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    finding a thread regarding pool deck coating-previously read it, now can't find it!

    Hello everyone I was reading the threads about recoating concrete decks, and saw one that listed how to determine the type of coating currently on your deck, i.e. solvent or acrylic. Seems like this is pretty important, and I better not guess. Now my searching doesn't find it for me. I'd...
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    leak in vinyl pool

    Hello and Good Afternoon I have a leak in my vinyl liner inground pool and it's pretty random. Sometimes it doesn't seem to be losing any water, and, like this week, seems to be losing a pretty good bit. The liner is 10 years old and most liner replacement guys say that's the life of the...
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    Polaris question

    sounds good, i will replace them with genuine products. Thx!!
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    Polaris question

    Hey friends cleaning up after Florence - not a lot of fun. But, my tires on the Polaris are now about 7 years new and they have developed a gray gunk that's keeping them from cruising along the bottom. when the cleaner hits a wall, it gets stuck because of this gunk, I believe. maybe not...
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    question about stain over a large area

    Thanks for your replies. I shocked it once; it seems to be slowly fading, but v-e-r-y slowly......
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    question about stain over a large area

    Hello, as you can see from the pic, I hope, my vinyl pool has greenish staining over most of the deep end, right now the water is balanced and sanitized, it was shocked a few days ago, I'm in SC and we have not yet had much fall weather but the water temp is around 65, the FC is 5, cya 60, TA...
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    baffling stain

    Hello, I've used all the recommendations on this site for a few years with good success, as well as the test kit that's sold. So this summer my pool has been staying virtually clear of algae and the water looks great, except for some splotchy green stains in the deep end. They look exactly...
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    algae question

    i'm estimating. i quit adding drops. the test water stayed solid pink after i added 140 drops, which would be 70 ppm, so i quit adding drops. figured i was wasting the testing supplies at that point. what do you mean by using 2 scoops of powder? also, is this too high a chlorine level to dump...
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    algae question

    if you have a 23000 pool with zero fc and you want to raise it to 28, it says 1002 oz of 8% bleach, which is 7 gallons 3 quarts.
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    algae question

    23000
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    algae question

    I am seeing first hand that the cya level down to 30 -50 is almost a must. I dumped half my water, did the test again and the number didn't change. Maybe I had cya of 300, I don't know. But I figured I had gotten half of it out. So poolcalc told me to put in 8 jugs of bleach, I did that, it...
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    algae question

    I got that number from poolcalculator. It has four levels, the highest one called mustard algae shock. That is not the one I want? I do have a green swamp.
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    algae question

    well, i guess i'm ready to shock. Cya is 70, ph is 7.2 and alkalinity is 140. my pool calculator says the FC level I want for mustard algae is 29, and for shock is 16? Before I start pouring in the chlorine, I want it to get to 29; is that right?
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    algae question

    Thanks bama rambler and mike. I wouldn't have thought of the half tap water idea. I appreciate it. Can I assume your thinking is, the temperature doesn't affect it that much?
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    algae question

    Good afternoon I have a green swamp. Not real bad, you can see the bottom in the shallow end. Before finding this site, over the winter I had dumped trichlor into the pool every month or so to try and keep the algae away. So now, I have my test kit and the CYA test is way over 100. Only got...