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    Partial to full pool drain

    Hey Marty, by any chance has my Pool Math Data log shown up yet?
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Hmm, I just noticed, when I look at my data log (from my profile on line), the times of my entries at 7 hours later then the times my app shows. Thoughts?
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Is it supposed to show in my Signature? I do see it in my Profile
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Ok, I retested about an hour ago and the pH was at 7.2! I also turned on the sharing of my test results. I see it also includes my notes as well.
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    Partial to full pool drain

    I do use the App, v306(3331). I’ll look for the share function when I get home. It would be great to figure this out.
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Yep, 14.5%
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    Partial to full pool drain

    45 min since adding the 44oz of MA, and the pH tests right at 7.5. So, Pool Math suggests 31oz MA to get to pH 7.2. Just before this, Pool Math suggested 44oz to get to 7.2. This seems typical though, I always need to add more MA to meet my target than what Pool Math suggests
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    Partial to full pool drain

    THANKS!. Just tested at what looks like 7.7, and added 44oz MA. The pump is in pool mode right now (2000rpms), I'll retest in 45min.
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Thanks Marty, I'll do that today! Though I do have a question that has always perplexed me. I generally run the pump at 2700 or 3000 for two hours before testing from another area of the pool from where the MA was introduced. I know ...I've read here on TFP that testing after as short as 20 was...
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    Partial to full pool drain

    My TA was at 100 after the water exchange, two days later (yesterday) it was 90, prior to the water exchange it had lowered to 60. Yes, those are the numbers that I enter in Pool Math (or remain from my most recent TA testing)
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Finally an update. I waited until our CH reached 990 to do the drain/refill water exchange Marty recommended. My fill water's CH was 350. Pool Math recommended a 100% refill for a target of 350. My calculation was 27 hours based on how much water the sump pump took out (360 gal per hour and our...
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    Magic Lube Clean-up

    I'm sure I've tried that, I know I have trouble using them, just have issues with how they feel, and affect (or is it effect :-) my dexterity. But this too is something I'm going to try. Thanks NewD
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    Magic Lube Clean-up

    Thanks Jason, I do bring paper towels, or an old rag that I'll just throw away. But I gotta say my hands still feel sticky as I'm handling the wrench. I have tried using dish soap (lots of soap), and it is no help at all. I hate to think this, cus I'm generally a fairly neat guy, but maybe I'm a...
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    Magic Lube Clean-up

    I've done my best to search the site, but unable to locate any posts about this. Other than using wd40 spray, are there other products to clean your hands? I'd like to be able to clean them while getting the bracket back on the pool filter casing. Suggestions? Thanks, Y
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    Startup Stonescapes Mini Pebble Pool

    This link should take you to the area of my pool build thread that shows the full chip-out.
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    Startup Stonescapes Mini Pebble Pool

    First - Welcome to TFP! Our builder certainly made it challenging for us - but he did ultimately did do a "full chip out" and re-pebble, and we are very satisfied with the results. Can you post photos of your pebble (at diffetent times of the day would be good).
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    Partial to full pool drain

    I've been keeping my CSI between -2 and +2 by adding MA daily or every two days. But if you think because of the fill and drain water won't mix much ... I'm going to give it a try in a few days. I'll post an update when I'm done. Thanks Marty. York
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Thanks Marty, I had read your water exchange method in a number of the posts I reviewed in my research. Since I need to replace over 80% of the water to get to 350 CH, I would assume that will take up a lot more fill water to achieve that .. right? Not that it matters, but you referenced that I...
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    Partial to full pool drain

    Question: I’m intending on doing a partial or full drain of our in-ground plaster pool due to the high CH (850). PoolMath suggests a 82% drain to get my CH to 350. (my fill water is 240 CH). I’m not concerned about how long it will take. I have 50’ of pool hose (1 9/16" inner dimension), and a...
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    IC40 always reads low salt

    Glad it's up and running. Our local Pentair warranty repair guy is coming on Wednesday. Our cell has been all over the place for about 4 months, sometinge 5500 salt readings when our Taylor drop tests at 3600, or low salt readings a couple of times. It registered Too Cold until the water was 70°...
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    Mike, sorry, I forgot to post this on Wednesday 6/19: At 3pm Weather.com said it was 100° in Cathedral City. My infra-red digital temp reader said the concrete coping was 135° and the artificial turf measured 170°. So, if "Cool Grass" reduces the temperature 20%, the grass would still be 135°...
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    IC40 always reads low salt

    Hey Rszimm ... any update from Pentair yet?
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    No, we did not go with the "Cool Grass" options because the research I did (at the time), people said that it did not make it comfortable enough in really hot temps. I'll try ours over the next couple days with the low 100 temps and see what's like. I do know that even in 120° temps it cools...
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    Hey Mike, I'll be sure to keep an eye out on your other thread! The turf portion was a handful. I did pay my contractor to do the prep work of leveling and putting down the road base (of which he really overcharged for), but after personally hauling the 5 or 6 tons of gravel and DG for our side...
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    Morning Mike, It sounds like your your own general contractor? My PB never gave me options for the subs he hired, they were just the people he regularly worked with. I had issues with my plaster work and argued with the PB until they chipped it all out and the company back to redo it. With that...
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    IC40 High Salt Reading / High CH

    Thanks Jim. Any thoughts on the high CH / refill?
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    Ahh - I should have read the entire thread ... congrats on the starting of the job! Not sure who your PB is, but I would highly recommend to be on site at every critical phase, and do your own measurements. I can't tell you how many huge mistakes I caught my the subs as well as their permanent...
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    New OB build in La Quinta California - first time pool owner

    Hi Mike! Not sure if you have selected your builder yet, or if you have started your build. I interviewed a number of contractors before building our pool in Cathedral City. Let me know if you'd like to talk and I can fill you in on what I've learned.
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    New from Palm Springs CA

    Hey Troy, I live in North Cathedral City, so we're neighbors! Welcome to TFP!!!
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    IC40 High Salt Reading / High CH

    Good Monday Afternoon! We’ve been so happy that our pool is looking so good and with very little effort - thanks to all of you! The IC40 is blinking High Salt - but it certainly producing enough chlorine at 60% with the pump running 5 hours a day. From what I’ve read here, I know that what the...