Recent content by Detour

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    K 1000 versus TF 100

    Why is it when I check my FC with the K-1000 kit it will give me a reading on the first drop and by the 5th I’m at 10ppm but when I check with the TF-100 kit witch it tells me I’m at only 2.5 my goal here is to be 5ppm. Just Wondering why the K1000 shows are reading on the first drop.
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    Wall corrosion

    I just discovered my Esther Williams oval pool aluminum side wall has small holes throughout from corrosion. Most in the back of the pool that is under the deck that I never had no need to crawl under there until I saw some in the front side by the sun light showing me the holes. Pool and line...
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    Need help on balancing

    I apologize doing too many things at once my pH 7.5
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    Need help on balancing

    I still get confused on FC. My FC was 2.0 my CC was zero. Doesn't this make my free chlorine 2.0 I have added bleach since I started this post now I'm about approximately 5.0 FC
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    Need help on balancing

    I'm try to balance every thing before leaving for a week but I will have some one taking care of adding chlorine. A week or two ago everything looked good this is my readings now free chlorine is only to a combined chlorine zero calcium is 75 ppm alkalinity is 130 a CYA at 40 What should I...
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    What chemical to use first

    My next investment is to get a solar blanket that I haven't used in the past couple years. I have two sets of sun solar heaters that I've been using. I'm thinking about going with one now mainly to keep cover at night. I've been doing some research and they all have good and bad reviews...
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    What chemical to use first

    I hate to admit it but I been a pool owner for years. I most be get smarter the older I get LOL but I finally found this site and still learning the correct way. ���� - - - Updated - - - That was supposed to be thumbs-up not?'s
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    What chemical to use first

    Teald024 yes that was a question. I'm still work on FC and CYA, Pool math is still telling me to rase my TA it's at 90 with in range. I don't what to get to the point where I have to use acid again. Thanks to every one
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    What chemical to use first

    My CYA is lower then 10 ppm. Does any body know how much granular Clore Bright to use that has dichloro in that got me in trouble before I found this website. Don't want to overdo it but get a rough idea before we check CYA again. Also I still need to use Algae Control 60% to prevent algae...
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    What chemical to use first

    Holy cow patties my pool is up to par in one day after flushing all the bad out and refilling.
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    What chemical to use first

    I thought Borax did the opposite reasons pH and very little TA. Is this correct or am I still confused on this.
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    What chemical to use first

    How long should I wait before retesting.
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    What chemical to use first

    New here and I wish I had been a longtime ago Just refilled my pool with Spring water because CYA was off the chart. FC 0 TA 30 PH very low CH 120 CYA now 30. Should I use soda ash to bing both my TA and PH up or start with Borax