Search results

  1. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    I will be getting the actual chlorine jugs that are refillable. In the long run it will be cheaper to shock with that anyway. about 4$ for 2.5 gallons here. The tablets are just too convenient for me to give up on. But hopefully the splash out in the summer will help keep it lower. Just wanted...
  2. A

    Can too much CYA cause physical damage to a pool?

    I was reading something today that mentioned too much CYA could cause etching? I painted my pool because it had been painted previously but was in need of repairs and I couldn't have it refinished currently. So it was new paint or have a spotty pool with already chalky paint. That was...
  3. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    So, I drained about 2/3 of the water and refilled. CYA now is at 65. So a lot more workable than what I had. Since the tests max out at 100, im sure I was probably around 120-130 by my best guess. Looks like I will be staying away from powder shock from now on.
  4. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    Tim5055- I use the pool store but normally try to go over the readings myself and figure out what I need from there rather than what they say. They have given some questionable advice before but thats mostly what their computer throws out when they enter the info. I use about 5 or six tabs...
  5. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    Thanks everyone for the replies. Tim5055- I was worried about the iron before I filled the pool. But it was not a problem once I chlorinated it because everything precipitated out and the filters caught it water was crystal clear. Is there and issue with iron leading to more algae or tying up...
  6. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    Is that chart in parts per million? You may be right. Last test showed stabalizer at 100ppm and free clorine was at 9.0 But I have an inline filter and the pump was running when I took the sample.
  7. A

    PHOSPHATES-What is the biggest imbalance that causes phosphates to allow algea growth

    My pool is driving me insane. Every month I have algea start to grow in my pool even though the water tests always show up as perfectly fine. "Perfect PH, perfect alkalinity, plenty of available chlorine, tsd not too high" But without fail every 3-4 weeks i start having green dust like algea...
  8. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    I got an entire case of 1 micron filters from amazon. I think it was 45 total and it cost 40$. The first filter I use is a 1 micron and the 2nd is a 5 micron carbon filter and then another 1 micron filter. The first one needs changing probably about every 2 months but the others last a very long...
  9. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    I use those same whole home canisters but I ran them in line together with very fine filters. Thats why my pressure was so bad with them. It works great in my house and my water tastes great and does not stain but when time is a factor my setup is not great.
  10. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    The clarifier was mostly just a precaution but just adding chlorine and filtering seems to have done the trick. I have shocked it twice now and both times the water stayed clear and no rust precipitated out that I could tell. I will try and take some pics of inside the filter. Maybe the poly...
  11. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    30,000 gallons filled. Pump and well are no worse for the wear. Got my utility bill and oddly enough it wasn't even up by all that much. I hard wired the pump to bypass the pressure switch and left it running during the day for 3 days. The well pump is rated for continuous duty but is old so I...
  12. A

    Stopping pump right at sunset for better chlorine performance?

    Thanks for the reply, ya I was figuring since Im using an inline chlorinator that it may help since its only pumping in chlorine as the pump runs. I was hoping this way I would not have to add much stabilizer since I like using tablets and would like to avoid too much cya.
  13. A

    Stopping pump right at sunset for better chlorine performance?

    I have an in line chlorine distributor and was curious if I would be best having the pump come on later in the day and shut off as soon as the sun goes down since the sun is chlorine's enemy. Will that help with the performance of the chlorine maybe give me a little more bang for my buck? watcha...
  14. A

    Maintaining Level in a separated kiddie pool

    Hello, Ive been fixing up my pool for awhile and recently filled it for the first time. As you can see in the picture it has a separated kiddie pool. The problem im running into is if the pump is running it will either want to overflow or all the water will be sucked out. The drain is plumbed...
  15. A

    Variable speed pumps? Are they as good as they claim?

    Thanks you guys for the info. I found a Pentair Sta-Rite Intellipro VS-3050 on craigslist and I am having the bearings replaced now. In total it will come in under $200 for everything including bearings. Cross your fingers for me. Anyone have any idea what would be a good amount of time and...
  16. A

    Creating a sand/beach area next to pool? Anyone have experience?

