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  1. Aubade

    Very high bromine (22 ppm) after refill?

    Thanks for the reply! So what do I do when my hose fill water comes out at 190 TA? I'd have to add a ton of muriatic acid to get it down to 50, right?
  2. Aubade

    Very high bromine (22 ppm) after refill?

    Hi All. I refilled my hot tub this weekend and followed a combo of the instructions here and the manual from my tub/chemicals. The main difference is my hot tub manual recommends a much higher TA - 125 - 150. My TA and pH were high so this is what I did and ended up with ~22ppm bromine in the...
  3. Aubade

    Leisure Time Sodium Bromide and Renew

    Hi all. Sorry for this basic question, but I read the bromine sticky and searched but I'm still confused. Basically my husband has been taking care of the hot tub with a pretty lax method, and after the recent news about people dying at the state fair I'm a little nervous it's not good enough...
  4. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    I purchased the Taylor K-1766 kit and used that. It's brand new since my old one was expired.
  5. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    OK so I noticed our SWG was on and asked my husband why. All this time I thought it had some kind of sensor and would only go on if it needed to get it to the level we set, but my husband just explained that it will continually output the level it is set at regardless of the chlorine level in...
  6. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    Oh great! Now if I can only figure out how it got that high to begin with! We turned the SWG down to about 3 instead of 7 so we'll see what happens I guess.
  7. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    The heat pump model is ACT1100. We've been running then regular pump running from 8AM to 6PM, the heater will only run when the pump has flow. My husband is home all day and he can hear it when it is on, so he's been listening for it. We left the cover off last night and this morning it was...
  8. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    Well we definitely try to keep it on at night to keep the heat in. I probably should have mentioned I'm in New Jersey, so it's still spring here with temps in the 60's-70's, only occasionally climbing up into the 80's (thanks global warming!). We opened it on Apr 30th. But any time it isn't...
  9. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    My pool is acting crazy this year. We opened it and set the heater at 84 and put the solar cover on, but within 2 cloudy/cool days it was up to 87! It was a bit green when we opened so I added liquid chlorine up to shock level, but couldn't SLAM since my old test kits expired and I was waiting...
  10. Aubade

    Expired Test Kit- What Happens?

    Hi TFP. I have the Taylor K-2006 and Sodium Chloride K-1766 test kits, but the bottles have expiration dates ranging through 2017-2018. I’ve already put in an order for new kits but they won’t come until next week. I just opened my pool 2 days ago and it was a little green, so I’ve been adding...
  11. Aubade

    How much do you pay to open and close your pool

    I have a simple setup and we paid $350 cash to open it yesterday (check would have been more, don't know why).
  12. Aubade

    Happy but Dumb Question: How is it clear when opened??

    Awesome thanks!! The timing couldn't be better - we had the worst March/April it seemed like it would never end. Now 2 days after my pool is opened its a heat wave! I just have to figure out how to get out of work early. :)
  13. Aubade

    Happy but Dumb Question: How is it clear when opened??

    I have a heated fiberglass pool with swg, 2 years old now. We still get the guys who built it to open and close it, then in between I take care of it using advice from this site. I am happy to say that it was opened yesterday and was totally clear by the time I got home from work! I'm so...
  14. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    HOOOOOORRRAAAAAAAY!!! It passed. Was 23 this morning!! :kim:
  15. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    We have had the pump & filter running pretty much 24-7. This is making me nervous. Is there any reason I should be worried about running it continuously this long?
  16. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    Still not working. *sigh* I scrubbed it again on Sunday and we're adding chlorine around 9 am, 12 noon, 4 pm and 8 pm. It got a bit better - only went down to 20 instead of 16-19 - but still doesn't pass the OCLT. :confused:
  17. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    thanks so much, i really appreciate all your help! just one more question - how long do you have to wait after adding liquid chlorine to test whether you really got it up to 24? I imagine this might also depend on whether you have the filter going or not (since that would disperse it more...
  18. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    OK last night I got in there and scrubbed everything down thoroughly. The walls, the corners where the walls meet the bottom, the returns, all over and under the ladder, the lights, the steps, the skimmer door. I didn't really see anything, though I suppose there was a little film & it did look...
  19. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    Here's a new pic of how my pool looks (and a gratuitous cute kid ;)) taken 5 min ago. Sparkling clear! I just can't understand where the chlorine is going!
  20. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    This is all on the first page but since now we're on p 3 (!) here it is again. You can see a pic of the water on p.1 too.
  21. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    We did clean the filter. It's a cartridge filter so my husband took it out and hosed it down really well. He said it was dirty but not algae - just dirt. (in june put down grass seed and a lot of dirt blew into the pool until it grew in so that's probably why.) I did check the CYA a couple...
  22. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    The even weirder thing is we opened the pool early this year in April. It was our first full season. We didn't add new CYA, having read that it stays in the water (and didn't test it either). We also didn't realize that you basically have to run the filter 24-7 in the height of pollen. We had...
  23. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    We do have a couple lights but i have no idea how to get them out. It's been 3 days now (wed, thur, fri) my husband checked at noon & 4 pm (in addition to our 8am and 8pm tests). Every. Single. Time. we add more chlorine to get it to 24, then at the next reading it is down to 16ish. I don't...
  24. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    OK well luckily my husband works from home so today he tested and added more when I was gone. Then of course we got a ton of rain which no doubt will mess up the readings. *sigh*
  25. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    The shock is still not maintaining. Every day we bring it up to 24, then by evening it is back to 15. We bring it up to 24 again, by morning it is 16. This is crazy!! What could be causing this? I do not like swimming in a bath of bleach. :-(
  26. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    OK my google-fu is not helping to much. Seems to be a dearth of information about this. I found this super old thread: CYA 50ppm Standard results And this is the product you're referring to? CYA Standard, 50ppm, 30mL Clear Choice Labs I feel like this CYA test is kind of like when you get...
  27. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    OK I definitely stared. I just tried again using the glance method. At 60 I could still just barely see the dot. At 55, at a glance it wasn't there. I had enough mixture in the bottle to do it twice, and got the same result both times. I do have some extra Cyanuric Acid - should I add more to...
  28. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    Sorry - just noticed the line that says "When all three are true, you are done SLAMing and can allow the FC to drift down to normal levels." So of course you are right obv. i have to keep it up high until it passes the OCLT. Doh! I just redid the CYA test with my back to the sun. It is super...
  29. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    My son will be happy he can swim! He was going to have to resort to the slip and slide today. :D Thanks Chris! That is interesting and good to know. Last night it went to 23 (from 30). Also just want to make sure I'm doing this right - I have to keep bringing it back up to 28 until it stays...
  30. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    i wish i had a microscope! i want to know what's in there. in any case we put more chlorine in. my husband put a bit too much, went up to 30. i will test cya in the sun tomorrow. i really hope this doesn't take a week!! i want to swim. :(