Recent content by McIntyre87

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    CYA Test; NEED HELP

    So you think it disappeared between 50-40 and not 40-30?
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    CYA Test; NEED HELP

    Finding this to be the hardest part about testing chemicals with the tf100 kit. I have done the test over and over and am finding that what is considered obscured is pretty subjective. I took pics at 0, 45, 40, 35 and 30. Can someone tell me at which level the point is considered obscure for...
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    Algae won’t go away

    Used the TF-100 kit. Applied mustard algae slam levels (24ppm) to my 30-40 cya level. Have brushed the bottom and sides of the pool, removed the ladder (no other items in the pool). The algae dusts up, but by 30 mins later you can see some on the bottom again. By a few hours later it’s all...
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    How to fix this leaking water from top of pump

    No. Where do I get one, how do I know what size?
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    How to fix this leaking water from top of pump

    Water is leaking out from the hose where it connects onto the top of the pump from the filter; I can’t get it to stop. I’ve tried taking the hose off and putting it back on twice now but water continues to flow down from the connection. Here’s pics
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Going on a limb here to self diagnose based on what I’ve read the last few days. I’m going to soft assume that I have 10 CYA even though I filled it all the way up. Right now I have a sock dangling over the return with 2 lbs of CYA in it that equates to 20 ppm. I plan to periodically squeeze it...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Update: Just got my tf100 kit and ran the tests. My results are the following: TA- 90 pH 7.5 FC- 5 ppm CC- 0.5 ppm TC- 5.5 ppm CYA- Filled it all the way while viewing the tube and at no point did it become totally obscure but when it was completely full it had started to cloud the black dot at...
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    1-4 FC Question

    Newbie here. How is the recommended levels of free chlorine in a pool which from what I’ve read on guess strip bottles etc, 1-4 ppm possible when I’ve read that a typical day burns up around 4 ppm. Wouldn’t that risk you a time frame where your pool would be 0 chlorine or near that and...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Update: Still waiting on pool kit which should arrive tomorrow. Based on the unreliable pool sheet it said my cya was about 20-23. FC was 2.34 on Friday around 1:00 PM. By 5 PM I had put in 1.46 gallons of bleach into my 12,500 gallon pool. Taking advice from one poster who said get FC to 10...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Thank you for your help, advice/ expertise. I also enjoy your sense of humor about the products and me putting that scumfilled hose back into the pool :) I got a few good laughs.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    I’ve already added the liquid chlorine (1 gallon and 48 oz) should I throw in some of the packs of shock in the small pouch bags too? That stuff seems to work even for a couple days but this liquid chlorine doesn’t seem to be helping matters
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Also, the problem is getting worse. The amount of algae now present at the bottom has tripled.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    The closest thing I have right now. Walmart was sold out of those today when I checked
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    One person earlier said I should maintain 10 FC until my kit comes. I’m 23 CYA and was at 2.34 FC today at around 1 PM. I added 1 gallon of 10% bleach tonight to my 12,500 gallon pool. So using this calculator for the first time, I calculated that I needed roughly a full gallon to get 7.66 FC to...