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    Need help with cloudy spa water; use BBB in above ground poo

    Re: Need help with cloudy spa water; use BBB in above ground Thanks Chem Geek. I'd never heard of biofilms in spas before, but it does make sense. I did some research. Thanks for the tips.
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    Need help with cloudy spa water; use BBB in above ground poo

    Hello, I haven't been here in over a year because my AGP is crystal clear all the time thanks to what I've learned here. Now, hopefully you can give me some advise for my spa. It has been full of water and covered for about a year :oops: I actually thought I had drained it. Anyway, I sucked...
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    New Homeowner - CLEAN POOL [back to shocking.]

    Re: New Homeowner - Green Pool [shock process: day 5] Do NOT give up. It took me awhile to get the hang of the drop test too. Now I can almost predict what it will be based on what I see in my pool. When the temps are triple digits I have to add about a half gallon of 10% chlorine to my pool...
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    Too much CYA

    Just found the link in your signature line Dave! Duh...you'd think I was a blonde or something.
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    Too much CYA

    Thanks! I drained 50% and shocked. My swamp cleared up literally overnight. Now my problem is that I lost my little CYA tube. Do you know how I can get another one? I can't find the "place" I bought my test kit from on here. Haven't been on much since two summers ago and I can't find my...
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    CYA levels are high

    I just did a 50% drain for the same reason. I shocked with 4 large bottle of bleach and my swam cleared up and turned blue literally over night. And it was really a swamp! You could not see the bottom or sides of the pool! It is amazing what bleach can do when CYA isn't TOO high. I'm in So...
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    Too much CYA

    I know the pucks have gotten my CYA levels too high. It is around 120. My pool is above ground and holds 10,000 gallons of water. Does anyone know how much I need to drain to get my CYA levels back in check? I'm draining it now and it is down about 8 inches. It is 13.5 x 27 feet. Also, if...
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    Where to buy refills for test kit

    I need to buy refills for my test kit, but I can't remember where to find it on this website...HELP, please :)
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    What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA levels

    Re: What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA le Thanks ladies/gents for your responses. I never thought to use the pool calculator to work backwards. I'll give it a try. My pucks are 8 oz. trichlors btw. Today my pool is beautiful sparkly clear since I shocked it with two...
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    What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA levels

    Re: What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA le Richard: Thanks for the info. I feel better now. Jason: So the kids can swim up to the shock level? That is like 40 ppm...really? Also, no one answered my question about how much CYA is in one of those 3" pucks. I appreciate...
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    What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA levels

    Re: chlorine usage at different cya levels I just found the CYA/chlorine chart in someone else's signature line. I think that is a new chart- I don't remember it from last summer. I think I answered my own question, but any replies would still be appreciated. Thanks TFP for your existence!!!
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    What is a safe level of chlorine to swim at with high CYA levels

    I am probably supposed to start my own thread, but I had a very similar question about CYA/algae. Moderators please move me if necessary. Unfortunately, I was lazy and used the pucks for too long this past spring. I started with a CYA around 50-70 before the pucks. While I was out of town...
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    SPLASHER Owners - Has Your Pool Changed Shape?

    Our Super Splash pool sunk into the ground a few inches. We have sand under ours with astroturf on top of the sand. After a heavy rain, we noticed the rails were kind of wavy. I guess you could say it changed shape somewhat. Ours is 25.5'x13.5'. After 7 years, it doesn't surprise me that...
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    baquacil and cloudy water

    I'm not sure about what strips you are using that measure the shock/oxidizer levels. In CA I could never find strips to test that, only santizer, pH, total alkalinity; always had to take water to the pool store that is 8 miles away to get oxidizer levels checked- yet another reason I converted...