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I have a patera filter that hasn't been used for 2 years what do i need to do before cleaning the water. Pool is 22 000 litre above ground

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Since the filter has not been used over two years you need to service or get it serviced by a qualified mechanic. There may be some problem with mechanical or electrical or electronic components. Problem is that nothing stays new if not used. To keep a thing going keep using it.

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Our pool is about 90000 litres of water so how big filter do we need please

If you have a above ground pool go with the Cartridge or sand, and if underground go sand or D.E. All have their ups and down you should find out what you want from them specifically cause they all do varying amounts of the same thing.

Sand Filters
(Filters using literally sand)
For sand filters, on inground pools, I like to use a 30 inch tank diameter, which is a 4.9 sq. ft. filter surface area, and holds 600 lbs of sand. For small pools (under 20,000 gals), I might advise the next size down (24 inch tank), if the budget is tight. But never go smaller than a this for an inground pool.
Cartridge Filters (like a air filter)
I have a rule of thumb for cartridge pool filters. 100 sq. ft. of filter surface area per 10,000 gals of pool water, as a minimum. I like to see the 400 sq. ft. models on inground pools above 25,000 gals. These can go an entire season without cleaning in most cases.
D.E. Filters (Ground up fossilized algae)
Because they offer the most superior type of filtration, people tend to go small with DE, and buy a 24 or 36 sq. ft. DE filter. Ugh - go Big! Nothing below a 48 sq. ft. filter, and if your pool is over 25,000 gals, go with the Big Boy - the 60 sq. ft. filter.

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Also make sure the filter can take the amount of water that the pump is pushing through it.

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Above ground pool how to get and keep crystal clean water

If you clean your filter frequently, and keep your chlorine level to at least 5.0ppm it will help but with "out of the box" above ground pools the filter is really undersized. Check to see if a larger filter or pump can be installed on your pool. Also because it is an above ground pool if the temp gets above 84 degrees the chlorine dissipates rapidly, you can switch to Bromine which dissipates at around 104 degrees and provides the same sanitation levels as chlorine.

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My bug worked great last season but this year I will find it stopped in the pool not moving, I will pick it up and push on the feet to get them running again and it will stop again, what do I need to

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Water is greenish brown

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How much salt do you put in a 22,000gal. pool?

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Hi I have ab 18x52' intex above ground pool with klear saltwater system, but I have algae in the bottom of the pool, please tell what to do to clean it without emptying the pool, and can i use any...

Get ready for a full weekend of cleaning your pool :) This is the chemical free method...
1st... Start with a clean filter...So clean your filter...
2nd.. Vacuum your pool and get most of the algae up from the bottom and sides.. Go slow so you do not stir up the algae. Make sure you use the vacuum attachment with brushes..
3rd..Clean your filter...
4th...repeat step 2 again...
5th... Clean your filter...
6th... Brush your pool with a pool brush to loosen the remaining algae..
7th... Set your pump timer for 12 hrs and your chlorinator for 10 to 11 of those hrs... and run for 3 days...
8th.. Check your water and see if has cleared and the algae is almost completely gone.. If so, check your free chlorine level and adjust your cycle down if at the required level..
9th.. if your chlorine level is not at optimal, run at the 12 hr cycle for 3 more days and check..
10th.. After water is clear and free of algae, clean your filter and adjust your cycle down to control your free chlorine level...
Good luck and hope this method works for you.. It has for me for over 2 years with my Intex Salt Water system...
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Hi, I have let my intex above ground pool go green over winter and with summer approaching don't know if I need to add extra salt or something else to get the pool ready for swimming. It is a 14 foot,...

You need to get liquid chlorine and add about 2 liters and let your pool filter run for a couple of days and in the mean time clean your filter twice daily. If the pool at this stage is still a little green add more chlorine and broom the bottom to stir it up. After this as once your pool is back to almost normal, clean the the filter again and add clarifya. To keep your pool in good condion over summer buy 2 pool floaters, put 2 chlorine tablets in one and blue block pool sparkle in the other and each week add 1 liter of chlorine. Hope this helps you as i have the same pool and i do this and don't have any problems. You can also add salt to your pool if you like but dissolve it in water before you add it to the pool.

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Cloudy and green water already put algae in pool

you may need to re-fill the pool now? the filter has not done its job fully and you havent tested the water,,for PH? or you would have spoted this comeing,,,the pool will need extensive filtering and cleaning now plus lots of chemicals put in it before you can use it

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I have a smart max star oumo 1.5 and it will not pull enough water to run vacume. i have had for two years and now when i first kick on pulls hard the slows down.My pool looks like a frog i need...

Read all my comment before you choose a course of action:

Is this above ground? If yes, dump the water and start again. Whether in ground or above ground, back wash the sand filter, if you have sand, replace the DE if a DE filter, if a cartridge filter - replace the cartridge. Better yet, get rid of the cartridge and get a sand filter with capacity for your pool.

If in ground, get rid of as much water as you can without danger of (1) popping the pool out of the ground due to ground water (2) bankrupting the budget.

With new water, treat for metal with a sequestering agent. If you don't, when you add sanitizer, the water will turn green or brown from the metal. Follow bottle instructions for the sequestering agent. You will also stain a gunnite pool with the metals.

While this is going on - check your pump for impeller damage - over haul your filter. Get your filter running and leave it running 24/7. When this is done, get your water in balance. First, get the calcium to 300 PPM, Second, get the Alk to 100 ppm. Next get the pH to 7.4 ... these steps may take days ... don't try to do this in one quick afternoon. Dose your pool with several small doses of chemicals not one big dose. Add chemical to water - not water to chemical.

The final step (with your filter running for sure) introduce CL to the 4 or 5 ppm level.

If you don't want to do these steps, and just want to get the pool clear do this: Get the filter clean (you dont say what kind of filter you have ... so I will just say GET IT CLEAN) Raise the CL to 20 ppm. Get a filter aid product and use according to contailer instructions. Let the filter do its thing for at least 24 hours before you clean it again and try it again. If you are using liquid CL, you must protect it with cyanuric acid at the 80 ppm level. Dry CL normally has cyanuric acid built in - check the label.

Metal, algae; big problems in pools. Get rid of them - Brush your pool at least one time per week. Maintain sanitizer at 4 ppm or better - shock the pool to the "break point" if you find Combined CL (Combined CL is Free available CL + Total CL = combined CL) Your pool supply place can teach you about "break point" which will release the CL from the contaminents and allow the CL to go back to work. If yor pool smells like CL you must follow the "break point" CL procedure.

I hope this helps you get your pool going ...

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