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    Inside pool discolor and value question

    Hello - as I'm waiting on my test kit I did some cleaning. I notice my pool had a touch of yellow and green. I pour some algae clean and scrub the shell of the pool... I notice the shell of the pool is very discolor.

    What can I do to make the shell of the pool white? I scrub the pool a few times, but still a little brown here and there...

    Also, I did an inspection of the pool equipment and notice a nob broken from the value... The pool pressure is at 10 and I think it should be above that.. The jets are very weak. Any help please...

    The pool 13K gallons

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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    Forget whatever "algea scrub" is ... you just need to use bleach.
    The remedy for the stains depends on the cause of the stain. Does it brush off? Does a vitamin C tablet lighten the stain? Does a trichlor puck lighten the stain?

    That knob is a place for adding grease I think. Not sure if you need the cap or not, I would think so.

    Why do you think the pressure should be higher?
    Are the skimmer and pump baskets clean?

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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    Yes I'm adding bleach to it daily (QUART)...

    Where do i get vitamin C from to keep the pool shell looking white.

    Yes - after i scrub it just moves, and I vacuum the pool but the pressure is at 10, so it don't pick everything up... The gaugae say its should be between 10 -20 but still steedy at 10.

    Yes everything is clean....

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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    That is not what vitamin C is for, but is the stain is moving, then it is not metal stains.

    A gauge does not tell you what pressure your system should be at. You can turn those little arrows to point where ever you want. Does the gauge go to 0 when you turn the pump off?

    Higher pressure does not necessarily mean you have higher flow rate.
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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    Yes when it turn off it goes to zero and when it turns on it goes to 10, but before it was going to 18 and I felt more pressure on the JETS.

    Now that the gauge is reading 10 I don't feel any strong pressure for the JETS.

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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    Check if the impeller is clogged then. Only way to have lower pressure and less flow is if there is a blockage on the suction side or between the pump and the filter.
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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    Great I will check that once I get home...

    Any othere advice you can give on trying to keep the shell clean? Its pretty old in the inside of the pool.. I'm trying loads pics but it not letting me...

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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

    If it comes off when you brush, then you need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process and after that is complete, maintain adequate FC (as a function of your CYA) so that algae can not start again.
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    Re: Inside pool discolor and value question

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    Yes when it turn off it goes to zero and when it turns on it goes to 10, but before it was going to 18 and I felt more pressure on the JETS.

    Now that the gauge is reading 10 I don't feel any strong pressure for the JETS.
    Also clean out the pump leaf basket with a hose, sometimes the holes get clogged and can restrict flow into the pump.

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