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    Chlorine won’t go down, CYA won’t go up

    I’m looking at the Poolmaster 5 way test kit because of the price, but it doesn’t mention testing for CYA. Does it not test for that?
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    Chlorine won’t go down, CYA won’t go up

    Forgot to mention, I bought the Clorox strips before knowing they were “guess strips” but since I only have a seasonal pool I’m not ready for the 100 dollar test kit yet. Pool school mentioned a 10 dollar water test, what would you recommend for the brand?
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    Chlorine won’t go down, CYA won’t go up

    Hi, I have an Intex Easy Set 15 ft and I shocked it Saturday evening. 48 hours later I still have 10+ ppm and no CYA even though I keep adding it from my dissolving bucket. What should I do? I started with the Clorox app and test strips but am learning the pool math app so I attached screenshots...
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    Drain and refill. Vinyl pool without a tarp, and sand question

    We had our land professionally leveled, but our 15x48 Easy Set pool was about 5 inches off level. Of course, we are draining it, and the landscaper is coming back this week to fix it for no charge. This time around we’re deciding not to use the tarp underneath the pool. It looks messy, even...
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    Questions after reading ABCs

    I read over the seasonal pool article and others in pool school. I already bought chlorine tablets before reading that liquid chlorine is more highly recommended because the tablets increase CYA. I already got a floater too. Is it okay to use the tablets since my pool is seasonal and will be...
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    Questions after reading ABCs

    Thank you! I live in MA, so I'll aim for 30-40.
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    Questions after reading ABCs

    I read salt can make the water softer even in a chlorine pool. I have test strips because I bought them before I knew they were unreliable. I'll look into the test kit you recommended. I don't have to use salt, I just read about it in pool school and thought it might be a good idea. I must...
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    What to do after leveling?

    Thank you for the replies! I have an easy set, so no legs. I'll look into putting a border around the sand, that's a good idea. I see some no dig edging kits from Home Depot that should be easy enough for me to do myself in not too much time, even though I've never done it before.
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    Questions after reading ABCs

    Reading over this now and taking notes, thank you!
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    Questions after reading ABCs

    I just read and took notes on the ABCs section of Pool School. Before I move on to the next section, I have a couple questions: What is an example of a product that I can use to add salt to my water? I will not be using a SWG. When I google water softener, I see a lot of calcium hardness...
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    What to do after leveling?

    Hi, I just had a circle for my 15x48 Intex Easy Set leveled by a landscaper. He said to use a pair of old sneakers duct taped to a pair of old flip flops and stamp on the sand right before I install the pool. Is this because the sand could blow around because of wind, rain, etc and not be as...
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    Putting in the new pool soon!

    I introduced myself when I first started my account here, but I've been gone doing lots of research and haven't posted. I wanted to re-introduce myself. Next week a landscaper is coming to level our ground (we didn't want to DIY) and I have the 15x48 Intex Easy Set pool here and ready to install...