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  1. jorowan

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

    Wow this helps a lot. So what you saw is all we received. Thank you so much. I need to find someone else to provide a quote I think.
  2. jorowan

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

    So sorry for the long pause I had to travel for work. Here is a photo of the quote. He scribbled something out and I can’t read it but here are the three levels and the sheet the quote was on.
  3. jorowan

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

    These are good questions. I will check the quote sheet.
  4. 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...
  5. jorowan

    Help with CYA

    Thoughts? Should I return it?
  6. jorowan

    Help with CYA

    Texas Splash they sold me 20 Baume hydrochloride acid and instead of Cyanuric she sold me tricolor. Ugh. I hope this will work
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    Help with CYA

    Thank you!!
  8. jorowan

    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...
  9. jorowan

    Low calcium ok alkalinity high pH

    Woops. Next time I guess
  10. jorowan

    Low calcium ok alkalinity high pH

    I have purchased “pH down” which is Sodium Bisulphate, a dry acid-96%. How much should I put in to my 40,000 gallon pool? I will also look on pool math to see if it is there. I have added 30 pounds of cal plus
  11. jorowan

    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...
  12. jorowan

    Springtails Everywhere!

    Oh my! These look a bit different than our springtails
  13. jorowan

    Springtails in pool and skimmer—treatment?

    Well it seems to have only been a short-lived problem. I have not seen them since that initial shock and disgust! Good luck with your pool. Here rain continues but heat is wicked!
  14. jorowan

    Springtails in pool and skimmer—treatment?

    CYA is a bit low at 30, FCwas at 3 when I added 1.5 gallons of pool store strength chlorine (12.5%?) last night. Water is clear and CC was at less than 0 .5 but we have had issues with leaves and seed pods and pollen blowing in all season.
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    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?
  16. jorowan

    bugs in my skimmer

    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 chlorine take care of it?
  17. jorowan

    Calcium hardness increase in a pinch

    Measurement today was 200. I added another 14 pounds of CaCl2 and two bags of cal-hypo.
  18. jorowan

    Calcium hardness increase in a pinch

    Thank you! I estimated 42...and added on Friday. Haven’t measured yet, hopefully today.
  19. jorowan

    Frogs !!??

    We have frog and salamander problems, but it was worst the first year we moved into the house and the previous owners had not opened the pool for three years. The amphibians thought it was their new home and were using it. In one night we had about 20 egg masses floating in the pool! We...
  20. jorowan

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

    I believe the pool was built in 1993. We emptied the pool in winter of 2017 to repair coping and surface repair (patch) in a few locations. Is there anything we could do to understand the problem better or is there some one of material we can patch it with under water? Thank you for your...
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    Water is clear now I see a big linear crack on the pool bottom

    I hope so too! The pool does not appear to be leaking, if that is any consolation—it is to me, and hope it stays that way for the summer. I would so appreciate input from others who might have knowledge about this.
  22. 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?
  23. 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!!
  24. jorowan

    Ideas on finding buried discharge pipe?

    There were also streaks along the bottom. This happened after the new tiles were installed and guy patched some areas. Well, the slamming for about 6-7 days did the trick along with brushing three times a day. I probably scraped the layer of plaster the copper stains were on. Posting another...
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    Ideas on finding buried discharge pipe?

    This last photo is why I became connected with TFP. Black Algae. The PS had no idea what to do. If it wasn’t for TFP the beautiful photos of our pool would not be so beautiful. A testament to TFP expert recommendations and that I can take care of my pool by myself now!