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    Pool levels question

    Ok thanks, yes only liquid chlorine since I moved in.
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    Pool levels question

    Thanks, I don't appear to have any cloudiness, but the pH typically will slowly rise over time. It will typically go from 7.6 to 8 over a couple weeks or so. Is this normal? It's hard to tell about the scaling as it appears to already have some on the tile that's at the water line (from the...
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    Pool levels question

    Hi, can I get some opinions on my levels? They're currently: FC 4.5 pH 8.0 CH 525 TA 90 CYA 50 I need to get a thermometer, but I'm guessing the water temp. is around 65-70F? In that case, I think the CSI is around .52? It seems my CH is getting high and should I be concerned about the CSI? I...
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    First test results with TF-100 kit

    Oh, forgot to add CH... It's at 500
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    First test results with TF-100 kit

    Hi all, I just got my TF-100 kit, and here are my results: pH 7.4 FC 2 CYA 50-55 TA 70-80 TC/CC It stayed clear - 0? CH 500 We had quite a bit of rain yesterday and the pool is now overfilled, I think I should drain it down to normal and then add chlorine? I'm still not sure on the size of...
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    New house with pool, lots of questions

    The water does stay in the basket when shut off, as long as it was full to begin with. I'm not sure if I can isolate the skimmer from the pool drain? I seem to only have one pipe coming from "pool". It looks like the water is about halfway up the skimmer door, and it's full with plenty of water...
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    New house with pool, lots of questions

    Thanks, I took apart the two valves on the suction side and they both look like they're in good condition. I also tried the water test on them and it didn't seem to affect it. I noticed that if I turn the valve on the right in that picture (the 3-way suction valve from the spa or the pool) so...
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    New house with pool, lots of questions

    Hi, I just purchased a new home that has a built in pool and spa. I'm completely new to owning a pool and I hope to do the maintenance myself, but I think I need to learn a lot first. I tested the water with a basic pool test kit and it showed the pH to be about 8 I think and the chlorine...