Recent content by Edge70

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    Alkalinity at Closing

    Hello, looking to close tomorrow and my total alkalinity is 88, ph 7.8,. Pool company recommends bringing alkalinity into the 150-175 level for closing. They tell me that have alkalinity too low can lead to wrinkles in the liner. Please advise. Also, Calcium Hardness is 100 which is a bit...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    @IceShadow, so drain and exchange is underway. My fill hose took 53 seconds to fill a 20L pail so that works out to be about 23L/min, 1358L/hour. Since my pool is a bit over 80,000L, I'm going to do this for 28 hours. I started last night at 7:30pm so this will take me until later this...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    @IceShadow, good idea on the dilluted test. I will give that a try tonight doing a 50/50 mix to see where I end up. Thanks for the help. Would be nice to get that CYA lower. I did try the replacement method the other night using a 1/3HP sump pump. Says it will pump over 2,000 gallons an...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    I've got the CYA below 100 now which I know is still pretty high but I think this should continue to come down now as pool water evaporates and we top up with fresh water. I'd like to remove more but it seems so wasteful (and to dump 1/2 the pool water (over 10,000 gallons) to get down to 50...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    So if I have to replace 75% of the water in the pool, how is doing this method any less expensive then doing a series of draining and filling? I've already drained probably 10-12" out of the pool and replaced the water. I'll continue with this new method tomorrow though.
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    Ok, I understand. How much water should I be looking to exchange?
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    Ok, I reviewed the information on doing a no drain water exchange. I'm a little confused though because you do actually drain some of the water so why is it called a no drain water exchange? How do you know how much water to exchange?
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    @IceShadow, I actually did the vacuuming to waste to get some dirt out of the pool... took about 4-5 inches of water out. Then I did about 3-4 mins of backwash and finally rinsed the filter before returning it to filter mode. After that is done and the water level has dropped I have my pump...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    I've done a couple of vacuum to waste sessions to get water out of the pool and i've been refilling. Water is slowly getting clearer but still quite cloudy. Should I add a bit more liquid chlorine to the pool? FC last night was down to 8. Will check it again shortly. Would like to get the...
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    Ok, Sounds like I need to change out a fair amount of the water to low the cya situation then. Thanks for the input.
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    Can the high levels of CYA be making it cloudy as well?
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    Wow, that's a lot of water to change! I assume you are suggesting this because of the high CYA?
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    Can't get water to clear up.

    So I used the kit tonight and here's the results.... FC 10 CC .5 PH 7.5 TA 140 CYA 140 Note, I didn't test for CH as it's a vinyl pool and I read that it's not necessary for this. Pool seems to have cleared slightly today. Can barely see bottom of the deep end now. Thoughts anyone???