How to Calculate the Gallons of Water in Your Pool
Disclaimer: This is not easy and cannot be determined just by auto calculations due unknown other factors.
The builder would only be able to calculate the capacity of the free form pool.
How to clean a pool filter
How do I acid wash a pool?
Acid washing is a powerful way to clean a pool. Using Plaster White ‘n Brite will clean more safely and better than acid alone. Check first to make sure the pools surface is not cracked or exposing rebar as acid washing is not recommended.
You will need the following products:
How do I remove scale from my pool?
How can I minimize phosphates in water?
Bio-Dex Phosphate Remover will remove 1,000 ppb per 20,000 gallons and Phosphate Remover Plus will remove 3,000 ppb per 20,000 gallons.
The product may cloud your water after use. When Bio-Dex Phosphate Remover is applied to the water, the product is able to take the phosphate and form something other than a phosphate. This element won’t have any effect on your water chemistry other than creating a cloudy condition if phosphates are present. If there are no phosphates in thewater, it will not cloud. After removing a high amount of phosphates, the filter will need to be checked and backwashed if necessary. Phosphates will not revert back once they have been treated with Bio-Dex Phosphate Remover or Phosphate Remover Plus.
To reduce the cloudy water, try adding the Phosphate Remover slowly over a period of days or weeks. This will lessen the effect on the filter as well as the extreme cloudy water. Use Clearex 500 to help clear your water quickly after using Phosphate Remover.
How do I remove stains from a salt water pool?
There are swimming pool chemicals that are specifically created to remove stains from salt water pools. Brown and yellowish stains can form when salt is left on the floor of the pool. Use Knock Out to eliminate these stains. Knock Out will eliminate the stains within 24 hours at a dosage of one pound per 20,000 gallons.
Rust stains can also form on salt water pools. To remove these stains, mix 300 Tile Cleaner with Plaster White ‘n Bright to remove the stains quickly. To improve swimming pool maintenance, seal the pool’s slate and flagstone with TPS Protectant and Restorative, which will leave an attractive finish.
How do I remove metal stains from pool walls or water features?
Aqua Pure Algaecide is a best-selling product in Arizona due to the extremes in temperature and the need for effective algae control but before applying Aqua Pure, it is very important to have balanced water: pH -7.4 to 7.6 and Total Alkalinity between 80 to 140 ppm. It is also important that the chlorine not be added to soon after application (at least 30 minutes).
Removing heavy metal including copper stains per 10,000 gallons:
First lower the water pH to 6.6 to 6.8 by adding acid.
1. 1/2 Quart Bio-Dex Protect-All Supreme
2. 1 Quart Bio-Dex Aquadex 50 Stain-Off
Circulate until stains are lifted. (Repeat if necessary) – (water will become excessively blue) Partially drain the pool and refill with fresh water. Add 5 oz Protect-All Supreme and 10 oz Aquadex 50 Stain-Off once re-filled. Balance the water. Keep the monthly maintenance dose of Aquadex 50 Stain-Off and Protect-All Supreme if heavy metals and staining are a constant problem.