Recent content by Billtkat

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    CSI Result

    Thanks - I just made the adjustment and it did line up !
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    CSI Result

    When I plug in results on my app using my phone my CSI shows -0.34 however if I log the same results into the website for the PoolMath the CSI shows -0.24. Maybe not a big deal but wonder why the same number produce different results ? There is another web site that you can plug in your...
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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    Thanks - Sounds like the rate of rise is not a concern however look to keep the PH more in range with a mid week adjustment.
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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    My PH seems to raise each week to where if I start Sunday at 7.2 which the CSI states "Potential to become corrosive to plaster" to 8.2 by Fri /Sat then the CSI is a "potential to be scaling" - My TA has been stable somewhere between 60 -70 as when I test @ the 6th drop it just turns red...
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    Pro active or reactive

    Wanted to get some advice on the following I am heading out of town for the long weekend Thursday - Sunday and looks like monsoon season is going to be active at least today - I just did my test which showed ; FC-4 PH -7.8 TA - 70 CH - 250 CYA -30 CSI - 0 ( not sure why but that is what...
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    PH Rate of Rise

    Thanks - Just tested and TA is 70 and PH was 7.8. All ok in range however PH was 7.5 on Sat and just wondered how long it should stick. Sounds like not raising my TA is the right direction and using acid if I hit 8.0 on PH would be how to address it - Or should I add a little acid each...
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    PH Rate of Rise

    What would be considered an average rise in PH for a plaster , outdoor pool ? I have seem mention if PH rises to fast might want to adjust TA in pool. I think it was increase TA however correct me if I am wrong - Just made me wonder as my CYA & CH seem to stay locked in and my nightly...
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    TA Needs

    Yes, was in a hurry and did not double check my post. I did edit it. My line leveler does run off my water softener so it is soft water that is leveling the water in the pool
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    TA Needs

    Sorry , my PH was 7.5. I edited my post -
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    TA Needs

    As I add in acid to keep my PH in line TA drops which I get. I wanted to know how low is too low in TA as I have seen some on here with 50 for example - Is there a point where it self balances between PH & TA and the need is minimal ? I always though 80 was the low and 100 was the high so...
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    Reading PH results

    Thanks - I was sing 5 drops as it stated and turning all sorts of directions to try and adjust. I will test with 4 drops and the squint :)
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    Reading PH results

    Is there a proper way to hold the container to read the PH level properly ? Kind of like when you hold the CYA tube at belt level with sun at your back ? Asking as I have issues aligning with the color matching myself and always asking my wife for a second opinion This morning the test water...
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    My Routine

    My routine is to test Chlorine & PH each night. On each Sat I do the total test in my TF100 kit for the pool. Being my first year with using bleach when I do my nightly test I see the PH pretty good however the chlorine is really a good guess as it is hard to judge between 2 & 3 - 3 & 5...
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    Temp reading on the POOLMATH App

    OK, I do have 85 degrees listed plus track the CSI to see if it shows balanced once I put in my test results. CH is steady at 275
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    Temp reading on the POOLMATH App

    When it ask about temperature , is it out side air temp or water temp ? Outside changes a lot , water not as much - Does it really matter and if so is it that minute you test or better method to record ? My water is around 85'ish but outside can be over 100 in the day so want to check - thanks