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Sep 18, 2015
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Swimming after adding baquacil chemicals,how long?
by: Anonymous

Swimming time after adding baquicil chemicals

Jul 07, 2015
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???? dont know where to start
by: Brenda C

I just bought a pool 12×30 ft Bestway pool.... I want to start cleaning the water cause it looks a little dirty... What do I need to buy to start?? Ive heard from other people to buy the 4 step products and to put everything together same time have the filter running all day and night and that it will be safe for swimming next day and that maybe I should just buy the cholorine tablets and place 2 into my filter..... I'm so confused please help....thank u




Thanks for the question Brenda. Having a pool is great and it's simple to take care of, but, there's much to cover. My entire site is about pool maintenance. With nearly 1500 pages covering everything from chemicals to filters.

It would be an enormous undertaking to go through everything you need to do to have the perfect pool. The chemicals, what to look for and what to avoid and why, when to add each chemical, how much, how often, how to test, filters, what to do and look for, troubleshooting, etc... It's simple, but there are many details to consider. If you have a specific question about a specific issue we can go from there. Unfortunately there's really no way, in just a few sentences, to tell you how to properly take care of a pool. What you're dealing with is chemistry. What each one does and how it reacts to the other one. I do offer my eBooks and personal consults if you'd like to start there. they're concise and understandable.

If you feel your situation is more complex than this, I do phone and/or SKYPE consultations. It makes things go much faster and many people have found it extremely beneficial, saving them time and money in the long run. All your questions will be answered. I have nothing to sell you so you know I'm not bias. If you purchase a personal phone consult you'll get all 3 eBooks for free.

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Robert

Jan 11, 2015
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Black Stains That Won't Go Away
by: Anonymous

I have black stains on the bottom of my vinyl liner. They are mostly at the bottom of the deep end, but appear around the sides of the shallow end as well. They look like black clouds, really.

I tried metal treatment (after $200, no help) and also superchlorinated with no luck. It doesn't appear to be algae (no black dots, no slimyness). I've even scrubbed it with a Mr Clean magic eraser with no luck.

When we opened it this year, we didn't realize that the filter had holes in it, so we added a lot of shock to clear it up. Once we fixed the filter, it cleared up nicely but now we have the stains.

Please help!




Thanks for the question

First thing you need to do is determine whether the stain is mineral or organic.

Brown Algae Won't Come Off Of A Vinyl Liner

Vinyl Liner Has Dark Stains On Bottom

The above posts will walk you through a series of steps to see if the stains are organic or metal. They will also give you the information you need to take care of both issues. If it is organic you'll need to do an Ascorbic Acid Treatment. This is powdered Vitamin C.

Add 1 lb. of granular ascorbic acid per 10,000 gallons of pool water.

Pool Liner Stained From Acidity Too High

Black algae is pretty uncommon in vinyl pool liners. Not that it can't happen, but it happens more often with plaster pools than vinyl. You're situation is very common and the posts above have what you need.

As is says above in the first section, it also could be a fungus growing under the liner. If it's that, you'll need to drain the water and remove the liner. Then you'll treat the ground with a fungicide and maybe have to get a new liner. Hopefully this won't be the case.

Good luck and let me know how it turns out for you.

Robert

Jan 11, 2015
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Helpful Answer To Pool Chemicals
by: Anonymous

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION. YOU WERE VERY VERY HELPFUL.

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