Recent content by Steelfanman

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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    No problem at all. I appreciate the opinions and it just helps me check boxes of what it is and isn't. I didn't go through with the SLAM so no harm done. And eliminating any concerns about pool chemistry allowed me to focus on how this material is getting into the pool at the same time every...
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    SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    About a week ago I noticed what appears to be fine silt collecting on the table bench and in lesser quantity on the pool bottom. Repeated daily vacummings and brushings didn't stop it from reappearing every day after the nightly pump cycle. The quantity of silt seems to be about the same every...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    It has been pretty windy lately. If it wasn't for the quantity of dirt, I would have thought the wind was to blame. Even dust storms don't leave this much, and not usually in that area of the pool, but hopefully you are right. The bucket test I am running now will hopefully confirm it...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I like the bucket idea, I am going to try that. My yard is fenced in and we have tile shingles (and no rain) so I'm ruling that out.
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    Thanks. It's going my way as far as chemistry is concerned, but going back to my original post and the questions I asked there - what could be going on where silt collects in this location (and on the bottom to a lesser extent) some mornings after the pump has run all night? The pump program...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    I must have read your mind. Here are the sample pics I just took. It looks like silt to me, but what do you think? Any other idea, suggestions, opinions?
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    So I upped the chlorine last evening and ran the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test and these are the results: FC 10pm last night: 10.5 FC 8am this morning: 10.0 (maybe 10.5 but the pink I detected at 10 might have been confirmation bias) CC: I dont think it turned pink at all. There was "silt" on...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    I can see the bottom very well (as the pictures show), but it's just not QUITE as crystal clear as usual. - a bit cloudy that improved during the time I ran the pump lowering the ph this morning. but not completely today. I brush the pool when I need to - usually when there is debris in the...
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    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    I was afraid of that. Can I start SLAM tonight and still use the pool tomorrow, or is that amount of chlorine bad to float around in? (still too cold to actually swim). Or if I want to use the pool should I wait to SLAM until after the weekend but keep the chlorine high, knowing I may still...
  10. Steelfanman

    Featured SIlt (?) Collecting on Pool Bottom Every Morning

    About a week ago I noticed what appears to be fine silt collecting on the table bench and in lesser quantity on the pool bottom. Repeated daily vacummings and brushings didn't stop it from reappearing every day after the nightly pump cycle. The quantity of silt seems to be about the same every...
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    R-0871 Chemical/Bottle Self Life and Disappearing CYA

    FC 4.5 (TF-100), 7.0 (Leslie’s), 5+(OTO) TC 7.0 (Leslie’s) Ph 7.6 Alk 100 CYA 30 Not a new member, but an infrequent poster who forgot his username. Been troublefree for 2 years since I started. Based on the large variation in FC test results as shown above, I’m wondering if my R-0871 may have...