Recent content by mystar60

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    Calcium Hardness

    This will allow others to help answer your question easier: pool-school/read_before_you_post Also I was in your shoes when I first joined this forum and this is the first place I read to discover the basics which helped very much. category.php?c=getting_started
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    Black stains on all White PLASTIC/PVC surfaces

    It could be. So far the Vitamin C helped clean the stains when I rubbed it on the stained surfaces. The stains have not returned yet, maybe too soon to notice. I just need to determine the correct approach to this issue"$$$" I have just read this article - pool-school/metal%20stains Which...
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    Black stains on all White PLASTIC/PVC surfaces

    I placed the Vitamin C tablet on the skimmer and it did leave a white spot. I usually had the pool opened by the company that installed it 2 years ago. Every opening I believe they did put a Algaecide and a water Clarifier in. I know this because they always left me the empty containers. This...
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    Black stains on all White PLASTIC/PVC surfaces

    Ok I will do that and let you know. Thank you
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    Black stains on all White PLASTIC/PVC surfaces

    I am getting a black stain on the 3 discharge jets, 2 wide mouth skimmers, and now the 2 screened returns in the deep end. My readings for the pool are: Fc - 9 pH - 7.8 TA - 70 CH - ~100 CYA - 65 Salt - 3200 I noticed this last season and it was very mild compared to this season. I don't know...
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    Just opened pool on Monday

    Ok I will adjust those today. Thank you Kevin
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    Just opened pool on Monday

    This is the first year I opened the pool my self. Did all the recommended steps I read under the sticky (Thank You). I ran the filter non stop for the first two days, vacuumed the bottom and took my readings via a TF 100 test kit. Fc - 9.5 - I turned the shock on the SG during the first 2 days...
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    Considering using Borax for the 1'st time

    Thanks, I did read that. With all the rain hear in the north east I have yet to try it. Actually I have to drain some water, it's almost over the scimmer.
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    Considering using Borax for the 1'st time

    Here is what it looked like today.
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    Considering using Borax for the 1'st time

    I just added the CYA, going to check the levels thru out the week and then go thru with it. I cannot thank the members enough for the wealth of knowledge on this website. For a first time pool owner, this website makes us look like pros. My pool water is very clean and sparkly. When I have...
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    Considering using Borax for the 1'st time

    Thank you I will
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    Considering using Borax for the 1'st time

    I am going on my second season with my pool and have learned a lot from reading the Pool School area. My question or concern is I am considering trying Borax this year and was just concerned how to approach getting started. My levels are: FC - 8 pH - 7.8 TA - 70 CH - 200 CYA - 0 Salt level -...
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    Test results

    Thanks for the quick response. using the Pool Calculator, what would be my Target numbers? I am thinking just to follow the chart under the Pool School recommended levels for SWG. Thanks Kevin
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    Test results

    1st time pool owner. Just had it built/finished last year in October and now opened it May 26. Pool builder added: 1 Qt Poly 60 Algaecide, 1Qt Sparkle Super Clarifier, and 320 lbs of salt I added: 15 lbs of Alkalinity up, 4 lbs of CYA, 1 1/2 lbs of pH Increaser, 15 lbs of Hardner Plus, and 160...