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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    Yes, i have been doing that. I have all of that info in pool math. Actually, I think a member above (instead of pool math) said it should take 1.5-2.0 gallons to get to 12 so that's what i used in the beginning and used extrapolation for the next batch per what happened with the 1.75 gallons. i...
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    Agreed. so i woke up this morning and looked at it a different way. You are saying when I saw it was just 7, and added more chlorine to try to get to 12, I should have tested again immediately. I should not have waited 3 hrs to retest that. I misunderstood. At any rate, i just tested (830am) and...
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    Before slam my FC was 4 and CYA was 30. Then it went to 7 when tested 3hrs after beginning SLAM and adding 1.75 gal chlorine. Obviously FC was not high enough so i added 2.5 gal chlorine and it went to 14. I have not gone down on FC at all. It was never at 12. ;) I will not be swimming anytime...
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    It wasn't a loss at all. (was FC 4 in the beginning) I just tested again after 3 hrs. FC - 14 and CC just barely very faint pink, so one drop turned it clear. so .5
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    tested at 3.5 hrs. FC at 7 now, (after adding 1.75 gal) CC very light pink so .5 (it was clear before i started SLAM and at 0) I just added 2.5 gal chlorine. Will check again later. Do I have to get up in the middle of the night to add chlorine? It seems that i would to keep it at an elevated...
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    alright. So check again in an hr or so? 2 hrs? or longer? thx
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    omg. thanks for that. don't know where i got 12 gallons from. lol. must have confused it with the FC number. So i am starting now. it is another 100 degree day. I'm putting in 1.5 - 2.0 gallons. So check again in an hr or so? or longer? Do i do the overnight test tonight? thx for the advice.
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    I use liquid chlorine 10% and MA 31%. Yes i put in the required stabilizer back when the pool was first refilled. So i guess i am going to slam. says 12 gallons. SLAM isn't clear to me on certain steps. So on the chart, am i looking at the CYA i have now (30) or the CYA i want to have (40) to...
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    Starting to see algae in my new pool

    I'll admit i have slacked off on brushing the pool in the last month because it is still record Dang heat, and I have this dermatology thing going on that i can't go in the sun, but i am surprised to see a little algae forming in the crease of the steps and on the love seat. How can i fix it...
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    AZ pool owners - Where to buy inexpensive liquid chlorine?

    yeah peggysue, Trichlor pucks are a no no around here. They say the CYA builds up with the pucks and eventually your chlorine stops working and pool turns green. Switching to liquid is a pain in the behind. I just spent $7800 getting the pool resurfaced and cannot afford a SWG. I live in north...
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    AZ pool owners - Where to buy inexpensive liquid chlorine?

    Thank you. What's a rough estimate on the cost?
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    AZ pool owners - Where to buy inexpensive liquid chlorine?

    Hi all, switched to liquid chlorine since my pool resurface. was using Trichlor pucks from Costco for years before I knew what it does/doesn't do. ($80 for 40Lb bucket. still have a bunch left) So far liquid chlorine is costing me just under $5 a gallon when buying 2 gallon box at Home Depot for...
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    new fill water after resurface test results - Help

    I figured calcium would keep going up on its own since we have hard water, and it has been. up to 210 now. i bought CC at pool store yesterday anyway. Numbers today are: FC - 2 CC - .5 PH - 7.8 TA - 500 ( never turned what i call red even after 20 drops, stayed same color from 11 drops on up...
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    new fill water after resurface test results - Help

    Thanks for the video. No don't have one of those yet. Question about CH. I'm going to order some from Home Depot but won't arrive for week or more. They are very limited as everything else is sold out online and the store shelves are bare. They have Robelle brand says 'calcium chloride...