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  1. queenofcats

    pH issue

    My pH and TA seem to keep rising which i suspect is because my fill water is trash. Should i target my TA lower, like 60? Or will it level itself out if i just keep doing what I'm doing? We did a full drain in March so this is pretty fresh water. I already added MA twice this week because my pH...
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    algae

    FC - 5 pH - 8 TA - 140 CH - 425 CYA - 40 I just noticed some algae today in my spa that's attached to my pool. It's hottttt in AZ and I guess i let the FC drop too low (still on a learning curve). I've got a lot of trees near my pool so unfortunately lots of leaves and debris. I know my TA and...
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    help with testing water for the first time

    I'm having some trouble testing my water for the first time. I'm using the k2006c My CH is really high, 1500. This seems right because i have extreme calcium build up, and I'm in AZ so this is a regular problem. I can't get the FAS-DPD free chlorine test to work. I did it twice with the same...
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    'start up chemicals' how to maintain after?

    My 14 year-old-ish pool has been a bit neglected, both by us and the previous owners, and needs a facelift, which includes new tile work due to severe calcium build up (major hard water issues in AZ). We've always just taken water samples to the pool store and did whatever they told us to do...