Recent content by G23

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    I just saw the response to my last post. Here are a couple pics. I will definitely be making a donation!!!
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    Good evening. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that helped me clear up my pool!!! Thank you and stay
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    I was going for the recommended 30/12 levels. I went a little over board on the LC. I’ve read the article. At this point I’m being extra cautious. I don’t ever want to have to deal with a green pool like again! Thanks for you help!
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    Good Afternoon!! I can confidently report that after adding 64oz of Stabilizer my CYA levels are now 20ppm. I plan to add another 48oz today. I am also starting to see a slight difference in the watercolor. Thus far, I have only had to backwash my sand filter once. At what point would it be...
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    Thanks!!! I am on it!!
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    When testing for FC, I got to a point where the water turn clear and then return to a slight pink color. Should I stop at this point or keep adding the R-0871? This morning’s numbers: FC - 14 CC- 1.5 TC - 15.5
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    Update: I finally got my TF100 Test Kit. While waiting for it to arrive I let the filter run but I did not add any chlorine to it. As per the PoolMath calculator, I added 4 gallons of 10% LC from Home Depot to the pool. I waited for about an hour and tested my FC (5). I then added another 2...
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    Thanks, I backwashed the sand filter and cleaned the screen on caretaker system as well.
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    I am all in.....just purchased the TF-100! The expected delivery date is April 8th. Hopefully, it will arrive sooner than later! Other than adding LC is there anything else I should be doing?
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    As per the pool math calculator, I added 3.5 gallons of liquid chlorine to the water. However, I was only able to wait 10 minutes before taking a sample to the pool store. Considering the results I got from them I decided to use a test strip as well. Pool Store TH -...
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    I will add the LC this evening when I get home and I will reconsider the use of tabs as well. thank you!!!
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    Good morning, I failed to provide enough detail. My pool has been dormant for the past 4 months. I had not treated it or run it in that time frame. There was a significant amount of debris and green slim on the bottom. I have managed to get most of it out but due to the cloudiness of the water I...
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    Good evening I am preparing to SLAM my pool. Other than adding stabilizer and lowering the pH to 7.2. Should I wait to address TA until after the SLAM is complete? TH- 100 FC - 0 pH - 7.8 TA - 40 CYA - 0 Also, I am using 3" Suncoast Chlor tabs (trichlor). Thanks!!
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    CareTaker 99 crack

    Hey guys/gals, As I was replacing the PSI gauge on my caretaker 99 yesterday I over tightened it and now have a hairline fracture that only leaks when the PSI is over 10. Is there a way I can repair the crack without having to replace the entire dome? I was thinking about using some 2 part...
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    Confused newbie/Water leak

    Good morning everyone and thanks in advance for your help. About 6 months ago I purchase a home with a gunite pool that is probably the same age as the house (1994). That being said, there are a number of things I need to address but I believe the most pressing a possible leak. Based a...