Recent content by Demegrad9

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    Treating the pool for almost a month now, with little to no results.

    In your recent picture, you appear to have a chlorine floater in your pool. Are you still using chlorine pucks? If so, please stop immediately. You need to take the advice that has been given here and absolutely no other. Buy a proper test kit (TF-100 or K2006c). No other test kit will work...
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    Chlorine and humidifier filter nasties

    Sounds like you need the Essick Air 32 oz. Humidifier Bacteriostatic Treatment they sell it at home depot, 1 bottle last most of winter for me. I have well water so zero chlorine in there and I don't get any mold or anything in mine using this stuff.
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    Copper in Tri-Chlor?

    I'm interested in this because I use a few tablets a month to maintain CYA in the summer. From my reading of the linked discussion, it doesn't seem to suggest that ALL tablet, granules and sticks have copper, but some certainly do. It's also probably fair to say lots of tri-chlor tablets have...
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    High Copper Level

    Since the OP is in mass and the pool is 81 degree F, you must be running a heater
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    High Copper Level

    Typically water exchange is the only way to reduce copper. You might want to check out 'CuLator' though this product is on the expensive side and hasn't been proven to work. Around this forum, we're mostly all chlorine users. It would be helpful if you identify the exact Bromine product you are...
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    FYI - Surprising Sources Of Metal In Pool Water Identified And Fixed (Update)

    Whatever the cause I'm not going to worry much about it. Last season it took about an hour with a bunch of vitamin C tablets and couple magic erasers to get stairs clean!
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    FYI - Surprising Sources Of Metal In Pool Water Identified And Fixed (Update)

    Leaves can cause metal stains? Maybe that explains my experience. Each year upon opening the pool the white fiberglass steps get leaves on them as the stairs stick out and just barely stay covered by the winter cover and the stairs tend to get stained reddish orange. Thinking it was an organic...
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    Minding my CSI, but still scaling in SWG

    well I guess that disproves my theory. looks like the only answer would be just to try and maintain even lower CSI.
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    Minding my CSI, but still scaling in SWG

    How do you set your SWG and pump to run? Not saying I know anything about this, but I'm curious about this pH rise caused by the cell while the cell is producing chlorine. If that is so, I wonder if running at say 25% for 24 hours per day would be different than running the cell 50% for 12...
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    Chlorine lock or bad Chlorine tabs?

    The myth of 'Chorine Lock' (and yes it's definitely a myth) is not that no matter how much chlorine you dump in you still test 0 chlorine. The myth is that you have and test high chlorine levels but you are still getting algae or cloudiness or whatever. The typical case is that a pool owner...
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    Simple vacation solution liquid dispense hack.

    Cool idea. Another idea would be to suspend the 1 gallon jug of LC over a return and drill a very small hole in the bottom of the jug and loosen the cap. If the online calculator I used is correct, if you drill a hole ~0.0025" diameter or close to #105 or a #106 drill bit it should take about a...
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    Hard time with new pool

    What type of sand filter do you have? Does it have a multiport valve on it that you are using to backwash? If so, it should also have a setting called 'Rinse', use this for a short time after backwashing. What kind of robot vacuum is this? A robot doesn't hook into the circulation system at all...
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    It's not algae after!

    This is definitely a frustrating case. You must have a winter cover, is it solid? If so, could you put it on for a couple days. If you are still getting sand in the pool with the cover on, then that eliminates the (low) possibility that this is something being blown in by the wind.
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    It's not algae after!

    Just curious, if you can't find the tear, how do you know that is the problem? I had a hole in my liner repaired by the local pool mom & pop shop. It was about ~$100, but I knew exactly where the leak was.
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    Liquid Chlorine Gone From Shelves...

    There are a few Ocean State Job Lots stores around Boston. They stock 12% 'Liquid Shock' around me for ~$3/gallon. It's the same as bleach, just more concentrated so you have to use less.