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    Cannot get Alkalinity Down

    It looks like you added baking soda too, which raises your TA. So you raised TA by ~20 by adding the baking soda and each 40 oz addition of acid knocks down the TA by 10, so you are essentially a wash. I wouldnt get too worried about a TA of 100, just keep knocking down the pH as needed and...
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    First time build in Georgetown, Tx. Any advice much appreciated!

    I have 4 micro-brites and they cover my 13k pool/spa well. If I had much bigger, I probably would want a 5th. I didnt upgrade to the auto-fill either, but we still have a fill line that runs underground to the faucet that is used for filling the pool. I just simply turn the handle on the...
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    Cleaning out pollen and surface dust from pool

    I would do 2 things: - Run the pump for longer. Currently anything that falls in the pool from 5pm to 9am is not getting skimmed. Since you have a variable speed pump, run it for as low as you can (just enough to keep the weir doors down on your skimmers, likely ~1200 rpms). That way you can...
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    I. Like. Big. Pools. And I cannot lie. (Katy, TX)

    No, you really have to try and hit the bottom. We do not let them dive though.
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    I. Like. Big. Pools. And I cannot lie. (Katy, TX)

    We have a very small 6' deep end, and the wall is 18" at its highest. Here is ours, right before the fill:
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    Pool Sanitation System

    Save your money on the UV/Ozone, those are not highly regarded around here plus you get plenty of free UV from the sun. While I do not have a sand filter, the general consensus is the glass is also just marketing and not as good as a properly cared for sand filter. If you are looking to...
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    I. Like. Big. Pools. And I cannot lie. (Katy, TX)

    I would kill for those Houston area pool prices, as would most of the country. I really like the design, it is actually very similar to ours. The only thing I would recommend would be some sort of raised wall or jumping rock to give kids a good spot to jump off of in the deep end. I will...
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    Frequency of Cal-Hypo with Stabilizer

    Do you have a good source for liquid chlorine or bleach in Rwanda? That and a salt water chlorine generator are the best forms of long term chlorination. Cal-hypo adds calcium which can lead to scaling long term. Other solid chlorine products also add extra ingredients including CYA that can...
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    My COVID Story

    Today, I donated convalescent plasma. It was very easy to do, and took about an hour to do. It can help up to 4 people fighting COVID, and they will give you antibody test results that. I’m guessing at some point we will need to prove that we have been immunized or have the antibodies as they...
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    Air blower in tanning ledge problem

    Wow. Have you talked to your pool builder about that? You can certainly see the staining, and why are bubbles coming out? That usually indicates a suction side leak that is causing air to get into the line. Something is not right.
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    House fire

    Wow, so sorry. I would try and get all that you can out of there, then look for some sort of cover that will keep future debris from the house demo and re-construction out of the pool. Those workers are messy and you do not want to constantly be digging nails and debris out of the pool...
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    Air blower in tanning ledge problem

    Sorry, I cant see any pictures. Blowers are typically connected to spa and literally blow air into the line to make more bubbles when you are using the spa. Do you mean maybe a bubbler, which is like a return but pointing upwards from a tanning ledge? It seems odd that would cause plaster...
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    Travertine Deck

    That looks great. Where is the rest of your build thread and all of the fun pictures?
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    4 Bags of Salt for a new 20,000 Gallon Pool

    Here is Dwayne delivering 1 of your bags, so you should be good with only 4:
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    Purple pool

    We like hearing that. Short term listen to the experts here on how to get rid of the purple, likely caused by metals in the PoolRx and any other pool store magic potions. Long term, we hope you will stick around. We can help you get yourr own quality test kit and be your own pool girl who has...