Recent content by Amanda Sanborn

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    Newbie with cloudy water

    I’m NEW! I was told in another thread that my test kit is not adequate. I didn’t know this before buying it as I had not join this forum yet. I did buy a separate CYA test kit after understanding how important it is but now my water is cloudy and my HTH kit can’t help me slam. Could I buy this...
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    Newbie with cloudy water

    Ok. No reason to be smart about it. I said I was new. I didn’t know that’s what I asked. Shame on me.
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    Newbie with cloudy water

    I bought a separate cya test when I read that was important to know but I’ve been fine with the HTH kit for over a month until now🤦‍♀️
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    Newbie with cloudy water

    New to pools this year and so far everything’s been perfect but after a very rainy weekend things changed. The water was still clear and levels were good but there was this greenish stuff on the bottom( assuming algae). My vacuum is Crud and I don’t have a brush so I got in with some clean socks...
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    What to do before vacation?

    I do have a 3in filter with one puck in it. My cya is 30. I will use the search...should have done that first 🤦‍♀️ Thanks!
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    What to do before vacation?

    Leaving for a week on vacation! Pool (Summerwaves 16x48 5,000gal) is perfect right now. What should I do before we leave to make sure I don’t come home to an absolute mess?? Using BBB method. I have a timer on the filter to have it run 10hrs. If you recommend SLAM can you help me with exactly...
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    Wants me to raise and lower pH

    Thanks! I just added two cups. I have read the abc but I’m completely new so I’m still trying to figure it out. 😉
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    Wants me to raise and lower pH

    My alkalinity is high. And it wants me to lower pH. My pH is 7.5 and it wants me to raise it. Not sure what to do? I’m adding bleach to bring chlorine up to 3.
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    Thanks!! You guys are great! I added 24oz of stabilizer. Target is 30. It’s almost all dissolved out of the sock. I read to wait 24hrs before testing cya. Yes my kit only comes with enough for two cya tests. I did let the kids in.lol And that’s a great idea about give the strips to the kids to...
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    Same thing with the hardness. 🤷‍♀️ I’m confused.
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    The stick test said 240 but the hth test said 40 as long as I did it right... added 5 drops of the one and counted 4drops of the other until it turned color. Times by 10 = 40.
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    I haven’t really bought anything yet for fear that I would buy things I don’t need. Lol. I added the bleach mid day yesterday, so that makes sense that it’s almost gone. So baking soda to raise the TA correct?
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    Thanks! Unfortunately I had already bought the hth and strips before finding this page😣 Can’t buy a new one right now😕
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    First test. Completely confused☹️

    I have a sock with stabilizer in it right now. So hopefully that will fix the cya. I added 3cups of bleach yesterday. Haven’t added anything else. I’m completely confused on what to do. I have test strips and hth 6way. The 6way only has total chlorine I think. It’s like 1. The test strips say...
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    Poolmath doesn’t have my size bleach bottle

    Thanks!! I didn’t notice that🤦‍♀️