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  1. JPMorgan

    Pool Heating Costs?

    Kind of an unusual question and I'm not sure there is a good answer, but thought I'd ask anyway. We had a significant increase in the cost of gas and suspect that heating our pool might be the issue. The 60k pool was being maintained at 87-88 degrees. We have since turned it down to 82...
  2. JPMorgan

    Water Line Scum on Tile

    Was wondering if anyone has found an effective prevention solution for that scum that builds up on pool tiles. I am helping to maintain a condominium pool and cleaning the tile with a tile cleaner and scrub pad has become an almost daily chore. The tile on the side where the skimmers are...
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    Best method for cleaning tile?

    I have used super tile and vinyl cleaner (In The Swim) with a stiff brush to clean scum build-up on the tile. However, I used almost a full quart to do the job and this job needs to be done about once per week. Has anyone had success with a product that will prevent this build-up? If not, is...
  4. JPMorgan

    Pool Math

    So... I added 1.5 quarts of liquid chlorine (12.5%) to our 20k gal bromine pool today since I figured that amount would bring the bromine level up to about 10 ppm (which it did). I only went to 10 because that is the highest level of bromine that state regs will allow to keep our pool open...
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    Pool Math

    I am helping to maintain an indoor pool for our HOA and just want to check my pool math for shocking. The 20k gal pool is sanitized with bromine and there is an automatic feeder. I am maintaining the bromine level at around 5. The pool company that comes out ecvery 2 weeks is using a...
  6. JPMorgan

    Explorer E70 vs Wave 60?

    Ordered the E70 today. Hope to have it in the pool this weekend. Will check back in after a few uses to let you know what I think of it. Thanks all.
  7. JPMorgan

    Filter leak repair

    After backwashing, I am getting leaking from the discharge hose when I put the valve handle back in the filter position. Have changed the spider gasket, but still leaking. What would be the next step to try to stop this.... new multi-port valve?
  8. JPMorgan

    Explorer E70 vs Wave 60?

    We are looking for a pool cleaner for our condo pools. We have both an indoor and outdoor pool. I called Marina Pools and Spas and was told they were out of the Wave 60 model. Margaret recommended the Explorer E70... said it was as good as a commercial pool cleaner. Anyone have experience...
  9. JPMorgan

    DE returning to pool

    We've have a similar problem at a condo pool. My experience is that with the pump running the DE settles to the bottom after a period of time and the pool looks clear, but the DE is just sitting at the bottom of the pool. If you run a cleaner, it may stir it up a bit. The best way to tell if...
  10. JPMorgan

    Backwashing a DE Filter

    Thank you!
  11. JPMorgan

    Backwashing a DE Filter

    Is there any reason to backwash a DE filter if the pressure has not risen by 5-10 psi? Is it okay to go several months between backwashes if the filter pressure is not rising.
  12. JPMorgan

    Aerator for 60,000 gallon pool

    Was wondering if any of these aerator products available on the market would be useful to raise pH in a 60,000 gallon pool (see example below). If there are better options, I would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks...
  13. JPMorgan

    Bad Solenoid?

    It is an Aquasol. The pool company asked me to unplug the Controller to see if the "pea" in the vertical site glass for bromine flow dropped to the bottom. It didn't and he diagnosed it as a bad solenoid (said the "pea" should drop to the bottom of that site glass when the Contoller is unplugged).
  14. JPMorgan

    Bad Solenoid?

    Thanks for your reply. I will check the name of the controller and get back to you.
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    Bad Solenoid?

    We have a Controller that controls the flow of bromine and acid to our indoor pool. Has been working well to keep snaitizer and pH at appropriate levels. Recently I noticed that bromine level was rising, but Controller was still calling for more bromine. I was told that a solenoid has gone bad...
  16. JPMorgan

    Starting to see some algae in indoor bromine pool

    Don't think I got an answer to one of my questions in my last post.... "How do I know how much liquid chlorine to add to raise bromine to the appropriate level, i.e., 10ppm? Pool Math only calculates for FC, so would I enter 5 ppm as my FC Target if I want to get to 10 ppm of bromine? Also...
  17. JPMorgan

    Shocking a Bromine Pool

    This is an indoor pool and it was my understanding that using bromine as a sanitizer might make sense in an indoor pool. Also.... in a previous post (that has become inactive) kazer15 noted "I run an indoor bromine pool and I would not let my TA get below 120". Why do you maintain TA on the...
  18. JPMorgan

    Shocking a Bromine Pool

    I am helping to maintain a condo pool and have some questions about shocking the pool. The Pool company currently shocks the pool every two weeks during their maintenance visit. They use a product called Wipeout (MPS?). Is it okay to continue to use this product or would liquid chlorine be...
  19. JPMorgan

    Condo Complex HOA - Satisfying pool testing requirements

    Nick.... hopefully you were able to find and read some of my posts and the responses form TFP users and experts. I am in Illinois, so the requirements here are a bit different. We are required to test the pool two times per day and there are specifications re: what levels need to be...
  20. JPMorgan

    Starting to see some algae in indoor bromine pool

    Actually, the pool doesn't seem to get much use. I rarely see people using it (which seems strange to me), but there are quite a few "seniors" living in this complex. Re: shocking... you mentioned raising bromine to 20 ppm in your first reply and 10 ppm in your second reply. Should I start...
  21. JPMorgan

    Starting to see some algae in indoor bromine pool

    Thank you so much.... very helpful. Not sure what caused the algae because there is an automatic feeder and bromine level has been holding steady at around 4 ppm. The pool does get some sunlight through large glass windows along one side of the pool. Could that be an issue? I will try the...
  22. JPMorgan

    Starting to see some algae in indoor bromine pool

    I have recently noticed small amounts of algae at the bottom of an indoor bromine pool. This is an association pool which I help to maintain. The pool company says they add algaecide, clarifier, phosphate remover and shock weekly. They shock the pool using potassium monopersulfate. All these...
  23. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    I see these bottles in the pool storage area and understand that this stuff is added routinely (weekly) to the water in the indoor pool. I'm guessing this is completely unnecessary, correct? Thanks for all the input. I'm continuing to work on "corrective measures".
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Hope to cut back on many of those chemicals next outdoor season. We have discussed maintaining the outdoor pool with liquid chlorine and will revisit that when pool opens again in the spring. I have attached the quote that was submitted for addressing the DE that is getting into the pool...
  26. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    I have attached a copy of current maintenance contracts. One is for Opening and Closing the outdoor pool (looks like the HOA is being sold a lot of unnecessary chemicals) and the other is for maintenance of indoor pool. I have not yet seen the maintenance contract for the outdoor pool. Would...
  27. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Not defending the pool company, but it's my understanding that anything outside of routine maintenance or any repair over $250 requires HOA approval. I believe that's why they submitted a "proposal". Haven't seen the proposal yet, so hard to say. They may, indeed, be incompetent.... or just...
  28. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    So..... found out today that the pool company was aware of the problem of the DE getting into the pool and had submitted a proposal to "breakdown and inspect the filter" last year. HOA President says he never saw it :rolleyes:. Anyway.... he is re-sending the proposal. Asked the guy to send...
  29. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Any reason not to switch to a sand filter?
  30. JPMorgan

    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Readings were a little off last night, as the lighting was not great in the evening at the pool. Also, I think I read CH level when sample was more purple than blue. Here are readings for all levels as of this morning: FC 1.5 (actually bromine at 3 and then converting to Cl for the Pool Math...