What chemicals are needed for a new swimming pool?
If you are filling the pool with water yourself and not having a pool maintenance firm do it, then you'll likely need:
· Calcium (via Calcium Chloride or possibly Calcium Carbonate if you need to increase alkalinity as well). This assumes that your source water has less than 300 ppm CaCO3 equivalent of calcium hardness.
· Bicarbonate of soda to get the Total Alkalinity to 80-120 ppm. After that, then it's mostly just adding chlorine and adjusting pH (with acid if you use liquid chlorine; base if you use Tri-Chlor).
NOTE: If you use Tri-Chlor (or Di-Chlor), you will be increasing your Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels substantially over even one summer of use. If you do frequent backwash of your sand or DE pool filter (paper filters don't need backwash) and if you splash out lots of water, then the CYA level might be OK. Otherwise, 1 tablet of Tri-Chlor produces (in 16,000 gallons) about 2.5 ppm of chlorine AND 2 ppm of CYA. Di-chlor produces 1.5 times as much CYA for the same amount of chlorine as Tri-Chlor.
· Sodium Bicarb.
· Muriatic acid
· A floater (don't put your tabs in the skimmer)
· Taylor DPD Test Kit-- You'll also need to know how to make adjustments and the meaning of each reading. Test chemical levels before letting anyone enter the pool. Do not allow anyone in the pool for at least half an hour after treatment.
· Never Mix Chemicals!!!
· Run your filter pump as recommended-possibly 2-4 hours a day. Filter use will increase when used with an intex cover or solar cover, as air cannot circulate.
If you have not had a pool before, you should take a course in managing the pool--often offered through your local government.
Having a properly balanced pool is not difficult, but it does take work.
I'm the pool operator at our local YMCA and keeping an 80,000 gallon pool balanced is pretty easy, once you all the elements in place and know what you're doing.
Chlorine 1.5-3.5, alkalinity 80-100, pH 7.6-7.8, not 7.2, hardness 150-250, not up to 400.
You have to stay on top of it because the chlorine can go down in a matter of hours if no one properly checks it.
Above ground swimming pools in New York State must be equipped with an approved pool alarm which provides detection capability at every point on the surface of a swimming pool, is audible at pool side and at one other place on the premises, and meets ASTM F2208. A fence of at least 4-feet high must surround the swimming pool. and the pool must contain entrapment protection.
For most fiberglass swimming pools, it means that the pool is at least eighteen years old and is in need of new gel coat. All things fiberglass have a finish coat of gel coat. Because swimming pools must contend with harsh chemicals, the swimming pool gel coat does not last forever. The longevity of the gel coat depends upon two factors: 1) the pool manufacturer, and 2) proper maintenance. There is a huge difference between…
Vinyl liner pool steps are constructed of fiberglass, vinyl ester resin, and swimming pool gel coat. Staining (and blisters) occur around the pools 20th anniversary. It's caused by a breakdown of the white finish called swimming pool gel coat. Stains and blisters can only be removed by replacing the now porous gel coat with new nonporous swimming pool gel coat. Done properly, the new gel coat will last another 20 years.
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using a Copper Silver generator to control algae and bacteria will lower the other pool chemicals so you have a lot less problems from the chemicals. So I would run this generator first for a day or two and then test the water to figure out how much you needed to add as to water testing kit specs. http://www.sunshinepool.com/ion2.html is one company that makes them BUT there are a lot of others (just Googled for…
You need to use algecide and liquid chlorine. Follow the dosing recomendations for your size pool. Also make sure your filter is clean or it will recontaminate the pool. If the above fails, Drain the pool (unless it is vinyl) pressure wash all the walls, floor, and steps. If needed, acid wash the surfaces. (research this, recommend having professionally done) refill the pool, re-balance the chlorine, acid, and conditioner. Restart the equipment and enjoy your…
you can add them in any order but DO NOT mix the chemicals they can cause fires the best bet is to test the water see what you need and add it to the pool one at a time then retest you may have to add chemicals several times in the first week or two until you get enough of a build up to sustain a clear safe pool. good luck
If your pool liner is still in good condition but have a faded tile border, buy BorderLines adhesive tile borders. BorderLines offers several nice tile patterns that just peel and stick to any smooth surface and can be done in a short afternoon by one person. I did it to mine and got a few extra years out of my pool liner before it needed replaced, Wow does my pool look new again, check it…
Yes you can. You can only do this if you putting in a new liner. You have to order the liner to the new demension of the pool. We used triple screened masonary sand to fill the deep end, tamped in very well. Also, we used sheet of plywood to protect the slope of the hopper when putting the sand into the pool. And the pool had a sand bottom, not vermiculite.
It really depends on the initial balance of the fill water and the surface of the pool and the type of sanitizer system being used. Depending on the fill water you might have to initially adjust pH, Total Alkalinity and (for plaster and fiberglass pools) add calcium if it is low--calcium is a non issue for vinyl pools). If there are metals in the water (from well water or local conditions) then a metal sequestrant…
How much is reasonable to pay for a fiberglass or vinyl pool in upstate New York from excavation to swimming?
By having a center drain the water is cleaned from the bottom of the pool as well as the top through the skimmer. This may totally eliminate having to vacuum your pool ALL season. Sounds crazy, but it's true! The pool water will vortex like a toilet bowl and clean and circulate your water with chemicals better and faster for a much easier swimming season for you and your family and friends. Just be sure…
30 years WRONG! No one knows for sure how long a fiberglass pool will last when properly maintained. Our company has restored fiberglass pools built in the 1960's, when they were manufactured in 4 pieces and then screwed together on-site. If the gel coat on any fiberglass pool is removed and then replaced with new swimming pool gel coat once every 20 years, they can last into the next century.