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    New vinyl liner... fresh water.... pH issue....

    Thanks for the quick reply. Do you mean after adding the muriatic acid I should wait to see what TA is?
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    New vinyl liner... fresh water.... pH issue....

    We got a new liner installed this week and have finished filling the pool with water from our hose (so "tap water"). I checked chemicals and pH is way above 8.2 , Alk is 50 and chlorine( with just the little tester that you do with the pH) is about 4. I know I should fix my pH and alk but...
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    Ugh! Help!

    Thank you. We actually determined that we must have another leak somewhere as we are losing water too fast. I guess we are going to have to wait for the new liner. Thank you though.
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    Ugh! Help!

    So, we had a tear in the liner/leak at return jet. We hoped we could make it through this season but found another leak around the light. We have a new liner and skimmer/ports ready to install and are having new sheet metal put over the rusted old areas... but the guy we've hired to do it had...
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    Help please!

    We have to have are liner replaced. We have someone coming to do it, but a friend of ours mentioned that we should also replace the cove molding when we replaced the liner. Is this always necessary? Also we have foam underneath the liner on the walls. Will this need to be replaced or removed a...
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    Anyone have a thought on this? I've tried to search the forums but can't find anything about needing to replace it with the liner....
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  8. K

    Guidance please...

    Thank you! I knew I'd read the instructions before but couldn't find them.
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    Guidance please...

    Ok... so my dpd powder arrived today... FC is above 25 (I ran out of reagant at that point ...UGH!) and the last time we added bleach was 2 gallons yesterday and 2 gallons 48hr or so before that CC ?? ran out of reagent so coudn't do this CYA It was between the 40 and 50 (closer to the...
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    Guidance please...

    Ok... will work on those... thanks! LOL That's where I'm really unsure... what is best... more bleach? How much? What does my total chlorine level tell me? What should I do until the dpd arrives?
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    Guidance please...

    - No guessing now. You did a few "combat bombs" of stuff, but now you need to use your TF-100 (or Taylor K-2006C) and the accompanying FAS-DPD to make sure of your exact FC level. I do not have any more DPD powder... I've ordered it but don't expect it until at least Friday so all I...
  12. K

    Guidance please...

    My husband (who doesn't usually do the pool stuff) decided to start our "SLAM" by adding 2 bags of 4-in-1 pool shock Saturday early afternoon. When it didn't look better (we were starting with a 'pond') by 7pm he added 6 gallons of bleach. By the time I got home around 9pm it was visibly...
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    Question about my testing kit...

    I was basing it on a CYA of 0 since I can't test and it's been over the winter (I have no idea what the last one was but sometime last summer). And yes, ordering new but still doesn't explain why the levels won't go up! ARGGH!!! And thanks.. will try grinding it back up... at least then I...
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    Question about my testing kit...

    Yes, brand new... but hmmm... glad you brought the percentage up... my husband actually brought some home today so probably not what I usually buy. Will go look... still seems WAY off though.
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    Question about my testing kit...

    Thanks! I actually thought of that after I posted the question... better to be low than high and fighting it. Just dumped another gallon of bleach in which if pool math is correct should raise my level to about 14-15. Will check in an hour and see. Just not sure why my levels aren't...
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    Question about my testing kit...

    This is our third year with our pool and each year has been a better start up (when we bought the house it had not been opened in 2yrs!). It was pretty clear when we opened but a lot of debris. Within a day we of course had green/cloudy water. I started the SLAM process but forgot to balance...
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    Help please

    Ah, so perhaps that was my early issue... low level algae. and yes, getting ready to slam again as it definitely looks better today with a couple packets of shock last night. Hubby is grabbing the bleach on his way home from work. Thanks! Any ideas on why the filter is putting back...
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    Help please

    1) We put all new sand in it in May when we repaired the filter stand 2) Ok... but would it be clear/cloudy with algae or green? As for CC ...how can it be mutually exclusive if the chlorine is actively binding to and killing the algae? And yes... CC were zero, no overnight chlorine loss...
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    Help please

    We were first time pool owners last year (new to us house that came with older pool). I tried the TFP methods and found it overwhelming. We did use the slam method to get the pool open this summer and then switched to using trichlor tabs in a chlorinator for maintenance. We had an issue...
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    First time closing questions...

    Thank you!!! Got the pH lowering now and going to add our CYA tonight/tomorrow. Still need to know about the cover and the pump/such... -----With a cover that is permeable (mesh maybe??) do we need pillows? I'm assuming it's supposed to sit on the water?? ----- Which parts do we need to...
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    First time closing questions...

    So, we went on our honeymoon last week and I forgot to tell my parents how to care for the pool (did remember to give them instructions for kids and pets though! :) ) so when we came back it was a bit of a swamp. I dumped a couple gallons of bleach in and it's now improved to just hazy and a...
  22. K

    Black stuff in skimmer and on floating lights?

    Ok... that is kind of what I was thinking. Ordered a scumbug and will try some magic erasers on the stuff that's already yucky.
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    Black stuff in skimmer and on floating lights?

    We've noticed some black 'thick, sticky' stuff at the water line in the skimmer and also on the edges of our floating pool lights. We bought a new light yesterday and today there is even some on the NEW one. What can this be? And how do I get rid of it?
  24. K

    Best place to buy a hayward 1.5hp pump?

    That was what I was thinking but wanted to be sure. :) And actually DH has the pump going again... evidently just a fuse in the electrical box by the pool.
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    Best place to buy a hayward 1.5hp pump?

    Ours seems to have bitten the dust... where is best price?
  26. K

    Done with SLAM now need some help with maintenance....

    So I can assume since I had no chlorine loss overnight that it's mostly sun and bather load then, correct? Oh and ETA: this morning FC was 4 again with a CC of 0.
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    Done with SLAM now need some help with maintenance....

    Ok... so here is where we are... we keep having chlorine drop quite a bit so I added what I had last night (not enough for shock level but to boost it up) Last evening... FC 12.5 CC 0 This morning.... FC 12.5 CC 0 This evening... FC 4 CC 0.5 TA 80 (this has dropped from 100 three days ago)...
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    Done with SLAM now need some help with maintenance....

    Thanks all... going to take a while to get used to. Don 't mind tending to it daily.. just wasn't sure if I should expect to actually need to ADD bleach daily. I guess this is why the chlorine feeders became popular at some point... plop the tabs in and let them sit.