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  1. lcd98

    Ideal Water Balance Before Adding Boric Acid?

    I just purchased 55 pounds of boric acid granules from Duda Diesel to help with the rising pH levels I typically experience because I do not like handling muriatic acid. My green pool (mesh cover) was opened last week and the pool company added algaecide and chlorine. I bleached and backwashed 6...
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    Pool Cleaner for Fiberglass Pool

    I’m looking for recommendations for a new pool cleaner. I had narrowed it down to the Dolphin M400 or M500 but then I realized I might have an issue with the filters. I got the impression from reading reviews that they won’t pick up large debris and silt at the same time which is important to...
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    Does adding closing dose of PolyQuat 60 cause problems with pH readings?

    Good Morning, I started the day with a pH of about 7.5 and I wanted to bring it down a bit before closing so I added about 10 oz of muriatic acid which should have brought it down to 7.4. About an hour later, I added the closing/treatment dose of algaecide. I am getting ready to drain some...
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    PLEASE HELP - Can I close my pool with free chlorine at 13 ppm?

    I am having my pool company close my pool tomorrow. I originally planned to have them do the chemicals because it is only my second closing and I am still learning. Then I looked at JasonLion's closing post and decided it would be better for me to do my own chemicals so that I could put some...
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    Submersible or Transfer Pump for Mesh Pool Cover?

    Good Morning, My pool service company is coming next week to close my fiberglass pool with my mesh loop loc cover. This is my second closing. Last year, I was concerned that the water level would rise and cause problems with my coping stones which are glued down on the fiberglass lip (and...
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    Algaecide Overdose

    Hi, After having been freaked out by the sight of my dog with a dead animal in its mouth, I accidentally put about 18 oz of algaecide in my pool instead of muriatic acid. Problem is I had added about 22 oz of algaecide yesterday as a preventive dose. (My pool company had added algaecide when...
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    Robot that will clean steps and ledges in fiberglass pool

    Good Morning...I received a private label (Millenium XE) electric pool cleaner made by Aquabot as a promotional freebie with my pool when I installed it late last summer. I am not happy with it because it does not clean the 2' bench that runs the entire 40 foot length of my pool, the grab ledge...
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    Water Level Too High When Fiberglass Pool Was Closed (Escaping through Skimmer)

    On Wednesday, I had my new fiberglass pool closed for the first time and had a Loop-Loc Super Mesh cover installed. Instead of using my pool builder, I used a local pool company who provided a quote for a seemingly better cover at a more reasonable rate. Even my pool builder said it was a good...
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    Startup Chemicals for new Fiberglass Pool with SWG

    We just installed a fiberglass pool on 8/25/15. It was filled with three truck loads of purified water that day and 4 40 lb bags of salt were added. The pool equipment was hooked up on 8/28 and the pool installer came to to start the system. He checked the salt level and added 4 more bags of...