Recent content by Joe Garcia

  1. Joe Garcia

    AA Battery Leaked in Plaster Pool and Stained. How to Remove?

    I have one so I guess I could give it a try. Thanks!
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    AA Battery Leaked in Plaster Pool and Stained. How to Remove?

    My son threw a AA battery into the pool, and it was there a while before leaking and leaving a stain on the pool floor. It's a regular alkaline battery and not a rechargeable one as maybe one is a different metal from the other. I hear Ascorbic Acid might help, but also causes staining. I...
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    12 days of Slam

    My last SLAM did not pick up speed until I got ALL DEBRIS off of the pool floor. I ended up buying a KreepyKrauly pool vacuum and ran it everyday as part of my SLAM. It really did the trick and I turned the corner shortly after that.
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    FC not dropping for days. Should I be Worried?

    As you stated, chlorine would come down or water would turn green. Chlorine came down and I'm back to my normal routine. Thanks for your support.
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    FC not dropping for days. Should I be Worried?

    I think you misread, as my post said I keep FC at a 6 to 7. Either way, my reporting might not be consistent but the testing is. The only change in my reagents is a new bottle of R-0871. Nothing else has changed. My FC has dropped .5 in the last 12 hours which included overnight. The...
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    FC not dropping for days. Should I be Worried?

    In SW Florida this time of year, it rains everyday for about 30 minutes in mid-afternoon. I normally have to put in 32 oz of bleach every other day to keep my chlorine in the 6-7 FC range. I haven't added a drop of bleach in four days. Over the last many days my FC has stayed at 7 although its...
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    OCLT Question - is barely passing OK?

    I'm not hating on any swirl the tube fans, but spend the money for a SpeedStir. The results are way faster and certainly consistent. It's the best $40 I've spent since I took charge of my own testing.
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    Borates: Will it Raise My TA? Is 20 Mule Even Cost Effective at This Point?

    I have some reasons: #1-My wife has sensitive skin and she asked if there were any alternatives to chlorine. I really don't want to switch to salt to I thought this might help. #2-Secondly, I fight with keeping my Ph under 7.8 and have to put acid in my pool regularly. I thought Borates might...
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    Borates: Will it Raise My TA? Is 20 Mule Even Cost Effective at This Point?

    Why does Boric Acid from DudaDiesel not raise TA? I guess not all Boric Acid's are created equal?
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    Borates: Will it Raise My TA? Is 20 Mule Even Cost Effective at This Point?

    I want to take the plunge on Borates, but I went into Pool Math and using the Borax method of adding, the calculation for my pool raised my TA by 110! My TA is ok at the moment at 100. What I've read says get your TA down to the lower end of the scale before adding Borates. Even if I got my...
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    New Pump, Air in System, Bubbles Coming Out of Returns, I Can't Figure it Out

    Weir door just brought me more bubbles. The ultimate solution was needing more water in the pool and the skimmer was sucking air. A little water from my hose plus a little rain and poof! Bubbles gone...
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    New Pump, Air in System, Bubbles Coming Out of Returns, I Can't Figure it Out

    Thanks Marty. Are my fears about hurting the pump legit or is this all in my mind? I've heard that air in the system can be a real problem.
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    New Pump, Air in System, Bubbles Coming Out of Returns, I Can't Figure it Out

    To my surprise, I have no weir door. I don't think I've ever had one, yet I've never had this problem of air in my system. I want to eliminate the weir door as a possible reason. I also know that it is better to have one installed to keep my system healthy. I don't see any brand names or...
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    New Pump, Air in System, Bubbles Coming Out of Returns, I Can't Figure it Out

    I recently switched from an old 1 hp pump to a Hayward 1.5 hp model. Things seemed to be working fine but my water pressure was very low coming out of the returns. Pressure at the gauge was 25 psi. I then changed filters 4 days ago and now the water is coming out of the returns at max...