Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: After a season with the Liquidator, my biggest surprise....

  1. Back To Top    #1
    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    After a season with the Liquidator, my biggest surprise....

    ....was that I didn't have to vacuum as much. I assume that the daily dosing a bleach I was doing manually was allowing some algae growth that was showing up as dirt on the bottom. The consistent chlorine level provided by the Liquidator apparently does a much better job of controlling growth. I did use about 12 more bottles of bleach than the previous year.

    The improvement was so significant, that I think I'm taking a robotic cleaner off my wish list. I've previously needed to vacuum and brush the pool at least weekly, and when I did, I could clearly see the areas that had already been done. This year, I only vacuumed the pool completely 4 or 5 times during the swimming season. I live in an area surrounded by farm fields, and we have a lot of dust too. My biggest problem this year was bugs on the bottom, so I'm thinking about investing in a Poolbuster or similar cleaner instead of the robot.

    TFP Moderator
    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Re: After a season with the Liquidator, my biggest surprise....

    I actually used less Chlorine. I am still using 2.5 gals of 10% CL per week and I was using 3.5 gal a week manual dosing. I do have to admit that I shocked maybe 4 times this season compared to only once last year because I sometimes went 5-7 days with out testing (please don't do as I do or do I recommend not to test more frequently, just being honest). Those extra shocks were due to having lower than 1pp of CL in my pool.

    I have not posted in a while and I know there were a lot of people dissapointed with the LQ but I have no complaints. As a matter of fact I have almost no crud on the bottom of my LQ and have gone almost 9 months with out cleaning.

    I still think it was the best money I have spent on my pool.
    20x40 24,000 gal IG plaster/CircuPool RJ45 SWG/2 skimmer/2sp 2.5hp Jandy Stealth/340sq ft cart filter/600sqftHeliocol Solar Panels/6ft semi circlr tanning ledge/25ft deep end bench/5ft sheer descent/2 lion head water features/1300sqft travertine paver/2 Colorlogic lights/Hayward Navigator/3step 2ft raised bond beam

Posting Permissions

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