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Shocking For a 18 x 48 pool how much shock should I be using maybe I am using too much or not enough for my pool could that also be a reasom for the green water?? I is al,ost automatic that it turns green but when I clean filter, the filter is almost bronze or brown

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We had a similar problem with our pool. What kind of water are you using to fill your pool? Is it well water? We used well water which appeared crystal clear when we put it in the pool but after running the saltwater system one time we had very yucky water! So, we shocked it and this made it worse, a pea soup green color actually! I talked to the pool guy in town and he said it was probably from our water source since it's from a well and that we needed to put some Metal Out stuff in it first, which we did, and now we have perfectly clean water again, it worked great! I'd take a water sample into your local pool store, they should be able to help you. Good luck!

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Test water to see if you have a free chlorine reading check ph we use 8 gallons of liquid shock with a water conditioner make sure you have vaccumed first to remove algea dont vac through pump put hose over top of pool start water flow with a wet vac at end of vac hose just turn on vac to start water flowing

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Why is a white grease forming and floating in my softubSoftub Problems

This white residue is from soaps and body fluids from those using the spa.
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Other than chlorine what chenmical can you use to shock your pool and avoid any damage to the heat exchanger?

Shocking your pool water in and of itself will not hurt the heat exchanger. Raising the chlorine levels to 10 points over total chlorine is not going to do damage. What damages the exchanger is HIGH concentrations of low pH chlorine via an errosion feeder nearby without an operating check valve or overall low pH over a period of time.

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How much shock n swim for a pool 16 x42

What you appear to be asking is the volume of your Pool in gallons! Here is the formula and resulting answer:

Length X Width X average Depth X 7.5 (for rectangluar) (or 5.9 for a circle or oval)

You need to know 3 values:

The overall length in feet (assuming 42 on your note)
The overall Width in feet (assuming 16 on your note)
The average depth, take a depth measurement at 3-4 locations equally apart along the length from deep to shallow (or vice-versa) (example might 8ft, 6ft, 4ft, 3ft) add these measurements together and then divide the total sum by the number of depth measurements (example 4) this will be the average (example 5.25)

So the resulting formula would read 42 x 16 x 5.25 x 7.5 = 26,460 gallons for the example

So if your pool's average depth is about the same, then your volume is rounded to about 26,500

Your shock product should clearly state how much one bag will treat a given volume (example 10,000 gals) for regular treatment or shocking. Usually shocking involves doubling or even tripling the normal maintenance dosage, but check the product labels and instructions for manufacturer's recommendation.

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I have the intex saltwater system and green water. can i shock the water?

you will need to do a few things.
Start by shocking the pool and then in 12 hours or so you will need to brush the sides and bottom
Now wait a few hours for the pool to settle and vacum
now clean out your cartridge and start filtering without the generator.
Now add in some liquid non foaming algecide
Now a day later repeat the brushing then vacum again clean filter and reapeat till your pool clears
Remeber to add a good stabilizer so that the chlorine that is generated holds longer and get test strips that read #'s to test salt you want to have the salt as close to 3000ppm as possible
Once pool is clear continue to use the non foaming algecide every week

Jun 30, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My pool is green. why.and how do I fix it

according to your picture I see you are running the satand alone salt unit..
If you are running an intex filter/pump you are probably not getting enough filtration.
A pool turns green for many reasons such as not enough use to stir up the water
Not enough filtration
wrong levels of chemicals and so on

My suggestion
Start by testing your salt it needs to be as close to 3000ppm as possible
now shock your pool with either liquid chlorine or a substrate for your amount of gallons in the pool
After 24 hours of shocking brush your pool with a seperate pool brush sides and bottom
Do not depend on a pools vaccum with bristles you can not get enough elbow grease going to make it work well
now that it is brushed wait 24 hours and then vaccum.
Do this until the water clears
You also need to blow out the filter cartridge at least 3 times a day so that it cleans efficiently

once your pool starts to clear up again make sure your salt is 3000ppm
now make sure your ph is close to 7.6
and make sure you put a stabilizer in to help hold your chlorine level longer

I do not know what gallon your pool is so I will just use generic #'s to discribe what a pool needs

A pool need to be turned over at LEAST 3 times in a filter cycle so if you have a 2500gl ph pump and your pool is 5000 that is 6 hours of filtering alone
When you are generating salt you should count the 6 hours as half the intex units do not filter well while generating chlorine. you may be told differently by intex but I have had my set up for 3 seasons and have found what works for me
an intex pump draws as much electric as about a 40 watt light bulb
so I run mine 24/7

I generat my chlorine at the end of the day any where from 3 -7 hours depending on # of bathers,sun,heat, suntan oils and so on then I filter the rest of the time I also clean out my cartridge every day.
It is best to have 2 filters one in the pump and one drying. I do not know why but a wet filter after cleaning does not filter as good as a filter that has been clean and dried

Again for your problem now shock filter brush and repeat ti'll it clears up
Once a pool goes green it is a lot of work to get it back on track
hope this helps

Jun 19, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I tried unplugging it for a minute and resetting the timer, it still keeps saying I need more salt but Leslies pool store tested it and said I have twice as much salt in it as needed, 6500 something. Still...

with the intex system it can read 91low salt and 92 high or vise versa you can have high and it will read low

start by draining 20% pool water and re filling
do this until you get to 3000ppm make sure all of your other chemicals are fine ph alkalinity and so on
I would also recommend cleaning your electro cell with so much salt being in the system

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Low volt shocking

ouch! I have delt with this problem personally. every time i key'd up my astatic 636l i got shocked by the spring.
A shock in the mic is due to grounding problems. When you run the power a connex 4300 puts out and their is poor ground to the radio chassis itself it can cause shocking results! it will bight your lip, or shock the hand. no fun..... you SHOULD get some flat braided wire and run it from the radio body (metal part) (maybe where the mount knobs plug in) and make sure thats grounded. I dont know what powr supply you are using but a lot of them come with a screw or somewhere to ground the radio to.
See if that works it should stop your shocking problem.

it IS a grounding problem.

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