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Old 12-22-2012, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to maintain a pool?

So I bought a house with a pool, wasn't actively looking for one but I admit it's a nice perk. When I bought it the old owners showed me what to do, but I was just so excitied and overwhelmed it all glossed over me.

It has one of those independently powered vaccums and I bought a chlorine floater thing. Recently brown algae shit has started to appear on the bottom.

I asked people that know about maintaining it and they just mentioned checking the PH level periodically.

About once a week I empty the skimmer. Monthly I empty the skimmer at the pump. I scrub the stairs (where the vaccum can't climb) about 4 times a week.

Whats causing the algae to form? Is it the vaccum not working? Should I even be worried?
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Re: Does anyone know how to maintain a pool?

Algae in a pool is a sign that your PH levels are not balanced. Chlorine is just part of the equation. Buy one of these: http://www.intheswim.com/Pool-Chemic...ting-Supplies/ and it will tell you exactly what you need.

Here's a basic DIY: http://www.wikihow.com/Eliminate-and...-Swimming-Pool
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Re: Does anyone know how to maintain a pool?

You have to shock your pool and you probably don't have enough chlorine in the pool. A standard sized pool needs two floating chlorine tablet dispensers. Go to your pool store and buy a box of pool shock. That will zap the bacteria and you'll be able to swim within two days. You'll have to wait that long for the pool to neutralize.
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The brown/algae is normal. It's probably just dirt. You may need to backwash your vacuum system and clean the debris from the filter.
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The brown/algae is normal. It's probably just dirt. You may need to backwash your vacuum system and clean the debris from the filter.
Debris from the filter in the vaccum? I admit i have yet to touch it. And how do I backwash it?

I can do anything that invoices getting in it. We've had highs in the 60s and lies in the 30s for a month. Not pool weather.


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Re: Does anyone know how to maintain a pool?

There is a floating filter attached to the hose on the pool vac.

As for back washing the pool, you attach a hose to the motor house and flip the switch to backwash. You can either attach the hose to the sewage system or let it drain into the street.
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