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    Calcium Deposits Despite Excellent CSI

    Thanks Maddie ... previously I used straight MA in a spray bottle and it fizzed right off but I guess the diluted solution would be easier on the stone/mortar and safer ? 😉Do you know what I need to do to prevent it ... or is it even possible ?
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    Calcium Deposits Despite Excellent CSI

    Hello all ... I have had an excellent CSI and been balancing my water with TFP methods since last August . I recently in the last month have used acid to get the calcium deposits off my spa waterfall and they reappeared fairly fast ( with in a couple of weeks ) Any advice ?
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    TFP .... I stand amazed yet again ! Crystal clear this morning ! Swim ready ! Thanks @Richard320!
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Thank you so much 👍🏻
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Added 1 cup and it did not seem to cloud it up . To get to high end of FC range I need 8.5 mor cups . It is somewhat cloudy from the calcium I added 2 hours ago . I premixed 5 lbs in 5 gallon bucket to dissolve and added it to deep end .... added a total of 10 pounds to get CH to 250.
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Hi everyone . I need to add chlorine and I added calcium chloride tonight (See pool math .) My CSI is pretty low and so I read on one TFP post that I can adjust my chlorine before the 24 hour wait time suggested without the risk of clouding if CSI is less than zero . I have maintained my pool...
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    Adjusting ph advice

    thank you .... I’m just another over zealous pool owner who who has a bad case of the PTPSE ( post traumatic pool store experience)... so thankful for tfp wisdom !
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    Adjusting ph advice

    Hi all ... I’m not sure I should have adjusted from 8-7.5 ( I think I read slow adjustments are best ) but I did and now it’s caused my CSI to be low . I have a fountain and so ph climbs on its own . It’s also raining and I’m wondering if it’s not a big deal and I I just wait and retest ph...
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    CYA Standard testing

    Thank you ?
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    CYA Standard testing

    Thank you very much
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    CYA Standard testing

    Below are picks of my standard testing ... I can still see the dot very clearly at 50 .... I used the standard as pool sample and mixed R-0013 accordingly ... thoughts?
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    Getting ready to drain / exchange water and start liquid chlorine instead of trichlor

    Hello all ... I’ve been tfpn’ it since August 26th and feel like I have a routine . No SWG so I am manually adding . My sump pump came in and I would like to do a water exchange today . Fill water temp = 79 Pool water temp = 86 Fill water chem = TC=3, ph 8.2, CH 175, TA 90 I assume based on...
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    Getting ready to drain / exchange water and start liquid chlorine instead of trichlor

    Hello all ... I’ve been tfpn’ it since August 26th and feel like I have a routine . No SWG so I am manually adding . My sump pump came in and I would like to do a water exchange today . Fill water temp = 79 Pool water temp = 86 Fill water chem = TC=3, ph 8.2, CH 175, TA 90 I assume based on...
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    Bookmarking

    I have looked and can not find where bookmarked threads are located ... I had marked one and now I can’t find it ... thanks in advance .