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    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    ...water beetle!! We've had rain the last 3 days and the sun has come to visit today...imagine my surprise to find this thing floating dead (thank goodness). The tile on the seating ledge is 3x3 to give you an idea of the size of this thing. I included it next to a quarter. Please tell me it's just a fluke and there are no more of these things hiding out somewhere in my pool; not like I could miss them! My water was a close to perfect as it has ever been about a week or so again but last test numbers on 7-9-15 @ 7pm...

    FC 4.5
    pH 8
    TA 120
    CYA 70
    CH 500

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    Re: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    Are you sure it's not a fig beetle? They're big and clumsy and I could easily visualize one flying into a post and knocking itself into the pool. Fig beetles are iridescent green and really noisy when they fly by. And they make the alumiwood pergola ring when they crash into the slats.
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    Re: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Are you sure it's not a fig beetle? They're big and clumsy and I could easily visualize one flying into a post and knocking itself into the pool. Fig beetles are iridescent green and really noisy when they fly by. And they make the alumiwood pergola ring when they crash into the slats.
    Richard, I wish. Oh no. I googled fig beetle and it sure reaffirmed one thing, that..that thing is a ginormous water beetle. What do you think of my numbers? Still high, I know. Don't even get me started on this other thing I just found in the skimmer....need to post that one, too.
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    Re: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    Your numbers? pH is too high, especially with 500 CH. FC may be too low, since I don't see that you have a SWG listed.
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    Re: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Your numbers? pH is too high, especially with 500 CH. FC may be too low, since I don't see that you have a SWG listed.
    Thanks, Richard...I need to add my bleach and calc. is telling me muratic acid as well as baking soda.
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    Re: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a prehistoric...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oklapoolma View Post
    Thanks, Richard...I need to add my bleach and calc. is telling me muratic acid as well as baking soda.
    No baking soda! Your TA is already at 120. What did you put as the target?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    No baking soda! Your TA is already at 120. What did you put as the target?
    Oh yes. Thanks. Again. . Not sure why it said that. Usually put the target at around 90, which I know is the recommended max.
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