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    Do I have a leak?

    PS.....promise to NEVER do that again. lynn
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    Do I have a leak?

    Hi all. Apologies on inserting on another's thread line. Worked out our issue systematically.....first and most important in the diagnostic was noticing the disappearance of chemicals after I had reached nirvana with balance. Second, I turned off the auto fill on the pool and watched the...
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    Do I have a leak?

    Moved from here. Hi fellow pool intuitive.........Change is not always a simple thing and so I have deep thanks to this community. Our transition to SWG has been a bit on the rocky side. Tracking my numbers, using great kits helps lot. They can not compensate for a possible leak. Finally hit...
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    Chemistry levels

    Thanks.......it is all about getting to know her all over again lol. Appreciate the help. lynn
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    Chemistry levels

    You are spot on with my test kit. I use the K-2006C with the K-1766 and spin stir unit. Thanks for the suggestion to use the 10 mil water sample and one scoop. Worked fine. Today's readings put me at 6ppm for Chlorine, 7.5 for PH, TA at 75, C hardness at 210, and CYA still seated at 50+. Salt...
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    Chemistry levels

    We added a pool screen last year. I have not noticed a reduction on chlorine demand. Thanks for the heads up on the feed level. I do not plan to run the pump 24 hours a day. System wants 2 chlorine cycles in 24 hour period and I will accommodate that. My level was a tad high at 6.6...
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    Chemistry levels

    Will add information to signature. Unit is Pentair Intellichlor, Model IC40. Where do I go into edit my info.? I tried editing above and it wants to edit my entered message not signature. It has been a few years since I set my signature up.
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    Chemistry levels

    Thank you for responding. We have had some rain but I am so accustomed to downpours, I did not give it much notice. Rationale makes sense. The system can not make up its mind about where it wants the salinity level and is sending mixed messages with flashing green lights and red lights...
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    Chemistry levels

    Chasing balance on this pool and new SWG system. Concerns that the installer did not add sufficient salt on start up for the Pentair I40 for an 18k pool with 500 G spill over spa. We have since added more. Company that sold us the system argued with me over the CYA level required. We added...
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    Chemistry levels

    Thank you for the advice. We have had a lot of rain lately and all my numbers were down. I will start adding the stabilizer and have my husband pick some extra up when he is out. Thank you. lyn
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    Chemistry levels

    Moved from here. I am reading this thread with trepidation. It is a lot to process and I am in Florida too. We are getting ready to convert our 18k vinyl lined pool to a SWG and have been focusing on getting my pool balanced in preparation for the transition. We are purchasing a Hayward...
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    trichlor, ezpool, or salt?

    Thank you. Pool store wanted me to add 1 pt 12.8 oz muratic acid, 7lb .3oz sodium bicarb, almost 17 lb calcium, 27 lb borate, and 2 1/2lb cya..........then backwash my system....really got my attention. Appreciate the voice of reason. lyn
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    trichlor, ezpool, or salt?

    Thank you for responding. The readings given were from the pool store because I was awaiting delivery of chemicals for my test kit. I expected my calcium to be low as it has been trending that way. I would not worry about the level except for my fiberglass spa that spills into the pool. The...
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    trichlor, ezpool, or salt?

    Its November......new question........same pool......should I start a new thread or give the latest readings from the 'pool people' that don't jive with mine ( ph/ta,cya)........need advice as to how to begin to address deficits..........I do not understand 'borates'...........knew my calcium...
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    trichlor, ezpool, or salt?

    Yes, the party is tomorrow.......go get your tickets! I have the wine. This pool is good to go. And yes, it is my flaw to try too hard and be somewhat OCD...that is why I love the wine....my children lovingly nicknamed me MONK-Ma because I used to keep a mop bucket next to my front door when...