Is it Important to Run the Swimming Pool Pump After Installing a PoolRX Unit?
I’ve just installed a PoolRx unit in my skimmer, should I run the pool pump?
It’s very important to run the swimming pool pump after installing a PoolRx unit in a pool skimmer or a pump basket.
If you don’t run the swimming pool pump after installing a PoolRx unit, the minerals in PoolRx will start dissolving after install and the minerals will dissolve in a concentration at the bottom of the basket, and when the pump turns on several hours later, 20,000 gallons of concentrated minerals will blow through the system and into the pool, in a big plume of undissolved minerals. If this happens the PoolRx minerals don’t have time to dissolve properly into solution and they can stay in granular form and stick the scale on the surface turning it a blue-ish color.
There is a simple fix, we recommend Jacks Magic Blue stuff. It’s a phosphonic acid that will help dissolve the mineral off the surface and into solution.
So if you made a mistake and did not run the swimming pool pump after installing a PoolRx unit, and noticed the blue minerals on the bottom of the pool or stuck to the surfaces, you may do the following to fix the issue:
- Lower pH to 7.2 or less and Alkalinity to 80 or less.
- After water is in this range, Use 1 quart of Jacks Magic Blue Stuff per 10,000 gallons.
For extreme cases or if you want faster results, you can do 1.5x -2x of the dose
- Run the swimming pool pump for 24 hours and keep water in this pH and Alkalinity range.
- Within 48-72 hours the undissolved minerals will be off the surface and into solution. This solution is safe to swim in while it’s working.