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  1. frustratedpoolmom

    Iron has precipitated, now what...

    I would actually run it on low and see if you can get it to settle, then you can vac it out... Good luck!
  2. frustratedpoolmom

    Iron has precipitated, now what...

    Okay, sounds like you have a handle on it. I always use Sequa Sol on my clients even when it has oxidized and it typically helps within 24 hours. Might be worth a shot. ;)
  3. frustratedpoolmom

    Iron has precipitated, now what...

    Question, what condition is the filter in? Was it new for this year? How old is it? I had a client who had soooo much iron in the water the filter was orange/brown and completely coated to the point it wouldn't filter anymore. That's why I ask about the age and condition of the cartridge?
  4. frustratedpoolmom

    Iron has precipitated, now what...

    I think you are doing all you can right now. I would not bother with attempting the AA treatment. Have you tried Sequa-Sol? You can order online. I would try the Sequa-Sol combined with the continued filtration. I'm surprised it hasn't settled on the bottom, so you can vacuum it to waste...
  5. frustratedpoolmom

    Black algae species

    This is a Deep End conversation.
  6. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    I'm old enough to remember. HATED it. lol
  7. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    Oooh I dunno... I remember an old post by "Waterbear" about testing for metals involving vitamin C... it made copper turn blackish/darker. I'd be worried about that. Somewhere there is an old thread about a homemade recipe he shared that corrected the issue.
  8. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    Nexxus used to make an "aloe rid" shampoo that worked great, but I'm having trouble finding it. There are similar products on the market though that will work.
  9. frustratedpoolmom

    Confused about DE - why, when, how?

    On occasion, with a sand filter, you can create a slurry with about 1/2 cup of DE and water, and pour into the skimmer. This causes a find layer of DE on the sand to trap smaller particles, and can help getting rid of residual cloudiness after a SLAM. DE is Diatomaceous Earth, crushed fossils...
  10. frustratedpoolmom

    Stain Removal Using Ascorbic Treatment - need Guidance

    Good luck :) I was frustrated from my pool - thats the one thing in my life that doesn't frustrate me at all :) Thanks to TFP!
  11. frustratedpoolmom

    Stain Removal Using Ascorbic Treatment - need Guidance

    Yes you need to the polyquat. Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride] look for 60, I've seen 600. Most pool stores have but you can probably fine cheaper online. Sequesterant is metal treatment. the AA removes the metals from the pool surface, and it goes...
  12. frustratedpoolmom

    Black Stains Fibreglass

    Yah you're probably going to have to mail order. Order extra for long term maintenance.
  13. frustratedpoolmom

    cloudy

    You can attached a neylon knee high to the return. Turn off the pump. Unscrew the eyeball portion and put the nylon over it and push through the eyeball, then attached the unit back to the wall. Make sure there is enough slack that it doesn't get forced off by the water flow. Anything...
  14. frustratedpoolmom

    GLB Sequa-Sol

    I have used it on several clients pools and it works great.
  15. frustratedpoolmom

    Black Stains Fibreglass

    That looks like metal staining, most likely copper. It is not black algae, BA doesn't look like that. Copper can enter the pool a number of ways. If normal water replacement doesn't happen, over time the level can build and cause staining like yours, especially in older fiberglass if the CH...
  16. frustratedpoolmom

    Spreading grey spots

    Before you add the stabilizer... I need a bit more info... Do you have current Black Algae spots? Were you able to eliminate them previously with what you were doing? Have you read the article in pool school about water balance for SWG and why it's recommended? There are several reasons why...
  17. frustratedpoolmom

    Spreading grey spots

    Hi there... 1. Yes - and increasing your CYA level to at least 60 will help as well. Are you familiar with why a higher CYA level is recommended for an SWG? 2. Yes 3. Not necessary and using liquid to bump is always better. Super Chlorinate doesn't always raise the chlorine up high enough...
  18. frustratedpoolmom

    Metal Stains

    I found this post from a few years ago from one of our Special Contributors at the time, Waterbear: (Perhaps you should try steps 2 and 4 and possibly 5....) Good luck...
  19. frustratedpoolmom

    Hazy water, and stinging eyes?

    OP has an SWG so the lower FC is ok.
  20. frustratedpoolmom

    Cloudy water

    ok sounds good. Remember turn the SWG off.
  21. frustratedpoolmom

    Cloudy water

    Ok, I was wondering if the cause could be a combo of high TA/PH/CH and aeration. Try the DE. It may be something you need to do routinely. Are you saying "cloudy" cuz you're used to the pristine clarity of a cartridge? Have you done an OCLT to see if your FC is holding overnight? Your SWG...
  22. frustratedpoolmom

    Cloudy water

    Can you post a full set of results? Have you tried anything like DE in the sand or a clarifier? How often do you run the filter? Do you see any air bubbles in your pump basket?
  23. frustratedpoolmom

    air leak

    have you checked any qaskets or orings like at the pressure valve or site glass, etc. Can you put your pool info into a signature....
  24. frustratedpoolmom

    How long before 3" trichlor tab disolves?

    7 or 8 days is what I've found.
  25. frustratedpoolmom

    Added 11 jugs Clorox Concentrate and FC still at 1.5 ppm

    What is your cc reading - - - Updated - - - The method here is cheaper. I used to spend $400 plus now I spend $75.
  26. frustratedpoolmom

    Still cloudy after all these days . . .

    Yes, I've done this with some pools myself.
  27. frustratedpoolmom

    Still cloudy after all these days . . .

    I can tell by the color, and the fact you passed the OCLT, that you are in home stretch. Did you try the DE in the filter trick? Otherwise Walmart sells a relatively inexpensive HTH clarifier if you are just absolutely out of POP. - - - Updated - - - I think you have the CC and FC...
  28. frustratedpoolmom

    Pool Math Question

    Yes.
  29. frustratedpoolmom

    Still cloudy after all these days . . .

    Without a working gauge - look at your return flow. As long as you have good flow from the return(s) you don't need to backwash yet. When the flow becomes weak, then backwash. A dirty sand filter filters better, so in effect adding some DE to the sand "dirties" the sand and creates a layer...