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    Green pool, SWG broken - advise on how to maintain pool until SWG is fixed.

    Bleach is just a trade name. It is sodium hypochlorite. Just like picking up a box of store brand acetaminophen and not Tylenol. They have both the same active ingredients. The difference is price.
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    I found this at Walmart...

    It's a fair price. That is what i use. Just check the date. My walmart has a fast turn over. The date is the black stamp where the neck of the bottle starts. Should be like 16 210 Plant number line number. First is the year. Second number is day of year.
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    From Baquacil to Chlorine to Green, Oh My!

    All I can say is welcome and I enjoyed your story that got you here. Now that your here, you are well on your way of taking ownership of your pool. Every pool has it's own personality. You said you enjoyed the topics in pool school. We only ask one thing for you to fully take control of your...
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    New to Site

    Welcome to the site. You will learn a lot about your pool based on proven science and not pool store chemical sales. Read up and ask questions. That's what this forum is for. With a good test kit you will learn what your pool needs at that time and only add whats needed. It's starts with a good...
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    Chlorine drop test question

    Yes it will turn pink if you just let it sit. When your doing the fc test. Count the drops till clear. Add 5 drops of r-0003. If you get pink again. Count till clear. If you dont get pink the test is over. The first is FC, the second test is CC.
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    New to the site

    Welcome. It's a piece of cake learning your pools personality. With the proper test kit you will learn and only have to add what yoir pool needs. Plus with yoir job you have an understanding of active ingredients. The pool store will sell you a 4lb tub of TA up for $16. You can get baking soda...
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    New sign for the pool

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    Getting TA Down

    Just a few questions first. How bad is your pH swings? I ask because 110 is really not that higg. TA is one that you should not focus on. There are always exceptions but for the most part TA will live where you get a stable pH. How new is the finish. Plaster will cause a rise from curing for up...
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    Need help with pH-still learning

    First lowes should have it. If they dont have it in the pool section it will be in the paint department. MA is safe if treated with respect. Just dont get any on you. It does fume so try to stau upwind. Might be good to have eyes protected but you dont need a hazmat suit. Your cya or stabalizer...
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    PH perplexed!!

    Well you should see a slight rise with a SWCG but I would not think that much. How new is the pool? I helped a friend find his pH rise. He had a crack in his pump basket lid. It did not leak water but when the pump was on it sucked air in. His pump basket was all bubbles.
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    Dumping used DE?

    I used to dump it to the lawn. Then I noticed when I mow I would get a cloud of DE. What I did was buy a few yards of sheer fabric and my wife made what looks like a big pillow case. I use that to capture the DE and it can be discarded. I tried a regular pillow case first but could not get a...
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    Going back to tabs!!!

    Will this rain ever stop in Texas. I'm going back to tabs. Having the pool over flow every day for the last week, my CYA will never rise with tablets.
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    Question on Stenner system placement

    I am from the school of thought if it's made by man it can and will break at some time. Say you buried your conduit and its 40' long with several bends. If you have room pull two. If and when you have a problem just switch to the other tube. No room for two pull the tube with a nylon pull sting...
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    Is this TA level too high

    My two cents added to the other post that are spot on. Don't get carried away with a TA number. With a vinyl liner you will not be having the same issues with say someone with a fresh plaster pool. Check and adjust your pH and not worry about TA. Once your pH is stable your TA will be in it's...
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    Question on Stenner system placement

    It would not be the pump that would fail. The pump sees no liquid. What would fail would be the tube between the rollers that really should be changed out yearly anyway. You may have an issue but your millage may vary. What Lockwell was getting at is once the pump turns off normally you would...