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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    I have a thread (i guess just go on my profile to see the other thread) in the algae section about my bleach usage asking for help. I did have some algae, it was hiding in the seam of my steps. There is no more there and absolutely no where else it could be, i don’t have any other features or...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Hi guys... been a little while! I have come with another question 😝 So I needed to add muratic acid for the first time tonight. My ph is 7.8 and my TA has gotten up to 140. My acid is 31%, so pool math instructed 2 quarts and 3 cups. I’ve never handled the stuff before and let’s just say I...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Ahh well! I ordered the little jet return fountain. I can always remove it and it doesn’t cost very much! Well... if i can manage to get the eyeball out 😂I’m going to have good ol dad have a go at it because he is more experienced with pool equipment then I am. I really hope it helps cool a...
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    Testing has remained extremely consistent, even with no swimmers today it was the same - we did have a brief rain storm and more cloud coverage which i’d had hoped would save some bleach but it didn’t. I check around noon and i’m down to 4, so I add a gallon. I check around 11-12 at night and...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Here’s an old but easy to mark pic!
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Here was a photo of the setup. I also have that failed cleaner port pipe that was a mystery for a while. One of those lines is to that, and that’s all it controls I believe.
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Filter Fiber is a product from jacks magic or well, that’s the one I got anyhow. It acts just like DE as far as I know but it’s a cellulose product that is safer then pool grade de. I backwash into my lawn and my dog is always around the area so I didn’t want to put DE out there. I did use it...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Oh.. so apparently there are fountains you can attach to the jets. @kimkats you told me before that we had the same kind of jets, I still haven't figured out how to move them lol? Maybe I am just too scared to put pressure on it. What is the worst that can happen if I bust it? I assume my liner...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    I am learning something new about it everyday it feels like! Haha. I just discovered what a weir door was and that i didn’t have one. So i ordered one off amazon and stuck it in place and holy cow my skimmer skims now 😂 What else don’t I know lol! My pool was particularly shiny today. I’m...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Well that is crazy! Our temp is a balmy 89 today lol. Sorry, this thread got away from me. I have another one going on the algae section.. it seems I had some sort of outbreak due to algae hiding in my step seams. I think I got that under control, but I'm still losing a lot of FC in the...
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    I wouldn't say too regular, she has probably been in 4-5 times since we started swimming a month or so ago.
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    6/28/19 9PM: 5.5, adding 2Q 2C total daytime loss 6ppm
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    I'll continue to keep track of my additions but so far I am at least passing overnight test since getting the algae out of the steps. I still lost 3.5ppm halfway through the day and expect my next check to have lost another 3.5-4... which is 7.5-8+ppm loss per day due to the sun. It's really too...
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    Okay. So would you say at most at 8ppm? Or do I got above that to account for burn off?
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    Something has got to be wrong somewhere and I'd like some more eyes on my test if possible. I am no longer confident at all in anything. I also started researching the CYA standard reagent test and, it seems in the past people were sent bottles that gave them funky readings - which was then...