Recent content by nicheel

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    SWG Install - Not Enough Pipe

    I would like to install a SWG system; however, I don't have enough pipe to install a cell. Is there anything else I can do?
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    Thank you for your response. I love this site.
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    Thanks for the advice. Back in Jan-Feb I had to use pucks. Besides that I only use liquid chlorine. I didn't add chlorine last night, but I will tonight. I've been trying what the pool math app recommends. Lowering TA by reducing pH to 7.0-7.2 and running the waterfall.
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    I have no idea what I did wrong, but I need some assistance on getting my water balanced out. Water looks great, just need some assistance for my TA and CH. I do have a water softener connected to the pool autofill. FC = 2.0 pH = 7.5 TA = 120 CH = 525 CYA = 50 Water temp = 82
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    Solar Cover and Heating questions

    Let me start off by saying, we are wimps when it comes to cold water. So to add a couple of degrees we purchased a solar cover and since putting it in we raised the water temp about 3 degrees but only on the top later. Outside temps in have been in the 80s and the water temp is 70, top layer...
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    4 months - Need some advice

    Correct, no SWCG. Thank you.
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    4 months - Need some advice

    It's been 4 months since the pool was built and so far so good. I've been following the pool school directions and the chemicals have been stable. Temps in Phoenix have been in the 80s and with the solar cover the pool is at 72. The pump run from 9pm - 9am (4 hours on high, 8 on low). With the...
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    Draining and re-filling a Phoenix area pool

    Do you get water\sewer from the city? If so, ask them. I contacted my water company and they had a map of my street with the plumbing location and I was able to find both clean outs.
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    #yolo_az New Build!

    Backyard looks great. Do it. It stings for a minute. Just have a nice towel sitting in the sun and it's all good. :swim:
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    Total Alkalinity - TA Recommended Levels vs TF100

    My pool is only 2 weeks old and here are the latest results. FC 4.0 pH 7.6 TA 120 CH 250 CYA 30 CSI -0.18 Temp 53 F
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    Total Alkalinity - TA Recommended Levels vs TF100

    Question about TA on PoolMath app for iPhone vs the instructions in the TF100 test kit. On the PoolMath app it states a TA suggested range of 70 to 90 and on the TF100, Weekly Tests instructions it states 60-90 for salt water and 100-120 for manually chlorinated pools. I have a manually...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I've been using the Pool Math app for the last week and it's really easy to use. Everyone was right about a new pool, pH keeps rising. PH 7.8 FC 3.5 CH 275 TA 110 CYA 30 CSI 0.00 Temp 50 I have a question about the Taylor Total Chlorine and pH test kit. Is it just me or the colors really...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I'm starting to get used to testing. I took out the pucks and starting using liquid bleach. When I start testing daily for pH and Chlorine, what should my goal be for Chlorine? I'm avg 3 right now. PH 7.5 FC 4.0 CH 300 TA 120 CYA 30 CSI -0.23 Temp 54
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    Very nice. Summer can't get here fast enough. Dare you to jump in. :swim:
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    That was for the first week. They came out yesterday and instructed me on how to change the timer, etc. It's a variable speed pump and it runs 5 hours on cleaning speed and 7 hours on low.