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What do you do if you have shocked your pool and have been testing it but cannot get any chlorine to show up on the strips and you have put in over 30 chlorine tablets?
You probably have the same problem I have - take a sample of your water to a pool store and have it tested. I did and needed to add alkalinity, pH enhancer, algaecide and one other chemical. You need a balance. Without doing this you could just continue to spin your wheels. IN ADDITION:Water can get full. Meaning the water cannot and will not absorb any more chemicals no matter how much you add. It may need to be softened with a brine or saltwater filter. This will remove a lot of the chemicals in the water that are not needed and allow the chlorine to be dispersed properly.
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Is there any way to remove dark spots or 'burn marks' after 30-inch chlorine tablets are left on the bottom of a gunite plaster pool?
The black (burn) marks show up on Gray plaster pools. White plaster pools will show up as a yellow or rust color. Remove the tabs and put them in a proper floating devise, the… marks will go away in time. Try using wet and dry sand paper on the burn marks to reduce their visibility and roughened plaster.. additionally, tablets of any size should NEVER be placed or tossed into the pool or skimmer. K
It would be fine to add chlorine, but do it in each corner of the pool. You will not do any harm to the system. Make sure your pool water is balanced. This requires a good pro…per kit like they use at the pool shops, or have it tested at a computerized pool teting centre. The old large kit that tests for acid levels around 4"x6" is the size of the blue plastic box and roughly 80-100 dollars. a little more salt than not enough is always better. Regards, Peter
What do you do if you have an intex 15' x 42' pool and can't get the chlorine level up on the test strip and it always shows up white with no color and your alkaline is very high at 180?
Answer . Adjust your pH to 7.4 ; alkalinity to 80-120 with acid. Add more 12.5% chlorine. If you are using household 5% bleach you are getting nowhere fast. k. I agree. …You can not control the chlorine levels with the PH being right first. Concentrate on the PH.
That depends on your current chlorine reading. you can take a sample of the water to a pool shop for a free check or purchase a pool test kit.
yes it helps the pool stay clean and not get infected
If you want the water to stay clean and disease-free, than yes. you dont NEED to use chlorine tablets. you can use the other kinds of chlorine there are.
You need to buy a dispenser in the pool section and put the tablet inside. Then place the dispenser into the water.. http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/184-8617042-3842165?…asin=B000FZY2ZY&AFID=Nextag_DF&LNM=More_Categories|Home_%20_Garden|B000FZY2ZY&CPNG=sports&ref=tgt_adv_XSN10001
Try puting in stabiliser, Cyanuric Acid, which, when present in concentrations of 25-50 ppms, will effectively screen the suns rays to protect the chlorine. This results in re…duced chlorine consumption,if you have not already done so. otherwise have the clorinator ellement checked out.
see your pool shop about getting some stabilizer or cyan uric acid for the pool.
Your local pool supply store sells a product called... Chlorine neutralizer! Pool & Spa In order to maintain this type of pool, you need more than just to dump the chlorine… there. In addition to the chlorine, you will also need to add a few other chemicals to ensure that the right pH of the pool is maintained. Bear in mind that the pH level is very important. If it is too high, the chlorine will not be able to do its job well. If it is too low on the other hand, it becomes very acidic, which is not ideal for swimming.
I am pretty sure you should brush the bottom before you put in the chlorine, but you should check with another source because I am not positive.
There is chlorine shock and non chlorine shock. Fo chlorine shock, which is the normal shock, it is the same a s Chlorine but unstabilized, so it will not last in the pool ver…y long.
Maybe too much chlorine bleaching out strips try diluting a sample to see if you can get colour in the strips , try half pool water half tap then quarter pool and three quarte…rs tap if colours appear then you have too much chlorine, also check your pH is below 7.8 as above this chlorine doesn't work properly
Be careful when testing for chlorine. No chlorine will have a clear reading but too much chlorine will cause bleaching of the test reagent confusing you to think you have no c…hlorine in the pool, try doing a dilution test where you dilute half pool water and half tap water, If coloured results appear with dilution you know you have too much chlorine. Swimming with too much chlorine can cause skin rashes irritations, discolouring of swim wear rotting the stitches, and blacken jewellry.
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You only need to shock the pool if there is visible algae, or if the ppm of total chlorine is higher than the ppm of free chlorine. Generally, a level of 2-4 ppm chlorine is a…ll you need to keep your pool sanitary. Let the level drop to that on its own, or use sodium thiosulfate to drop it quickly if you notice itchy skin from excessive chlorine.