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    Measuring CH accurately using Taylor Kit K-2006 FAS-DPD

    Question regarding Calcium Hardness. When I test for CH, the Taylor Kit K-2006 instructs me to stop counting drops (reagent R-0012) when the water turns from red to blue. But... my water turns lavendar/purple first, then if you add more drops it'll finally turn blue, but it takes a substantial...
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    Diamond Brite Plaster rips your skin off.

    Hello everyone, for a couple of swimming seasons now, my pool plaster has been very sharp and rough. It's 15 yeas old (Diamond Brite), and it's can rip your skin right off. Every Pool Plastering company out there wants to resurface my entire pool of course for $15K. I open, close, and do my...
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    My CSI is -0.62, but my numbers are near perfect, what gives?

    Crystal River, you're right the Taylor Kit shows CYA in multiples of ten, but when you stop seeing the black dot, the water level doesn't always land on that multiple of ten, so you have to estimate what the number is, that's what I do. Since, we're talking about the Taylor Kit, what is your...
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    My CSI is -0.62, but my numbers are near perfect, what gives?

    Hello, Just did my numbers with Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD chlorine kit, they are: FC = 5.4 CC = 0 PH = 7.2 TA = 80 CH = 260 CYA 42 CSI = -0.62 Why is my CSI bordering on corrosion? I have plaster, concrete gunite pool, and my plaster is already sharp with little crystals that cut the skin...
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    Diamond Bright Plaster Rough to the Touch

    Hello, Could use your advice. Our diamond bright plaster (installed Oct. 2005) is very rough to the touch. Tears the skin off your feet. I've been member of TFP for 4-5 years I think, and I've been very vigilant about keeping the water balanced using my Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 kit. Below are...
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    Closing my Pool, Need help in treating the water....

    Thanks for all the good advice as always! Adrian
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    Closing my Pool, Need help in treating the water....

    Thank you for the advice. If it doesn't cause any harm, I would like to use Polyquat option. How much of it should I use, and when/how do I pour it in? Can I drain the water first, then add it in non-circulating water? Or should I add it in while pump is still running for a few days before...
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    Closing my Pool, Need help in treating the water....

    Hello, I live in north eastern New Jersey, and it's time to close my pool. This was the first swimming season whereby I converted to the BBB method of maintaining water chemistry, and it worked great, thanks for that! All those years prior, I used to shock my pool weekly with expensive...
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    Installing New Bolts in Existing Concrete Patio for Diving Board Stand-Flyte Deck II

    Hello, Was wondering if anybody has had any experience installing new bolts into an existing concrete patio (4" deep) to secure a Flyte Deck II (fiber glass) diving board stand (Brand is SR Smith)? The old bolts and washers were so rusted they just let loose and the whole board plummeted into...
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    Is Regular Shocking (Slamming) Required ?

    so it's not unusual to be adding 1,2,or 3 gallons of liquid chlorine every day? just to maintain proper FC level? - - - Updated - - - thank you for the advice so I will concentrate on maintaining proper FC level with respect to my CYA, and I should be good to go.
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    Is Regular Shocking (Slamming) Required ?

    Hello TFP community, I've recently converted to the BBB method of balancing my water, and I think it's great! Prior to going with the BBB method, and under the advisement of my old Pool company, I used to shock my pool bi-weekly with 10 cups (5 pounds) of Lithium chlorine, yea the real...