Recent content by Kevinr14

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    High CYA, Normal Chlorine

    Most people who use pucks don't understand cya. When their pool turns green, they say "I don't chlorine is always in the 1-3ppm recommended range." Then they go to the pool store who sells them tons of algaecide and phosphate removers to try and mask the cya problem. When all...
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    I’m too lazy to have a pool.

    I can be lazy but I often wish i had to do MORE with my pool. It's "boring" and too easy. It became a hobby learning how to care for it then i reached the point of "well...what do i do now?" Maybe that will wear off.
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    Just got my TF100

    You keep adding drops until the last drop made no further difference in color. Then don't count that one.
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    Running out of Liquid Chlorine.

    You won't be closing your pool for the winter? 12 gallons would get you through early November if you're using 2 gallons a week.
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    Draining Pool in Arizona

    First get a recommended test kit to confirm if you actually need to drain or not. See Don't do it blindly based on the pool guys word. He's likely using inaccurate test strips.
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    Dry ice in the pool.....

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    DPD powder contaminated in shipment

    Same thing happened to me...the reagents leaking in the bag. This is the 2nd recent post I've seen of it happening as well. It would probably save them some headache to ship in a box with padding instead of a loose bag.
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    Phosphate levels? Who's testing?

    I have the same kit and my phosphates are around 2000. I have no issues holding chlorine and haven't had a speck of algae since i began following the cya/chlorine chart.
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    What would your approach be??

    You'll need to add chlorine daily to stay above the minimum per the . You could increase your cya and see how much that helps but since the days are getting shorter and less sunlight, you're going to see less FC use each day. I keep my cya at 60 and at the peak of summer, I was losing 3.5ppm...
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    My plan for next year, the pool being algae free

    Note that liquid chlorine and liquid shock are the same thing. Liquid chlorine intended for pools is typically 10% to 12.5% chlorine. Manufacturers like to label some of it as "shock" as a trick to get you to buy both "liquid chlorine" and "liquid shock." In reality, they're the same thing. Just...
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    Alkalinity won't go down...

    Well....6 months later and still a boring pool. No cloudiness, no algae. It's just too easy. Friend's pool has turned green twice (that I know of) this swim season. Other friend had his first pool this summer and is ready to fill it in with dirt. Both are blaming their issues on the same monsoon...
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    Recommend a submersible pump?

    Harbor freight has a decent submersible pump for $60. Drummond
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    Problem with test kit

    I had the same thing in my last order. The r0007 had leaked quite a bit in the bag. Rebecca quickly sent me another bottle.
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    Bleach at WalMart - Too many choices - is this ok?

    Do you have a fry's grocery store nearby? I found 2 gallons of 10% for $8 at mine. Fresh date, too
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    Help fixing our levels please

    Welcome! How many gallons is this pool? Is it a smaller seasonal pool? I'm assuming it's not saltwater?