Recent content by ari

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    liner repair

    Hi there! Can anyone tell me if this tear in the liner can be repaired or if i need to replace the whole thing? Thank you
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    liner tear.jpg

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    Can't get rid of Algea

    Thanks for the encouragment. It actually goes a long way.
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    Can't get rid of Algea

    Wow I did not know that. Thanks all for your help. I will keep up the slam until my water is crystal clear (and I pass the other two tests). And keep my FC levels a bit higher and hopefully the algae doesn't come back.
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    Can't get rid of Algea

    So it's possible to run a sand filter many weeks without ever needing a backwash?
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    Can't get rid of Algea

    Appreciate that tip. I will target the high end of the range. And yes I have been maintaining slam until all three items passed. - - - Updated - - - Anyone have any suggestions as to why my filter never losses pressure? Does that mean I need to change the sand? Could it have anything to do...
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    Can't get rid of Algea

    Hi All. So i'm a huge fan of the BBB method. I evengot two of my neighbors to use it. Last year my pool stayed crystal clear the entire season with ver minimal maintenance or expense. This year, however, i'm having a really hard time with Algea. I can't seem to get rid of it. YES my pool is...
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    High CC

    Just an update for anyone who may have been following. After testing & shocking throughout the day yesterday (i think it was 5 or 6 times)- i am hopeful that the situation has been resolved. Tested this morning and FC was 6, CC was barley pink, probably .2- So hopefully i am good, i will retest...
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    High CC

    Thank you! I like the driving in the wrong lane analogy- finally i can wrap my head around this. I have been following shock procedures and will continue to do so. Should i try to raise my CYA at this point or wait until my FC starts holding?
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    High CC

    Thanks for that advice butterfly, that makes sense not testing for CC. Is ammonia the same as nitrates? Do you think I should try to raise the CYA at this point? I still don't clearly understand why I can't leave pool with high CC if water is sparkling and not causing any irritation or smell.
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    High CC

    Should I raise the CYA before continuing to shock?
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    High CC

    Just tested again, FC is 2 and CC is 10.
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    High CC

    2 weeks ago I added a gallon of liquid. 1 week ago I added 4lbs of solid, put it in a sick in the skimmer, it dissolved in 2 days.
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    High CC

    I am testing exactly as shown in the video- in fact i am using the Taylor speedstir to make sure test is done properly. I do not know what CYA level was when i closed. When i opened, and did the taylor CYA test, water was completely clear all the way to the top of tester. When i did CYA test...
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    High CC

    FC and CC numbers keep changing which is why i did not post them. As of last testing @ 9:00 this morning FC was 1.5 and CC was 16. I added 317oz. of 6% bleach as per pool calculator to reach shock level of 10 as per Shock/CYA chart. I have been shocking for quite some time now, put in about 25...