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  1. jorowan

    Help choosing pool finish for large old concrete pool with some cracks

    We received one estimate from a PS to refurbish our pool’s plaster. Prices are from high to really high (likes!). Low end—marbelized plaster in white, medium -plaster with color quartz finish, or aquaBrite finish. I would love to know opinions on what would be best for the money? We had tile...
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    Help with CYA

    My CYA has been creeping downward with rain over the past weeks and now my pH is too high. There are my results: FC. 2.5 CC. 0 PH 8.0 CH 250 TA 90 CYA less than 20 I don’t want to correct one problem without considering the others. Will increasing CYA fix the pH problem? Can I get CYA at the...
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    Low calcium ok alkalinity high pH

    Hello we have battled low calcium a lot this year due to all the rain, we have added at least 100 pounds. But I am also battling high pH (8.2). I need to balance this pool but not sure how as it appears these chemicals are interacting with each Other: FC 4.5 CC 0.5 CA. 200 Alkalinity 80 PH 8.2...
  4. jorowan

    Springtails in pool and skimmer—treatment?

    I just discovered a bunch of circles of what I think are springtails floating in my pool—out of the blue they appeared! YUCK!!!. What do I do? Will a SLAM take care of it or is it overkill?
  5. jorowan

    Water is clear now I see a big linear crack on the pool bottom

    As the water cleared up after opening we started to see linear cracks on the bottom. Kind of long and very scary looking. I would like to know if it warrants draining the pool or what we should do?
  6. jorowan

    Water Clear - now seeing cracks on the bottom!

    As the water cleared up after opening we started to see linear cracks on the bottom. Kind of long and very scary looking. I would like to know it warrants draining the pool. I hope not!!
  7. jorowan

    Calcium hardness increase in a pinch

    Just opened the pool about 2 weeks ago and was busy getting the broken discharge pipe fixed. I had continued to add liquid chlorine (12% from pool store) so it is fine at 5 now. But yikes, alkalinity was at 40 and Calcium hardness at 125! Lots of rain! pH is at 7.5. I added 12 pounds of...
  8. jorowan

    Ideas on finding buried discharge pipe?

    Pool guy says our pump won’t prime and we had previous high pump pressures because the buried discharge pipe is likely blocked. I guess that must be true because we can’t find the outlet, but records noted it discharged to “the middle of the yard”. Any ideas on how to find this plastic...