Contruction Zone=dirty water

mommahocker

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Hey Pool Kids!
I've done a quick search of TFP regarding this, with no luck. So here I am!

Got a slow-start at pool opening this year, but started SLAM 4 days ago, my 2nd year following the TFP method, and the process is going smoothly. And for a VERY impatient person, I'm following the rules TO A TEE! Last year it took me 2 whole weeks to turn a HULK-colored pool "Sparkling Blue". This year, day 4 and it's MINIMALLY CLOUDY. Trust the PROCESS!

As I was vacuuming tiny bits off the bottom today I was thinking ahead abt daily/weekly maintenance, as one does when vacuuming. ;) And here's where it lead me:
I live about 1/4 mile north of a new construction zone, LOTS of dirt being moved ALL day. And a "devil's hot oven" south OK wind. See where I'm headed??
Fine dirt particles ALL SUMMER. Added to the fact that I live next to a heavily wooded green belt. I will be battling the sediment all summer, no doubt.

I asked a neighborhood resident for any tips on mitigating the dirt sediment, and they suggested "Blue 2000". I quickly googled that name and found 'Durachlor Blue 2000'. In the most basic terms, a clumping agent. I quickly came to TFP to search it up, but found nothing under that name.

Does anyone have any experience with this stuff or similar?? Being a fairly new pool person, I'm not familiar with that type of chemical. I'd really be upset if I worked so hard to get my water clean and balanced, only to mess it all up with some junk!

I look forward to hearing any info on this 'Durachlor Blue 2000' stuff and any helpful tips on the "construction-zone pool nemesis" would be greatly appreciated!
~Mandy on OK
 

mknauss

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Its clarifier. Glue. Not for continuous use.

Just clean the pool. Your filter will clear out any dirt that gets in it.
 

mommahocker

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I see. OK, will just stick with what I know! Thanks for the quick follow-up:) This is my 3rd year on a cartridge filter. I'm really on the fence to just get a new one now... It's working through the SLAM, but I don't know it's life span after this year? Any thoughts?
Unfortunetley, I didn't get much paperwork on the most important stuff when I had this pool installed. Without TFP and google, I don't know where I'd be!
 

mknauss

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If no clarifier or floc has been used and the filter does not have any tears or degradation of end caps, they can last many years.
 

V___25

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If it's something you're constantly vacuuming off the bottom, maybe consider investing in a robot? Or is the construction planned to be done before next summer?
 

mommahocker

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If it's something you're constantly vacuuming off the bottom, maybe consider investing in a robot? Or is the construction planned to be done before next summer?
I have a silly ladybug auto-vac thing, silly heifer gets stuck at the ladder. And the manual vacuuming is really therapy for me, so I don't mind it. But yes, the construction is a new housing addition, so it will be on-going for the foreseeable future. Such is life...

Clean cartridge filter worked great for it this morning... AND I'm still on the tail end of a SLAM so hopefully the airborn dirt won't affect it. Will see how it progresses.
 
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