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    Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Hi all.

    FC - 7
    CC - 0
    TA - 50
    PH - 6.8
    CYA - 40

    Water is looking good. A little cold and not much swimming right now but according to the pool math i need to add about 141 ounces of baking soda? for my TA (which might also help my PH as well)

    What is the best way to add this and what is the best way to purchase that much Baking soda (I have a 16oz in my fridge, lol).

    Thanks Jim
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    You can find 4 lb boxes and 12 lb bags of baking soda at grocery stores, costco, walmart.
    Baking soda won't do much for pH.
    Borax will raise pH a lot and TA a little
    If you can find washing soda in the laundry aisle at the store, you can raise both pH and TA at once.

    Plug your numbers into poolmath, and when it gives you a dose, go down to where it says "Effects of Adding Chemicals" and it will give you a pretty close approximation of what will happen with each chemical.

    This article tells how to add each chemical properly: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...pool-chemicals
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Thanks

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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Washing soda is almost impossible to find...

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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    I get washing soda at Super Target or grocery store. Could get online but then shipping is a beast.

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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    I'm gonna check target and Walmart, if they don't have it in just gonna get the baking soda and get my TA where it needs to be 1st. Not much swimming in my area yet and it's gonna rain all this week... Ugh. Pool looks good and my FC are where they need to be. PH and TA are a little low but I have some time to get everything just right. Most places look at me like I'm crazy when I ask if they have washing soda... Lol.

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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Quick question. I've been getting some blackish/greenish spots. Looks like dirt that somehow blew into the pool. My wife thinks I have algae? All my numbers have been good. I've shocked and passed my oclt and the water looks great. But every couple days this dirt like stuff appears in a couple areas on bottom. So, thoughts???
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Likely dust, sand that blows in. If it's brown or gray that's what I'd say. Regular brushing and/or running a pool robot should clean it up. Post full test results of you're concerned it's more than that.
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    Jim, is it attaching itself to the liner? If so, it's algae but if it's just rolling around the bottom, it's probably just dirt. The wind here was wicked the last few days.
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    I'll inspect further tomorrow. My wife doesn't think dirt blows into the pool. How often do you all vacuum?
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    It depends on trees and such surrounding the pool. I vac 1x a week and brush the day before I vac. I do get dirt in my pool but I'm still working on it and we have a lot of mud going on right now. We have one big pine that blows needles in that sits in the neighbor's yard and a small lilac. The pine is the biggest mess maker for me but other than that, our pool stays fairly clean.
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    Re: Just need some reassurance...(BBB method).

    I have seen Arm and Hammer Washing Soda at Dollar General brand Dollar stores also
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