Recent content by MrLeadFoot

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    Patch Inground Plaster

    I'm not prepared to have it replastered right now, and have two holes in the top layer of plaster, 2"x2" and 3"x3". Anyone have experience to share about what product I might use to do his underwater?
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Taylot kit says CH Ideal is 200 - 400. Pool Math tells me I should have 270. Should I raise my CH from 230?
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    I didnt know that option was there. If I remember correctly, when I tapped the field, I saw 29 highlighted, 14.5 above it, and Dry Acid below it, so it looked like the options were listed in ascending order. I scrolled down, but didn't think to scroll backwards to look for 31.45 below 14.5...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    What other uses do you have for it? I couldn't believe the fumes coming out of the liquid, it looked like smoke. A light breeze blew in my direction, and some of it wafted into my face. I inhaled just a wee bit of those fumes, and it almost made me instantly pass out. That stuff is DANGEROUS at...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Turns out HD has it in the Gardening department. They said they cannot keep it near the chlorine because of explosion dangers. They have two types. 2 pack 14.5% for $10.88 and 2 pack 31.45% for $12.98. I got the 31.45% stuff. I used Pool Math's 29% formula, and used 5 oz shy of the...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    OK, thanks for that. I did not know that. My FC is currently between 6 and 7, whereas before drain I had to run it at a whopping 11.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    OK, sounds like you approve of using muriatic acid
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    My pH is off the chart now. I'm guessing it's now about 8.2, which is interesting, because for years it's been completely neutral and I never had to mess with it. I read something somewhere about chlorine tabs having something in them that lowers pH, and if that's true, then it's understandable...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Holy smoke, that Pool Math app is spot on. It told me exactly how much chlorine to add to get to a target, and I'll be darned if it wasn't completely accurate!
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    OK, thanks for affirming. I will add it as soon as I get back home.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Off to Home Depot to get the best deal on good chlorine around. Thanks ManiacalMama for steering me there last year. It saved me money especially since my maintenance level requirement was previously so high. While I normally add once the sun is no longer on the pool, anyone see a problem with...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    After re-reading your post, I get what you are saying, and why you said it. Thank you again.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Shoot, I forgot that I had the app already. Thanks for the reminder!
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Very nice explanation! Given that I had just replaced 50% Water, and was smelling that odor while water was pouring into the pool via 4 hoses, and that I didn't add any chlorine right away once it was filled(hence my FC reading 0), it stands to reason that I would have CC of 1, and not...
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Isn't CC a form of chlorine? If not, I don't mind a little education.