Recent content by Rick T

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    Weird ph levels

    My ph levels slowly but continuously rise. I have a raised hot tub that pours into my pool. I like to keep the ph between 7.4-7.6. I have to add a little acid about every 2 weeks. My older brother's pool is almost identical. He lives about 2 miles away. My next-door neighbor and a friend...
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    Tablet Chlorinator

    I run it at 2700 rpm. Been doing that for a year or so. I can manually close a valve that goes to the chlorinator, take the chlorinator cap off, reopen the valve for a few seconds, see that the chlorinator fills up, turn the valve off, and see the water inside the chlorinator recedes. The...
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    Tablet Chlorinator

    Earlier this spring I switched to an automated liquid chlorine system. My original table chlorinator is still in place as well. I also had a few gunite repairs that caused me to drain most/all of my pool. My CYA after the refill was close to 0. I used tablets to get the CYA level up then...
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    R-0870 powder

    I bought my first TF-100 last spring. A couple of weeks ago I ordered refills. My old R-0870 powder has darkened. The new powder is lighter. Is my old powder still good to use until gone or should I throw it away and go with the lighter powder (or combine them into 1)?
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    I found the video on YouTube that helped. Thanks.
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Thanks. I have the waterfall on. ph is up .2 from yesterday and TA down 30. Will do as you said, wait for 7.6 then hit it with the recommended muriatic acid to get back down to 7.0.
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Correction. I was looking at yesterday's scratch sheet. My CH is 275.
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    In Missouri City, TX I get mine at Hope Depot on Hwy 6. A case has 3 gallons of 10% in it. If you buy 4 cases you get $1/case and it comes down to just under $9/case. Always look for the best Julian date. Sometimes there are wide ranges but usually have fresh product.
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Also, I need a better tutorial for the Pool Math app. I upgraded to premium yesterday. Since I'm starting with a new complete water fill I started a new log. I inputted today's readings but it still shows yesterday's values. I added the reminder to clean the filters but the reminder came up...
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Yesterday I added 7 pounds of Calcium Hardness Increaser from Home Depot. My CH was 225. We got about an inch of rain overnight, I tested the water this morning at my CH is lower, 175. I took my sample about 12" deep and the pumps had been on for about an hour. My ph is still low at 7.2...
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Will do, thanks. I didn't know what Braume was.
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Also, as I get my ph (which is currently 7.8) back down to 7.0-7.2, how soon will my TA respond and go down? How soon do I retest TA? You helped me with a month ago with issues. I eventually had to empty my pool and start over. My replaster guy came out yesterday and polished the pool, I had...
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    This is all I see:
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    Muriatic Acid Concentration

    Hi. I just upgraded to a premium on the app. As I use the pool math app it gives me the option of 14.5% and 29% for muriatic acid. I get this stuff from Home Depot. Should I just use the 29% figures?
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    Ph, TA and CH Issues

    Water now: ph: 7.5 TA: 170 I know the TA is still high. Should I address it or just let the pool stabilize for a few days and see if it keeps coming down? Water is clear and I am currently running the pump about 15 hours a day.