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    High chlorine level in winter cause damage to pool?

    Thanks for chiming in mk...that is what I thought but wanted some verification....Happy New Year!
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    High chlorine level in winter cause damage to pool?

    My friend around the block had his pool built at same time as I did this past summer in June. He has a "pool guy" coming every two weeks. I've tried to convince him on how easy it is to do yourself with just a little knowledge and proper testing kit...but....no go He told me he contacted his...
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    TriChlor

    I got my new pool going in June. Didn't know anything about water chemistry. Pool builder did provide me with CYA and I added the amount he suggested and it put my CYA at 40....now I know that was a great number ...however, I kept using the triclor tabs...first 30 days pool pump ran 24...
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    Please use eye protection (goggles) when adding Muratic Acid

    Agreed...admittingly it was my mistake for not taking notice of the wind direction....which I stated I normally do...by staying upwind of the bottle. I agree with the replies about how people take care in handling the acid...as I do as well. We just can't assume that the wind is always...
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    Please use eye protection (goggles) when adding Muratic Acid

    Kind of surprised by the responses guys. First the skin irritation was not long term...it was immediate and then as soon as I put water on my forearms it went away. That was without a doubt a direct effect from the MA vapors. The very first question the doctor asked me after examining my eye...
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    CSI and colder water temp

    Thanks for your reply. Going to let my ph and ta ride a little higher too...pool math app shows that makes a big difference
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    CSI and colder water temp

    Thanks...you are very correct...played with my pool math app...ph and ta make a huge difference.
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    CSI and colder water temp

    Cold front came through and wanted to test my water out of curiosity. What I found was my CSI was (-0.42)...much closer to the lower limit recommendation of (-0.6) than my water has ever been. My results are: FC 8 CC 0 PH 7.6 TA 60 CYA 60 CH 250 WATER TEMP 72F I've been letting my TA drift a...
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    Please use eye protection (goggles) when adding Muratic Acid

    Wanted to post this as a safety flash for all that have to add Muratic Acid. Recently, I had some eye irritation in my right eye...under my eyelid...was painful to close my eye lid which made sleeping very difficult. After 2 weeks, couldn't take it anymore and went to eye Dr. She said there...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Joyful, Thanks for the chemistry lesson...so I've not had high TA since switching to Liq Chl months ago...it's been 80...I wouldn't think that is high TA...however, my pool is new plaster since mid June....I've heard new plaster pools generally have higher Ph...not sure if that is true but I...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Ok found the MSDS for the liq chl at Home Depot...Brand its HDX...msds shows the Ph is 12.5...look under section 9 "Physical and Chemical Properties" so I'm not sure why many here say liq chlorine is Ph neutral...to me neutral would be 7 ...unless I'm missing something. MSDS link is below MSDS...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Sooo I've been having this thought myself too. Our pool was finished in mid June. I started out using trichlor pucks but switched to liquid chlorine. Since switching, I've noticed, as you have, my ph is always going high...I'm at work but will try to find the msds but I did one time and it...
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    High cya, help!

    Curious where you found non stabilized chlorine tablets....that would be perfect...I'm running through liq chlorine like crazy trying to keep up my FC ....my cya is 80....made the switch too late..
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    CH Question

    Awesome...thank you MK!
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    CH Question

    Oops...forgot...TA is 80