I am still getting some data on where to get the washing soda or soda ash for the other pool I posted about (GM on my signature).
This is another one. Just read again all of the pool school and some posts in the forum but have the following questions... maybe somebody could help me out with the very basic process for this:
When shocking this pool (MS on singature), considering the pictures attached:
Pool type: chlorine
Pool surface: plaster
Pool capacity: 9,257 US gallons
1) The pump was running. We turned off today completely. Is this correct? (someone said there was no need to leave the pump running as the filter could get very saturated?)
2) I read on the PS that I should test the FC right? Is there anything else I should test considering how it looks now?
3) I read at the PS that it is difficult to determine the exact amount of chlorine to add. Someone said to me that a way of shocking the pool was to put chlorine in the pool (walking around the pool) until it would turn white and a little transparent. In the picutres you can see the bottom but today, thanks to the pump that was running, it was green completely and the bottom dissapeared.
This person in summary said:
- do this when the sun goes off
- turn off the pump
- superchlorinate / shock the pool until it gets white (around 30 min)
- add 2 liters of algicide diluted in to 10 liters of water and fill it into the pool (walking around)
- then add 2 kg of pH stabilizer also diluted in to 10 liters of water
- this will cause small white pieces to absorb the algae and will fall to the bottom
- next day before the sun warms the pool, use the filter to drain water using the hose and vacuum to remove the white "pieces"
- check chlorine levels and have it to 3.5
How does this sounds to you?