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Thread: Brand new Intex 16' x 32' pool. Bleached vinyl liner.

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    gazumph's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    Spartanburg, SC

    Brand new Intex 16' x 32' pool. Bleached vinyl liner.

    So I was putting shock in the pool and I did as recommended, sweeping away the shock as it settled to the bottom. I don't have a skimmer, unless the leaf catcher in the pump is considered a skimmer -- I just don't know. Anyway, I put the shock directly into the pool and swept away as recommended. Now I have lighter areas on the liner that are clearly where some of the product settled. I am really upset about this. Is there any way to fix a discolored area?

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    Mod Squad Texas Splash's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Brand new Intex 16' x 32' pool. Bleached vinyl liner.

    Hello and welcome to TFP. If your liner is bleached from a pool store product that rested on the surface, I suspect the color is gone. But rest-assured we can help you maintain your pool the right way, easily, and with common grocery store products. If you are committed to this, then do the following:
    1 - The proper test kit (i.e. TF-100 – link below) is the foundation of your pool care. Why this kit? We've learned through personal experience that you cannot reply on pool store testing, test strips, or simple over-the-counter kits. They simply do not read Free Chlorine (FC) or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels accurately or to the high levels we need. If you do not have a TF-100 or Taylor K2006 test kit, it should be your #1 priority.
    2 - Read all the links you see below in my signature. They contain everything you need to know.

    Golden rule - Avoid the pool store for testing, advice, or products. You simply won’t get the advice/service you deserve and you will waste money on products your pool doesn’t need. Do not add anything to your pool other than what is advocated by the TFP site or its experts. You’ll have a happier pool, spend less time maintaining your pool, and probably save some $$ in the process. The following are short articles from this site that you will see linked in my signature below: Pool School, Recommended Levels (for YOUR pool), PoolMath Calculator, SLAM, and the Chlorine/CYA Chart. Welcome!
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Re: Brand new Intex 16' x 32' pool. Bleached vinyl liner.

    What Texas Splash said!!!!!
    16 'x 48" Metal Frame Intex 5065 gallons, 14 Inch sand filter,Hayward Skimmer SP1091LX Dynaskim, Test Kit TF-100

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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Brand new Intex 16' x 32' pool. Bleached vinyl liner.

    Welcome to TFP!!

    You have been given good advice!
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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