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Has anyone painted their in-ground swimming pool? Can anyone give me their opinion about chlorine vs. salt systems? Any maintenance suggestions would be appreciated!
We pained our swimming pool several years ago.
Ask at your local pool supply store for what you will need to change and what paint to use if you want to go with a salt system in your pool.
Can toilet bleach tabs be used in a large home wading swimming pool?
i cannot find evidence that it would be dangerous to use but since these products (toilet tabs) are usually much more expensive than swimming pool tabs I wonder why you would want to use them. maybe a supply on hand? From my research it appears the toilet tabs are much weaker than pool tabs and I'm not sure how you would be able to determine how many to use and how often.
I have a couple of links that you might want to check out but they mainly deal with the strength of both tabs and also there are many people who claim that both products will damage the toilet mechanisms. Check them out if you are curious.
It would be ok. You would probably need a lot of them.
If you have them handy to use them in there, I'm sure it's fine.
most likely you would have to use an insane amount of them. As well, the toilet tabs usually come with odors that you probably don't want in your pool
Not sure if that would be ideal. You can ask when you go to a pool store on their thoughts?
It is possible use use the tablets in your large wading pool. However, this is not economical and it will take a large amount of tablets to clean your pool.
How do I lower the ppm stabilizer in a 6660 gallon above ground pool? it is brand new, but there is lots of rust in the well water.
Do you have a Leslie Pool in your area? They can test your water for free and help determine what you'll need for your pool.
According to this article, you must dilute the pool with fresh water first. dengarden.com/
I have a question regarding bleach in the pool. I have a 3 foot by 12 foot pool. How much bleach do I put in and how many times a week? Do I also put in baking soda at the same time or as needed?
By Karen from Spring Hill, TN
Go to the swimming pool supply store, buy a water testing kit, they will tell you how to use it. You will need a vacuum hose with an adapter that fits into where your water is suctioned out into the pump. That is how you create the suction to vacuum. You need a vacuum brush for the end of the hose, a telepole to attach to the vacuum brush (you hold onto the pole and use it to guide the vacuum to the corners, center, deep end, etc.) You need chlorine, I think the tablets are easier to use, you just put them into the basket where the water is sucked out after vacuuming, soda ash to keep the PH level correct, good baskets for the pump, returns, etc. But your pool supply store should help you out with other supplies.
I hope this helps.
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We have a 90,000 litres painted pool in New Zealand. Can someone suggest cheaper maintenance to keep it clean as we are constantly spending heaps on chemicals from the pool store. Also any tips on best practices would be welcome as I am new to this.
Roshni from New Zealand
We found here in Michigan the more our pool was used the less chemicals we needed to use happy pooling to you. (03/05/2009)
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Go to the swimming pool supply store, buy a water testing kit, they will tell you how to use it. You will need a vacuum hose with an adapter that fits into where your water is suctioned out into the pump. That is how you create the suction to vacuum. You need a vacuum brush for the end of the hose, a telepole to attach to the vacuum brush (you hold onto the pole and use it to guide the vacuum to the corners, center, deep end, etc.).
But your pool supply store should help you out with other supplies.