Recent content by wolftune

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    White water mold?

    I'll download the pool math app, thanks. Totally trust the guidance, just still learning and re-learning. Won't be shocking the pool anymore for maintenance, just using SLAM, if needed. I have 3 friends who have pools and "pool guys". All of them have had algae and other issues this...
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    White water mold?

    Calcium hypochlorite. Thought I mentioned that in an earlier post, guess I just said "calcium-based", sorry about that.
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    White water mold?

    Gotcha. That makes sense about the shock. And, like you suggest, that's what I was thinking might be partly causing the flakes, since the flakes were correlated (time-wise) with putting a bag of shock in the night before. Especially since my overall pool numbers seem to be ok. The only...
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    White water mold?

    Used to work at a pool store (25 years ago, lol), we always recommended people shock their pool every 2-3 weeks to keep it clean, etc, almost like maintenance. Maybe that's not the way now...I'm up for doing it differently. I haven't had any organics that I know of, definitely no algae, and...
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    White water mold?

    Yeah, I got the TF-100 plus the better of the salt testers. I'll add to my sig. I was reading in some places that it's possible for Calcium-based shock to sometimes cause calcium flake deposits with salt-water pools. It happened the day after adding shock. Wondering if that's a possibility...
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    White water mold?

    Yeah, I got the TF-100 plus the better of the salt tester kits. I'll add to my sig. I was reading in some places that it's possible for Calcium-based shock to sometimes cause calcium flake deposits with salt-water pools. Up until the night I added shock, there were very few flakes after the...
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    White water mold?

    According to the calculator I used, it's -0.27. Apparently that needs to go down? Just tested everything again: Temp: 83 (heat wave) pH: 7.5 FC: 6 CC: 0 TA: 80 CH: 300 CYA: 45 Salt: 3000 Because of a bunch of local fires, there's been a good amount of ash getting in my pool. I...
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    White water mold?

    pH was taken before the pool was shocked. I did a maintenance shock (usually do it every 2-3 weeks), not necessarily to address the white stuff. I don't think it's organic. That stuff fizzed in the acid and also gets really powdery when dry. When dry, it feels like the mortar mix used for...
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    White water mold?

    Well, it's baaaack. This time, I used muriatic acid and it fizzed. Here's a video. You can't see the fizzing too well on the video, but it is went from a clump to sediment and then fizzed. So maybe it is calcium. I just shocked my pool last night, so my numbers for chlorine will be wild...
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    White water mold?

    Will do, thanks!
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    White water mold?

    Finally tracked down a few flakes and put some drops of white vinegar, no fizzing.
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    White water mold?

    Sorry for the delay, I have so little of the flakes now that I'm having a hard time capturing any to see if it fizzes. Just tested: - Salt: 3000 - pH: 7.2 (it was 7.8 yesterday, added muriatic acid) - FC: 2.5 - CC: 0 - CH: 325 - TA: 90 - CYA: 60 I can still see occasional bits of the white...
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    White water mold?

    Sounds good, thanks. I did order the K-1766 along with the TF100. Should be here Monday. Will post numbers at that point. In the meantime, here is a video of the material (note that I say "skimmer" at the beginning when I meant net). Here is another video of the material after it started...
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    White water mold?

    MSCH 99, thanks, I'll do that. Definitely getting the TF100. If it matters, the pool store I take it to does not use strips, it looks like they're using Taylor drops for most of the tests. I think they only use strips for the salt.