What's a slam process? And I'll get the test kit asap monday if I can and yes pool is green. House set empty for a year and also had roof done before purchase, I'm getting shingle tape surfacing and fished out tons of debris off bottomWelcome to TFP!
First of all, you need a proper test kit to maintain your pool. Ditch those test strips -- we call them "guess strips" because you're more or less guessing at your results. You can see the kits we recommend at Test Kits Compared.
Next, read ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and Pool School - Trouble Free Pool
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have!
A polite suggestion: your pool looks green and cloudy. It's probably the image, but I'd suggest getting a test kit sooner rather than later and doing a SLAM Process on your pool. You won't believe how clear and blue your pool can be!
Where can I order one of these test kits? Tfp sale them?Hello and welcome to TFP!
Your pool looks fun! Do you have questions? I see green water, would you like to not have green water? We can help with that, but the strips are junk, we don't use or recommend them here. You will need to get a good test kit, see Test Kits Compared.
In the meantime, check out ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and Pool School.
Thanks, I ordered the k2006 on amazon, cost was 74$ with tax. Will be here between the 1st and 5th of august.You might be able to find a test kit locally, but it might be at a premium price. Any of the inexpensive ones you'll see aren't what you need. You need a FAS/DPD kit, and with your pool also needing the SLAM Process, you'll need to get the XL option. If you order from TFTestkits.net make sure to get the XL option at the same time since you get a discount on the extra reagents that way.
The TF-100 bundles are also a great deal, much better than if purchased separately.
They ship with a quickness, so if you order today there's a good chance you'll have it by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Should I drain my pool and start fresh? I went over the bottom and found atleast 100 roofing nails a pile of shingles and some metal flashing aprox. 4 ft long. Oh and a hammer. The pool has set idle for 1 and a half years and it's been shocked twice by a pool company.Thanks, I ordered the k2006 on amazon, cost was 74$ with tax. Will be here between the 1st and 5th of august.
Yikes! Well I for sure wouldn't let the kiddos back into it till you can see the bottom and know that no more of that stuff is in there. It could have punctured your liner too. Are you losing water at all? Some evaporation is normal this time of year. Not losing any water that I'm noticing, I also found something wierd that I have no clue how to use. An eagle automatic pool vacuum
I think this is up to you to decide. Bear in mind however that you can't drain your pool 100%, you have to leave some water in there or the liner could shift. If you're not losing water, maybe that metal didn't puncture it and you'll be ok. A partial drain and refill will however make your SLAM go much easier/faster. May also make it easier to find any more roofing chunks that you missed.
Thx,Post a pic of the pool cleaner. Maybe someone has an idea. I'd be hesitant to run any vacuum on the bottom of that liner though till I knew 100% there were no more nails or chunks of metal down there. Unless you enjoy scuba diving and searching for leaks/holes in your liner. Count yourself lucky that you maybe didn't puncture the liner already.
The K-2006 has the small bottles and wont get you through the SLAM, If you can cancel and reorder the K-2006-C it has the larger size bottles. Also get the speedstirr, it makes testing more accurate and fun!Thanks, I ordered the k2006 on amazon, cost was 74$ with tax.
Lol,it shipped out they said, so should I order another one or the c as well?The K-2006 has the small bottles and wont get you through the SLAM, If you can cancel and reorder the K-2006-C it has the larger size bottles. Also get the speedstirr, it makes testing more accurate and fun!