Solar copper ionizer

CyrilG

New member
Hi, newbe here. My water is just starting turning a bit cloudy.
Copper0.15, ph 7.66, tds 1509, Free chlorene 1.6, combined chlorene 1.6, cya 80.
Looking for suggestions how to proceed . Pool is appx 7500 gal
 

Pool_Medic

In The Industry
Apr 1, 2018
1,395
Bangor Maine
At your chlorine level I can guarantee it’s going green soon.

CYA reading of 80 means the minimum chlorine should be 6 and the target level is 8-9.

Read up on slam and you need to reduce your CYA level to 30
 

CyrilG

New member
Welcome to TFP.

I suggest you read ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

How is copper getting into your water?


Who did those water chemistry tests?

What test kit was used?

How do you chorinate your pool?
I use a solar copper ionizer. I usually put 1 chlorene puck in a floatie per week. Once every 7 to 10 days I shock with about 1/3 cup of glandular chlorine. I use a Taylor testing kit. Yesterday I put a couple cups of muratic acid. Today my readings are: identical except CYA is 60, free and combined chlorine are both at 0.4
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
24,028
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I use a copper ionizer. It is supposed to reduce the need of chlorine.

As you are discovering they don’t...


How long have you been using this setup?
 

clduncan

Bronze Supporter
Jul 2, 2019
106
Waco,Texas
The copper can help with keeping algae at bay but it does next to nothing to sanitize the water. So you have to use chlorine, 1ppm chlorine will only last 30-45 minutes before it succumbs to UV degradation. So then you have to add stabilizer (CYA). Now that same 1ppm chlorine is bound with the CYA rendering it useless for sanitation. You must now add enough chlorine to overcome the CYA/ chlorine reaction, then you have a normal chlorine pool with an expensive piece of plastic that does nothing but add metals to your pool. So many people get "pool stored" into believing whatever they say. They just want to sell you something.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
24,028
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
The copper can help with keeping algae at bay but it does next to nothing to sanitize the water.

More importantly copper accumulates in your pool water and will turn blonde hair green and can stain your pool surfaces. The only way to remove copper from pool water is to drain the pool.

 
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