Recent content by Lonnybass

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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Yep - lowering back down to maintain the 7.0 target. I checked last night and pH was still where it was supposed to be. This morning's test showed a rise to 7.4 so I dropped it back down again with muriatic acid. TA is at 130 as of this morning's test, down from 170 on Sunday.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Looks like the 7.0 pH target and added aeration have already started making a difference. I just retested and TA is already down to 140 from the 170 result I got last night. I'll just keep holding the 7.0 target through the week to see how the numbers balance out.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I can indeed run it without the heater, but since it all runs off one pump I'd need to switch the direction of the spa valve to push the pool return through the spa lines. I'll give this a shot right now to try and get some more movement than just the waterfall spillover.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I just dropped my pH down to about 6.8/7.0 and ordered a few fountain return jets in order to help the waterfall with aeration.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I'll need to test that later today. It didn't seem to be an issue last season.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Thanks! I'll try lowering into the next tier.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    The current pump settings have the waterfall running at full strength in the morning for about an hour, and again for two hours in the early evening. During the day while the solar system is activated, it's a steady trickle, enough to gently break up the surface. Should I crank it up for a...
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Greetings all- I am continuing to rebalance my pool after doing a citric acid treatment last month. Generally speaking, things are balanced out and in good shape. However, I'm struggling to bring down my TA level to where it needs to be. Here are my latest test results: Free chlorine...
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    DE filter turned green after three weeks since my last cleaning!

    I am now 24 hours into my SLAM and I have my comparison numbers: Evening Free Chlorine 12 Combined Chlorine 0 pH 7.2 Morning Free Chlorine 11 Combined Chlorine 0 pH 7.8 It's looking like I am in the clear on the...
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    DE filter turned green after three weeks since my last cleaning!

    Test results from this morning: Free chlorine 4.5 Combined Chlorine 0 pH 7.4 TA 170 CH 220 CYA...
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    DE filter turned green after three weeks since my last cleaning!

    Three weeks ago, I broke down my DE filter and did a full cleaning of the grids. In the last 10 days or so, I noticed that my pump performance had deteriorated significantly. When I opened it up today, I was greeted with the horror show below. I'm kind of shocked - especially considering that...
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    Citric Acid Treatment / Chlorine Consumption

    Several weeks ago I used citric acid to remove copper stains in my pool. The treatment appears to have worked really well, but I am still burning up chlorine like crazy. Is there anything that will neutralize the remaining citric acid so that I can return to my usual chlorine consumption rate...
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    Skimmer and Waterfall

    I had some similar questions with my new pool setup in July. I'll share my approach once we get the info as mentioned above.
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    Copper staining and Jack's Magic Treatment questions

    Hello everyone - I am planning to do a copper stain treatment on my pool when my water temperature rises above the 65 degree mark. I took over the pool about seven months ago and used some Clorox products (including blue clarifier) for the few month or two, before I joined TFP and figured out...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Jim - I actually use my iPhone for control over the audio system. The system is just "on and off" using the app as you mentioned, but I have the receiver's gain knob already set to a comfortable high headroom level that fills the entire outdoor space. From there, I can stream iTunes playlists...