Recent content by JEM31

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    Above ground pool heater

    I have a 24 foot round above ground pool. Can I get recommendations for a reasonably priced pool heater? Is gas, electric or propane better? How many btus or amps or??? The pool would need to be heated from the end of May til probably the middle of June and then from the end of August until mid...
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    My CYA is 40, FC is 16.5, CC 0.
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    So if I use liquid chlorine, I should aim to keep it between 3 and 7, I guess with 5 being optimal? Now I just wait til it gets to that level and then maintain it from there? Thank you for your help.
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    That's what we've been using the past 20 years lol. I'm not sure what the tablets are. Is there something else we should be using?
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    We've had many storms through here the past couple of weeks but finally the water is crystal clear, I didn't lose any chlorine overnight and there is no CC. So I guess the SLAM process is done. So now what do I do? Can I turn on the automatic chlorinator so my pool doesn't get green? Right now...
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    So I ordered and received the new cya reagent and chlorine test powder. Even though the kit wasn't a year old, I think they were expired. I tested my cya today after a couple of days of heavy rain and it tested at 40. My chlorine is at 3. The pool water is clear though, but unfortunately that...
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    No I didn't try the vit c test but we didn't use any algaecides. We tried scrubbing it but it's not really doing anything. We had a bit of leaves in the pool but nothing like in years past. Last year it looked like a swamp but once we got it cleaned there was no stain. My chlorine before I...
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    It's from the covered water line down to the bottom. I'd have to drain the whole pool if I have to lower the water lol. Here are some pics. The water is near crystal clear. Thank you.
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    Ok. The Magic Eraser didn't really do much. Stain is still there plus I was reading that you shouldn't use the Magic Erasers in a pool because it can cause some toxic chemical to form between the pool chemicals and the eraser chemicals. I will take a pic and post. It's around the entire pool...
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    I tried the magic eraser but it was getting dark and I couldn't see if it did anything. I will check in the morning. If not, is there anything else I can use?
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    Opening of Pool - Chemical Balancing

    Thanks. I'll try that.