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    Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    New pool about a month old. Mostly just used the hot tub. Noticed that two of my swimsuits on seperate occasions have gotten eaten up after being on the water. Ugh.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Sounds like the chlorine level is too high.

    Test results would be really helpful. Also let us know what sort of equipment you have and how you chlorinate.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    I agree, please post some results and let's see what you have going on.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Chlorine levels are low. I have automatic feeder. Barely registering .5.

    All other levels are within normal range. New pool with new quartz plaster so having to adjust pH frequently with acid but waiting 3+ hrs with pump running before getting into water.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    What's the CC level?
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    The only things that should damage swimsuits are either FC levels way way too high, far above shock level, or full strength acid getting splattered on the suit, perhaps while it is being poured.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    All chlorine levels are low. And acid is applied and pump ran 3+hrs before we get in. Not even wearing swimsuit when pouring acid. Frustrating.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Is the chlorine feeder using pucks or is it a liquid chlorine feeder? Also what is your CYA level?
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Quote Originally Posted by mcarrizal View Post
    Not even wearing swimsuit when pouring acid.
    Wow, you're braver than me. I would be wearing long pants
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    Is the chlorine feeder using pucks or is it a liquid chlorine feeder? Also what is your CYA level?
    That's what I was wondering too. A low un-stabilized chlorine level is supposed to be stronger than a higher stabilized one.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Pucks. Cya is fine.

    Haha regarding swimsuit.

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    PB said with cold weather and new pool it would take a while to get chlorine levels up. We have a nature2 fusion soft system and an ozone system. Yes, I know most of you are not fans of those.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    "Normal range" and "fine" aren't going to work. Can you post a full set of test results and how you got them?

    I've been on the same suit for over two years in our pool and it's in great shape, so I'm very interested to see what your water numbers are.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    PB said not to even worry about CYA for the first year but I've occasionally tested and it is in the recommended range or even low at times.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Define "recommended range" and how did you come to test?

    After learning what I've learned here, I would most certainly worry about CYA levels from the git-go. Why ignore a potential problem knowing you might have to deal with it later?
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    Maybe the 7th time is the charm:
    What are all the test results?
    How did you get them?

    Generalities are not going to cut it.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    The chlorine might be very high and bleaching out the test. Try OTO or FAS-DPD to confirm.

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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    One thing is sure, a 0.5 level of FC isn't going to burn a swimsuit.
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    Re: Help! New pool about a month old. Swimsuits getting eaten up

    As you can see by all the responses, we really would like to help figure out what the problem is that is causing your swimsuits damage. Since we can't put eyes and hands on your pool and run our own tests, we have to rely on you to provide those test results for us. Telling us things are "low" or "in range" does not give us enough information to troubleshoot the problem. Those are very subjective terms and mean different things to different people, and does not help us analyze the chemical levels in regard to each other. If you don't have a kit that can test TA, CA, CYA, Ph, FC, and CC, please take a sample of water to a local pool store for testing and report the results here.
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