach then and start tomorrow dang my luck!!!

    I have Clear water and my cc was .2 this afternoon just noticed the green ring I brushed the whole pool and added some more bleach in hopes that would take care of it
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

  18. Back To Top    #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    ok used the acid to get ph down to 7.2 and that was kind of scary the fumes got to me and the stuff smokes when you open it. any way 409 oz of bleach in to get me to my slam level of 31 now I wait and test
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  19. Back To Top    #19

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    First test showed FC=26.5 second shows FC=30 my question is my water has always been clear and my CC is steady at .2 How long should I maintain the shock level? My original problem was a green ring that formed just above the water line!
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

  20. Back To Top    #20

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Mcgregor Tx
    Posts
    34

    Re: Just starting new pool with swg

    I guess I am going to do a oclt this evening
    Intex 22'x52" 10.5k round ultra frame agp Intex 16" sand/salt water system pump model#28681eg k2006 taylor test kit

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •