Recent content by Hlynnkirk

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    Swamp colored water after ascorbic acid treatment HELP

    Hi all! Long time reader but very infrequent poster. We've been successfully using TFP methods for several years. We deal with some level of metal staining every year, although it's been well managed for the last two. I had just some slight yellowing and a few places that I wanted to treat, so...
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    Chlorinating after AA treatment

    Dirtyrat, metal stains are a bear. My stains disappeared after about 3 lb of AA, 3 hours to circulate, followed with two and a half bottles of Jack's magic to sequester. Now I'm just managing chlorine levels. Tested every hour yesterday and added chlorine. Testing every 2 hours today. It's not...
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    I was wondering about adding DE to the filter. I've never done that before but I did some reading in pool school about it. I'll see if I can get my hands on that. Thank you so much! Y'all are so much more knowledgeable than the idiots at our local pool stores!
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    Thanks so much! Cya was well over a hundred, I did three partial drain and refills to bring it down to where it is a few weeks ago. We've quit using tabs since then! When I started adding chlorine yesterday(liquid bleach, 8%), I was doing so with a FC target at 6, which is my minimum chlorine...
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    We completed a successful AA treatment yesterday to treat iron stains. This has been an ongoing battle for us. I started rebalancing my water this afternoon. At first read my pH indicator was distinctly yellow, pH 6.8 or less. I added 6 lb of borax, much less than the pool math calculator...
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    Chlorinating after AA treatment

    Hi all! We just completed a successful AA treatment yesterday. But with the weather being so warm this weekend, I was wondering how soon it's safe to start adjusting my pH and adding chlorine? I know the original Thread about treating the stain says 24 hours. It's been about 18. Wondering if I...
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Tix Maddie!! I will absolutely check into that... I'd read about people using it but didn't know. And will certainly double check with 311. Thanks so much!!
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Boo. Okay! I've just finished three partial drains and refills to get my cya down to a manageable number. I actually think the iron is from our tap water. Grrr. Off to buy AA!
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Hi all! We are dealing with recurrent metal staining. Newer to tfp, so I am hopeful that will have less issues in general this season but following your wisdom ? After lots of reading, we decided to try Proteam metal magic to see if it would lift the stains. I hate the chlorine demand of AA...
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    I don't. Tix!
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    I read several articles, on here and in other places about the added algae preventative, Clear/sparkling water, level pH and other benefits. Was hopeful that even with our higher but workable cya, it would help us maintain
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    Hi all! Fairly new to tfp. We have been dealing with significant metal staining on and off since last summer. They returned again this year as the water has started to warm up. CYA was over 300 at pool opening, so we did three partial drain and refills. I've been working on getting my water...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    Concentrated bleach. 10% - - - Updated - - - Got it. Ok. Whelp, looks like we'll try the test again when my replacement regent arrives and keep the FC above 8 until I can confirm. Will do the chlorine loss test tonight. Thank so much y'all! The help here had been outstanding despite my pool...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    I guess I'm also wondering if I need to do a slam? Combined chlorine is at zero, pool is clear and blue. Can I go ahead and let the FC drift down to 8? Adjust pH and TA once it's there? Was testing inside under halogen lighting yesterday. Tonight was outside in (fading) sun. As far as test...