Recent content by Drewjill

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    Opening up with stains

    Am doing AA treatment and the pool looks gorgeous! Added around 3.5lbs AA and magic! Then added 2 qts jacks purple and poly fill to the skimmers. Circulated for 24 hours and still gorgeous. Tested and found: FC =0 CC= .5 PH= 7 TA=70 CYA=20 CH=175 started adding chlorinating liquid 10% just...
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    Opening up with stains

    Thanks! I have a feeling by the time I can get the town water changed I will no longer be a pool owner :) Not trying to skimp, just want to make sure i'm spending the $ on the best product for the job.
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    Opening up with stains

    Thank you so much - added the AA this morning and like magic the stains are leaving, also filled my skimmers with poly fill (I read somewhere that will help filter and I had it at home- not sure if it will do anything). I did just receive 2 quarts of Jacks Magic Purple stuff and per the...
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    Opening up with stains

    Other than shower curtain liners and hardware turning a bit rusty No other issues. Not really interested in the water softener investment
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    Opening up with stains

    Wow! Thank you so much for looking into it! I do think it may be an accumulation over time. Our house is about 30 years old the pool is 12 years. When we put the pool in we trucked in water to fill it and have used town water to top off over the years. Started getting staining about 4 years...
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    Opening up with stains

    No and honestly haven’t had to fill much in the past couple of years due to rain
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    Opening up with stains

    I spoke with the company that installed the pool and they can put in a by pass somehow- they didn’t seem to think that was the source either and I don’t really want to spend the $ for the modifications. We are not putting back in one of the ladders that had some rust on a screw
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    Opening up with stains

    Hi! Just took our cover off and decided we could open this guy up ourselves this year and have total control over all additives! We have had issues with metal staining for the past several years and still don’t know where the metals are coming from. Could be the heater that we don’t use, but...
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    Stain Treatment Help PLEASE!

    My OCLT showed a loss of 1 overnight. Still blue but still cloudy. Will add more bleach to try to maintain 4-5 ppm and will watch for staining. Grrrrrr this is so frustrating!!!
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    Stain Treatment Help PLEASE!

    Did AA treatment 10 days ago. All was going perfectly until today. We got about 2 inches of rain and my beautiful clear blue pool is now cloudy. In the past I have jumped to adding anything I can to clear it up but no more! TFP has helped me learn and get out of the pool store. I did the AA...
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    Metals and staining

    Have been adding bleach SLOWLY over the past week never to more than 3.5 ppm. Have been going through a fair amount - I think due to the AA consuming it. Super hot /sunny weekend here and enjoyed the pool for the first time in over a year thanks to TFP’s help! Lost 1ppm overnight and holding...
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    Metals and staining

    Added the Polyquot 60 on Saturday night, 4.4 pounds Ascorbic acid Sunday morning, 2 quarts metal out Sunday afternoon. The pool looks perfect! Strange thing my ph didn’t drop very much at all. Maybe .1 (somewhat hard to decipher) was 7.2 before I started and probably 7.1 now. My TA went down...
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    Metals and staining

    Thanks! One last question do I turn off my SWG while doing this process?
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    Metals and staining

    Thank you so much for your response. I’ve done this treatment before and have had some challenges certainly due to being impatient! Placing a big amazon order! Here is my plan. Current FC 2.5, CC .5- pool looks great other than stains! Just added Muriatic acid as directed on pool math to...
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    Metals and staining

    I have had some issues for the past few years with metals, staining and keeping balanced. Got a TF100 kit this year and want to quit the pool store after wasting so much $ and still having issues! With TFP I think I’m on track. Water appears to be balanced after almost a week of fluctuating...