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    Spa Moisturizers?

    In fact we never shower before using spa. ( Slow Circulation/filtering is on 24/7) And we even do most of our exfoliating in spa. I do keep several filters that I change out regularly like 1-4 times a week depending on use. It's usually just the two of us but occasionally a dog will sneak in. My...
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    Spa Moisturizers?

    Howdy Fine Folk. Haven't been around for a while. Still "kicking." I've had spas for 30 years using just about all methods of sanitizing. Past few years using mosty 3 step bromine, in stand alone 500 gal spa, with Borax at 50-60. On the occasion that someone has put any of the "moisturizers"...
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    Has anyone had a CT scan of ABD with and without contrast

    In past three years I've had 5 MRIs. For the one on my shoulder, using contrast, I was prescribed a corticosteroid and took benadryl prior as I have a known allergy to some contrast media. No problems. I had two MRI of head. First one without contrast. Second one a few weeks later they did...
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    Identify/remedy this pool stain

    I'm gonna let the experts comment more. In my case I just guesstimated on time left on, which was only the amount of time it took me to set the plastic flower bucket down and grab the brush, with a long handle. I did scrub with an appropriate natural bristle brush that swivelled. Many placed...
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    Identify/remedy this pool stain

    Just a quick note from The Scale/Copper Stain Queen. If the scale has a slick glaze over it it is the hardest to remove and the last to come off if you do any filled pool treatments which may not work unless you want to spend a couple of years and hundred/thousands of dollars slow treating it...
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    Help with cleaning gravel/rocks/conccrete,etc out of pool

    If it were my pool I would strongly request he use a trash pump, even if he has to rent one, preferably a setup that has its own filter and direct the water back into the pool. If using a trash pump without a filter then water could be run back to the pool using a big Slime Bag. Any skimmer...
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    head hurts from banging it against the wall

    This is a great thread. Beautiful water btw. gg=alice
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    Pump for Small Fountain

    Thanks for commenting Melt. All plumbing comes up from underground right under the deck and about 3 ft from the railroad tie steps. The station is below grade, flooded. There's enough room to do some plumbing. The vertical drop from skimmer and returns to where the plumbing comes out from under...
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    Muriatic Acid Accident

    When I add I do dilute but I use small, newer buckets about 3 gallon, size with proven plastic handles. I just now picked up a small old bucket, used inside, by the edge and it broke. I am cleaning snake enclosure while he is eating and the bucket had three sham wows with only one heavy with...
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    blistering on fiberglass

    After 7.5 years, never empty, my spa developed a few bubbles this spring (I don't know why) so I'm going to be watching this thread. General questions though. Will this in pool or spa cause any damage to the fiberglass underneath? Or will leaks become a problem? Thanks, gg=alice
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    Spa blower noise

    I'm going to let those more knowledgeable comment. There are, on the very basic level of common spray foams, two types. On has very high expansion and hard to control. The other has much lower expansion and is much easier to control. I think is is for use around windows and doors. I would...
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    Do I have algae now titled ... GREY MONSTER SLIME MYSTERY

    Yeah, that sounds like a biofilm to me. Can one do a hyper-decontamination on a painted pool like we can do with spas? That's what it took to get rid of the bio-slime in my spa; chlorine 100 ppm for a period of time. (I actually did it for longer than recommended as we had a neighborhood...
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    Pentair DE Filter Issue

    I've seen that even on non SWG pools. I think it is just something that happens over long periods of time. Better quality steel nuts will help; the higher the quality the better. A thought though..... the metal rods and bolts do need to be the same metal to help prevent this and the two...
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    Disabled Newbie, needing help quick!

    Once you get the test data our good members :) will be here to guide you through using the calculator and adding the chems. As you use the calculator more you will become more comfortable using it. Ask all the questions you need to ask. :) gg=alice