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    Hard water or Bleach

    here are my numbers
    FC 5
    CC 0
    Tc 5
    ph 7.4
    TA 70
    CYA 35
    CH 320
    the pool is crystal clear and looks great. My Question is, My pool is close to my house and when the tail of the polaris cleaner whips its tail out of the water, it gets the windows wet. Is the white stain from the hard water or is it from the bleach(chlorine).
    And if i put borates in the pool will this help with the staining of the windows. I have the stuff to do the borates, just have not had the time to do it yet...
    thanks
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    Re: Hard water or Bleach

    most likely the Calcium and whatever salt the bleach is adding...borates will not make it any worse, but it will not fix the issue...on the other hand it will make the water feel softer.
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    Re: Hard water or Bleach

    Minerals in the water.

    If you were to take a pot, add some water, and boil it until it was gone, you would have the dissolved solids remaining in the pot. This is nothing more than the minerals in the water that were left after evaporation. By boiling it, you just cause it to evaporate really quickly. Same thing when it comes to your windows. The water evaporates, leaving behind the minerals.

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    Re: Hard water or Bleach

    yes that makes sense now.
    thanks, i need to keep his tail in the pool....LOL
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
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    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: Hard water or Bleach

    There's an app for that--uh, I mean, tighten up the Sweep Hose Adjustment Screw a bit, and the tail won't thrash so much.

    I get some white stuff on my flagstones, didn't occur to me that it was dried splashout/tail whip, but that makes sense as my CH is in the same range as yours.
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    Re: Hard water or Bleach

    paul i have done that, its better but still sends water flying... so i just plan on washing windows every Friday before we have anyone over.... with the solar clover it does not do that.. but cant keep it on all the time!!!
    But hey it could be worse, its easier to clean windows then vacuum a pool...
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    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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