What should you do if you live in Florida and have an unscreened pool and there are minute reddish insects on the surface that bite and your pool man increased the chemicals but it did nothing?
Those darn pests, Is what they are able to do is cruise the water surface without breaking through, We have a product called bug out which prohibits the bugs from walking on the surface, In short drowns them,Putting in more chlorine will not have an affect due to the bugs do not injest the water they want your flesh. Your pool man should be able to get it locally for you if not e-mail me with your info and we will get you some. Our office# is 800-488-2436 My name is Kenny
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\n Answer \n. \nYes, I believe it means your pump and filter are running correctly. You may want to adjust your jet so that the water discharge is just below the surface and circulating around the pool properly.\n. \nMy pool company told me to place the return jet at an angle facing away from …the skimmer. It should be angled so that very little water movement can be noticed from the surface. The pool companies often set the showroom return jets in a way that is angled too high. They do this just for "show." If the return is set right, surface materials end up in the skimmer and bottom materials end up in one general spot in the center which is very easily vacuumed. ( Full Answer )
This answer would be best answered at a local pool show as new products and methods are constantly being developed.
The chalky substance is most likely too much shock. use Tri-Sodium Phosphate(TSP)and a good brush to clean it. drain the pool first. Well, in my opinion the chalky substance is from a painted pool where the paint is oxidizing. Brushing this only makes the water more cloudy and decreases the filt…ers ability to maintain clear water. I have also seen this in or on fiberglass surfaces and in that case each time those pools were quite old. k ( Full Answer )
%DETAILS%. Answer . Mottling is a natural condition where the plaster has several greyish "shades", kind of like "white clouds". \n. \nMottling should not be confused with actual staining.\n. \nMottling is very common and usually not a concern.\n. \nHope this helps .....
Add baking soda, one or two cups at a time, until it's where it should be. Check PH between applications though because the baking soda can lower the PH. It could also be that you're not shocking your pool enough. You want to run your pool water alkalinity level between 80-100ppm, not up to 150 as… some may suggest. Most pools guys get their info. on how to balance pools from your local water company. Yes, this is correct. It's called the Langelier Index, which was originally designed for public water systems. This index was never intended for pools. In the 1950's, when pools started to come into the mainstream, this was the only index available, so it was used to balance pools and hot tubs. The Hamilton Index, which I use, is much more pool-friendly and is specifically designed for pools. It takes into consideration acid rain, drag-off, heat, the sun, organic and inorganic matter in the pool, etc... While I don't completely agree with the Hamilton Index, it is much closer to how a pool should be balanced and will save you much time and money in the long run. To raise the alkalinity in swimming pools, the most common and the safest chemical is Sodium Bicarbonate. You know, good ole' fashion Arm and Hammer Baking Soda. Try to not add more than 2lbs. of Sodium Bicarbonate, or another kind of alkalinity increaser, for every 10,000 gallons of water in a single application. While your filtration system is off and the water is motionless, stand in the deep end of the pool and sprinkle (don't dump the product or go too fast), the Sodium Bicarbonate or alkalinity up. Allow the water to sit for 2-3 hours, then turn the pump back on and allow the pool to fully circulate, usually 4-6 hours, then re-test your pool's alkalinity balance. Doing this technique will increase your alkalinity without much happening to the pH level. ( Full Answer )
See WPSS of Long Beach Calif trade show in March each year. Usually for the trade not the public. Google: WPSS Long Beach Calif. k
Answer . \nThere is a product by HTH called PH Plus that will rise the PH content in your pool.
Typically no. Most people don't want a pool. However that isn't tosay that it could be persuasive for the person that does want one.
