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    Yes. A significant drain and refill is in your future. A good reason to wait though is to take advantage of "free water" falling from...
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    +1. If you have a sub panel at the pad, it’s a GREAT spot to tape a cheat sheet to the inside of the door. Settings / adjustments /...
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    Nothing to add to the thread but to say hi to @ccbill - Atascadero! Great small town, we have friends down there! :)
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    BenB replied to the thread Borate test strips.
    My strips went bad after just a couple months once open. Disappointing I know. Rebecca at TFTestkits sorted me out with credit to buy...
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    BenB replied to the thread Borate testing.
    My strips went bad after just a couple months once open. Disappointing I know. Rebecca at TFTestkits sorted me out with credit to buy...
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    BenB reacted to TexEdmond's post in the thread Lower CYA levels with Like Like.
    Same for me. This place is awesome. Sure, I'll bite. This article's advice simply doesn't apply, for a number of reasons. TLDR: You...
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    BenB replied to the thread TF-100 purchase.
    Testing doesn't happen in a closed bottle, it happens in an open test tube. Swirling while dropping is absolutely possible but if you're...
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    BenB reacted to Tcadwall0's post in the thread FAS DPD really necessary? with Like Like.
    I kept an above ground intex pool for 4 yrs before I had an inground put in this year. Those first 4 years I relied on Leslie's. But I...
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    Tell us more about these "chemicals"... The water in the oceans is 3.8 billion years old! See above :) No such thing. Oh no! Please...
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    A properly configured SWG, with proper other pool chemistry will have no problem 'keeping up with rain'. Side note, leased pool...
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    BenB replied to the thread Calcium and Stucco Dust.
    Being that you're in AZ and are not using softened water, you should expect CH to rise naturally during the summer as the water...
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    BenB replied to the thread Calcium and Stucco Dust.
    Even in a pool your size though, it would take 7lb of calcium chloride to raise your CH by 100. You said "some" dust and you skimmed it...
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    BenB reacted to JamesW's post in the thread Ionizer and UV lamp setup on return line with Like Like.
    Entire post = WORTHLESS. Everything about this post is nonsense.
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    BenB reacted to JoyfulNoise's post in the thread Lowest safe level of CYA/Chlorine with Like Like.
    With regard to the Conventional Wisdom™ of that Scientific-study-that-proves-cya-is-evil® one has to actually go and dig deep to...
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    BenB replied to the thread Robotic cleaners.
    Pentair Warrior SE. Add a smart plug to schedule cycles and jobs done. End of thread :) Oh, and buy from Marina Pool & Spa. Free...