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    Scale Removal from Glass Pool Tiles

    The Oceancare Products Pool Tile Restorer - Quart Trigger Spray product was ok. It restored about 80% of the original glass 'color" but has worn off during the summer. I have gotten used to the loss of clean glass shine from the original look ... but will reapply the tile restorer in the...
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    Just took it to our local pool supply house - they tested and .3 to .4 copper.
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    I just refilled the pool - 20,000 gal. Must be copper in the city water? What is the best method to remove it - besides a draining again - which probably wouldn't change the COP reading?
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    Are the copper and iron readings anything I need to deal with? COP - .3 IR - .1
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    Thanks! My ColorQ CH readings last uyear were consistent with my Taylor kit. But I will verify again.
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    Once the chems are good and stable ... then I will add salt to 2400-2800 and then work on the CYA to 40-50. Any feedback from the chem pros here? Thanks for your help in advance.
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    Today's chem readings CL - 1.60 TCL - 1.79 CYA - 25 PH - 7.6 ALK - 157 CH - 134 COP - .3 IR - .1 SAT INDEX = -0.10 Plaster pool ... I've added a 2nd gallon of Chlorinating Liquid this AM (added first one yesterday - first day after pool refill) with the goal to get the TCL up around 3.0 which...
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    With the same tester I've used for 4 years - LaMotte ColorQ Pro 9-Plus. I test my Salt with the Taylor-K-2006 and also have the Taylor T-100 ... but find I get as accurate or better readings from my LaMotte Digital.
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    Pool Refill Done - Here's Chem test Results...

    I drained our 6 yr old gunite pool - made some minor repairs - light power washed some scale off the black onyx plaster finish - refilled the pool yesterday and today - 20,000 gal. This is a SW Pool - but I haven't added salt ...waiting till pool is in chem balance. I just ran chem tests ---...
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    Drained & Now refilling Pool - New Plan to set CH from the start.

    Thanks .... If I find the original post by a tech on TFP forum - I'll link to it. Made good sense. I use professional testing equipment.
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    Drained & Now refilling Pool - New Plan to set CH from the start.

    I just drained our gunite pool last week - light power wash and scale cleanup of glass tile at the water line. Getting ready tomorrow to start filling the pool from (2) house faucets. Have done it that way a couple years ago and only take a couple of days max to fill. What I need to know...
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    Scale Removal from Glass Pool Tiles

    Good idea ... when done ... I'm going to apply a special sealer product. Using - Oceancare Products Pool Tile Restorer - Quart Trigger Spray I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Scale Removal from Glass Pool Tiles

    AJW22 ... those pads aren't for glass tiles I don't think... but thanks for your input.
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    Scale Removal from Glass Pool Tiles

    I finally decided to try blasting the water line scale off my glass pool tiles - using glass beads. It worked perfectly at the lowest air pressure possible ... but I have a small issue. When the tiles are wet - they look like new ... when they are dry - they have a fine haze on them. Is there...
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    Pool Leak Detection Company in SW Michigan

    Does anyone know of a good leak detection company in SW Michigan? I'm looking for a different company than American Leak Detection - just need another option. Thanks!
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    Problem w/ 5 year old Cover Pools Inc - Pool Cover

    I have had good luck with this Cover Pools "hidden tray" pool cover - since it was installed in 2013. But late last fall one of the far side guide ropes broke? The SW Michigan CP dealer wanted to come out and charge a lot of $$ to fix it ... I am a retired general contractor and normally get...
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    IC40 Issues

    I am running 3000-3200 regularly on salt via K-2006 regular testing. The IC40 runs fine some days and others just flashes back and forth - red green. I just turn power off for 30 min then reset it - it normally resets ok. I will call Pentair and see who they recommend to come out. I am able...
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    Gunite Pool Leak

    I found the leak ... shut everything off and let gravity and water pressure do its magic. After 48 hrs - pool water dropped 12" and stopped at the bottom edge of the 1-1/2" vacuum - which we never use as we have a Dolphin DX6. SO I plugged the vac line and I think I am good. Did the math ...
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    Gunite Pool Leak

    Thanks Will try that...
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    Gunite Pool Leak

    AJ No need to do the bucket test ... my pool is covered and when I turn off the autofill ... it loses approx 1" per day. No leaks in the equipment area ... we are talking about approx 300 gallons per day?? No place for the water to evaporate .... Thanks for your input though... need all...
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    Gunite Pool Leak

    I am in need of some expert assistance. My 2013 gunite rectangular pool seems to be losing water. If I turn off the autoflow .... it loses about 1" per 24 hours. I have a auto cover and most days it is open less than 2-3 hrs and the pool gets very low use. I had the best Michigan leak...
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    IC40 Issues

    I am thinking my IC40 needs replaced or maybe the flow switch. Pool tests .... FC-1.25 PH - 7.3 ALK - 88 C-265 CLA - 43 SL - 3200 Water temp - 80+ I have the Intell-Touch Load Center Control w/ IC40. I have the ILC settings for the IC40 set at 50% .... and the IC40 on board at (3) lights or...
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    Calcium Scale - Higher ALK - Very Low CYA - pool leak Issues

    Dom - I use a Lamotte ColorQ Pro-9 Plus test kit. I will use the bucket test if that is the only reliable method .... but I'm not sure why this method won't work .... turning off the Auto-Fill ... keeping the cover on (no evap) - no one has used the pool this spring yet (no splash out) ...
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    Calcium Scale - Higher ALK - Very Low CYA - pool leak Issues

    Just a bit of background. I apologize in advance for the long post..... As a general contractor - in 2013 - I had a Grand Rapids pool contractor (Signature Pools) build our gunite pool in our backyard (see pic). They did a decent job .... but my water chemistry problems started when they...
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    2nd times a charm.......No Drain Acid Wash

    CTRAV I'm considering the same. Anyone still viewing this thread?