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    Start up

    Done!
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    Start up

    Opened up my pool and it was cloudy. The winter pill I put in never drained it’s fluid. It must have flipped over or something. After a day doing the slam as taught in here, it is crystal clear and I’m getting good numbers from my test kit. Thank you tfp! I keep thinking back to what a...
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    When and how to add chemicals

    I was closing my pool today and followed the directions on the site. All my chemicals are balanced but my ph is a little high. It’s registering an 8.0 but I’ve also had difficulty getting below 7.8 all summer. Ok to close the pool? It also may be registering high because I dumped the rest of...
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Well, my pool season has come to an end and thanks to tfp and all of your advice, it was crystal clear the entire summer. That’s the first time in 3 years it has happened. I’ve only had the pool 4 years and for what ever reason the first year went easy. This year was no floc, no shock, no sand...
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Can anyone tell me what csi is? It automatically calculates it in the pool math app.
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    When and how to add chemicals

    I totally believe that. About two days of dosing it a bit higher with chlorine, I noticed that there was what looked like dirt on the bottom of the pool. Was that algae I killed?!? It looked exactly like what would happen after I used floc in years past. I vacuumed it all to waste. I really...
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Just usual family use, nothing like a party. I was just wondering if there is anything I should be looking for. It is clear again after I took the chlorine to 10. The oclt showed no loss. Thank you!
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    When and how to add chemicals

    I’ve been very diligent about testing and adding liquid chlorine. My numbers are below. For the last 4 or 5 days I’ve noticed a very subtle bit of cloudiness to the pool. Still very clear, just not crystal clear like it was before. Is there anything else to watch out for? Maybe it is due to...
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Small world! I live right next to Centre City.
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    When and how to add chemicals

    You guys are the best. I’ll leave my calcium where it is! Thanks!
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    When and how to add chemicals

    I was told I need it for my steps (wedding cake style) and my filter equipment. Is that not true?
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Sorry for the mistake. My 10 year old was entering the numbers in pool math for me!
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    When and how to add chemicals

    Ignore my last post, I made an error when entering my cya level on the app. It should have been a 50 not a 5. Sorry!
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    When and how to add chemicals

    So I went on vacation and used the the chlorinator for the first time. The pool stayed crystal clear but my chlorine level is too high. My numbers are below but is it safe to swim if pool math recommends between a 1-4 chlorine level and I am at a 7...