    Wow that is absolutely beautiful and I love the water entry. Like I said I feel like I could get the cats to not go in there. My main worry is the cleanup aspect.
  17. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    Trust me I've been racking my brain trying to determine to most economical solution lol. Florida is in a drought right now so my best bet is the well for the time being. If iron becomes a PITA I may just refill with the swamp water once we get rain.
  18. A

    Using a well to fill a pool.

    Hello all, let me just start off by saying how wonderful of a resource this site is and how much I appreciate the folks who are willing to take the time out of their day just to lend a helping hand to a stranger. Im just about to wrap up a rehab of a pool and this site has been my bible! Im...
  19. A

    Dual Speed Pump. I need some advice.

    I have a dual speed pump for my 30,000 gallon pool that I am meaning to hookup. It switches from .25hp to 1.5hp. Can anyone tell me if its better to try and run it 8 hours with 1.5 or run it longer at .25? at .25 im assuming it would need to be on a good portion of the day. Really what im...
  20. A

    Creating a sand/beach area next to pool? Anyone have experience?

    It would be in the sand I doubt it would ever get to enough of a level to do anything to the water.
  21. A

    Best filter type for rusty water?

    Thanks for the reply. Trucking the water in is not really an option for me. For 30000 gallons that will really cost a lot. My only option really is to find the most cost effective way to remove as much rust as I can.
  22. A

    Creating a sand/beach area next to pool? Anyone have experience?

    Yes I have 2 outside only cats so that is a concern. But im willing to try the cat repellent stuff. As for a boarder I was probably going to use 4x4 posts run along sideways. I know people who use copper sulfate on their lake beach once a year and it is pure white sand so I figured I would give...
  23. A

    Best filter type for rusty water?

    Who here has rusty well water? I currently have a cartridge filter but have not gotten my pool up and running. I know rust will be a problem and I will have to clean and replace the cartridges a lot probably. Would I be better off eventually getting a sand filter? I know they are supposed to...
  24. A

    Creating a sand/beach area next to pool? Anyone have experience?

    Im currently refurbishing a pool and have started a bit on the fencing. My original plan was to just fence in the pool deck. But the the more I got to thinking the more I didn't like the idea. I live on 8 acres and have plenty of room to work with. If I just fence in the deck it will be a pretty...
  25. A

    Variable speed pumps? Are they as good as they claim?

    Does anyone have one themselves. Are the savings between variable speed and single speed really that great? And would you say the high upfront cost offsets itself with the savings?
  26. A

    Rust in Water

    Ill try the paper towel trick for sure. Ive been doing some more research and Im confused. Will shocking the water separate the iron from the water? Im seeing more stuff about adding in a metal sequestrant? But so far everything Ive seen is about just shocking and filtering.
  27. A

    Rust in Water

    Hello everyone, I plan on filling my pool in the next couple of weeks for the first time. It is 30,000 gallons. I am on a well and I know rust is a major problem. I have a whole home filter but rust still makes it through. I know after I shock it with chlorine that it is more than likely to turn...
  28. A

    I really really need some advise on pool paint!!!

    It is painted. After I tried mineral spirits I rubbed some acetone on and it started to come off and got sticky. It was also very chalky but Ive pressure washed a lot of that off. I actually just ran up to lowes and saw they were selling a porter cable angle grinder for 40$ so I went ahead and...
  29. A

    I really really need some advise on pool paint!!!

    [/IMG] Give you an idea of the size. Once I got to the very bottom I discovered all of the trash they had thrown in. Including the old filter and pump as well as 2 mattresses. [/IMG] As I had Expected they had cut a hole in the bottom. I cleaned it out and filled the lines with hydraulic...
  30. A

    I really really need some advise on pool paint!!!

    This is what I started with. Halfway through the dig. I only used a mini excavator and the pool was too deep for it. I had this last bit on dirt in there for a while before I got back to it. The rest had to be shoveled out by hand into 5 gallon buckets.