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    New stock tank....

    I just set up a stock tank pool. My numbers from yesterday are: FC 15 pH 8 TA 140 CH 0 CYA 0 Just tested FC this morning and it's back to 0. My questions are... in Pool Math what should I set the pool type to be? Galvanized is not an option. How long is Muriatic Acid good for? I have a...
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    New stock tank pool

    Thanks Wireform!!
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    New stock tank pool

    Thanks Casey! What's the difference between the 2006c and just 2006? Just trying to understand since I used 2006 on last pool. I'm hoping to not have to drain it... we shall see!
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    New stock tank pool

    Hello everyone! It's been quite a few years since I've been by. Long story short.. I moved and the new place didn't have a pool :( BUT, last weekend I set up my new stock tank pool! Yay me!! (Just need to change my signature now.) It's the common 8' by 2' , 700 gallon size. I need a few...
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    CYA test with Taylor K-2006

    "Take a reading, pour it back in the mixing bottle, shake it up, and try again." I use the K2006 too and this is what I do. I do it 3 times, using the same solution... 2 out of 3 wins! ~Erin
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    helping a friend... how many gallons?

    So I measure the pool today and it is 16' x 30', give or take kidney shape with a 12' deep end and a 3' shallow end. Plugging that in to pool calc and we get 25,400 gallons. Crazy thing is yesterday I went off of 26,000 gallons and added 4 small jugs of Walmart bleach at about 10am. I was...
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    raising pH using fountain

    That's fine... I would just like to enjoy it another day or two before I put the eye back in the return... THANKS!!
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    raising pH using fountain

    Thanks Linen and Richard! :) I didn't realize pucks lowered pH and TA... no more vacations for now so I'm on it.. Baking Soda here I come. One more thing.. am I good to leave the fountain going for a day or so?
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    24 round pool opening

    From what you've written you have not completed the shock process. Your pool will not clear until it is properly shocked. Bring your FC up to shock level and keep it there. You may need to retest hourly or atleast every couple of hours. While you're waiting to retest read "Pool School", and...
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    raising pH using fountain

    hahaha!... you got me! I guess I was asking for that one! :oops: I'm not in the process of lowering TA. I guess I should be raising it. It was only 20 today! pH was yellow! Never had it go that low before. I'm not quite sure what happened to lower either one. Here are all of my...
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    raising pH using fountain

    What can I expect when trying to raise pH using this fountain?
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    helping a friend... how many gallons?

    It did have a diving board at one time. If I go with 12' by 24' by 8' ((12+3) /2) rectangle the pool calc says 17,200 gallons. Using oval it says 15,400. The 12' by 24' was a quick measurement using my feet today. Tomorrow I will pull out the tape measure and do a real measurement. For now...
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    helping a friend... how many gallons?

    Hello all, I'm trying to help a friend convert to the BBB method. She plans on ordering her test kit tonight so for today we used mine to get starting numbers. FC 6.5 CC 1 ph 7.5 TA 130 CH 20 CYA 60 Her pool is kidney shaped with a deep end for diving. How to I determine pool size and/or...
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    Ideas around oval pool sunken in ground

    I also have buried above ground. Take a look at the pics in my signature. They were from last year. I can send you updated ones if you'd like, although they are pretty much the same. The deck is perfect... just enough to get in and out of. ~Erin
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    Is my pump dead? help

    Thanks Durk! Last Monday, I tapped it with a hammer and it started turning. It's been working ever since. I know I'm coming due for a new one. I'm hoping this one will last me until after my Disney trip next week. :)