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  1. abradleydvm

    Calcium Deposits Despite Excellent CSI

    Thanks Maddie ... previously I used straight MA in a spray bottle and it fizzed right off but I guess the diluted solution would be easier on the stone/mortar and safer ? 😉Do you know what I need to do to prevent it ... or is it even possible ?
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    Calcium Deposits Despite Excellent CSI

    Hello all ... I have had an excellent CSI and been balancing my water with TFP methods since last August . I recently in the last month have used acid to get the calcium deposits off my spa waterfall and they reappeared fairly fast ( with in a couple of weeks ) Any advice ?
  3. abradleydvm

    1st time adding calcium chloride

    TFP .... I stand amazed yet again ! Crystal clear this morning ! Swim ready ! Thanks @Richard320!
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Thank you so much 👍🏻
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Added 1 cup and it did not seem to cloud it up . To get to high end of FC range I need 8.5 mor cups . It is somewhat cloudy from the calcium I added 2 hours ago . I premixed 5 lbs in 5 gallon bucket to dissolve and added it to deep end .... added a total of 10 pounds to get CH to 250.
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    1st time adding calcium chloride

    Hi everyone . I need to add chlorine and I added calcium chloride tonight (See pool math .) My CSI is pretty low and so I read on one TFP post that I can adjust my chlorine before the 24 hour wait time suggested without the risk of clouding if CSI is less than zero . I have maintained my pool...
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    Adjusting ph advice

    thank you .... I’m just another over zealous pool owner who who has a bad case of the PTPSE ( post traumatic pool store experience)... so thankful for tfp wisdom !
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    Adjusting ph advice

    Hi all ... I’m not sure I should have adjusted from 8-7.5 ( I think I read slow adjustments are best ) but I did and now it’s caused my CSI to be low . I have a fountain and so ph climbs on its own . It’s also raining and I’m wondering if it’s not a big deal and I I just wait and retest ph...
  9. abradleydvm

    CYA Standard testing

    Thank you ?
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    CYA Standard testing

    Thank you very much
  11. abradleydvm

    CYA Standard testing

    Below are picks of my standard testing ... I can still see the dot very clearly at 50 .... I used the standard as pool sample and mixed R-0013 accordingly ... thoughts?
  12. abradleydvm

    Variation in Chlorine drop test results (TF-100 kit)

    Feeder is emptied ... no tabs .... no graular shock ... only liquid chlorine ... I started last week and I am keeping my FCL levels between target and minimum for my CYA . I am testing twice daily just to get an idea of how much chlorine loss I have daily . I am adding acid to decrease my ph to...
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    Variation in Chlorine drop test results (TF-100 kit)

    Same time on first set and same time on second
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    Variation in Chlorine drop test results (TF-100 kit)

    I have been testing frequently while transitioning from tabs to bleach . I am getting variation in results .... yesterday 7.5. , 10.5,9,9.5 and today I did two 5.5 and 7 .... I use a healing scoop but some are bigger than others ... does this affect the results ? I used same spot in pool but...
  15. abradleydvm

    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    Yes ... that is my plan ... thank you so much ?
  16. abradleydvm

    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    I just fixed it .... I had not put in my water temp ??
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    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    I have tried multiple time to get the CSI to post ... as I enter the data it calculates to .06 with ph of 7.3 and water temp 90 but it does not post to the overview .... thoughts ? What am I doing wrong ?
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    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    I use pool math .... ph 8 , TA 190 ( pool store caused this ) Target ph 7.4 Thanks
  19. abradleydvm

    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    The 8.3 was an error ... I use the K-1000 Test Kit... Thank you ? ... I took the tfp dive this week ... removes my tabs forever and I finally found 12% bleach today .... the only other bleach was Lowe’s 10% and stored outside in the heat . I am getting more and more comfortable with the tests ...
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    cal hyp in place of calcium chloride to increase CH

    What is the maximum amount you can add at one time ? I was told by the “ pool guy” at Leslie’s no more than 24oz at a time and dilute in 5 gallon bucket and mix well before putting in and brush pool bottom afterwards . Pool math said o need 56 oz and I would like to put it all in if it’s safe...