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    Closing bleach addition shot up ph

    I am getting my pool closed tomorrow so I wanted to lower my ph to 7.4 (because I know it will creep up). I tested using the TFT100 kit (and checked it with my ph meter) and got 7.6 with the meter and just over 7.5 with the TFT100. I then added the requisite acid to lower it to about 7.4...
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    Controlling PH in winter

    Without a hose wouldn't the intake and the outtake be right next to each other. Wouldn't that hinder the circulation.
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    Controlling PH in winter

    Anyone know if that pump can be used and if so where do I put the hose that attaches to it ( right next to the pump)?
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    Controlling PH in winter

    When I closed my pool last year I bought a pump to keep in the pool on the second step to get rid of water if my pool took in too much water. The pump is Little Giant multi purpose pool cover pump 500-APCP, 500 GPH. Can this pump be used to circulate the water? If so, I attach a hose to it and...
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    Controlling PH in winter

    Last year I closed my pool in late October and opened in early April. But my PH was off the charts and I think it affected my plaster. This year I want to make sure that I keep my ph in check. Could someone please point me to a pump (maybe on Amazon) that I could use to circulate the water...
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    Calcium scaling - i messed up?

    Just to clarify, it's not -.6 and positive .6. It's between -.3 and + .3. Is that because I already have a problem?
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    Calcium scaling - i messed up?

    Thanks Richard. What should I be doing with my PH? What level should I keep it at to prevent scaling?
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    Calcium scaling - i messed up?

    Should I raise my calcium hardness directly by adding calcium chloride?
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    Calcium scaling - i messed up?

    As I indicated in another post about this topic, My Plaster was finished early June last year and when I opened last week the PH was very high. After three gallons of 32% acid (over a three day period) it went down to about 7.4. I ran my Polaris for a couple of days and it kept filling up...
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    Calcium Crystals!?! First Pool Opening. Please Help

    Just saw this post. I think the same thing happened to me. Plaster was finished early June last year and when I opened last week the PH was very high. After three gallons of 32% acid (over a three day period) it went down to about 7.4. I ran My Polaris for a couple of days and it kept filling...
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    First opening

    I thought everything was tight but I didn't inspect inside the grotto. The company that opened it was the same one that put it in and they said it was the wind. If an exorbitant amount of leaves is not the norm that other people experience ( that's why I asked the question) then maybe there...
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    First opening

    I closed my Pool last year in late October (when the water temperature was well below 60 degrees) and opened it last week (pool temperature was again below 60 degrees). I had a LOOP LOC Mesh cover put on and followed all the procedures of Pool School. When it was opened on Friday, my FC was...
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    Pool Slide Cover

    Could you share the online supplier. I have a built in slide and wasn't sure if it should be covered. I'd like to see what your supplier has for it. Thanks
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    First time closing questions

    My pool is being closed today by a Professional (i.e., not me) and it appears that I overshot on my addition of bleach. I use the Tfp test kit and my FC seems to be 27. I was shooting for 20. My other numbers are ch 350; TA 60; CYA 50; my ph was 8.2 so I added some acid this morning and...
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    First time closing questions

    I use the TFTtest kit (with speedstir). The closing is free (part of the cost of cover). I will just ask them not to put anything in. PH 7.6-7.8 TC 5+ FC5.5. CC.5 CH 300 Thanks TA 60 CYA 50 (maybe 40)
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    First time closing questions

    My pool was built this year (plastered in June) and I have been doing my own chemicals since about July. The pool water is now below 60 degrees and I am ready to close it. I have hired a company that will put my LoopLoc cover on and close the pool. When I asked them what chemicals they...