Recent content by Rocco

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    Post Resurfacing Green Tint Water

    Filling from well water and my recent experience this summer certainly lead me to believe it is metal in the water. In my case I was able to remove the green tint in about 3 days. To do this I use 3 bottles of Metal Out at the start from Leslies. I also bought a box of PolyFil from...
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    Alternative to DE

    I use cellulose fiber from the very beginning purely to stay away from the health dangers associated with DE and have never used DE. I am very happy with it but do know that it takes a significant amount of backwash and rinsing to remove most of it from the grids. As a result I breakdown the...
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    Is a waterfall worth it?

    I use the water fall strictly for looks and the kids really enjoy it (ages 5 to 10) and would certainly put one in if I was to build a pool.
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    Cal Hypo damage

    It appears to be the same exact thing that happen to me before I joined TFP. In my case it was the chlorine (I was using PowerPowder Plus) and copper in the plaster/water reacting and creating a dark purple/blue stain on the floor of the pool. Eventually it would fade after a day or two...
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    Green Pool Due to Copper

    I did put the poly-fil directly in the skimmer basket, I did not use anything to contain it but I will use a skimmer sock next time just to make myself feel better. I also isolated to pull from the skimmer only, you will want to check it every day as debris will also get stuck to the poly-fil.
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    Green Pool Due to Copper

    After 3 days things are back to normal. The poly-fil was still white after the first day but was mostly brown after the 3rd day.
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    Green Pool Due to Copper

    Got to the house and backwashed the sand filter and the water ran dark brown/brick red for about a 90 seconds. Went through the backwash / rinse cycle a few times until the water coming out was clean. Added another bottle of Metal Out and added Polyfil to the skimmer basket (Large box of...
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    From brown to 😍😍. Thank you polyfil!

    Thank you again for the information. Purchased a box from a local Walmart and stuff the skimmer basket with it.
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    From brown to 😍😍. Thank you polyfil!

    Any thoughts on adding it to a sand filter? Placing it inside above the sand?
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    From brown to 😍😍. Thank you polyfil!

    Can you provide a bit more detail on the Polyfil? Is it cotton? Where can I purchase?
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    Green Pool Due to Copper

    Thank you both. You are correct it was much more yellow in color than thought and there are iron stains in the dishwasher and other places within the house. Added two bottles of Metal Out from Leslies and 20 hours later the color has faded a significant amount, however it is not completely...
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    Green Pool Due to Copper

    I am currently maintaining one of my relatives pool for them and go over every 3 days. Yesterday I elevated the chlorine level to make sure that the chlorine would be sufficient until I returned in 3 days. Last night they added some water (they are on well water) and left the hose on...
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    Purple Blackish Stains at bottom of pool surface

    Brianhuynh05, this will take us down a bit of a hole as we are now getting into the main principals of TFP on how to maintain a pool. Reading in pool school will help you understand a bit better. In short by bringing your chlorine up to the required level and keeping it there the stains should...
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    Purple Blackish Stains at bottom of pool surface

    I also get those. I have large river birch trees that constantly drop stuff into the pull. This looks like stuff that gets dropped into the pool and sits on the bottom leaving the stains. These should be organic stains and should go away as you increase your chlorine level. I recommend...