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    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    And thanks for your advice!
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    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    I generally do follow the advice on this forum and it has served me very well but there is a little voice in the back of my head that that tells me I should worry about voiding my warranty if I don’t follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Unfortunately, I added the borates this morning before...
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    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    I haven’t had a pH issue so far this season but I have in the past. My pool manufacturer says to keep pH between 7.2 to 7.6 so when it gets to 7.8 I usually add acid. Last year, I kept my chlorine higher than I have so far this year. This year I have been keeping it at about 5-6 which may be why...
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    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    Please accept my belated thank you for your response. I followed your advice and raised my CYA and chlorine levels among other things. Below are my current test results. I struggle with raising the CYA to the 70-80 range because my fiberglass pool manufacturer (Leisure Pools) recommends CYA...
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    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    I just purchased 55 pounds of boric acid granules from Duda Diesel to help with the rising pH levels I typically experience because I do not like handling muriatic acid. My green pool (mesh cover) was opened last week and the pool company added algaecide and chlorine. I bleached and backwashed 6...
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    Pool Cleaner for Fiberglass Pool

    I ordered the S300i from Marina and will get it Saturday. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your help.
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    Pool Cleaner for Fiberglass Pool

    Thanks for the recommendation. It looks like the multi-layer basket may work better than the filters in the M Series in my situation. Do you find that the power stream technology kicks up the debris?
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    Pool Cleaner for Fiberglass Pool

    I’m looking for recommendations for a new pool cleaner. I had narrowed it down to the Dolphin M400 or M500 but then I realized I might have an issue with the filters. I got the impression from reading reviews that they won’t pick up large debris and silt at the same time which is important to...
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    PLEASE HELP - Can I close my pool with free chlorine at 13 ppm?

    Thanks to all for your input. They wound up running late and coming the next day. By then, my FC was down to 7. I don't have a contract with an explicit guarantee. I will look into that for next year. Also, FWIW, they did test the water even though I did my own chemicals. Thanks again and...
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    Does adding closing dose of PolyQuat 60 cause problems with pH readings?

    Thank you. They ended up running late so I pushed my closing to the next day (Friday). As a result, I was able to retest my water. My FC went down to 7 and my pH went down to 7.4 which is where I expected it to be after adding the acid on Thursday. Thanks again for your help. Have a nice...
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    Does adding closing dose of PolyQuat 60 cause problems with pH readings?

    Thanks. They are coming to close the pool this afternoon. Are you saying I should wait a while (maybe a week), open the cover, test the chlorine and if back in the 5 ppm range, test the pH? If I have to add acid then, any advice on how I would mix it into the pool since everything will be...
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    Does adding closing dose of PolyQuat 60 cause problems with pH readings?

    The chlorine is 12 but it was 12 with the pH at 7.5 before I added about 10oz of acid which should have brought it to 7.4. The only other thing I did was add polyquat 60. I've drained my pool to the bottom of my skimmer and I am waiting for the pool company to come close it. Should I add more...
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    Does adding closing dose of PolyQuat 60 cause problems with pH readings?

    Good Morning, I started the day with a pH of about 7.5 and I wanted to bring it down a bit before closing so I added about 10 oz of muriatic acid which should have brought it down to 7.4. About an hour later, I added the closing/treatment dose of algaecide. I am getting ready to drain some...
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    PLEASE HELP - Can I close my pool with free chlorine at 13 ppm?

    Thank you. - - - Updated - - - Agreed, which is why I thought it would be better to do it myself. Thank you.