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    Combined Chlorine

    The water is really cloudy with all the dead algae in there. I'm letting the sand filter pressure get a little higher than normal op so as to help trap finer particles. Getting a verrry late start this year and it was kelly green!
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    Combined Chlorine

    I'm slamming to clear pool. Have been slowly decreasing added amounts of 10% sodium hypo based on the TFP calculator. I have 2 ppm CC and the "smell". Ph is 7.6, CYA 40, 30,000 IG vinyl. Will this ordor eventually clear. Shocking I thought was supposed to break locked chlorine. No?
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    Vinyl liner Pool brush

    Wall Whale is worth it. The "tail" by design forces pressure down on the brush. Really helps on walls. When the pool has been recently brushed and small areas collect, I prefer the brush for concrete pools with the wheels. The wheels allow about a half inch clearance off the floor which makes...
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    How Fast does your pool water evaporate ???

    This may be of help. https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/soilmst/e.shtml
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    ALWAYS check CYA at start up

    This year I didn't and got myself into a real mess. Last season I went off the reservation and used Tri-Chlor pucks because I was lazy. Over the season the CYA built up and didn't completely diminish over the winter. This year, assuming there was no CYA in the water, I added enough to bring...
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    Winterizing question

    Just curious is all.
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    Winterizing question

    I've heard of a baseball size product that is supposedly an all in one for winterizing. One per 15,000 gallons. Anyone have any reviews or familiar with this?
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    FC consumption

    Long story on the CYA. Assumed wrong there was no residual from last season. I added the amount to bring to 40. Subsequent test showed 100+. Confession, I went off the reservation and used Tri-Chlor pucks last year. I am paying for it now. Have been replacing water and trying to work with...
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    FC consumption

    CYA 70 (I know its too high) Ph 7.5 TA 70 FC 20 (of SLAM 29) Brought to 29 last night according to the calculator. This morning's reading was 20. Pool is full of algae (dark green) Shouldn't there have been more than 9 points of FC consumed overnight?
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    Oh Boy!

    Thanks Richard ... I'll brush to stir up the algae to lower the FC. I'd rather not drain since its 30,000 gal. I usually replace quite a bit of water when vacuuming to waste. AND, I forgot tri-chlor adds CYA. What a mess!
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    Oh Boy!

    Just getting opened this weekend. 30,000 gal - in ground FC 22 CYA 100 Ph 6.4 TA ? Usually have no CYA following winter. I added to bring to 40. Its way high. Must have been sime residual this year. Should have checked before adding. TA test sample turned reddish pink following R0008. So...
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    Filter question

    May not make any difference. I did change the sand this season. I'll try the deep clean.
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    Filter question

    Roughly 5 days ago.
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    Filter question

    This evening I added some washing soda to the skimmer (55 oz). When it made its way through the filter green cloudy stuff came out of the returns. Bad spider in the multi-selector or just should have backwashed before adding the soda?
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    TA Question

    I used tabs to open because bagged shock is pricey. I know, should have used bleach instead. I will be adding the soda for the ph and ta. I have a mesh cover and used tabs to shock level to water cleared, vacuumed and didn't use floc. There are no shortcuts to properly opening.