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    Prep for vacation

    leave cover on or off? My CYA is around 35 right now (no SWG so Im happy with that). I lose about 2-3ppm a day as well. Should I just whip it up to 20ppm for the 5 days im gone and cross my fingers?
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    What do you do when you go on vacation?

    Like many of you folks, I am headed out on vacation soon. I am leaving for a full 5 days. Besides contracting the kids next door (which I might do), what do you folks do to keep your pool from being a mess with no upkeep? Do you just dump a whole ton of chlorine in it? Do you switch to tabs? Do...
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    R-0871-A -E what are the differences.

    So I was looking for a good deal on testing reagents as im getting low (and I messed up and left them out in the sun today, first day ever). I was low on the R 0871 and the R 0013 and noticed when I googled that there were different ones or at least sort of different ones. -A - C - E. I think...
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Hey so quick question. There is a cup in the DiChlor but those OZ are fluid OZ correct, not weight OZ. I struggle to figure out how much stuff weighs without a scale.
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    Overnight loss test question

    Sounds good. I think then pool math needs to be updated because it also shows 3-7 and I go off of that. Also all my numbers are good so I'm not too worried but it could be confusing for a novice.
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Thanks this is what I was looking for. After some evap and water add I'm down a bit on CYA (approx 35) and I need to add chlorine so about a lb of DiChlor will get me to where I want to be all around. Thanks!
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Back 3 years ago when my pool was put in a got a whole bunch of chemicals from my builder. I gave the tabs to my friend but just found a 25lb bucket of DiChlor in there. Was thinking about selling it since I use liquid chlorine only but I could use it to boost my CYA if needed, correct? If so...
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    Overnight loss test question

    The chart shows 3-7 is optimal range. I typically pump it up once it gets there to 7 and let it get to 3 and rinse repeat. If it's too low it shouldn't be the minimum, no?
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    Overnight loss test question

    It was a hot sunny day today in upstate NY. 86 and pool had sun from 10am to 6pm. Last night I took my measurement and it said 2ppm and since my my CYA is 40 (14kGallon pool) I needed to add. I put in enough chlorine to get me to 7ppm but didn't test. A full 24 hours later, after about 3-4 hours...
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Drain cover, but I'm happy to report that since then it's gotten itself unstuck multiple times and hasnt been an issue.
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    Solar Cover prolonged time on pool

    Hey so yesterday we were gone all day (left very early) and I didnt have time to take the solar cover off but the water is clean and balanced. It went from 75 and sunny yesterday to 55 and rainy today and tomorrow is going to be 68 and scattered showers before it gets a little nicer end of the...
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Bought a used Triton for $350 and it's great except for the whole getting stuck multiple times a go through. Came here to see no resolution and it's disappointing.
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    Pool math/SLAM numbers screwy/swimming while slamming

    Good to know. Also that PH level was tested before I slammed so it is accurate (well maybe not so accurate as in the middle of SLAMMING yesterday I got about 1.5 inches of thunderstorm water). Im going to get it to 28 now and when my kids will get home from school it will be under slam level...
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    Pool math/SLAM numbers screwy/swimming while slamming

    Using Pool Math app to keep my pool in check and need to SLAM to keep algae haze at bay. Getting conflicting numbers. CYA 70 TA 70 pH 7.5 All day yesterday my pool math app said SLAM level of 28 so I got it up to 28 over night (4ppm loss and still a bit of haze left so not out of the woods...
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    Help! Cloudy Water, good numbers, couldnt sleep over this, need to use pool today!

    At my cya level to get to 14 is 100oz so it's a bit more than a little but somethings amiss. I do agree that more cholorine is likely the answer but the only thing I changed was adding the baking soda. Trying to keep it simple.