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    Do I really Care about CYA; persistent algae

    Yes, I can SLAM if necessary. Re CYA testing, I found Taylor has put out testing strips that include CYA. This is a new product according to its ad. I have never used CYA although my pool service in the past probably has. I have been able to manage without it. This week coming will be the first...
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    CYA - is it really needed?

    Hi, Are you saying that the 3" chlorine tabs are half CYA??? Thanks. Susan
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    CYA - is it really needed?

    To make things more confusing read this. I am confused too. New Thinking: Chlorine/Cyanuric Acid in Balance
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    Do I really Care about CYA; persistent algae

    Thank you for your reply. Right now I'm testing to see how long my chlorine holds. I added 2 gal last night and it's fine today the pH is high but water is really fine. I find the cya the most confusing thing ever. Apparently there is some new thinking about it. Have you seen this article oh...
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    Do I really Care about CYA; persistent algae

    This year I am trying to maintain the pool myself rather than have the pool service do so. After reading many posts on the Forum I am not sure they understand the chemistry adequately. Of course I don't either. Here are the issues: I have a SPRING fed, in-ground, about 25,000+ gal natural...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Re: Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests. Update! 2018 I'm back this year with an update and am considering a switch from chlorine/DE filter stem to salt water generator. First, a bear got into our pool when water was low this winter and completely tore up the rubber liner...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Wow, this sounds really interesting. I will look into this as an option for next year. thanks! So far my guests are keeping it brushed down, pucks in a floater while I await the errant pool guy to come and vac and DE. Plus it's cool so Im hoping al will be OK.
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Thank you for this interesting explanation and I am understanding that short of re-doing the pool we will just have to chlorinate for the remainder of this season, about 6 weeks. I am understanding that I will have to create a custom approach, but I now understand the parameters more clearly...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    I meant to ask you before about pool putty. We have drained and patched epdm but patches still come loose in some places due to water pressure or something. We have used the roofer adhesive so it's as strong as it can get I think. We have also used Big stuff spray foam in certain places to fill...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    THANK YOU AND YES, IT'S A SWIM POND!! That's actually how we designed it. And the more info I receive here the more I think you solution is right for this particular situation. MY current READINGS FRON THE POOL STORE TEST ARE PH 7.7 FC 0.1 SATURATION INDEX : LOW (?) TA 52 TC 0.1 TH 44 CYA. 2...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Here are a few other issues: I measured the pool by walking it, length about 40 ft, by width about 12 feet by average depth about 4.6 and get about 22,000 gallons. So I guess my estimate of 30000 is high. BUt since its constantly being refilled.....To shock effectively I put in 3 bags of cal...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Thank you! That makes it more clear :) Now, I assume if i want more CYA that will lengthen the life of my chlorine which means I might want the Diclor as you suggested. My calcium is always low in the spring water by the way. So I'm assuming that anything that makes calcium go up will not be...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Thanks Karen, that's what I thought about floaters. Just ordered two of them and will float my cal hypo tabs til they are finished and then maybe switch to Di or Tri? WHich? WELL, THE NEW POOL GUY FINALLY TEXTED THAT HIS WIFE WAS SUPPOSED TO RESCHEDULE AS HE HAD A FAMILY EMERGENCY AND IS OUT OF...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    I'm back again after looking up inline chlorinator which I know nothing about, but can get a Hayward CL200 delivered tomorrow by my best friend amazon. It doesn't say what "installation" is involved. Is this easy? I have only a few days left before my guests take over the pool! Why not get a...
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    Pool chemistry regime for dummies, novices and guests

    Right about pool pros I know. However, I am hoping i have hired a guy who will do what I tell him!! Hence my request from all you TFP ers:)