It depends on what the bugs are...if they are mosquitoes, you can get rid of them by circulating the water. Mosquito larvae need still and stagnent water to survive. Not too many other types of bugs will live in the pool water, but many types will use the pool as a water source, so they are living n…ear the pool. You need to include more information in your question such as do they live in the water or do they congregate around the pool, what do they look like, where are you located...etc.. More information? They are called backswimmers (sometimes Tennessee Backswimmers) ( Full Answer )
Once a gunite pool is converted to a vinyl liner pool can you convert it back to being a gunite pool I live in the Panhandle of Florida and have no problem with ground water?
If it was working ok before you lined it and you have no problems removing the liner you should have no problems.
I live in Las Vegas and am in the process of purchasing a pool should you get a heater for the pool?
Answer \nDefinatly. It can extend the number of months you can enjoy the pool and/or spa. I would even consider solar since we have so much sun here.
It does but not very much.. My Friends have a pool and I have a 1/2 acre larger lot and slightly smaller house and my appraises for more then their property with a pool
There is typically a pool chemical called "pH up." If this is not available, you should ask a professional.
By backswimmer insects I presume you are refering to what is actually named a Water Boatman. These fellows appear to be non removable from a pool. You net them out and they fly back almost too fast to get them out of the net.
Knowing that 2/3 of every house has pool, calculate that to how many houses in Florida there are.
In my opinion, none! Stick with Marcite. I completely disagree. With 19 years experience in the restoration of older swimming pools, I have learned that fiberglass swimming pools are the best of the best. My business is limited to older pools, so my expertise is in swimming pool longevity, therefor …my answer is: If you expect to own the pool for more than 15 years, and if you can afford a gunite, concrete, or fiberglass pool, you should definitely choose fiberglass. On the other hand, if price is the issue, you should choose a vinyl liner pool which will cost about half that of gunite, concrete, or fiberglass. Unfortunately, when you decide to sell, a vinyl liner pool will actually detract from the value of the home. On a geographical basis, Florida is a great place for a fiberglass swimming pool, but so are the rest of the Continental United States. Location does not matter, regardless of what you may read in these forums. The only thing that does matter is that you never empty the pool without professional assistance. The same rule applies to vinyl liner pools. The only advantage to gunite and concrete pools is that you can usually get away with emptying the pool without help. But even concrete and gunite pools can be seriously damaged if the pool is emptied without consideration for hydrostatic pressure. Just like construction of a gunite, concrete, or vinyl liner pool is quite important, so is the installation of a fiberglass pool. It is not a DIY project for most people. Another important factor with fiberglass is the manufacturer of the pool. I consider the very best to be San Juan pools because no San Juan pool owner has ever contacted our company for restoration before the pool was at least 27 years old. Finally, there is no such thing as a surface that will last a "lifetime", unless you consider a lifetime to be 20 years or less (excluding only San Juan). Frankly, I thought 20 years was a "generation", but the pool manufacturer's and builders seem to have the two terms confused. Fiberglass requires considerably less chemicals and far less maintenance that any other pool currently in existence. ( Full Answer )
You can skim them with screenwire. Most dealers of pool supplies have a pole with a screen on one end made especially for that purpose.. The best way to keep these under control is to install a floating swimming pool skimmer. there are several different types available however the most effective is… a suction-side cleaner known as the Dragonfly Super Skimmer, these take advantage of the surface tension of the water and rapidly remove most floating object on the water. they can be found at www.dragonfly.biz ( Full Answer )
What paint should be used on a concrete or plaster swimming pool that has not been painted in Florida?
its best to contact a local paint retailer about this as he will best understand the application and local suppliers of the necessary materials.
I like Pebble-crete it is durable and forgiving when it comes to stains most stains are removed easily and the unavoidable discoloring over the years is harder to discern there is a slight drawback insofar as the pools surfaces are rougher to the touch.
Pool temperatures can be increased by installing a pool heater.They can also be raised by using a solar blanket.
well i don't have a swimming pool so i wouldn't know. But water spiders can bite, although i doubt that they would be able survive in a pool with all of those chemicals.
Fiberglass is by far the lowest maintenance pool surface currently available. The life expectancy is more than 40 years, and the surface will require resurfacing only twice, under normal conditions.
