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    Pool boy costs

    Interesting about the varied costs per week to take care of the pool depending on locale. Geez....guess I better start paying myself for all the work I've been doing over the past 27 years....LOL :)
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Gwegan, Thanks for that explanation. Very well stated and helps me to get the bigger picture. That being said, though, I'm still confused as to what you're recommending for the problem I'm having. Are you indicating that there should have never been grout put in at the tops of the tiles and...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Dave, So I have what is considered to be cantilevered decking? I consider what I have to be just a regular deck. What is the difference? My original pool had grout between the top of the tiles and the coping and it lasted for years without any pieces falling off. Eventually crack lines...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Didn't realize I had to go into settings to delete images....so now I got rid of enough that allowed me to upload additional. Dave...let me know if this helps you at all. If it doesn't, I'll have to get a pic from inside the pool. Otherwise it's hard to see the grouting problem since it's all...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Tried several times to delete one of the existing pics but it won't do it. I did take another one from a bit farther away but not sure it will help you. The forum is still telling me I have exceeded my upload quota by a specific number of KB. If I can delete one of the existing, I'll try again.
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    What is the implication of your last question...(?) Are you asking if I have the means to pay to have repairs done? If so, most definitely. Remember I'm the one who forks out $$ to keep going with baquacil LOL! Although I just paid a decent amount to have the pool renovated. Wasn't planning on...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    From the pics, there appears to be no damage to the top horizontal surface of the tiles. It's just that the grouting that is level with and goes against the top of the tile seems to be falling out. Still, I would think this invites further damage during the winter and certainly should not be...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    I'm not familiar with cantilevered decks but from some quick research about it I'm fairly certain I don't have that. Mine is your typical poured, broomed concrete decking that is level with the coping, and then the usual vulcanized caulking (or whatever was used for the renovation) expansion...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Hi Duraleigh...not sure really. All I'm fairly certain of is that the problem didn't seem to be there when I opened the pool. What I am sure of is that it didn't look like this when the renovation was completed nor until fairly recently I believe.
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Hi, I had my pool completely redone only 2 summers ago, and now I find that there are crack lines and pieces falling out between the top of the tiles and the bottom (underside) of the coping. Should this be happening so soon? It is mostly around the shallow end, but all around the pool there is...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Actually I don't use muriatic...I use granular BioGuard Lo n Slo. You guys might convince me...that's true...but I have a really hard time thinking about actually dumping bleach into the pool! I was at a hotel one time when I saw the owner come out and do that and was quite horrified really...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Jason...LOL...no problem! I should have mentioned that this whole thing is associated with trying to forge on with baquacil. I appreciate your input!! Matt....thanks as well. Yeah...you pretty well nailed it. With all due respect, I'm not convinced of being on the "losing end" of the baqua...
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    How long does replastering generally result in higher pH levels?

    Not a chance...those tablets are what I am choosing to try in place of the discontinued chemical called "Assist".
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    How long does replastering generally result in higher pH levels?

    Just wondering....I had the pool replastered summer of 2014, and so I expected it during the remainder of that season and the next, but the continued increase in pH this season actually seems to be worse than last year. That doesn't make any sense to me. Any reason for it? I'm getting tired of...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Hi, I recently started adding Aqua Finesse Pool Care tablets to my pool since they are supposed to help with eliminating biofilms, slime, water mold, etc. A concern I have is that both of the ingredients, sodium carbonate and disodium metasilicate, are basic and so will increase the pH. This is...
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    pH level keeps going up ever since having pool replastered

    OK...except that I don't use bleach in my pool. Thanks so much though.
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    pH level keeps going up ever since having pool replastered

    I thought 80-120 was the preferred range for TA? And anything over 200 for CH?
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    Within the next few days I will have 2 quarts of BioGuard Scale Inhibitor for sale...

    Hasn't even arrived at my doorstep yet. As mentioned in another thread, I ordered it online thinking that it was the right product to treat my scale condition, and then found out that it is not compatible with my biguanide pool. I paid $18.99 per quart but would be willing to sell it for less. I...
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    pH level keeps going up ever since having pool replastered

    Thanks for replies. I might just try listing my unused / unneeded chemicals in the coffee bar! Here are my recent results as requested: pH - between 7.5 - 8+ TA - 110 - 120 CH - 210 - 220 No water features or aeration, no chlorine levels since I use biguanide
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    pH level keeps going up ever since having pool replastered

    Hi, I expected this for the first season and over the winter following replastering, but this is the 3rd season and I still can't keep it down. I had checked it over the winter a few times before the pool froze and added acid several times, but some time between the freeze and spring start up...
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    Can I use Bioguard "Scale Inhibitor" with my baquacil pool?

    Hi, Yes...I'm well familiar with the mission and goals of TFP, including the strong inclination towards chlorine over biguanide, but was merely looking for some chemical advice with regards to this product, especially since there are people here who would know whether or not the product is...
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    Can I use Bioguard "Scale Inhibitor" with my baquacil pool?

    Hi, I opened up to scale this spring, and so I just ordered this product and now my pool store is telling me it is not compatible with biguanide. Is this true? I looked at the label closely and it says the product is for chlorine and bromine pools. So does this mean I can't use it for my pool...
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    Anyone know where I can buy the foam skimmer weir inserts?

    Hi, I have a Hayward SP-1082K skimmer weir which I just bought the other year. The foam insert got pretty fouled up during last swimming season with pink slime, etc. It seems that the inserts are next to impossible to find without also having to buy the door. I checked in a local arts and...
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    Just ordered aqua finesse water care tablets...hope this helps with the slime/mold

    I think this is the last ditch effort to be able to continue with baquacil and hopefully control the pink slime and white water mold issues. I've read good things about these aqua finesse tablets. From the research, it does appear that biofilm issues are not only associated with baquacil, but...
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    TA and CH readings are very low...should I adjust?

    I took off part of the cover - as I usually do when checking the water and adding any chemicals during the off-season. It turned out I was way off. The true readings are: pH - 8+ (guessing around 8.2 or 8.3) TA - 130 CH - 230 So I'm a bit in the scaling zone...added some pH decreaser...
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    TA and CH readings are very low...should I adjust?

    I would not plan on running the pump being that the entire system is drained and antifreeze in the lines. I just use a kayak paddle (lol) and agitate the water for several minutes...probably still not a great sample but good enough I suppose. - - - Updated - - - Yeah...I'm not content with...
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    TA and CH readings are very low...should I adjust?

    Hi, I have not checked readings since November. We're just at the point here in PA where the water is starting to freeze over on the surface. Last year, with the new plaster, I was worried about scale and so several times had to lower the pH. Now, however, I seem to be looking at the opposite...
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    Newbie trying to balance pool chemicals prior to winter closing

    Back when I was using chlorine, my pool store would always sell me a special "winter shock", and would always have me adjust the TA, CH, etc. I think it was overkill and a bit unnecessary. The explanation on their water test sheets would always talk about how winter balancing needs to be...
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    Water balance after closing a plaster pool?

    At the risk of stating the obvious, the mesh cover (which I also have), since allowing water to pass through it, will have an impact on water chemistry. With my newly replastered pool last winter, I had to adjust the pH probably 7-8 times and would have continued but of course at some point the...
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    Closed with pink slime in the lines...probably not a great idea but little choice

    Hi, Thanks again for your comments. I really appreciate it. I'm so conditioned by the pool people over the years, although since coming here at least I learned the value of doing all my own testing, and when I look back at the pool store results I can see where they sold me lots of stuff that I...