I’m coming to the end of my first rookie pool season and have racked up a few questions.
Apologies for posting in one thread if they all should be in different forums!
Now that it’s getting colder and my chlorine use has radically dropped I want to reduce my pump time. I got some good info from Jason in the “Winter Pool Care (Non closed pool)” thread but was wondering if one could be slightly more scientific about it:
For example. My pool is 15,000 gal. If I was to turn it over every other day I would need to filter 7500 gal a day.
If my pump is a 2HP Intelliflow how many hours a day would I need to run it?
I think I saw a thread about this somewhere but cannot find it now!
As this is still a new pool the plaster curing (I guess) is continually pushing my pH up. To keep it down I am still adding about 0.75 gal of acid every week.
As a result of the acid my TA slowly drifts down and as a result of the plaster my CH is slowly drifting up.
I have let my TA drift down to 50 before bumping it up and plan to let it drift down this far again. Is this OK?
My CH has risen from 290 – 450 over 10 weeks and is still slowly rising. How high can I let this get before I should do a partial drain and refill?
Whilst I have no doubt that BBB is the reason for my trouble free pool I can really only claim one “B” to date.
I have a SWCG so only use Bleach for shocking – but at least I’m using it.
I haven’t had the balls to put Borax in the pool this year but have been eyeing it recently on the grocery store shelves and will do it next spring!
It’s the Baking Soda where I’m having problems. I cannot find it in any packages larger than 1lb and even when I find 1lb boxes the store (Target or Kroger) usually only has 3 or 4 of them.
Where do you find big boxes of Baking Soda or am I looking for something that does not exist?!
I have some Iron stain spots. They have been there for about a month.
They are small (smaller than a dime) and don’t seem to be getting much larger.
I can remove them with vit c tablets but they come back
I have no Iron in the water, at least that’s what two distinct pool stores are telling me.
I have been told (by the same pool stores) that ascorbic acid is only masking the stain not removing it.
How do I get rid of them for good?