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    Anything to do for algae before opening?

    Because of some work travel and other family constraints we're not planning on opening our pool for a few more weeks (in early March). Just noticed that the water has started to turn green, however. Is there anything to do between now and opening to try and control or minimize the algae? Or do I...
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    Ph Control with Stenner Pump?

    With travel, vacation etc. I'm lucky to be able to check/adjust my pool chemistry on the weekends. I managed pretty well last year, but was always high on the Ph, 8.0 or slightly higher, at the beginning of every weekend. This year, I'm thinking about installing a stenner pump, tank and injector...
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    Pump running fulltime vs timer vs Variable speed with SWG?

    Our pool has a single speed main pump that runs all the time, it also has a timer that controls a booster pump for our Polaris. We converted it to a salt pool last year, adding the SWG. I'd like to reduce our electric bill if it's at all possible. I've seen postings on here that there's no...
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    O.k. to let CYA drop a little at the end o f the season?

    Over the season, my CYA has dropped from the 80 (which I had to drain to achieve) to somewhere between 50-60. Given that we're getting towards the end of the season I'm wondering if it's o.k. to keep it a little lower till closing? My SWG is still chugging away happily and my FC level is staying...
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    Suggestions?

    Noobie here... Since having to do a 2/3 partial refill for having high CYA, I feel like things are going pretty well. I have this site to thank for that. I'm wondering what things, if any, I should be tinkering with at this point? Or should I just leave well enough alone? Here's my most current...
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    After partial drain for high CYA: How's this look? and what next?

    As mentioned in an earlier posting, the pool that came with the just we just got had very high CYA. After a couple of partial drains, this is where we're at today: FC = 5.2 CC = 0 Ph = 7.4 TA = 200 CH = 120 CYA = 80 Salt = 2900 temp = 76 I know the salt is a little low, but I wanted to ask...
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    Pool with new house, just opening for the first time

    Just opened the pool for the 1st time (for us), and was pretty pleased that the water was clear when the cover came off. Here are my readings, Temp 61 Salt = 3000 Fc = 5.2 Cc = 0.2 Ph = 7.8 TA = 110 Ch = 170 Cya over 100 (Only Up to cya letters on the vial) Looks like...
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    Maintaining a pool in a weekend home

    We recently inherited a house with a small pool, and are getting ready to open it for the 1st time (for us). I already started reading the pool school section, which is a HUGE help, but it seems to be lacking information for my specific situation. I think my biggest concern as we start out...
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    New to Pool ownership

    Hi everyone, We recently inherited a house with a small pool, and are getting ready to open it for the 1st time (for us). I already started reading the pool school section, which is a HUGE help, but it seems to be lacking information for my specific situation. I think my biggest concern as we...