Recent content by Styxbb

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    CYA test at Slam FC level.

    Is a CYA test accurate during a SLAM. My CYA has always been around 40 at startup. I jumped the gun and started added bleach without testing. Been at SLAM level since about 2 pm yesterday. Tested at noon today and raised it to 16. Tested at 3:30 and was back to 10.5 Fairly sunny day. Will...
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    Adding CYA, adjust pH or wait?

    Oh, I forgot. Adding 4 lbs. of cya only got me to about 40 CYA. Should I add some more? or wait a little longer to see if it is done dissolving? I added it on Wednesday.
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    Adding CYA, adjust pH or wait?

    FC 3.5 CC 0 pH 6.8 TA 60 CH 125 Poolmath is suggesting 178 oz of baking soda and 105 oz of borax. Should I do the baking soda first, then test and adjust borax accordingly?
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    Adding CYA, adjust pH or wait?

    I am in the process of dissolving 4 lbs of CYA in my pool. Tested the pH and it is a 6.8. I assume it will drop more by the time I am done. Should I adjust now or wait?
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    What to add first?

    Tests were done with Taylor TF 100. Thanks.
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    What to add first?

    Family went on a 25 day road trip this summer. Had relatives checking pool and using pucks to maintain. Pool looks great, a couple of numbers are low though. FC - 5 CC - 0 Ph - 7.5 CH - 125 (should be 250-400) TA - 70 (should be 100-120) CYA - 40 Pool math says 143 oz. of baking soda and 243...
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    Blue Lagoon for the 2nd year in a row

    AM numbers FC 5.5 and CC .5 Gonna bump it up.
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    Blue Lagoon for the 2nd year in a row

    Thanks Richard...I'm on it.
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    Blue Lagoon for the 2nd year in a row

    Not sure what I'm missing in closing, but I opened today to another blue lagoon. Here are my numbers fc 0 cc 0 tc 0 CH 175 TA 70 Ph 7.8 CYA 30 I've vac'd 5 inches of water to waste and stopped. Still lots left in the deep end. Should I hit it with Bleach tonight or wait until I can get...
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    Year 3 opening to Green Swamp

    Ok, SLAM is complete. But, water is still cloudy. I assume maybe because CH is so low. I remeasured it at 75 last night. Pool math is telling me 513 oz. calcium chloride. That's 32 lbs. Should I try to add that much all at once?
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    Isolating air leak

    I loosened the union yesterday to try and move it around and check it, but it is firmly in place. I thought about caulking it. It is 26 years old now. There are some cracks showing along the threads to my pump line because that's where I disconnect it yearly when closing. Originally, I...
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    Isolating air leak

    Opened my pool on Monday. While SLAMming, noticing lots of bubbles coming from return jets. I've narrowed the leak to somewhere on the skimmer side of the 3 way diverter valve(no bubbles when using only port 2). My suspicion is the union is leaking because it is on that side of the valve...
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    Year 3 opening to Green Swamp

    Casey, that's what baffled me. 2 summers ago when I first did this, my slam took forever, not to mention upwards of 40 gallons of bleach. Closing went fine. When I opened last year, it was beautiful. 2 hours and it looked ready to swim, although it was only 54 degrees. I don't think I did...
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    Year 3 opening to Green Swamp

    when I tested today and got FC 14.5 my CC was still 0. Is that normal?
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    Year 3 opening to Green Swamp

    Signature updated. Uncovering 5/16. After an initial sweeping and scrub on 5/17