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    What are these holes for?

    Dumb question! We have an in-ground pool and near the steps that lead into the shallow end there are two rounds holes with caps over them, one on each side of the stairs. What are these for?
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    Pool still cloudy after SLAM

    Great! I'll bring it back up to 28. Thankfully it's a small amount now to maintain that level. Thanks for the quick reply :)
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    Pool still cloudy after SLAM

    I have a 33000 gallon SWG vinyl swimming pool. FC - 26 (SLAM) CC - 0.5 CYA - 70 pH - 7.2 (before SLAM) TA - 80 CH - 125 Salt - 3000 We had very low stabilizer and salt when we opened this year, so we've spent the past two weeks bringing CYA up to 70 and salt up to 3000. We slammed the pool up...
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    CYA is 0, what to do first?

    Full tests kit results just for info: PH 7.2 CH 125 TA 80 FC 0 CC 0 Salt 1800 (we have 9 40lb bags we'll be adding over the next week to get this up)
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    CYA is 0, what to do first?

    Ok, I went and bought some gallon jugs of 12.8% chlorine and added 2.5 gallons to our 35000gal pool per pool math app. We mixed and then tested and never got the chlorine reading to show anything above 1, nowhere near 10. If it is ammonia present consuming the chlorine and converting our CYA...
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    CYA is 0, what to do first?

    We have a large in ground salt water pool, this is our third summer with it. First year we were constantly at the pool store, second year I found this forum and figured out our issue was mainly low CYA, and constant high consumption of our chlorine. Once we got CYA up to 70-80 and SLAMmed the...
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    One more question. My husband bought 12.5% sodium hypochlorate. Is this ok to use? I dont see it on the pool math option for raising FC from 0 to Shock level
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    I am not on a well. The first 6lbs I added per the bottle instructions (into the skimmer). We did the sock method this morning with 3lbs of stabilizer. How long do we wait to see the CYA level change typically?
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    Re: SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm I use the TF100 kit test. For CYA I'm doing 50/50 mix of pool water and reagent that comes with TF100 kit, mixing for 30 seconds, and then using the black dot method. Everything else is tested with the same kit, except for salt level I used...
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    Re: SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm We purchased a home in late 2016 and the previous owners hadn't opened their pool at all in 2016. We opened it in 2017 and for 3 months we had a great clean pool at a very high expense of constant trips to the pool store to battle our...
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    Re: SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm More info: FC - 0 CC - 0 pH - 7.6 TA - 100 Salt - 2700ppm CYA - <20ppm We have a Cartridge Filter. Should I be focusing on raising my CYA to 30-40ppm first or just slamming it from where it is now (under 20ppm) and then bring the CYA up...
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    SWG - Adding Stabilizer but CYA still under 20ppm

    HI! I have a 35,000 gallon in-ground pool, this is our second year of pool ownership. Last year we were in and out of the pool store every other day as we were continually battling low to no chlorine. This year I wanted to try SLAM. However, it says we need the right CYA to start SLAM and...