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    Magnesium, staining and calcium

    pool chlorine is about 3-4 times as strong as bleach bunnings 15 litre exchange $15.95
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    Magnesium, staining and calcium

    lucky it was winter in australia i feel you are heading for a wreck pool store testing, fc 1.5 with cya 100 only testing once per month suggest you get a quality test kit taylor k2006c or clear choice labs apart from the bleach you didn't need any of the other chems. if those numbers are...
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    New Pool Owner - Constantly High PH

    generally 5-10 minutes per bag constantly sweeping
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    New Pool Owner - Constantly High PH

    no hurry wait 24 hours after salt has dissolved to turn on swg even if adding liquid chlorine and swg is running fc will be a little high which is much better than a little low so if you turn swg on, on friday and still add liquid chlorine friday your fc will be a little high then test over the...
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    New Pool Owner - Constantly High PH

    make sure to sweep the salt around until it is dissolved as it can stain if dumped in a pile and then left
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    Forum changes

    Ctrl and mouse wheel or Ctrl and +/- zooms on most (all?) browsers. I did not realize Ctrl 0 reset to 100% zoom though, so I learned something new. must have been the mouse wheel, i was trying to copy and paste some text to edit
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    Help. 3 boxes of washing soda instead of borax

    add enough acid to lower from 8.2 to 7.2 let pump run for 1 hour repeat as required until you get an in range reading
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    Help. 3 boxes of washing soda instead of borax

    has probably raised ph by 2.5 and ta by 90 add some acid to bring ph down
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    Forum changes

    what just happened font size reduced by half windows 7, chrome dont know how but i caused it, ctrl zero fixed it
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    Help. 3 boxes of washing soda instead of borax

    what size boxes has probably raised ph by 2.0 and ta by 70
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    Can't get Chlorine to stay down

    the quick test is just to guess where your fc is, do the proper test and check the number, relative to your cya number
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    High CYA, Normal Chlorine

    welcome to tfp using pucks is not sustainable in most locations, depending on rainfall and draining they add equal parts cya and fc so every day you add another 2-3ppm of stabilizer to your water after 1 month you have added another 60ppm of stabiliazer eventually there is not enough chlorine to...
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    Calcium hypochlorite vs bleach

    just curious how your pool logs ch went from 300 to 100 in 3 months a lot of water exchange?
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    New Pool Owner - Constantly High PH

    dont overthink your ta keep your ph in range the side effect of adding acid to lower your ph , it will also slowly lower your ta be like the tortoise, not like the hare
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    Small pool weird readings comparing machine to dip strip

    as you have been here for a while, you should know reliable testing is the key to successful pool maintenance you have not mentioned a cya number, so is your fc too high or too low? impossible to give recommendations based on suspect test results as they say in computing. garbage in, garbage out