As far as I can tell by searching for such a thing in the US, Sybaris is the only one I know to exist. I think they have a trademark or something. You can get them in Mexico and the Caribbean. Theres a crappy place in Kentucky or something that advertises it, but its more like a bathtub..
After two weeks of rainy weather and no chemical treatments the in ground pool is consumed with black algae literally pitch black from the surface For ease of treatment should we drain the pool?
Sugest you have a talk with your poolshop before you do anything I have never seen a black algae contamination as bad as you describe. IE it may not be black algae.
When a pool has gone green then all kinds of creatures will find a home in the water every thing from mosquito larvae to tadpoles. It is also a far more dangerous situation because should a child fall into the water. the time spent looking and not being able to locate may be just enough to mean the …difference between a successful rescue and a brain damaged or dead child. ( Full Answer )
The Rate at which a pool evaporates depends on the relative humidity in the air surounding it.
What should you do if the skimmer cannot clear the surface of the pool after 90 plus minutes after turning on the filter?
Most pool skimmer would not have a hope of clearing the surface of a pool. the only one that I know of and recommend is the Pulse surface cleaner made by Poolrite in Australia, This unit floats and always skims water at optimal performance it is plugged into the vacuum plate like a normal pool clean…er. ( Full Answer )
To determine your pool's surface area in square feet use the following:. Round pools Area = RXR x 3.14 ex if the pool is 24 round take 12x12x3.14. Rectangle Area = LxW so a 20Feet x30Feet Rectangular would be 20x30=600sft SA. For those pools which are odd in shape Area =(A+B)xLx.45 A & B being th…e width in different sections if different in dimensions. On the web you can usually find calculators that will do this for you.. Pool Safety and Care tips at www.prospectpoolsllc.com/blog ( Full Answer )
With fresh fill water, test it each day until it's correct. After that, twice a week will be fine.
1/4 inch a day. So 1 3/4 inch a week. I service salt pools in Florida.
Some say every day, However if the water stays clear and no smell comes from it just test it while it is in use every couple of days.
The only thing an over full pool does that may be a problem for some is it stops the skimmer from working properly. Unless you have a floating skimmer. Other then that you may as well let nature evaporate the water out of the pool rather then having to pay for top up water sooner.
In florida not as many homes hbae pools as someone would think. The state poll taken in 2010 estimated about 39% of all residential properties actually have inground pools.
Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity weekly in swimming season Calcium, stabilizer, salt (if you have a Chlorine generator) metals monthly
I have run a pool service and repair business in south Texas for 21 years and have always made great money. I make an average of $100 per hour. I am also able to employ my 3 sons and pay them well. It's a great profession but you have to wear a lot of hats. your a plumber, an electrician, a psycolog…ist. you gotta take it very seriously. you also have to attend every school you can get your hands on. Your basicly self made it up to you. with my vast experence I also work as an expert consultant in pool accident cases. This is sort of the pinacle of my career and I am payed very very well for it. Mike Baker Corpus Christi, Tx ( Full Answer )
well maybe it wil be wise to get a pool tester. and test the chemicals if it is ok or not ok if you just put the chemicals in the you my wanna wait because the chemicals are still strong and killing in the wost pain amagineble.caseing to burn human skin Please fill your pool with water, then gra…dually add chlorine and check the pH with an OTO test kit. Write back if you have further questions. Hatawa ( Full Answer )
sounds like it may be rust. do you have a well? if so, that's what it probably is.
They are called Backswimmers or Water Boatmen, believe it. In Jamaica, I've seen them bigger than the palm of your hand.
All condominiums -- private democracies -- operate under a set of governing documents. You can read yours (CC&Rs and By-laws, plus any board resolutions) to better understand the rules that govern your condominium pool in Florida.
