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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    Thank You!!!! Tested again with Fresh Reagents. Actually got FC of 12, CC OF 0 that time. But I can’t leave the SWG OFF forever. I don’t know how I am making or at least maintainzing FC. If it continues to stay high while turned off I am disconnecting it completely to see what happens.
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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    Next Day, lots of sunshine all day. SWG still off, FC IS STILL AT 10. CC DROPPED TO .5 I don’t get it. Doesn’t make any sense. Is my SWG still producing somehow???? Granddaughter Is DYING to swim but we are trying to reduce FC first. Is it SAFE for her to swim? Pool looks GREAT!!!
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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    On 5/26 My numbers were FC 1.5, CC 0, PH 8, TA 90, CH 200, Salt 3200, CYA 10. Calc said to add 48 oz Bleach, 20 oz Muriatic Acid, 83 oz Calcium Chloride, and 69 oz (4.3 lbs) Stabilizer. I did as suggested except only added 4 lbs Stabilizer and waited 3 days 5/29 and checked again. Not sure...
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Chlorine was at 1 and dropping (SWG disconnected). I did find another brand drop test while at Walmart, the ph agreed with the K-1000 at 8.0 so that answers my questions. Not trusting the stupid strips again.
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Good enough then. If I took it wrong I apologize. I will assume that the ph skyrocketed in less than a week and add muriatic acid accordingly. Just seems odd for it to raise that quickly from 7.0 to 8++++
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    It came with everything you mentioned except ph and I’m not sure about the chlorine OTO? It came with a chlorine test That does both free chlorine and cc’s. I am not in front of the kit at the moment.
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    I have the test kits recommended by this forum from TFTESTKITS but as you know the big one doesn’t do ph so I also have the K-1000 recommended here. I use those all the time but I stuck a test strip in also which led to my confusion. So..... I DO have the good test kits recommended here so why...
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Just opened pool last weekend and had some iron stains. Being impatient, brought ph and chlorine to zero and put in a pound of ascorbic acid that we had leftover even though we were out of Jacks Purple. Stain cleared of course, got stuff on order. Supplies arrived and of course stains returning...
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    Lost my mind and messed up the Ascorbic acid treatment, how to recover?

    Thanks for your responses. We went and bought 10 gallons of bleach today to start the AA treatment again. Got home and did a quick check of chlorine and ph and OF COURSE chlorine is now sky high (only did the daily test which maxes at 5 and we are maxed for that test). I guess we finally...
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    Lost my mind and messed up the Ascorbic acid treatment, how to recover?

    Okay, last year we put a canister of Ascorbic Acid (Stain Free or something?) and the stain was gone completely in 30 minutes. Did not use sequestrant so it returned eventually. This year we were going to do it properly. Bought bulk ascorbic acid and Jack's Purple Stuff and other chemicals...
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Well it looks pretty good from 10 feet away at least. Just put a new equipment pad area in last fall so have to reinstall everything. Painting pump motor next. I'd say we should get more life out of our filter now.
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Went ahead and took it outside to sand it, primered and sanded again, color coat and light sand then second coat. Can't say it looks spectacular but much better. Only the lid so far, have to buy more paint.
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    Patch New Return Fitting

    Just work quickly and mix up only what you can use in a couple minutes. It make take more than one batch if you cannot get it packed in and smoothed out before it sets.
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Our filter housing is not holding up well to the sun (which is rather ridiculous for an outside filter!). The surface even scratches easily with a fingernail. We are going to attempt to paint it but am not crazy about fiberglass dust in the garage from sanding. I washed it with hot, soapy...