Recent content by Jetjohn6

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    speedstir troubles

    UPDATE: I contacted Taylor. I was told the pills sometimes go bad. They sent out a couple replacements and we're back to proper mixing.
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Must be nice! For some reason the Home Depots around here believe we're only worthy of two packs for $8.98
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    Anomaly in pH testing

    The pucks have been in the water for over a month. I've still had to add acid. Less than one full puck remained in the floater as of Thursday. However, i don't recall the proximity of the floater to the location I sampled the water that day.
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    Anomaly in pH testing

    I primarily use chlorine but have been using pucks recently to increase CYA. CYA wasn't increasing fast enough so I have used some granular CYA recently. It was most recently used Thursday in a sock hanging in front of return.
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    Anomaly in pH testing

    I added 16 oz of acid which would have brought my pH down to 7.4-7.5, not the 7.2 result I measured. The 7.2 result was measured roughly 24 hours after the acid was added so I would think acid would have mixed by then considering how many folks were in the pool and the hours of the pump...
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    Anomaly in pH testing

    Since assuming ownership of our pool last fall I've done my of my water sampling from the same area of the pool...near a return in the deep end. I get the sample roughly elbow deep. Our pH tends toward the high side (7.8). I'm typically adding acid at least once a week. On Friday we had a...
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    How do you move your results from the App to here?

    I don't see Tuckerclan's logs. Are they visible only to supporters?
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    speedstir troubles

    It doesn't mix very well. Once the tumbling stops and proper spinning proceeds you'll see a sudden change in color.
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    speedstir troubles

    Thanks folks I'll buy some new batteries and give it another try.
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    speedstir troubles

    I've only used the graduated cylinder that came with the speedstir.
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    speedstir troubles

    We received the speedstir for Christmas 2019. It sees only occasional use as we only bring it out when testing TA and CH. It worked fine (probably used ten times) until this weekend. The bar doesn't spin consistently....it will spin for a bit then tumble around. Batteries tested 1.5V. Still...
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    Diy liquid chlorine pump

    I bought the same pump on ebay a few weeks ago. The "weight" was also painted white so we may have purchased from the same seller. I bought a five gallon bucket and a spin on lid to use for Chlorine. Drilled a small hole at the top of the bucket on the side for the tube...this allows easy...
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    Youtube pool guys and bad information

    It's refreshing to see the short run times of the TFP videos on youtube. It's become pretty rare to find videos less than 10 minutes.
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    White (calcium?) buildup on concrete

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't changed the water so it's at least 7 months old. Current numbers show our CSI at .17. Looks like keeping pH lower will help get that number negative. I'll work on that. It sure seems like we go through a lot of acid!
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    White (calcium?) buildup on concrete

    Still new to pool ownership. It's been going great following TFP since taking ownership. We seem to be slowly accumulating a white line at the water line on the faux stone portion of the pool perimeter. We're also seeing some to form at the grout between the tiles. Is this calcium? Is there...