Yep, I use it all the time, and have had no problems. FYI, "Liquid Chlorine" is Sodium Hypochlorite. Next time you're in the grocery store, check a bottle of Clorox ultra bleach's ingredients. Sodium Hypochlorite, right? 6%? Yep! Same stuff. Clorox even has a guide on their website on how to use bleach as a Chlorine source for a pool.
There is a big difference between Clorox bleach and swimming pool chlorine. Swimming pool chlorine comes in either 12% or 10% strength. This is what you should be using. To use the weaker product with other inert ingredients is costing you many more dollars than you think. For one, you will have to use triple or quadruple the amounts of the 6% to accomplish the same job. There are no or little inert ingredients in "good" chlorine. There are over 94% of other ingredients in Clorox that you probably do not want introduced to your pool water. However, it can be used in a pinch. Your health depends on using quality products.
To be honest you're best off just dosing the pool will a few litres of chlorine and letting it sit. The chlorine will prevent it from going green. Without DE powder it won't filter properly and you'll find you have pressure issues with the pump and filter. To be honest you're best off just dosing the pool will a few litres of chlorine and letting it sit. The chlorine will prevent it from going green. Without DE powder it won't filter properly and you'll find you have pressure issues with the pump and filter.
If a salt water pool has a DE (diatomaceous earth) filter, then the filter depends on the DE for filtration. Salt water pools must be filtered just the same as fresh water pools. Not all filters use DE however. There are also sand and cartridge style filters that do not use DE. Salt is added to a pool usually to enable the use of a salt water chlorine generator which can eliminate the need to add chlorine because the chlorine is generated electrically from the salt. It does not eliminate the need for filtration and in the case of a DE filter, does not change the need for DE.
Salt is not a filter, it is added to pool water to allow a chlorine generator to operate.
You should use one of the three EPA approved sanitizers. They are chlorine, bromine, and biguanide/peroxide. Chlorine had the fewest negatives and can be stabilized against loss from sunlight so it is the best choice for an outdoor pool. The type of filter used is really immaterial since this applies equally to sand, cartridge, and DE filters.
You didn't say how much chlorine you used, what kind of chlorine, if you used an algaecide, was the chlorine fresh or stale? Did you use liquid or granular chlorine? You need to bring your chlorine level up to 10ppm, at minimum, for emerald greenish water and maybe even 25ppm for a solid green "walk across it" look. You must literally "fry" the algae. How often did your brush, filter, and back-wash? Did it turn a grayish-white after you shocked? Did you scoop out as much debris from the pool as you could? What kind of filters do you have? if you have a DE filter, did you re-coat the grids with DE after each back-wash? Best thing is to go to the links provided for exact directions.
After the filter has been backwashed, the filter valve is switched back to filter and the DE is added to the skimmer. The amount of DE to use should be shown on the filter and depends on the size of the filter area. The DE should first be mixed in a bucket with water then poured into the skimmer with the filter running.
pH and sanitizer should be checked daily in a perfect world...at least 2-3 times a week at minimum. TA every week, CH weekly to monthly, depending on the hardness of your fill water. CYA weekly to monthly, depending on whether you use a stabilized chlorine source or an unstabilized chlorine source such as a salt water chlorine generator or bleach/liquid chlorine with periodic stabilizer additions. How frequently you need to check CYA also depends on whether you ave a non backwashing filter (cartridge and some DE filters) or a backwashing one (sand and some DE).
huh...i'd try using sand in the sand filter and DE in a DE filter for optimum results. A: Yes, D E can interfere with the sands ability to to it's job.
If you have a DE filter, you shouldn't back wash very often, but when you do, you will have to recharge the filter with DE every time you backwash. Hatawa
Yes, as long as you use a de-chlorinator, this can safely be done. Make sure the de-chlorinator destroys both chlorine and chloramines- many only remove one of the two. If you can find a de-chlorinator that also destroys ammonia, than that is an added bonus as it will come in handy when dealing with ammonia spikes when cycling an aquarium.
Better people than me can explain this. Try troublefreepool.com. I'm figuring you're asking this because you have a DE filter. Basically there is a "cloth filter" in the DE filter. Then (after it has been cleaned and hosed off of all the old DE etc.), you put the appropriate amount of DE into your leaf basket at the pool when the filter is running. The DE will dissolve into the water then collect on the surface of the filter. After that only very small particles (like water etc.) can make it through the filter, which now consists of DE and the filter itself.
You should use something made for cleaning DE filter like sparkle brand filter magic so you don't damage any of the parts a little more money now can save you alot later.Good luck