Recent content by EmilyOTR

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    Do I have a leak?

    oh interesting thought. I am missing some tiles that we are on a wait list to get repaired and the wall needs repaired too, it's pretty low, I wonder if it's there. the pool store is coming out to look next week. I could let it get low but we have a party Monday. it's also hard to shut the...
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    Do I have a leak?

    I always feel it's a possibility in the beginning of the season because I forget how often I have to add water. that said, I have had a leak at my skimmer a couple times. It looked like I may have something open there so I put some pool putty or whatever the pool store told me to use last time...
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    Correct amount of chlorine for a salt water pool?

    salt is actually generally kept higher than non salt pools because CYA is higher. I keep mine at 5-7.
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    how big is my pool?

    good point, and my water level is kind of low right now too, so maybe right at 15K? is my head doing this correctly? lol
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    how big is my pool?

    12.5%
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    how big is my pool?

    I've always used the 12,000-15,000 gallon estimate because it's what the pool store guys told me (they open and close for me) and when I've posted various things here, some of you agreed. Today I did a FC test, I was at 5.5 FC. I used 15,000 gallons in pool math and added 69 oz chlorine to...
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    where/how to store CYA?

    thank you! it's still granular.
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    where/how to store CYA?

    So I found a partial bag of CYA in my backyard. So it was there all last summer and through the winter. I need it, can I use it? Is it still good?
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    Improved CYA sock method

    ok good, my pool is white. didn't seem to affect anything. I don't know if it dissolved or my vacuum picked it up.
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    Improved CYA sock method

    what does this do? I spilled some this year into the pool.
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    pool is open - chlorine questions

    thanks everyone for the help! We made it! did the family jump in! Kids were thrilled!
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    pool is open - chlorine questions

    thank you! and i updated my pool math now that you all know everything lol
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    pool is open - chlorine questions

    I'm in Michigan! I'm at 250 right now which I seem to have every opening. how would it change with the only additons of salt, chlorine, acid, etc? Rain?
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    pool is open - chlorine questions

    TA is 90. FC is 14