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    Swamp colored water after ascorbic acid treatment HELP

    Hi all! Long time reader but very infrequent poster. We've been successfully using TFP methods for several years. We deal with some level of metal staining every year, although it's been well managed for the last two. I had just some slight yellowing and a few places that I wanted to treat, so...
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    Chlorinating after AA treatment

    Dirtyrat, metal stains are a bear. My stains disappeared after about 3 lb of AA, 3 hours to circulate, followed with two and a half bottles of Jack's magic to sequester. Now I'm just managing chlorine levels. Tested every hour yesterday and added chlorine. Testing every 2 hours today. It's not...
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    I was wondering about adding DE to the filter. I've never done that before but I did some reading in pool school about it. I'll see if I can get my hands on that. Thank you so much! Y'all are so much more knowledgeable than the idiots at our local pool stores!
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    Thanks so much! Cya was well over a hundred, I did three partial drain and refills to bring it down to where it is a few weeks ago. We've quit using tabs since then! When I started adding chlorine yesterday(liquid bleach, 8%), I was doing so with a FC target at 6, which is my minimum chlorine...
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    Rebalancing after AA treatment. pH crazy. HELP

    We completed a successful AA treatment yesterday to treat iron stains. This has been an ongoing battle for us. I started rebalancing my water this afternoon. At first read my pH indicator was distinctly yellow, pH 6.8 or less. I added 6 lb of borax, much less than the pool math calculator...
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    Chlorinating after AA treatment

    Hi all! We just completed a successful AA treatment yesterday. But with the weather being so warm this weekend, I was wondering how soon it's safe to start adjusting my pH and adding chlorine? I know the original Thread about treating the stain says 24 hours. It's been about 18. Wondering if I...
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Tix Maddie!! I will absolutely check into that... I'd read about people using it but didn't know. And will certainly double check with 311. Thanks so much!!
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Boo. Okay! I've just finished three partial drains and refills to get my cya down to a manageable number. I actually think the iron is from our tap water. Grrr. Off to buy AA!
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    Iron staining, metal magic and Aa

    Hi all! We are dealing with recurrent metal staining. Newer to tfp, so I am hopeful that will have less issues in general this season but following your wisdom ? After lots of reading, we decided to try Proteam metal magic to see if it would lift the stains. I hate the chlorine demand of AA...
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    I don't. Tix!
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    I read several articles, on here and in other places about the added algae preventative, Clear/sparkling water, level pH and other benefits. Was hopeful that even with our higher but workable cya, it would help us maintain
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    Metal stain removal and borates

    Hi all! Fairly new to tfp. We have been dealing with significant metal staining on and off since last summer. They returned again this year as the water has started to warm up. CYA was over 300 at pool opening, so we did three partial drain and refills. I've been working on getting my water...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    Concentrated bleach. 10% - - - Updated - - - Got it. Ok. Whelp, looks like we'll try the test again when my replacement regent arrives and keep the FC above 8 until I can confirm. Will do the chlorine loss test tonight. Thank so much y'all! The help here had been outstanding despite my pool...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    I guess I'm also wondering if I need to do a slam? Combined chlorine is at zero, pool is clear and blue. Can I go ahead and let the FC drift down to 8? Adjust pH and TA once it's there? Was testing inside under halogen lighting yesterday. Tonight was outside in (fading) sun. As far as test...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    I guess I'm also wondering if I need to do a slam? Combined chlorine is at zero, pool is clear and blue. Can I go ahead and let the FC drift down to 8? Adjust pH and TA once it's there?
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    We've had tricky weather this week.. Lots of clouds and rain. I did the test at 730 tonight, so sun was going down, but otherwise followed instructions to the letter. Maybe I just need to wait and try when sun is fully out?
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    We have a vinyl liner, so fully replacing the water is not an option. My pool guy says I can safely drain down to the top of the Second Step, which is what I have now done three times. Perhaps I'm just not doing the diluted test correctly, but I've more used all the initial cya regent and more...
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    3 partial drains, cya still 100??!

    Hi all! New to tfp, just got my test kit on Tuesday. We have done three partial drain and refills, approximately 30 to 40% of the water each time. All this since Tuesday. While my cya does seem to be trending down from somewhere well above 150 to approximately 120, and nowafter the third drain...
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    This was SUPER helpful. Thank you!!
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    Thx for the video!! And grrr. I was really hoping one half drain was enough. Our water is really expensive here!
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    Whelp, that diluted test gave me a 120 (60 x2). �� What now? - - - Updated - - - I should also know that we are getting buckets of rain today. I've already drained several inches to waste and I'm going to have to do that again at some point this evening as it's almost back to the...
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    I also can't get a read on my alkalinity. According to my test strips, which I know we don't really trust, but my uncle and it has been around 80 this week. But I've tried both the 25 ML and the 10 mL test and I can't get it to go beyond yellow... My other results: FC 42 CC 1 pH 7.8 CH 180...
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    Do I invert to read the result? I didn't have to add much? I just drained half my pool on Monday, with a cya reading of 148 from the pool store before I did that.
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    Thanks guys! Y'all are amazing. Also, with the cya, since that was such a big concern, I used to little dispenser filled with pool water to 7 to cya reagent to 14 but I don't understand what I'm supposed to do after that?
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    Help! First time Taylor K tester.

    Hi all! Got my Taylor K test kit today. Attempting my first test, but just on the free chlorine I'm following instructions. Elbow deep water, filled to the 25 ml line. Added to dips of dpd powder. Water is almost red. I'm adding the R O871, 141 drops later in the water still has not changed to...
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    Pool Green and Cloudy

    So I drained the pool about halfway down today, top of the middle step. Pump has been running again and filtering for about 2 hours. Unfortunately, my test kit is not going to be here till NEXT Tuesday. Fail. In the meantime, I tried a dip test and it is showing all of my levels as totally off...
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    Pool Green and Cloudy

    Thank you! Hard to be patient when it's 90 and my kids are dying to swim �� Talked to my pool installer/repair guy to find out how far I can safely drain. He says top of the middle step, so that's what I'll be doing today. Will report back tomorrow after I get my test kit!
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    Pool Green and Cloudy

    Thanks everyone. Looks Greener this morning ? continue with just one bottle of bleach until my test kit arrives tomorrow? Or start draining? I'm over anxious to resolve this!