Recent content by Dmmcmurry

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    Chlorine orange

    Thanks so much. I had learned about the PH so not a surprise. I will start lowering pool. Thanks so much.
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    Chlorine orange

    I was planning to wait for chlorine to go down to re test for ph etc but since it doesn’t seem to be declining quickly wondered if I should go ahead with borax and baking soda and if so if there is an order for adding those. Also wondering if we can swim now.
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    Chlorine orange

    If you cannot read link it is FC 26 CC 2 PH 6.8 or maybe a little less TA 50 CH 150 CYA 110 Pool is surrounded by trees but gets hours of sun daily and is brushed fairly often at least every other day and dolphin used a few times a week. Sand filter and vinyl walls
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    Chlorine orange

    So I went ahead and did it all traditional way and used less 0870 but it still turned plenty pink but at least not purple sludge. So here are the results.
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    Chlorine orange

    And chlorine tabs have been out for four days time
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    Chlorine orange

    Ok I tried but when I got up to 80 drops and the purple was just beginning to fade i gave up thinking I may need to dilute with distilled water. What do you think?
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    Chlorine orange

    So I have a tf100 but got away from checking it myself and hubby told pool boy son to keep putting three tri chlor tabs in chlorinate every time running low. Now pool chlorine is well over 20. Maybe higher. I Haven’t done anything but a basic oh test which now shows 6.8. Yikes. Not sure if other...
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    Target TA in app doesn’t match good TA in kit

    Hi I bought a kit at the end of last season and after frustration with pool sales shops made up my mind to learn this all on my own with your help. My pool was opened by the pool company and three days have passed. My numbers are FC 11. PH 7. TA120 (it was starting to change to pink at 110) CH...
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    Super high ta and normal ph

    Excellent. It looked great this morning and chlorine still as dark or darker than 5.0 on my tester but when I went to brush both time today just the tiniest hint of green so I took your advice and added liquid shock again. We also have a chlorinator operating with tablets. Ph is rising slowly...
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    Super high ta and normal ph

    Yes I have been reading. I am all in here. So tired of the bad advice elsewhere. I can brush and add shock again tonight. I think if I sweep to waste and brush then chlorinate tonight we can beat the little bit of algae. If we do can we swim if the TA stays that high?
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    Super high ta and normal ph

    So we have been fighting a bit of algae and a pump problem that was finally repaired yesterday. Oir 18,000 gallon pool isn’t totally green but the floor of the pool dusts up green. The chlorine is at 5 or more and doesn’t change after waiting and we kept it high while pump broken to fight more...