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    Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    When your pool is balanced, some say they can tell by just looking at it. What do you see? Mine is sparkling some what ...well like alligator skin type diamonds when the sun shines on it...??? Just wondering
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Oddly and I can't make sense of it, but when my pH gets a little too high it seems the sparkle improves after I fix it with a dose of MA. I can't fathom why or if its my imagination...but it seems work. And yet my pool hasn't lost its clearness, it just seems that it gets *better*.
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    When you get to know your pool, one day it may just look different and you think, hmmm. It takes a while to understand your pool. I think the signs vary.

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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Oddly and I can't make sense of it, but when my pH gets a little too high it seems the sparkle improves after I fix it with a dose of MA. I can't fathom why or if its my imagination...but it seems work. And yet my pool hasn't lost its clearness, it just seems that it gets *better*.
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Me three.............I keep a full log of my tests that includes the weather conditions. That alone has helped me know my pool. I have done it long enough I can SEE when the PH needs to be adjusted.

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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Once you get that really sparkly pool, it's pretty easy to tell when it starts to fade. In my case, about a 4 ppm dose of extra chlorine (CYA 50 ppm) always seemed to bring it back overnight.
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Once you get that really sparkly pool, it's pretty easy to tell when it starts to fade. In my case, about a 4 ppm dose of extra chlorine (CYA 50 ppm) always seemed to bring it back overnight.
    Same, again. A jug of bleach raises my FC by 4 ppm, very handy. When my PH is perfect and it needs a little extra pizzazz I can add a jug of bleach and pick it right up.
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy
    Oddly and I can't make sense of it, but when my pH gets a little too high it seems the sparkle improves after I fix it with a dose of MA. I can't fathom why or if its my imagination...but it seems work. And yet my pool hasn't lost its clearness, it just seems that it gets *better*.
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    Re: Saying I've seen here.. " you can tell by just looking"

    Ditto.
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