You can usually get away with just two, chlorine tablets and baking soda when pH gets too low. In my experience as a pool shop owner, it will cost the average pool owner $200 PER YEAR if it is a salt water pool or $450 per year for a fresh water (chlorine) pool. Remember that the salt pool owner …will have to purchase a new cell each 4-5 year period. Therefore owning a salt water pool for 5 years you will be approx. $1000 better off. ( Full Answer )
in ground pool with a pebble tec finish life time warranty Concrete structure. Exposed aggregate finish. Pebble tec is virtually indestructable but rough on the feet. Forget about a "Life time warranty". The warranty is only as good as the company that builds the pool. In my thirty years in the biz…. I'v seen many dozens of co.s' go out of biz. BE CAREFUL!! ( Full Answer )
It depends on what stage in the insects development it has reached. Mayflies that have shred their nymph stage skin will fly to mate, but with hardly any mouth-parts will never eat and die shortly after mating.
No. Alkalinity neutralize the acids. Based on how much you put in, will cause a reduction in your pH levels.
Swimming pool chemicals should be locked away in a storage bin or shed where children cannot gain access to them. Be sure to prevent any dangerous accidents by keeping the children away from the chemicals.
Yes. And once you start filling your pool, do not stop until the water is up to the tile line. Stopping the water for a prolong time could cause a stain line around the perimeter. If you are filling your pool with well water you may want to pre-filter it to take out the tannins and any metals. If yo…u can't pre-filter your well water; get your system up and running ad treat the water with a stain and scale additive. ( Full Answer )
Good ole baking soda...sodium bicarbonate. 1.4 lbs. will raise 10,000 gallons of water 10ppm. 7 lbs. will raise it 50ppm.
The surface of a pool table is made from quarried slate, which is blueish gray rock that splits quite naturally into big, flat segments. It is then covered in cloth and surrounded by rubberized cushions.
Insects don't do well in salt water, so none. There might becrustaceans, however, in the form of aquatic isopods (pillbugs).Also barnacles - these are crustaceans!
pH and sanitizer should be checked daily in a perfect world...atleast 2-3 times a week at minimum. TA every week, CH weekly tomonthly, depending on the hardness of your fill water. CYA weeklyto monthly, depending on whether you use a stabilized chlorinesource or an unstabilized chlorine source such …as a salt waterchlorine generator or bleach/liquid chlorine with periodicstabilizer additions. How frequently you need to check CYA alsodepends on whether you ave a non backwashing filter (cartridge andsome DE filters) or a backwashing one (sand and some DE). ( Full Answer )
It depends on what you mean by "pool beetle" as there are manytypes of bugs that you will find in your pool. Not all bugs willbite, but some will. When you say "pool beetle" I am assuming that you are referring tothe colloquial term "pool beetle" or "pool bug" which is commonlyused to refer to beet…le-like bugs that are often found in abundancein pools in the Northeastern United States. These bugs are oftenbrown or yellowish in color with black spots. They resemble ticks,but are not arachnids. They are actually a type of scarab beetle.The short answer is YES - they DO bite, and it is painful but notharmful to human beings. I myself was bitten by one of these small beetles when I was a kid.It drifted over to me and when it made contact with my arm, itclamped down with its pincers. I had to swat at it twice to get itoff, as it was holding on to my skin. The bite was initiallysharply painful, and left an irritating, skin-colored welt at thesite of the bite that became red and flat after several days beforegoing away. These beetles will often be found in large masses in the poolskimmer/filter. Like Junebugs, which congregate in large amounts,they will fall into the pool at night, or land on the surface ofthe water and begin to swim, usually getting caught in the skimmer. The two most common biters in pools to worry about are waterboatmen and backswimmers. Both bugs resemble each other and thrivein the pool environment, requiring a chlorine "shock" treatment tobe removed from the pool. They can be identified by their slim,stick-like bodies with exceptionally long legs for swimming. Theirbites are painful and can cause problems for humans that are bittenby them, especially for those that may be allergic to the bite. ( Full Answer )