Recent content by RPSalty

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    Poly-fill Use

    Using poly-fill in the skimmers to remove iron. Should it float or sink? I repurposed poly out of a specialty pillow and it is packed into the basket but it floats the whole basket. I put tile to weigh it down. Is this normal?
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Armadillo
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Armadillo
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    @1300, clear water, clear sky, continues to show main drain getting darker. FC: 3.5 CC: 0.0 pH: 7.8 TA: 90 CH: 400 CYA: 70 SALT: 3000 TEMPERATURE: 72° CSI: 0.05 Added 1 cup acid
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Howdy! Believe it or not I kept FC 3ish last year when the water temp was in the high 80's. My SWG is for 40k gallons and my pool is a liberal 18k. SWG @ 35-50 depending on sun hours and rain. I haven't seen algae, knock on plaster in almost a year. Full disclaimer: I retired about then and was...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    The pic that has the critter whited out is before AA. The other is several days after. I used SC-1000 sequestant a few days after which may have been too soon. This main drain is in the spa and is a return when not in spa mode. The red is returning. Since the red is going to the plastic first...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    @1800 FC: 3.5 CC: 0.5 pH: 7.6 TA: 100 CH: 450 CYA: 70 SALT: 3000 TEMPERATURE: 76° CSI: 0.00 I'll figure out a way to get the poly-fill back in.
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    VIEWER DISCRETION I apologize, I live in the country, no lanai, only pic I could find. Nevermind, I whited it out. You can easily see the red on the main drain. Studying the rest you can see the red in patterns. I made the patterns adding MA through a pvc pipe directly to the surface. A good...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    @1800 FC 4.0 CC <0.5 pH 7.8 just under That's all I tested for the last day and a half, and those levels are mostly steady...pH rising slowly. The water is clear. No red staining visible. There are a few spots that have a roundish dark ring around where I scraped off calcium growths in the past...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    @1200 pool is clear, no visible staining, clear sky today, 3/4" of rain yesterday. Poly-fill still in skimmers (no red). FC: 2.5 CC: 0.0 pH: 7.6 TA: 100 CH: 475 CYA: 70 SALT: 3100 TEMPERATURE: 71° CSI: -0.03 Added 1 cup acid
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    LOL. I am kind a done with the chemistry experiment. I don't mind testing with the K-1000 daily to ensure the FC and pH are present and constant. But doing the full testing, twice a day, well my wife wants her counter back. Before starting this process, I was keeping the FC 2-3ish and the pH...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Tough crowd! All I seek is removing the staining which I accomplished. At this point is when/should I bring the FC and pH up to the recommended levels for a SWG pool. 1/2" of rain and mostly overcast all day. Todays readings, at lunch my K-1000 test indicated FC was still dropping so I added...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    So do I want/need to do that? It's not that want to see red, I just thought it was supposed too. An earlier poster suggested keeping the pH lower so the red doesn't stain again. How long will I leave the poly-fill in?
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    @1730 FC: 1.5 CC: 0.0 pH: 7.4 TA: 90 CH: 450 CYA: 70 SALT: 3000 TEMPERATURE: 77° CSI: -0.23 Pool looks great, staining still not visible, water is...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Poly-fill added to both skimmers, main drain secured. What a great way to repurpose old pillows!