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12500 gal pool began by adding 8 \ 40# bags of

12500 gal pool began by adding 8 40# bags of salt the pool was green we were told to put in shock and algeacide then the reading showed no chlorine so was told to add 5 more / 40# bags of salt now the reading on pump shows high salt we have let out aot of water and added fresh the reading on the pump still show high salt what should we do? The pool is still green and the chlorinator will not stay on long with out beeping high salt.

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You have too much salt in the pool ...dump some water.

You have too much CL in the pool ... turn off your cell ... add some chlorine killer if necessary. The sun will eat new CL pretty fast.

You have metal in the water ... the CL aggrivates the metal, turns the water green ... If your pool were plaster, you would be in danger of serious staining.

You may have some alg. but I doubt it with all the stuff you have inthe pool

Check the source of your information.

Here is what you should consider ...

Fill the pool ... get rid of the metal ... 3 oz per 1000 gallons is the recommended dose ... NO CL for two days. Metal out works best when there is no CL in the water.

Get the TA under control and the pH. With the TA at 100 and pH at 7.4, bring the CL up to 2 or 3 ppm. You don't need CA ... but you might want to add some for comfort purposes. You might want to add cynauric acid to about 35 ppm to protect the CL. CA and cynauric acid are not consumable ... if you have a lot and want to get rid of it ... the only way is to add fresh water.

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    Good answer Clay 58 ... you must be in the pool business ...



    Thanks for the 4 thumbs up, Tammy, and good lyck with your pool this summer.

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Drain this pool, give it a good cleaning and start over. Clean the electrolytic cell. Your 24" x 52" size pool holds 12,481 gallons of water and requires 310 pounds of salt at initial startup. You should set the timer to run 11 hours per day. If the low salt light comes on add 85 pounds. You need an owner's manual. You can download one here. http://pr-rp.pmra-arla.gc.ca/PR_SOL/pr_web.ve1?p_ukid=5143

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