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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 does my intex saltwater pool water turn green as soon as it gets really hot?

it is alge and is a microorganism that grows in water and sunlight
get a pool shop to explain how to treat it as it is a combination pf chemicals that have to be in balance to clear/ stop and prevent it

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After harsh winter,green pool,levels of everything are fine except salt which we are adding. Have Penair filter, so what is optimum speed &for how long to get my water crystal clear and blue

It has been 15 years since I owned a pool. My best way was to shock pool with a liquid shock , run filter for a day then broadcast aluminum sulfate with filter off. Usually in a day or two all debris is on bottom of pool. This debris must be vacuumed to waste because it will clog the filter.

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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.
To reduce this residue we would suggest 'shocking' you spa with a super load of granular chlorine or a non-chlorine shock on a regular basis.

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Jan 12, 2014 | Pool & 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.

Shock the pool based on the direction provided by the shock product you decide to purchase and keep your water balanced and your heat exchanger will be fine.


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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.

Aug 04, 2011 | Intex 15' X 42" Easy Set Pool Complete...

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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

Jun 15, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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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