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    Does adding Boric acid raise TA

    My bad. I have to raise pH each spring, as well as borate level, so I use borax to raise pH and boric acid to raise borates. It’s the borax that increases TA some. That said, I don’t see any changes in pH stability (pH stays put all season; never have to add acid).
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    Does adding Boric acid raise TA

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    FC and CYA - Ready for swimming?

    I paid $47 for it last time I ordered (May 2019). It was still available a few days ago, but I see now it’s not. ☹️
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    Buried Pool renovation

    :epds:
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    Magic eraser hack

    And if you can’t hear the difference, then your lowly system isn’t resolving enough or you have tin ears. 😆🙄
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    Magic eraser hack

    Lol, sounds like the audiophile world. 😂
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    Test kit results way off from what pool store says

    👍Yes, I gave up on the calcium test many years ago when I learned it wasn’t important for our vinyl lined pool and learned our city water is low in calcium. Ben at PF did tell me about an alternate way to do the calcium test that does help some (involves increasing color satuation and two...
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    Test kit results way off from what pool store says

    I have ”color blindness” (a misnomer). I don’t have any trouble with the TA test (green to red). I do ok with the pH test as well. I do have trouble with the calcium hardness test (red to blue). The initial red looks purple to me and can‘t tell the point at which it turns blue. I just...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    On that 3rd pic it looks like most of the dirt is below an expansion joint. Perhap you have ants digging in there and dumping the sand/dirt into the pool?
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    Could it be from critters visiting your pool? We have that issue around here (suspect raccoons).
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    Adding CYA vi sock method - SWG Generator off for how long?

    I originally was told by our pool builder that you don’t want concentrated calcium going through the salt cell when it’s running, so turn it off when adding calcium. I also thought I read this in this forum or on Poolforum (it’s been a long time, so my memory isn’t clear). Fast forward to now...
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    Liquid chlorine shortage

    I did the opening SLAM with cal-hypo this year. Fortunately, the starting CH was low enough to use this option.
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    Adding CYA vi sock method - SWG Generator off for how long?

    I thought the SWCG should be off when adding calcium as well?
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Going forward, do not use the Minimum FC level as your target. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/chlorine-cya-chart/ Keep FC at or a little above Target level.