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New house - need to understand pool chemistry

New house - need to understand pool chemistry


Old 12-10-13, 11:13 AM
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New house - need to understand pool chemistry


We have owned the pool for 8 days. Now that we are moved in I've started looking around for things to fix.

We have a tile pool and spa. I don't know how many gallons yet. The community has well water. The chlorine level looks fine but the pH is 6.8. The little $10 test kit I just bought says "add soda ash".

Is soda ash the thing to do with tiled in ground pools ?

In Florida we had a marcite pool. We had local pool stores where you brought in a sample and they gave you a menu of stuff to add. There it was chlorine, alkalinity plus, muriatic acid and calcium. How is my routine going to be different with a well fed tile pool ?

Do I only really need to check the chlorine and pH levels ?

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Old 01-08-14, 04:47 PM
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you had a marcite coating on the fl pool & now you're got tile but it doesn't tell us what kind of pool it is - just the coating,,, probably shotcrete OR concrete,,, no reason you shouldn't trust a HI pool guy,,, ask your neighbors

1 gal = 231 cu inches,,, hi-skoul arithmetik will get the answer after you measure/calculate pool/& spa volume
Old 01-14-14, 07:54 AM
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The best info I can give you on what and how to take care of your pool is to send you here. Forum Index • Trouble Free Pool While some pool stores can be OK, most are horrible when it comes to water chemistry. The TF100 test kit is the bare minimum you should have if you are a pool owner. Read the Pool School posting.
Old 02-06-14, 01:57 PM
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troublefreepool is an awesome resource. it helped me learn the basics for sure.
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