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    new above ground pool owners

    My husband and I have an above ground pool and are having trouble getting any chlorine readings. We have the chlorine floater going around for about a week now and it looks as if they're not dissolving at all. Any suggestions?

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida
    Hi, Stacy,

    Your chlorine is being consumed by the Sun or algae in your pool (even tho you may not see it). Do you have any CYA in the pool? If so, can you post those test results? Also post results for pH and Alk, we'll assume your chlorine is zero. Once you get us those numbers, we can help you get your pool clear.
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    Hi Stacy,

    Welcome to TFP in addition to getting a good set of numbers we will also need to know what size your pool is. You will also need to get a good test kit Dave sells a great one here or the Taylor K-2006 is also a good one.

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    South Carolina
    Hi Stacey and Welcome to TFP!

    The "stickies" (link in my sig) are a great starting point.

    For folks to give you good advice, more info is needed:

    Post full set of numbers from your water test.

    If you add all your pool and equipment info in your signature, it will be very helpful.

    Getting a good test kit is the BEST investment we made in our pool. I recommend the TF Test kit sold by duraleigh, link in my sig. He is also an active member on TFP and is always available to help folks with their pool problems or any questions on the test kit.

    The folks here will have your pool 'sparkling' soon
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    Re: new above ground pool owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy1981
    We have the chlorine floater going around for about a week now and it looks as if they're not dissolving at all. Any suggestions?
    Is the floater the only way you are adding chlorine? If it is then there is no way that would keep up. floaters are more for maintaining in between adding granular chlorine or liquid chlorine.
    16' by 32' cornelius AG vinyl liner, 6' deep end, 14500 gal.
    Hayward 250 Lb sand filter
    Hayward 40 GPM pump
    2-2' by 20' sun grabber solar heater.
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