Recent content by JohnN

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    Bleach Prices 2015

    Aldi has 64 ounces of 8.25% bleach for $1.39. 26.3 cents per ounce of chlorine.
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Just bought some bleach from Aldi today. $1.39 per 64 ounces 8.25% bleach. Works out to 26.3 cents per ounce of chlorine.
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    2014 Weather

    My pool season is over, pool temperature is about 78°, with air temperature at about 66°. Guess next weekend I'll be closing the pool.
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    2014 Weather

    Well, it's the beginning of September, but you wouldn't know that by the weather. This week the temperature has been mid to upper 80s with 2 days of 90° to 91°, and my pool is currently sitting at about 90°. Guess summer just got extended.
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    What happened to my liner??

    I guess the best way to describe it is just a dark spot on the liner. The easiest way to tell if it is a hole or just a spot would be with some dye. I use phenol red from an old pH test, because it is what I have handy. You could use food coloring, also. So just look for something dark, and out...
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    Pre-dissolving Borax

    I thought maybe you had water like mine, since you have to use Borax to raise your pH. I have a well, and the pH happens to be around 4.5, so whenever I add water, I have to raise the pH. Maybe NJ American is acidic like my well? I just noticed your signature says you use bleach and trichlor...
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    Pre-dissolving Borax

    I just pour my Borax directly into the filter, and let the water flow dissolve it. As an aside, I see you are also from NJ. Do you by chance happen to have well water?
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    Clorox now makes pool chemicals...

    I was looking on Amazon for a cheap test kit (to test my well water pH, not my pool [but, that's a whole other story]) and I noticed a banner advertising Clorox pool chemicals. I expected to just see relabeled bleach, but no, they went all the way. They have solid chlorine, algaecide...
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    What happened to my liner??

    Well, apparently the leak isn't as bad as when I started this thread last year, but it has gotten worse. According to my log, I lost about 1" over the course of 3 days. I know where 3 holes are, the problem will just be patching them. We got almost an inch of rain today, and the temperature was...
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    2014 Weather

    And I thought my pool has been cool at 90...
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    What happened to my liner??

    I'm going to start measuring my water level daily again, because I think the pool is slowly losing water. Not enough to be a concern, but just enough to be noticeable. I wonder if spraying around the base of the pool now would help? At least the liner should make it to next season. If/when I do...
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    What happened to my liner??

    I wouldn't be surprised if it is insects. If I do put a new liner in, I'd probably spray the cove for insects. Hopefully I'd be able to see what's crawling around under there.
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    What happened to my liner??

    Well, things are getting to be just great. I've been inspecting the cove, and every once in a while a new pinhole or 3 will show up. I've been patching them, and water loss has been minimal. Now the bad part. I've been looking at some of the patches I put in last year, and the holes are starting...
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    Ph Preference

    No pucks and no autofill. I don't even top up that much. Nonetheless, the records clearly show a downward pH drift. Anyway, I don't want to start hijacking this thread, so back to the original topic again. Yeah, I prefer my pH around 7.8, but I'll accept down to about 7.4. Maybe there's some...
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    Chlorine and 3"pucks/tabs the smell

    This website will help you compare the cost of the different bleaches/chlorine, if you are interested.