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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    I just wanted to come back and say I spent an inordinate amount of time floating on the deep end yesterday afternoon trying to get the water to to totally calm and get my eyes to focus correctly on the bottom with the only purpose of being able to see if I could see the screw type for the main...
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    Are the recommended Calcium Hardness levels higher now?

    This month the readings are CL: 9 (bring it up to that daily now) CYA: 50 (finally got it back up) Ph: 7.6 TA: 70 CH: 280 - But I added 148oz of calcium hardness stuff so I will need to test that again today or tomorrow to see what the result is. The calculator says this should have brought up...
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    Are the recommended Calcium Hardness levels higher now?

    The problem is now my level is in the minimum range as opposed to the new higher ideal one. I figured I should bring them up to that for now.
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    Are the recommended Calcium Hardness levels higher now?

    Doing my first full panel in a while and when I went to the new Recommended Levels interactive page ( What Are My Ideal Pool Levels? - Trouble Free Pool ) I saw the CH figures are recommending 350-550. Normally I pick a middle point so I would need to bring my CH up to 450. Have I not been...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    All righty.. the first week is done and here are my daily testing results. I did notice yesterday CYA dropped down to someplace sub 30 levels so I am in the process of bringing it back up to 50 with two socks hanging in the pool filled with the proper amount of solid stabilizer. Date / Time...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    I will keep my detailed log once the levels return to normal. I am still at a partial spike after the SLAM at 20 for days, it's down to 15/16 today so we still have some time before I can get back to having to add. Does CL have a rubber band effect like pH? Meaning if I put it very high will...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    The refill kit came earlier this week and last weekend was spent dosing the pool with lots of CL. Everything is back to normal this morning, passed the over night test. Another pool saved from being green. So, preventing this from happening again, which I asked last year too I bet, test more...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Another XL Option ordered... I should have enough of what I have on hand to make it a few more days, if not I am just going to dump a gallon in every couple of hours. I have to agree about their clear vs TFP clear, the cloudiness we are now experiencing I think a lot of people would consider...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Oof, called five pool stores and no one has the 0871. When they asked what I was doing no one had heard of using the powder and then the liquid drops. I originally got the test kit a few years ago and have been ordering refills since.. this is still the way to do it, right? So instead looks...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Hey, on a positive note, since using this site for the past few years we were quickly able to tell something was wrong. Instead of it being crystal clear it was just clear and the suspicions of something going wrong came up a lot sooner than waking up in a few days and saying "Hm, the pool is...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    I just dump it in by a return and it swirls around, pump is running non stop so its going to get mixed around. Also, I am going to need some more reagent. Keeping the CL at 20 is going to be a whole lot of drops per test. 40 drops a test if its at target. Don't have time to wait for the...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    With all the people who have pool guys who only come a few times a week how do they maintain clear pools if they are not having chemicals added on a daily basis?
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Does everyone check their pool levels once a day?
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    That was a puck emergency during quarantine. Ended up using 5 total over the past three months when I wasnt leaving the house. Back to normal now. Other than that it's just been liquid. I use a Taylor test kit k-2006 and replace the reagents when they expire. For brushing, no, I have never...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Just a vac. Only sucks in the big debris.
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    Last years SLAM was a very intense process, I went behind the light and everywhere else. The pool was so green you couldn't even see the bottom of the shallow end. This time we can still see the bottom so it was caught early. SLAM started, pool CL jacked up to 20, will be making a trip to the...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    I SLAMed last year when things went totally wrong and things have been looking great, until these past two weeks. Took a few days but then the pool was great again, until now. I have a Polaris that crawls around for 3 hours a day so I never really brush myself too often. What causes this to...
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    Why would pool be growing algae if my numbers are correct?

    The main numbers anyway.. using the chart: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/chlorine-cya-chart/ CL is kept at 8 every couple of days with me tesing and adding liquid, I have not had it drop below 6 on my tests - at least recently. For a while CYA was between 30 and 40 - it would...
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    During lockdown how can I use pucks to supplement bleach?

    Double post, sorry. Is trichlor the ingredient I am looking for?
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    During lockdown how can I use pucks to supplement bleach?

    Are my pucks considered 8oz or triclor to keep with the math you posted?
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    During lockdown how can I use pucks to supplement bleach?

    Here is what I purchased: When using pucks, I do have a floater, do I just put 1 in and adjust the opening part? Should it be fully open or only partially? Going to check my stabilizer level today to see where we are starting from, but I expect it to be somewhere between 30 and 40.
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    During lockdown how can I use pucks to supplement bleach?

    I have ten gallons of bleach ready to go and bought an 8 pound jug of pucks as I am unsure if we will be allowed to go to the pool store when lockdown is implemented. I have only ever used liquid CL, how many pucks should I use to help supplement the liquids? It's a 15,000 gal in ground pool...
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    Yup, I have reduced it down to 2800, my Polaris is a return side model and really doesnt like to do much when it goes too low. So it warms up and goes at 2800 for an hour and a half then drops down to 1200 for 3 hours.
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    As an update to close out the thread, I had someone come and fix it up about two days later. $105 total. Most of it was the service charge. Chopped it out and just put a straight pipe in there.
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    Is there any reason a pump would prime at full speed? Why would they come that way?
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    Start/Prime -- Not sure? Very high, I guess maximum of what the pump can handle. 3,000k+ maybe? Can't go tell now unless it's in the menu somewhere since I can't turn it on. It then drops down to 2200 for 4 hours. Much less and my return side Polaris won't really move or get stuck. I have...
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    I looked at the flow and it was turned down to almost off, around the mark 1 or something but didn't look fully off. It was down to a minimum flow. I only use liquid CL, this was from the prior owner. It was one broken piece, the whole side shot off in one large piece, it was a few feet away...
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    There is a second PVC pipe that goes around the feeder, I am assuming for if it was turned off completely, but the unit itself doesn't look plugged or capped. Here is an overhead view of the whole setup. It goes from pump, into filter, then into feeder/bypass line, then into the valves for...
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    I will add a swg to the list of things to do then. For now I will see what it would be to just cut out the broken unit now and replace with a straight pipe. I can save up for a new unit but don't want to drop a couple grand right now. So this happened most likely just because? The Florida...
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    My in-line chlorinator just blew up..

    Also how long can the pool survive with no filter until it turns green?