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    Chemicals needed for pool closing

    Maybe draining the pool below skimmer and return line before calling pool service. I think blowing out the line can be done pretty easily with a small air compressor. I did it for the first one this year and was shocked how easy it was. The pool businesses operate during such a compressed...
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    Antifreeze and main drain

    The main line is separate from the skimmer line. And yes, just bought gizmos for both skimmers. Can the pipes have a weird pitch that’s causing this? In which case, rain water cannot get in there after it’s been blown out for the winter? In other words, I don’t need to worry?
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    Antifreeze and main drain

    I’m closing my pool for the first time. From what I saw on the net, I should be pouring 1/2 gallon of RV anti-freeze into the skimmer line. I poured about a quarter gallon and it won’t go down any more. Is that normal. I did blow out all the water using an air compressor. Also, main drain at...
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    0 CYA and 0 Chlorine

    Since the part of the water in the pool will remain there next year's open, is it common to open to a higher CYA? FC will be all gone I'm assuming.
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    0 CYA and 0 Chlorine

    So, you're suggesting I add stabilizer before adding chlorine right? Or both at the same time?
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    0 CYA and 0 Chlorine

    It was painful watching the numbers go down.. :eek:
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    0 CYA and 0 Chlorine

    3rd year of pool ownership but this is my first year I'm opening by myself.... and got it from a green swamp to clear water in about a week. Trying to tweak some things for next open so I can get this time down... and more importantly, cost down. As soon as I was able to get my pump going...
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    Aldi Chlorine

    I've been using bleach from ALDI for couple years but now they are saying 2 bottles per customer (due to COVID). Where are you guys getting them now? I need cheaper alternative than powder that I get from Menards (just dump over $100 during the opening phase).
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    Which chemicals do I need and best place to buy them?

    Did you mean to say higher concentration degrades slower?
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    Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?

    Anyone hear about putting these in the skimmer to filter stuff out of the water? Is there any risk in trying this out? What are those made of?
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    Sta-Rite System 3 issues.

    IM HAVING THE SAME ISSUE!!!!!!! Have you resolved this issue?? I bought new filters and it didn't solve it for me. I have not tried the rings as mentioned here yet. Please let me know if that fixed it.
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    Does 30k pool need 2 pumps?

    No, the pool is super old... maybe 30 years. I think they've been just patching and patching for years. I need to do a gut rehab. =( - - - Updated - - - One of the main indicator for me is that there are 3 returns back to the pool and only 1 is fairly strong.. other 2 are weak flow at best...
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    Sta-rite cartridge filter

    My apologies.. signature updated. I'll try targeting my ppm 2 higher. But if there are dead algaes (light brown usually) and I run it through the filter, should the return water be clear?
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    Sta-rite cartridge filter

    The filter has a hard time picking up those deal algaes. I only have 3 water returns at the top part of the pool and no out lines at the bottom. Which means I can only use the vacuum line to get to the dead algae. Should I buy an automatic vacuum? Will that solve this issue? - - - Updated - - -...
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    Sta-rite cartridge filter

    FC 7 (was 5 earlier today) CYA 40
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    Does 30k pool need 2 pumps?

    I think my pool circulation is a bit lacking. Do you think 30k gallon pool needs 2 pumps?
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    Standard pool ladder?

    Bought a house with a pool but is missing a ladder. Are the ladders standard? Any universal ladders I can purchase?
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    Sta-rite cartridge filter

    I have a sta-rite system 3 cartridge filter. With new filters put in about a month ago. I've been cleaning before and after every swim (a bit excessive). Our water has been sort of cloudy. These couple of weeks we hardly got in the pool. And noticed all the sediments dropped to the bottom and...
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    Calcium Chloride - Need to add about 72lbs

    Rectangular 20'x40' with deep end being around 10' and shallow 4' - - - Updated - - - Plaster pool
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    Calcium Chloride - Need to add about 72lbs

    InTheSwim said I needed 72lbs but looks like I only need 56lbs (according to PoolMath). What a rip off these pool shops are... this is going to take me 1/4 of the cost. Thank you!
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    Calcium Chloride - Need to add about 72lbs

    My CH is sitting at around 150ppm and trying to raise it to 300ppm. I've been reading here that you can just go to a hardware store and buy calcium chloride. Is this safe to use? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-50-lb-Calcium-Chloride-Ice-Melting-Pellets-7892/202590325 Price per pound...
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    Does low calcium cause cloudiness?

    I HAVE been using cal hypo shock after we had a pool party. But my cartridge filter doesn’t seem to do a good job of clearing. Is there anything I can do to speed it up? The pool started out clear then as people started playing in the pool, it started getting a bit cloudy in the deep end. I’d...
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    Does low calcium cause cloudiness?

    thank you for the response. I stopped SLAMing 4 days ago. But I keep fc level up when not in use just in case. Do I just wait for the filter to do its thing? - - - Updated - - - I have IG plaster pool.
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    Does low calcium cause cloudiness?

    Pool looks pretty decent but can’t get it to crystal clear. Any thoughts? Fc 6.5 Cc .5 ph 7.2 Cya 40 Ch 150 Ta 160 Was maybe thinking it’s the calcium level?
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    Cloudiness not going away

    My calcium level is a bit low. 150 ppm. Can that be causing the cloudiness? If so do I really need to add 60lbs of calcium hypochlorite? - - - Updated - - - My current reading. Fc 6.5 Cc .5 ph 7.2 Cya 40 Ch 150 Ta 160
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    Adding DE to Sand Filter.. but what about Cartridge Filter?

    I read here that adding DE can improve your filtering to clear up cloudy waters. Is there something similar for cartridge?
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    Cloudiness not going away

    Understood. Thank you.
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    Cloudiness not going away

    Very low. < 10. I'm currently adding stabilizer to get it up to 30.
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    CYA testing shows nothing...

    Thank you everyone... CYA 30... here we come.
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    Cloudiness not going away

    Shallow end Deep end - - - Updated - - - Here are my reading levels for last 2 days. I haven't really been checking pH during the SLAM process but will start now. Time FC CC pH 6/29/2018 9:30pm 22.5 0.5 6/30/2018 7:32am 16.5 0.5...