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Old May 10th 2007, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Big Pete
Yep makes sense ,

I found a really good way to check the Chlorine levels , easy and cheap

What i noticed was sometimes the kids after swimming would come in with there eyes stinging , and then i knew chlorine needed looking at , if you have no kids then borrow one maybe? , if the eyes get extra bloodshot then you have to look at levels urgently

Also the theory of smell chlorine add chlorine sticks in mind along with screaming kids with bloodshot eyes , both good methods ..
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I know you are joking (at least, I hope you are ) but stinging eyes can also be caused by too little chlorine or a pH imbalance.

Another good indication is blonde or grey hair turning green and swimwear having a tendency to, shall we say, lose its opacity!
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber
I know you are joking (at least, I hope you are ) but stinging eyes can also be caused by too little chlorine or a pH imbalance.

Another good indication is blonde or grey hair turning green and swimwear having a tendency to, shall we say, lose its opacity!
Pete? Joking? Have you read some of his posts?
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Originally Posted by Big Pete
What i noticed was sometimes the kids after swimming would come in with there eyes stinging , and then i knew chlorine needed looking at
But my eyes would be stinging so much I wouldn't be able to look into the chlorine

Originally Posted by Beachcomber
Another good indication is blonde or grey hair turning green and swimwear having a tendency to, shall we say, lose its opacity!
Well that would explain a thing or two!
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber
I know you are joking (at least, I hope you are ) but stinging eyes can also be caused by too little chlorine or a pH imbalance.

Another good indication is blonde or grey hair turning green and swimwear having a tendency to, shall we say, lose its opacity!
That wasn`t the case with aunties knitted trunks, didn`t need to lose its opacity, they dangled to my knees in any kind of water. lol
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I am a newbie on this site and have read all your replies to the Pool Chemical levels with concern.

Our pool has a low PH, and the OH, who is in charge of pool cleaning, (amongst other things) has purchased a liquid product to increase the pH levels. Tonight is the night he is going to make sure the pool has a balanced pH.

The back of the container specifies the amount of liquid that should be used per cubic litres of water. OH wanted to shove the whole lot in this evening and then check the water again tomorrow.

Being a natural blonde and not wanting my hair to turn green after taking a dip. Can someone please let me know how many cubic litres of water an 8m x 4m pool holds so I can make sure OH puts in the correct amount of liquid.
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If you have a low pH it means that the water is too acidic and you would use soda ash (sodium carbonate), which usually comes in powder form, to increase it.

If you really do have a low pH make sure you are using a pH increaser not a pH reducer.

It depends on the depth but an 8 x 4 pool with an average depth of 1,5 metres would hold about fifty cubic metres (fifty thousand litres) of water.
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Originally Posted by julie22
I am a newbie on this site and have read all your replies to the Pool Chemical levels with concern.

Our pool has a low PH, and the OH, who is in charge of pool cleaning, (amongst other things) has purchased a liquid product to increase the pH levels. Tonight is the night he is going to make sure the pool has a balanced pH.

The back of the container specifies the amount of liquid that should be used per cubic litres of water. OH wanted to shove the whole lot in this evening and then check the water again tomorrow.

Being a natural blonde and not wanting my hair to turn green after taking a dip. Can someone please let me know how many cubic litres of water an 8m x 4m pool holds so I can make sure OH puts in the correct amount of liquid.
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Old May 11th 2007, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by julie22
I am a newbie on this site and have read all your replies to the Pool Chemical levels with concern.

Our pool has a low PH, and the OH, who is in charge of pool cleaning, (amongst other things) has purchased a liquid product to increase the pH levels. Tonight is the night he is going to make sure the pool has a balanced pH.

The back of the container specifies the amount of liquid that should be used per cubic litres of water. OH wanted to shove the whole lot in this evening and then check the water again tomorrow.

Being a natural blonde and not wanting my hair to turn green after taking a dip. Can someone please let me know how many cubic litres of water an 8m x 4m pool holds so I can make sure OH puts in the correct amount of liquid.

as a mother of two blondes, and blonde myself, I'm used to green hair! We put ketchup om it..leave a few mins then wash it out........sounds yukky but it works!
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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
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Thanks for response Beachcomber, will go and get some Soda Ash on Monday.

OH decided to stick the whole cannister of pH increaser in the pool yesterday, checked the pH levels this morning, and they are still very low. I think he has been using too much Agua Fuerte to clean the grout on the tiles and in the poo.

Question for Lynnxa, if you put ketchup on your hair, does it not turn the pool red might end up with a worse problem than the pH levels.

Typical, pool has been fine for weeks when too cold to go in, weather gets warm and I darent go in it!!

Thanks for the responses
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Originally Posted by julie22
Question for Lynnxa, if you put ketchup on your hair, does it not turn the pool red might end up with a worse problem than the pH levels.

Typical, pool has been fine for weeks when too cold to go in, weather gets warm and I darent go in it!!

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