Recent content by amccleskey

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    Very Low pH?

    Thank you! I didn't even realize I had purchased the wrong thing. You are right, my original bottle was R-0004 and the one I just bought is R-0014. I have one of the small testers around somewhere, I will recheck it with that and see what I get.:lovetfp:
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    Very Low pH?

    Thanks for your replies. Here are a couple of pictures of the reading I'm getting. I don't know where it lands on the scale. I tried to do the acid and base demand tests to see what happened with my color. When I started adding drops for the acid demand it immediately got pink like a high pH and...
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    Very Low pH?

    We just switched to a salt water system a few weeks ago and I thought I had all my numbers in line with the recommended levels, but I started getting a pH reading that I wasn't sure of. It was a dark orange that didn't match anything on the scale. I rolled with it for a few days, but then did a...
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Same thing here. Walmart reduced the concentration of their Great Value bleach from 8.25% to 6%, but the price stayed the same. I noticed yesterday though that they also had other gallons of Great Value bleach labeled "Cleaning Bleach" instead of "Concentrated". They were also 6% but were...
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    Persistent Cloudy Water

    Thank you Texas Splash. I went out and retested my CYA. By far, that is the hardest test to do and feel like I get a good reading. While I was out there I repoured and read the test a number of times. I feel like I pretty consistently got 35ppm. At 40 the dot was very faint but if I looked...
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    Persistent Cloudy Water

    CYA 30 FC 18.5 CC 0 PH 7.4 before starting SLAM ALK 70 I've been searching and searching the forum about cloudy pools that wouldn't clear up, but I haven't found a direct answer to my question. If it's out there and I missed it I'm sorry for starting the new thread. We always open to a green...
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    New Larger Filter Running at Higher Pressure and Backwashing Sand Out

    I'm still doing a SLAM and trying to get the pool clear. My chlorine held overnight, but the water is still really cloudy. I still backwash out sand each time and get a decent amount of sand in the sightglass. Today we finally had opportunity to take the filter apart and inspect the laterals...
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    New Larger Filter Running at Higher Pressure and Backwashing Sand Out

    Sorry for the delay. Right now our water is milky green. I'm in the middle of a SLAM. We just opened the pool and it was full of algae like never before. We replaced our worn out tarp style pool cover with a mesh safety cover, and for some reason we seemed to get more algae this season. It's not...
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    New Larger Filter Running at Higher Pressure and Backwashing Sand Out

    Hi Kim. Thanks for your reply. We did use great care not to get sand down the center pipe. The filter came with a little cardboard deflector that did a good job, however, we didn't check the laterals before filling it. We looked at them, but we didn't check to make sure they were connected well...
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    Recurring Metal Stains... worse than ever...

    We developed a metal staining problem a few years ago that was covering our liner. I'm pretty sure our issue came from using an algaecide that had copper in it. We were new pool owners and in a cycle of non-stop algae and trying whatever the pool store recommended. We don't have an SWG, so I'm...
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    New Larger Filter Running at Higher Pressure and Backwashing Sand Out

    We just replaced our Hayward S210T 200# sand filter with a larger Hayward S244T 300# sand filter. The old filter cracked and we were told it was under-sized for our pool and that a larger filter would clear the pool more quickly when it got cloudy, etc. We just got the new filter all setup and...
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    Wet Trichlor Pucks

    Thanks for the replies. It's about 10-15 pucks in a large 5 gallon bucket. If I keep the lid off any ideas on where to put the bucket? Where it is currently they would get rainwater on them.
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    Wet Trichlor Pucks

    Hi all. I have some old trichlor pucks I was hanging on to for vacations, etc. They were stored under a deck area in what I thought was a tightly sealed bucket, but I found they had gotten wet inside the bucket. The gas these things are putting off is knock you down strong. I took the bucket...
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    My numbers are off and I'm totally stumped

    UPDATE: Thanks again to everyone who helped with this! The morning after adding the Polyquat my PH test was back on track. It no longer turned purple or continued to darken within seconds. It held steady at 7.2. I still tested positive for the CC's, but the reading came down from 1 to 0.5 or...
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    My numbers are off and I'm totally stumped

    Thanks Patrick_B. That's how I was feeling since it wasn't there any length of time, but wanted to make sure.