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    Thanks Ida

    I added some DE to help filter the sediment from the hurricane. I accidentally added too much. Is it ok to run the filter with this pressure for 4 to 5 hours and then backwash?
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    Thanks Ida

    Need help here too. I got hit by the eyewall. No power. Over 1 million without power and dont expect pool stores to be open.This is my neighbors saltwater pool. They have evacuated and wont br back until services are restored, estimated end of September. His elderly mother died during the...
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    The 4 boxes of 20 Mule Borax brought my borates up to 48ppm according to your test. That's about right. My pH went up a bit over 8.0, from the 7.0 that I recorded just before adding the borax. Using the Taylor acid demand test it called for 3.75 quarts of muriatic acid, and at this point I had...
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    Yes, its a screw cap dropper. I'll use it for other things. I brought my Ph down to 7.0 before I added the borax so I expect it will be around 8.0 today, and will bring down accordingly. I used boric acid last time and this is a top-off and it was in the store so I just got the borax. Thanks for...
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    This is great. I finally got all the materials and my borate tested at 36ppm which is around where I suspected it would be. So My pool math calculator is telling me 4 boxes of Borax for my volume pool (roughly 15,600 gal.) to bring it up around 50ppm. One question: I have this dropper with .5ml...
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    Does DPD Powder have a shelf life?

    Thanks, I will keep it in a ziplock and just periodically refill the small container in the test kit. Right now the bottom of that small container has solidified blue so I will soak it in hot soapy water to clean it up, then do my best to keep the powder dry. I'll keep it in a drawer inside...
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    Does DPD Powder have a shelf life?

    I just bought this whamma jamma. Should last me a long time
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    I think USPS lost my TFT order

    USPS is the worst. This past month I had several notifications my package was delivered (several different packages) when it wasn't, only for them to be delivered a week or so later. Also, I get notices saying could not access front door, which is hogwash. I now try to pay extra for shipping to...
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    Update: Decking | New (+1st timer) Pool Build - North DFW

    Cool video. That's a lot of rock they ran into!
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    Questions about DE for sand filter

    Funny! And as @hwy17 said above, Cali likely has gone too far in some of this, but I will say this stuff is very fine powder and I can see how inhaling it can be bad for you. I live in cancer alley in Louisiana and I think I'm exposed to enough pulmonary toxins thqat best to be careful with it...
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    CYA directly into pool

    Brushing and vacuum seemed to take care of it. I don't think it discolored the plaster but I'll look more closely soon. Thanks.