Recent content by CarolD

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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Your water temp was 87°?!? In November? Can that be right? Here in Texas my water temps are down in the 60's with daytime temps anywhere from 40-90....
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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Oh wow...you were REALLY close before you moved...we are in Long Meadow Farms.
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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Hey djdonte, you are just down the road a few miles from me. I was using a gallon a day back around the end of June/ first of July. My LC usage dropped off to about 2 quarts a day by September (give or take a bit), and with the recent cold snap (who would have expected 32 degrees in Houston...
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    Choosing the right SWCG

    Thanks, @Jimrahbe for your response! For my own education, assuming I had a much larger pool (say 45,000 gallons) and Hayward automation, what would I do then for the SWCG, since the 40,000 Acqurite looks to be Hayward's largest unit?
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    Choosing the right SWCG

    I've been doing research on which SWCG to buy to convert my pool from liquid chlorine. I have all Hayward equipment and automation right now. I've read where I should size the SWCG at twice the size of my pool, so minimum 42,500 gallons. I saw a previous post where someone suggested going...
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    Total Alkalinity question

    Thanks for the reassurance on my TA! Is it possible that with the lower PH in my pool, I could be seeing the scale dissolve? The problem seems to have diminished somewhat from a few months ago. Is that just my wishful thinking?
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    Liquid Chlorine

    I have to add my support for the pool math app. Go ahead and spring for the $8 or so subscription. It's worth it to be able to keep track of previous values. I still test every day (because that's just me) but you will get to the point where you know what your numbers are going to be and how...
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    Total Alkalinity question

    I just went back to reread the Pool School posts about recommended TA levels and now I have questions. Background: I had been keeping my TA around 80 and letting my PH creep upwards to 8.0 before lowering it with MA. With fairly high water temps in my area, that resulted in a positive CSI...
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    HDX CHLORINE FROM HOME DEPOT???

    Interesting observation about Home Depot and LC storage. Every time I've gone to purchase, they have it stored inside...except once. It was back in April or so, and when I went to look for it, they had moved it outside. I complained to the store manager and they tried to tell me it was ok...
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    Home Depot HDX Chlorine from April

    Love the table showing LC half-life at various temps. I store my LC in a closet inside the house, so it stays at 75 degrees once I get it home from the store. My Home Depot also stores the LC inside, so it's temperature controlled there as well, at least once they've gotten it into the store...
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    Pumice Stone

    Thank you!
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Check again at HD. Just looked and at least as of their current online inventory, they have 9 3-packs available at the Temple store. The chlorine they sell is 10%, and is sold in 3-packs for $9.98. If you buy four 3-packs, they take a dollar off each, so 12 gallons for $35.92 plus tax. Be...
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    Pumice Stone

    Ok I feel really dumb here. I am trying to clean tiles at the water line which seem to have a calcium buildup. I am using a pumice stone that I purchased at Home Depot in the pool chemical section. As I am rubbing off the buildup, the pumice stone is dissolving and going into the water. Also...
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    How to calculate how much CYA in a puck

    Thank you! I see now where I should be looking!
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    How to calculate how much CYA in a puck

    I know this question has been asked before, and I have read the answer, but I can't find it right now. I am kicking myself. I left the water on overnight and did an unintended water exchange. I measured this morning and my CYA had dropped so I could see the dot with a full tube, so I am...