Recent content by Cantabrigienne

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    New pool leaking :(

    Just a quick update: turns out one of the umbrella holder pipes in the tanning deck wasn’t capped off at the bottom. It was just an open pipe going straight into the ground. (Amazed that the pool held water for 5 weeks before whatever debris was lodged in there broke loose!) 🤷‍♀️
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    Replaster without chipping out?

    Yeah...they can’t quite figure out what happened. He’s tried every stain remover and also got a little acid pump which didn’t do anything to the stains. I think it’s some kind of curing discoloration. He thinks dirt just got deeply embedded in the new plaster...?
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    Replaster without chipping out?

    That’s kind of my feeling too, and I mentioned that. He just said they never chip out the old plaster...??? He said that would take “weeks” and basically seemed to say it’s never done that way. Is that a possibly a regional thing?
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    Replaster without chipping out?

    Ok, apparently I’m learning EVERYTHING about pool problems all at once, because everything is going wrong. Our brand new pool plaster is covered in stains due to a lackluster startup, and they’ve been recommending an acid wash to fix it. But today PB came over with a little acid pump sprayer to...
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    New pool leaking :(

    Yes, the pool builder is going to bring in a leak detection company. They haven’t officially “handed over” the pool yet because there have been so many issues with the startup and the plaster. But this just takes the cake...I’m so discouraged already by this pool. I guess I’m just posting to...
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    New pool leaking :(

    Well, this build has been a bit of a cluster. Pool was filled 5 weeks ago and we’ve already had several issues with the startup. But for the first 5 weeks the pool never needed topping off with the hose. Then Friday night we lost a bunch of water overnight (~1 inch). I thought it was strange but...
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    Will chemicals keep toads out of pool?

    Woke up this morning to 8 toads swimming around in and mating in our pool. One had laid a giant egg string. 🤮 Will proper chlorine/chemical balance keep them out? (We are still in our builder-provided startup period and realizing our pool water has basically nothing in it...)
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    No chlorine in pool?

    I’m sure this is a super basic question but how do I figure out 3 ppm? 😬
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    No chlorine in pool?

    Ok here’s what I got for everything. It quite sure what it all means but would love any suggestions! I picked up some liquid chlorine and stabilizer at Home Depot but haven’t put anything in yet. FC - 0 CC - 0 pH - 7.8 TA - 70 CH - 325-350 CYA - 0
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    No chlorine in pool?

    Ok. Just did the CYA test (I have 4 kids under 7 so this is taking me a while to steal a few mins here and there...😂) I’m not sure I understand the test - is the solution supposed to be cloudy or something? It says to keep adding until you can’t see the black dot at the bottom of the view tube...
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    No chlorine in pool?

    Well they actually want to try the acid “bath” first...
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    No chlorine in pool?

    No, we haven’t gotten the stain issue resolved. They are wanting to do an acid wash next week but I’m thinking I’d like to see if actually having chlorine in the pool would help first... 🤷‍♀️
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    No chlorine in pool?

    We have a salt generator but they haven’t hooked it up yet.
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    No chlorine in pool?

    Ok, I’m totally new to this. Got my TF-100 kit and am trying it out. Pool is just a few weeks old but we’ve had a lackluster startup (28-day program contracted by our builder, which supposedly guarantees the plaster). We were told the pool was “balanced” and we could swim, but I’ve never seen...
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    Help!!! Brand new plaster stains

    Just a quick update: they told me yesterday that the metal tests came back “off the charts” in our pool, so they put some kind of metal out treatment in the water. Not seeing any change so far today.