HOW TO SOLVE SPECIAL POOL PROBLEMS
There are many pool problems that occur and most have to do with the pH of the water in the pool. This can sometimes be tricky to handle if your not experienced for all weather conditions or you don’t have the proper system on your pool. Below are the most common pool problems and answers on how to clear it up!
Cloudy water is always caused by very small particles in the water. The water will not be clear until the particles are removed. There are three ways to remove these particles. For quick results do all three at once:
1. OXIDIZE (BURN UP) THE ORGANIC MATTER
Add two pounds of oxidizer (potassium monopersulfate) or one gallon of household bleach (such as Clorox) per 10,000 gallons. Pour the bleach into the skimmer after sundown. Don’t worry about swimming in chlorine. It will all be gone the next day after a few hours of sunshine.
2. DISSOLVE THE PARTICLES
Do this by adding acid to lower the pH to 7.2
3. FILTER THE PARTICLES OUT
Temporarily increase filtration time to 24 hours per day. Make sure the bottom drain is open. If the pool does not have a bottom drain, put the vacuum hose in the skimmer and drop one end into the deep end of the pool. Add a small amount of “Super Blue” (or other clarifier) to help make the small particles large enough to be trapped by the filter.
A LIGHT GREEN TINT
Sometimes a pool can develop a light green tint. This may not be caused by copper or iron changing molecular states. This is usually caused by the pool chemistry being out of balance. Solve the problem by balancing the pool chemistry.
Be sure to lower the pH if it is too high. Then to get rid of the green tint by adding one gallon of household bleach for each 10,000 gallons of pool water. This green tint can happen occasionally and there is no cause for alarm. The above procedure will correct the problem and the chlorine will be gone by the next day.
If your copper gets low and you get algae in your pool, you correct the problem quickly as follows:
- Make sure the copper level is up to a full 0.20 ppm (4 drops with the tester)
- Add oxidizer. Add two pounds of oxidizer (potassium monosulfate) or one gallon of household bleach per 10,000 gallons of pool water. This will help the copper to be more effective.
- Brush the pool walls and steps where algae is visible. Temporarily run the pump 24 hours a day.
- If black algae gets started in a pool, take immediate steps to get rid of it by applying an algaecide directly to the algae. Then rub top later off with a chlorine stick and keep treating it every time it starts to show up. Don’t relent. Black algae has deep roots and will keep coming back until it is completely killed.
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The use of ionization for water purification was pioneered in the 60s by NASA. Caribbean Clear incorporated this technology and developed an ionization product for introducing both copper and silver to swimming pool water. Copper is a well known algaecide and Silver has unique anti-microbial properties.
Water is more appealing without the typical 1-3 ppm chlorine residual or the weekly chlorine shock. At a barely detectable level of 0.4 ppm chlorine (1 quart of liquid bleach in a typical 30,000 gallon pool) the water will be more enjoyable, and, with less skin and eye irritation, the swimmers can enjoy the pool longer.
Not to Mention…Lower Costs:
* No more weekly shock treatments
* Less chlorine
* Less maintenance
* Liners and pool equipment will last longer
* Ultimately, lower costs
Unlike other common water treatment methods, Caribbean Clear is not affected by sunlight, heat, or time. During peak days of intense sun and heat or throughout the winter while the pool is closed , Caribbean Clear will remain in the water. Only as algae, micro-organisms, or other organic debris are introduced into the water will Caribbean Clear be consumed.
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