Dec 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Hoping i can get a few tips on how to look after my Salt Water Inground 60,000ltr pool. I dont know much on how to run a pool and normally rely on taking my water sample in and then just following what the pool place recommends. Our pool was left until about a week ago so ill write down what we have done so far and go from there:
Last week: Water was clear but sides, bottom etc was thick green algue. Back flushed, cleaned filters, did shock chlorine treatment, added a heap of chemicals and salt going by what the pool shop instructed me to do.
Yesterday: Algue all died from chemicals added last week, but water looked very cloudy so i took another sample to the pool shop and they said i needed to add more chlorine and water clarifying tablets which i did.
Today: Water is still very cloudy (can only see to second step) and when i was brushing then bottom to try find the creepy crawley the water on top started turning green obviously still green algue at bottom?
I havent had the creepy crawley going at all just had the filter running full time. I have plenty of chlorine, floc, water enhancer, clarifying tablets etc but as i said completly clueless as to how to fix this problem.
Hope this makes sence and someone is able to help me, we are all hanging to go swimming
Thanks in advance.
Re: Cloudy swimming pool water??2
Dec 15, 2013 9:43 am
They usually have something to cure the cloudy problem.
But it sounds like you really need to take strong action. Might be worth getting someone to call around and pay for them to fix it. I know people who get a regular check by a pool shop.
Mine does most of the stuff itself - but I still get water checked at pool shop - as well as check myself. It sounds like a ph or chlorine issue - but its worth getting an expert to come and look - even if it costs you $50-100.
Re: Cloudy swimming pool water??3
Dec 15, 2013 9:44 am
Ours is ceramic/fibre glass self cleaner - so we don't have a creepy crawly - but if you can't see the CC - or bottom of pool it sounds like it needs a bit of attention. We also have a self chlorine/ph auto gadget - which I'm glad we got.
Re: Cloudy swimming pool water??5
Dec 16, 2013 10:11 am
when was the filter last back washed? you might need to vacuum horizontal surfaces to waste...then leave creepy krawly or the like going.
Good point - didn't think how old it was - might be clogged ?
Re: Cloudy swimming pool water??6
Dec 16, 2013 2:01 pm
The correct process for your problem is:
1) Pour in chemicals to kill the algae, brush everywhere to agitate
2) Do not run filter for at least 24 hrs to let algae settle
3) Vacuum pool floor sides, etc to waste
4) Refill lost pool water and backwash filter
5) Pour in liquid water clarifier and turn on filter/pool cleaner as normal or following water clarifier instructions
6) Enjoy your pool again the next day:)
New Australian (American)
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