Swimming Pools in France

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 jaspers girl wrote:
hi

thanks will watch yes full of water

but i really wanted a professional to service and then answer questions we might have

Well I am a professional, so you can ask me. Sending a few pictures of your pool and equipment and then I can answer your questions better.
Regarding servicing your pump, the french way is usually to take your pump away for a week or two. do precious little to it claim it's knackered and try to get you to buy another.
Or take it apart replace worn parts that you can get and charge more for that than buying a brand new one!   Think I am kidding?

Pools-just a direct tap into your bank account...........
You can get far better help here and without the superstitious nonsense of the pool shop.

Over to you.

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Big Smile [:D]

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thanks so much jonzjo, for the link it explained everything nicely ,my husband managed to get it all working so ta very much
i will probably be back when we start using it

thanks again
Angie

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Angie, you are very welcome. It isn't rocket science, but the way some approach it you would think it is. It is simple chemistry and it's a great shame that the majority of the so called pros here peddle it that way when they don't know diddly-squat beyond the very basics?

TP is an exception to that rule, but I would never tell him that Woot! [:-))]

When we moved into our house 11 years back I didn't know owt about a pool other than it was wet. I read that book, cover to cover, before we moved in and it saved me from a pool load of problems (I was going to say boat load, but??) I'm still a long way off bring an expert, but I know a lot more than a load of so called pros around here.

(definition of expert -- an ex is a has been and a spert is a drip under pressure Devil [6]Devil [6])

John.

Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.
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 Jonzjob wrote:

TP is an exception to that rule, but I would never tell him that Woot! [:-))]

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hi

now all up and running how do you clean the water ? we have a nice new cover and have fot rid of all floating debris.

thanks again in advance

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Clean the water?? What colour is it?

Possibly green? After the winter it will probably need what's called shocking. You can get the stuff for this from your local pool shop. It's called chlor shock. It's a fast release chlor, normally in large pastile type things about 3" diameter, but sometimes in granular form. You will need to get the chlor level up to about 10 ppm (parts per million) and leave the pump running for at least 24 hours.

I'm sure that TP will be along to fill in better than I??

John.

Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.
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Hold it right there!
Shocking is a process and not a product, it is the raising of the free chlorine level to a point where bad chlorine compounds are oxidised out of the pool.

Any form of chlorine can do this but avoid the packaged products at least to begin with. Go to the Brico shops and buy 20 ltre biddon of Eau de javel.  You will need some pH minus as well and you can use hydrochloric acid from a Brico as well or pH minus in a tub if you are not sure about handling acids just yet.

Please tell us the size of your pool including the depth and also what are you using to test the levels of pH, chlorine etc in the pool. Is it a vinyl liner pool or tiled etc?

When you say clean the water, that's what the filter does given enough time so just leave the filtration pump running, if it is green as Jonzjob suggested then you need chlorine in it fast as you have now removed the cover.

Sorry for all the questions but we are just starting on your pool knowledge and it may seem a bit daunting but you'll soon get a grip on it. Smile [:)]

NOTE: Never mix Chlorine with any acid, that would be very bad (very dangerous)

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Whistles [Www]

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hi

the pool is fibre glass and has not been covered for years we bought a cover got rid of the silt and put clean spring water in as instructed by previous owner.  the pool is excel prelude 70 series C10P70342. i think it is 5ft x8ft

The products he left are
chlore choc 20g
chlore choc shock 20g
chlorent 250g
bayrol soft and easy tablets i think this iw wghat he has put in
augmentateur d'alcalinute

we bought yesterday in superu sos reilrapage

not used yet was not sure how long to run we have been running when we are outside?

can not work out how to attach photo

sorryhubby is at fishing comp and i am watch the footy

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