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    Anomaly in pH testing

    Since assuming ownership of our pool last fall I've done my of my water sampling from the same area of the pool...near a return in the deep end. I get the sample roughly elbow deep. Our pH tends toward the high side (7.8). I'm typically adding acid at least once a week. On Friday we had a...
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    speedstir troubles

    We received the speedstir for Christmas 2019. It sees only occasional use as we only bring it out when testing TA and CH. It worked fine (probably used ten times) until this weekend. The bar doesn't spin consistently....it will spin for a bit then tumble around. Batteries tested 1.5V. Still...
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    White (calcium?) buildup on concrete

    Still new to pool ownership. It's been going great following TFP since taking ownership. We seem to be slowly accumulating a white line at the water line on the faux stone portion of the pool perimeter. We're also seeing some to form at the grout between the tiles. Is this calcium? Is there...
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    Looking for help with freeze protection

    I've attached a photo of my panel. You can see I have a simple mechanical timer. I haven't taken the time to remove the blue portion of the panel to get more details on the timer. I'm hoping for suggestions on what I can do with this setup to get the pump to run automatically when there's a...
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    Can't lower TA

    Hi folks. Could use a little guidance here. When I took ownership of my pool a month ago ph was high. I've lowered it with acid within acceptable range. It does seem to want to climb back up. TA is high at about 125. I've been adding quite a bit of acid but it doesn't seem to want to...