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Old May 5th 2007, 3:39 am
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Just some advice from you experts.

Just checked the pool levels, acidity is normal (7.6) but its showing that the chlorine level is less than .3 even though there are two tablets in the skim filter half used. Water looks clear. Do I just add more chlorine / replace the tablets? (Our pool man has dissapeared, haven't seen hom for a couple of weeks!)
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Just some advice from you experts.

Just checked the pool levels, acidity is normal (7.6) but its showing that the chlorine level is less than .3 even though there are two tablets in the skim filter half used. Water looks clear. Do I just add more chlorine / replace the tablets? (Our pool man has dissapeared, haven't seen hom for a couple of weeks!)
PH is high, should be around 7.4 and maybe killing the clorine which should be between 1 and 1.5, or it maybe just the rain water.
Put some more clorine in, preferably granuals this will work quicker.
If you have some PH reductor, put a bit in this will bring the ph down.
How long do you run the pump for ?
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Default Re: Pool Chemical levels

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Just some advice from you experts.

Just checked the pool levels, acidity is normal (7.6) but its showing that the chlorine level is less than .3 even though there are two tablets in the skim filter half used. Water looks clear. Do I just add more chlorine / replace the tablets? (Our pool man has dissapeared, haven't seen him for a couple of weeks!)
Have you checked the filter?
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
Have you checked the filter?
Pump runs for about 5 hours a day
I've only got tablets so I guess chuck another one in ...

There is some ph liquid in there which is Hydrochloric acid so thats to increase ph aint it.

Teaches me .... I should have taken more notice of what he was doing

No I haven't checked it, should I backwash and rinse?

Sorry to sound a dummy!!!
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I'm no expert


but I think this might help

pool care



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Default Re: Pool Chemical levels

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Pump runs for about 5 hours a day
I've only got tablets so I guess chuck another one in ...

There is some ph liquid in there which is Hydrochloric acid so thats to increase ph aint it.

Teaches me .... I should have taken more notice of what he was doing

No I haven't checked it, should I backwash and rinse?

Sorry to sound a dummy!!!
Yeah put a couple more tablets in.
Dont put acid in that will raise it you need to lower it.
have a look in the filter bowl, as matt says it may need cleaning out. you could try a backwash and rinse, but make sure you turn the pump off while you move the valve.
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Default Re: Pool Chemical levels

Originally Posted by jdr
Yeah put a couple more tablets in.
Dont put acid in that will raise it you need to lower it.
have a look in the filter bowl, as matt says it may need cleaning out. you could try a backwash and rinse, but make sure you turn the pump off while you move the valve.

Thats interesting .... when I've watched the pool cleaner he has always changed from filter to Backwash to rinse with the pump on ...... which of course is what I just did. Does it do damage?

Cleaned the filter bowl
Stuck another tablet in
See what the levels are tomorrow
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Default Re: Pool Chemical levels

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Pump runs for about 5 hours a day
I've only got tablets so I guess chuck another one in ...

There is some ph liquid in there which is Hydrochloric acid so thats to increase ph aint it.

Teaches me .... I should have taken more notice of what he was doing

No I haven't checked it, should I backwash and rinse?

Sorry to sound a dummy!!!
I was just wondering if your pool man was stuck in it?

It would solve both your problems then.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
I was just wondering if your pool man was stuck in it?

It would solve both your problems then.
went straight over their heads last time
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
went straight over their heads last time
this is why I don't ever post seriously!

A couple of days of serious plant advise and the whole place forgets what an idiot I really am!
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
I was just wondering if your pool man was stuck in it?

It would solve both your problems then.
Hence the red text in the quote. ;-)
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Thats interesting .... when I've watched the pool cleaner he has always changed from filter to Backwash to rinse with the pump on ...... which of course is what I just did. Does it do damage?

Cleaned the filter bowl
Stuck another tablet in
See what the levels are tomorrow
The pump should always be turned of when moving the valve.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
(Our pool man has dissapeared, haven't seen him for a couple of weeks!)
Originally Posted by rugbymatt
Have you checked the filter?
How is this NOT funny!?
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How is this NOT funny!?
I laughed
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