Can you add softened water to a pool?
Soft water basically is the process of removing calcium and other minerals to "soften" the water or make less "hard". To answer the question NO you should not add soft water to your pool because soft water (under 150 PPM HArdness level) is corrosive and can cause damage to your pool shell and equipment. Soft water also easily foams.
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We asked our water softener salesman this question and he said you wouldn't want to *fill* a pool with soft water, but to top it off with soft water should be no problem. The water in the pool gets harder and harder as water evaporates and minerals are left behind, so adding a few inches of soft water should not significantly affect the hardnes. Meanwhile, monitor the PH.
Yes you can, but you must be careful to not let the total hardness of the water get to a level under 150 ppm. While it is not a good idea to fill your pool completely with softened water or hook up a permanent water softener to your pool, there are ways to lower your calcium with water softeners. Water softeners will go bad if they are in contact with highly chlorinated water, so if…
yes it will only make it easier on pool filter A: I would not use the softened water too often as that water can be aggressive or hard on the pool and the equipment. Not sure as to how accurate the above answer would be - -being easier on the pool filter. It seems that you would not be cutting corners or saving $$$ since you would be using more salt to replenish your softener…
What can you do if you have over shocked your pool and the water looks like milk and feels like overly softened water?
Yes you can fill a pool with hard well water. I have an above the ground pool and I have hard water. After you add shock and the rest of your chemicals, the water will turn brown. To get this out you will have to buy a chemical called metal out. It works great. You could probably add the metal out first. On start up of the pool you will have to use a few…
Saltwater pools are not seawater pools. Saltwater pools contain less than 1/3 as salty as seawater. What they use is a chlorine generator to convert salt to chlorine. This eliminates the requirement to add chlorine and other chemicals to your pool. The level of salt is approximate the same as softened water. The good side is you only have to add enough salt to replace what is splashed out as salt unlike chlorine doesn't evaporate.
If there is rust in your water supply how would you clean it to fill a small rectangular plastic pool?
Rust in your water is caused by iron in your water supply. You can get a water softner and use the softened water to fill your pool, or you can fill your pool with the rusty water and use a scale and metal out chemical that you could purchase at any local pool dealer. If you choose to purchase the scale and metal out I would recommend taking a sample of your water so that…
Softened water is perfectly pure, wholesome and safe to drink. Some people especially like it because it has a "silkier" texture than hard water. Overly-softened water (unfortunately, rather common) has an unpleasantly "slick" taste and feel. Softened water has a higher sodium content than most plain tap water, but not excessively so, unless it has been excessively softened (as mentioned above). Properly softened water does not jeopardize your sodium intake if you are monitoring that…
to add calcium chloride which is usually sold in granular/flake form mix with water in a bucket and dissolve then add mixture all around pool and allow to circulate for several hours. be careful not to add too much or you will have to drain the pool to dilute! NEVER ADD WATER TO CALCIUM FLAKES. A violent heat reaction can occur. Always add the chemical to water, not vice versa.
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…
Best course prior to adding chlorine or a shock agent is to filter the pool water overnight then add your chemicals AFTER each refill or top off. It would give you an added boost if after each top off of the pool water - you add a sequestering agent specifically addressed to iron in the fill water. Be sure to follow all the instruction on the product you are adding to the pool.
Well water used to add to diminished pool water -shocked demineralized now water is pea green- can't see bottom of pool - now what?
You can't remove minerals in water either by filtering ( with standard pool filters) or "shocking" it. Run filter 24/7 until you are able to see the main drain at the bottom of the pool clearly then add your chlorine. You may have to do this (24/7 routine) each time you add large quantities of new make up water.
To clean a neglected pool begin by filling the pool with fresh water to the correct levels. Then use the back wash setting on the filter while brushing the walls and floor of the pool. Use a good quality algaecide and let the filter run for a full day. The next step is to add chlorine to shock the pool and then add some water clarifier to clear the cloudy water.
add a quart of metal out or something similar to it and run continuously for 24 hrs . It wont get it all out but it will lessen its effects/ Be sure to always add water through the skimmer when adding well water to a pool. That way it goes through the system to help elimanate hard water metals first before its sent into the pool
Salt water will need to be diluted - only adding water to the pool can reduce the PPM count. First, drain 10-20% of the pool first, then add fresh water to the pool. Re test the salt levels after the pool has circulated the fresh water through & adjust as necessary (either repeat above process to further lower slat levels ~OR~ add salt gradually to increase to the correct PPM levels.)