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    does cal hypo outgas?

    I have an inline chlorinator. I started adding Cal Hypo granules to the my pool through the inline chlorinator. My thought was the Calhypo would dissolve in the water in the chlorinator and be added to the pool. Today when I added it and closed the top I heard a poping/cracking sound. I...
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    Are pre opening test results accurate?

    Just checked, my R0004 is just an old bottle that I emptied and refilled out of a 2 oz bottle that didn’t fit in my case. The 2 oz bottle expires 7/20 and has never been outside. it would nice to know I’m getting alkaline water out of the tap though.
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    Are pre opening test results accurate?

    Just tested water from the hose. It tested above 8.0. I think my reagent is bad. It expired 5/18.
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    Are pre opening test results accurate?

    I’m using a Taylor text kit 2006 I think. FC was at 3ppm at time of the test.
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    Are pre opening test results accurate?

    I jumped the gun and put some acid in there. My next PH test looked even darker red. Then I tested it with an uncalibrated PH meter that I just changed the batteries on and got a PH of 7.3
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    Are pre opening test results accurate?

    I have a mesh cover. Rain water and much dust and pollen pass through. I probably add/replace 1/4 of my water with rain water and snow. my pool started turning green and I hit it with 2 gallons of 10 % bleach. The water looks clear, it’s cold and I can see dust covering the bottom. I thrown...
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    bleach alternatives

    This is what I was trying to figure out. (I rounded numbers to make it easier) 50 pounds of Cal hypo $129 gives me 168 ppm of free Chlorine and 119 ppm of Calcium. it would take 62 gallons of Walmart cleaning bleach (6%)($1.77 a gallon) $110 to give me 168 ppm of free chlorine. it would take...
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    bleach alternatives

    effects of adding chemicals that's exactly what I need thank you.
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    bleach alternatives

    they do have a big pool section. I know I am all over the place with this post, but the pool essentials liquid shock is 10% for $3.64 walmart cleaning bleach is 6% for $1.77 tomorrow I will not have a choice, but in the future whats the better deal? its the cleaning bleach right?
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    bleach alternatives

    this is what was said about tri chlor; One 3” (8oz) Tablet of Trichlor delivers approximately 5.495 ppm of available chlorine and 3.27 ppm of Cyanuric acid into 10,000 gallons of water. Trichlor contains 54.2% by weight of the chlorine carrier molecule Cyanuric acid, so every 8oz tablet of...
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    bleach alternatives

    Looking to start up my pool with tri or Cal until I can find bleach at the stores. Also trying to do a cost comparison. In the swim has 50 pounds of Calcium Hypochlorite 68% so that will give me 34 pounds chlorine and 16 pounds of Calcium. $129 50 pounds of trichlor is $100. 54.2% by...
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    add a Polaris cleaner timer

    Right now I have the pump running on a timer. 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening. My Polaris cleaner has an on-off light switch. the Polaris will only run if the filter pump is running. I only want to run my Polaris during the morning 4 hour run time. It seems like I could...
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    Best practice to drain anti freeze

    you can't vacuum to waste? I have a Jandy valve between my pump and filter. I can just turn the valve to block the filter and the water will discharge on the ground when I start up the pump. All the antifreeze gets removed from the pool this way.
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    Polaris 380 Sluggishness

    From my polaris manual For proper operation, the wheel RPM should be between 28 and 32. If the Polaris is operating below 28 RPM: • Remove the universal wall fitting by attaching the quick disconnect. Pull it away from the pool wall as you unscrew the universal wall fitting. • Push the blue...
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    Don’t understand how to use a vacuum head

    Amazon.com : Hayward SP1106 Skim Vac In-Ground Pool Skimmer : Lawn And Garden Tool Replacement Parts : Garden Outdoor Amazon.com : Think Crucial Replacement for 40 Ft Heavy Duty Swimming Pool Vacuum Hose, 1-1/2 Outdoor Amazon.com: Swimline Weighted Flex Vacuum Head, Blue: Garden Outdoor...