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    Weird results after pool party...

    Lol!!!! But shouldn't I have lost some chlorine????
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    Tests Showing Odd Results

    Hello and welcome! I'm new too, but wanted to quickly chime in until the experts arrive....your CYA needs to be increased. If you are at 0, you won't be able to maintain FC. Read "Pool School" and it will explain a lot. Also, the CYA/FC ratios. Also look at Pool Math...that will tell you how...
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    Weird results after pool party...

    So I tested this at 7:49am: FC. 7 CC 0 pH 7.4 After 4 kids playing for 2 hours midday.... tested again at 5:49pm FC. 7 CC. 0 pH 7.6 Sunny all day and around 87 degrees. I lost NO chlorine???
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    Why so much hate on pool store's water test?

    Re: Why so much hate on pool store's water test? Have you ever checked out Reverse Osmosis? it may pencil for you guys in the desert.
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    Volley Ball court or Horseshoe pit

    Make sure the regent you buy from Leslie's is not expired! I bought 2 oz R004 from them an it expired in 2/2017 lol! So back it's going tomorrow.
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    Was low on chlorine...for a few days!

    Thanks as always Richard!:p
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    Was low on chlorine...for a few days!

    So I was low on what should be my "proper level". Pool is crystal clear and looks great... I test daily and here are my results. May 31 FC 4 CC 0 Ph 8 TA 125 CH 250 CYA 70-80 Missed June 1st June 2 am FC 2 CC 0 added 1 gallon of chlorine June 3 am FC 1.5 CC 0 added 1 gallon MA and2...
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    Yellow/Green Water

    If you put your question in the "search" bar, which is located in the upper right hand corner, you will find other posts about the same issue. I read a few and it looks like it turns green due to the metals in the water (a chemical reaction I suppose). Im sorry your dealing with this! I am sure...
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    Can't beat this brown/orange colored algae

    I did the same thing! I let my chlorine level down as I had run out. Dont worry, you got this...
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    Need help getting started - Where to go from here

    Good Morning! Cant wait to see your beautiful pool all crystal clear and blue! Just wanted to say though, the picture looks like an "inground pool" not an "above ground" pool. That makes a difference on some things.
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    Can't beat this brown/orange colored algae

    Your soooooo smart...I know I speak for alot of us here; "Thank you Richard!" for all your posts and knowledge!!!
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    Frustrated New Pool Owner - Please help!

    Hi, welcome and I had same problem! Your CYA is too high. I had to drain and so do you, OR you could call a Reverse Osmosis company to filter/r/o all your water. The first thing any of the pros here will tell you is get YOUR OWN TEST KIT! Someone will chime in and give you the website. Then...
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    New pool owner (3 days) working to get chemistry correct

    Hi, congrats and welcome!:kim:Beautiful pool and spa! Im new as well, but been around enough to know that pictures of your pool equipment will be asked for. You will be turning valves to turn on jets...but need to see your pool equipement!
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    Argh... Struggling with new pool...

    You can also type in "brown water" in the search bar of this site and you will come up with tons of other old posts regarding your same problem. I personally use that all the time! :)
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    Argh... Struggling with new pool...

    Hi, welcome and congrats on your new home and pool! :kim: Im new too, but I think I can help...a bit. The first thing an expert here will want to know BESIDES your numbers from YOUR OWN TEST KIT, is your "pool stats" which is in your signature. I.E., size of pool/gallons, in door or out...
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    Replacement for Tristar 2HP Pump with Paramount Cleaning Jets

    Just replaced my 2hp Pump motor this morning...$550 single speed. The Pool contractor that replaced it said, "I came out here within 2 hours of your call on a Saturday ONLY because you have a great/easy pump to replace. If it was a Hayward, it would have been next week-sometime." My old pump...
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    Shout out to THe "Original Pool Cleaner"

    I have a 33,000 gal reqtangular pool. I have the "Original Pool Cleaner" on pretty much all the time. I have had this one for 3 years and it runs like a champ. I "may" brush the walls 2x per month, if that, as the pool cleaner goes easliy up the walls. Pool is spotless...highly recommend...well...
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    1 gallon of Muratic Acid later....

    I have posted a few times about how high my pH is and continually drifts (quickly). I put 1 full gallon of MA in today and it reads 7.4!!!!! That is the most I have ever put in at one time. Pool is 33,000 gallons. I do have a spillover from spa to pool, which aerates the water. How long do you...
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    Need help with my filter system

    I have a similar set up. You need to lube the o-ring and make sure that the area is clean of dirt when you put back on lid and screw in clamp. Also, below the tank at the bottom is the drain cap. Make sure it has a gasket and is tight. Make sure belly band clamp is on correctly and screw threads...
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    Nothing will power on

    Pictures and a review posted on Yelp. Warn others!
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    Volley Ball court or Horseshoe pit

    How does your water look???!!! Is it clear yet?????
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    HELP!!!! Filter(Cartridge) housing explosion leaking!!!

    Thanks for all the responses. So i undid, re-did the "belly band clamp" around the unit. That fixed the 1st problem- Of water flying out everywhere. But now the pump is not coming on. It hums then trips the breaker. Does that mean I need a new pump motor?
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    I'm screwed? 300 CYA

    Waterproof tape on the hole! :kim:
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    HELP!!!! Filter(Cartridge) housing explosion leaking!!!

    Its the filter housing. When the power timer "clicks" to the "On" position, the filter housing explodes. I lubed the "O ring", the big black rubber tube that goes in between the lid and bottom.
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    HELP!!!! Filter(Cartridge) housing explosion leaking!!!

    So its done this now 3 to 4 times. I just bought lube, and thought it was fixed, but today when the pump came on it was exploding water out like Niagara Falls. I seriously want to cry. My husband just left and I dont have money to fix anything.... Now I smell something like "electrical...
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    Generic bleach vs. Clorox bleach

    WHat about Cloralen from Walmart?
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    Cant keep pH down

    Yesterday morning, numbers were as follows: FC 8 CC 0 pH 8++ TA 125 CH 250 CYA 70 So, I dumped my 4th gallons of Muratic Acid in. The first 2 gallons over the past 3 weeks were from my sister and probably not the freshest. The 2nd 2 gallons I have put in the past week or so, were fresh, from...
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    Cya

    lol! I see it too!
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    Partial drain of pool to lower cya, should I use chlorine neutralizer?

    I had really high CYA as well and live in SoCal (Temecula). I looked at "Reverse Osmosis", per Richard320's advice. It was going to run around $800 for me with my size of pool. I too hated to "drain and waste" 30k gallons of water when we are barely out of a drought and then refill. I think you...