Archive for June, 2010

Oooh Baby, I’ve Got Clear Pool Water!
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Oooh Baby, I’ve Got Clear Pool Water!

After a couple of days of applying a full-court press, I am seeing a big difference in my pool water. Recovering from green cloudy pool water isn’t hard, but it does take diligence and time.

Pool with Algae
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Progress Has Been Made!

It’s around 8:00 PM and I went to do my final filter cleaning for the night and didn’t need to! If you have been following this blog, you know I’ve been cleaning a very dirty neglected pool. I’ve been working on clearing my green cloudy water (now that I’ve removed all of the decaying leaves).

The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH
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The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH

Having your pool at the proper pH helps prolong the chemical’s cleaning ability (among other things). A pH that’s too low allows your chemicals to quickly dissipate, and a pH too high prevents optimal sanitizing action. Since I’m currently struggling with high pH, I’ll share my tale of high pH woe.

Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water
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Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water

I’m so close to having a pool in swimable condition. Well, it would be if it weren’t for the annoying algae. I’ve got to say, it’s a nice looking green, but who wants to swim in green cloudy water?

Cleaner Water
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Dirty Pool Full-Court Press

I know full court press is a basketball analogy but that’s what I decided to do to get my pool clean. Enough of this half hearted attempt at getting the pool clean. It’s time to spend an entire day getting up close and personal with the pool. I decided to treat the pool like a […]

Freddie the Chlorinating Frog
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Back to Discussing Pool Chemistry

Because finding the right recipe for clean pool water can be overwhelming (especially for someone new to the world of chlorine pool chemicals), I’ve decided to take it one step at a time.

Hayard EC40 DE Filter
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Regenerating a Hayward EC40 DE Filter

What a concept! The regeneration feature is a time (and DE) saver. Ok, I’ll repeat myself a little because most people don’t read blogs from beginning to end. Here’s a concise recap: I bought my neighbor’s old filter/motor set up which was a Hayward DE EC40 filter. No instructions, no guarantee, no nothing. I gave […]

Hayward DE Filter Pressure Problem Solved
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Hayward DE Filter Pressure Problem Solved

After spending an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out why my Hayward filter’s pressure kept diminishing I found out the problem is not really a problem. Hayward DE filters like clean pools. They work hard to get your pool spotlessly clean. If you notice your pressure gauge is rising and the pressure of […]

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