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    Brown spots on Pebble Tec

    Thanks for all the replies! I dont think it could be fertalizer as I do not fertalize my yard... I have the PH lowered to 7.2 and the TA lowered to 60.... I am working on figuring out an aereator system to bring the ph back up while keeping the TA at around 60 and will continue to brush. I...
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    Brown spots on Pebble Tec

    So the pool is about 1 year old now. I have been maintaining to TFP standards since the beginning. I noticed at the end of last summer there was one brown spot on the bottom of the pool that would not sweep away. I did not do anything about it. Now they are all over the pool. These brown...
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    Monitor my SLAM

    Well.. its been a week and the water is clear now... I never measured any CC during the SLAM. I think it is just yard dirt and dust that has blown in the pool that made it cloudy. There is still quite a bit of dust when I sweep, but the water is clear. My FC is still a bit high at 11, but I...
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    Monitor my SLAM

    For what its worth.... the first test yesterday I was able to fill the testing tube with the mixed solution and still see the black dot. So all I know is that is was less than the lowest mark on the test tube and that is 30. I added 1 gallon of stabilizer and retested and i lost the black dot...
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    Monitor my SLAM

    CYA test shows 50 now after adding 128 oz of biogaurd liquid stabilizer 100. FC tested at 10. I am going to add 2 juggs of 121 oz 6% liquid bleach now according to pool math.
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    Monitor my SLAM

    PH was around 7.0 before I started.... Going to go test again now... its been about 1 hour since i added liquid CYA
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    Monitor my SLAM

    about 18 hours. I tested before adding bleach, and FC was 0 as well as CYA was less than 20... I could still see the black dot with the container full
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    Monitor my SLAM

    My pool is 1 year old now. I slacked off on maintaining the pool chems during the winter months, and due to some yard drainage issues, every time it rains I get a lot of dirt in the pool. It has been a wet winter and I have had trouble keeping up. Well, the weather is warming up and my pool...
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    Ideal FC for a NON closed pool in winter

    I am not closing the pool in NORTH GEORGIA... I like to look at it! What is an ideal FC level during the winter months... I have been running my filter at night for 13 hours... 6pm - 7am with the SWG at 10%... This has been yielding about 3-5 FC depending on sun levels... CYA is 50 Water is...
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    Help.. Hurricane Michael Cloudy pool

    OCLT passed last night!!! I am guessing that it was just dirt from the yard that ran into the pool due to the rain. The water is much clearer this morning as I have been running the filter and the polaris for 48 hours now on high RPM. FC is still up at 20 (over did the liquid bleach by a...
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    Help.. Hurricane Michael Cloudy pool

    Do you think that this SLAM is required... There is no leaf or organic debris in the pool... it is just runoff from the yard due to the heavy rains... I do not suspect any algae... Is the SLAM still necessary? Thanks
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    Help.. Hurricane Michael Cloudy pool

    Quick question... I just started the slam... I have the SWG turned off... This might be a stupid question, but here goes. ON the pool school Chlorine/CYA chart that gives you your FC slam values, would I go with the SWG or NON SWG chart? I only ask because for the slam I have the SWG turned...
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    Help.. Hurricane Michael Cloudy pool

    Hi all... Located in North Georgia. We received a ton of rain and wind from the hurricane last night. I woke up to a cloudy pool. When I went to bed the pool was crystal clear, and when I woke up it looked like this. The deck around the pool was flooded with rain water and I am...
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    Probably trying to do too many things at once!

    What are the reasons? I never saw where you posted the many reasons? I am a new pool owner, and learning so much from this site... What is the advantage to the borates? Why would you add them?
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    I am so lost...HELP

    Ok... So i went to the store and bought and added 1 gallon of liquid CYA (30%) and 1 gallon of liquid chlorine (10%)... I tested 16 hours later and this is what I got: FC - 4.2 CC - 0 PH -7.6 TA - 70 CH - 100 CYA - 40
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    adding water to pool question

    How often do you find you need to add water to the pool? New pool, and my water level is a couple of inches below the half way mark of the tiles. When you add water from the garden hose, what effects on the chemestry do you find? Thanks
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    I am so lost...HELP

    I am using the Taylor 2006c test kit... Pool was completed about two weeks ago and the filter/pump has been running for about a week now. The PB has put some chems in the pool but I am not sure what or how much. I do know there are a few pucks in the skimmers. So i test the water today...
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    Testing Water today

    Ok... Just finished testing the tap water at the house... Here is what I have: CH - 70ppm TA - 30ppm PH - off the chart see pics FC - .06 CC - .04 There should not be any chlorine in my tap water right? I am so confused?????:confused: The PH was wicked purple at first.. then I did one drop...
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    Testing Water today

    Tap Water Test Hi all.. I posted in the members section, but figured I might get a bit more exposure here... We are filling our new construction pool this week, and I received my Taylor K2006C testing kit from Amazon. I wanted to test the tap water as this is how we are filling the pool...
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    Testing Water today

    I have received my Taylor 2006C. The new pool will be filled starting Tuesday from the garden hose off the house. I am going to test the tap water with my new kit... Any advice on what to test/look for? Again.. this is just the test of the water before begining the fill process.. Thanks