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    Warning: gross. If you haven’t eaten breakfast yet, don’t look!

    Q: if you awesome, how do we know when it’s clean? I mean, we didn’t have any signs -0 Water wasn’t cloudy, we have never seen this before.
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    Warning: gross. If you haven’t eaten breakfast yet, don’t look!

    Trying to push through all these comments regarding ahhsome , But since when did hot tubs use CYA? Hot tub is in a screen room and covered.
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    Warning: gross. If you haven’t eaten breakfast yet, don’t look!

    So we change our filters out every 3 months. We get them from the spa store, I think the name is. They are supposed to be antibacterial. We are draining the tub bc we are going out of town. My husband took the filters out and he saw this. I am so grossed out. Have you ever seen this before...
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    The algae is BACK

    yes, sir. I know this (about the 3 - never want it there ever BUT we have a new salt cell and it has been heck getting it right) I have been maintaining 5 to 6. 3 was only once. our CYA is 70 right now.
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    The algae is BACK

    mustard algae? we slammed back in June and we took out our lights and ran our wall until our numbers came back out. I have never looked at mustard. The algae is back on the outside of our lights. it's alwasy there when it shows up. we literally soaked the lights in beach for a very long time.
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    The algae is BACK

    I cannot freakin believe it! The chlorine has not dropped - the lowest it has been was a 3 and that was for half a day! We have been keeping it at 5 or 6. I have a log where we have been testing this darn pool every day or every other day since the great algae incident of 2020. It’s all over...
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    It has been set to 100% since my last post.
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    Okay, y’all, here’s what I am having trouble wrapping my head around. Our previous SWG was a 20k unit that we had no problem with until we had a problem. So now we have a 40k and yet we can’t get the FC stable. I went out there just now and it’s down to a 3. I just added CL to make it go to...
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    No. 12 hours. That is what our pool person set up - 9-4 the rpm is higher. So he has it set at 1875 7 to 7 and 2500 9-4. Sorry didn’t see this post before I posted the other.
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    Good to know. We have been checking it every day or every other day bc we didn’t want to go down the algae road again...
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    Today our chlorine was down by 2ppm. It’s going down every day. We are trying to find that sweet spot. I find algae unlikely as we have been on top of the FC since we got rid of it last month..didn’t want to go down that road again!
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    With COVID,no one but the two of us...
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    New cell - went from 20k cell to 40k

    Hi there. So our cell wasn’t producing at 100% so we replaced it with a 40k. My husband read all the instructions, plus some from the internet. It’s like a plug and play cell - for an AquaRite system. Anyway, my question is: Should a brand-new cell have to be run at 60%? We have been...
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    Raised beam and algae question

    It’s been cleared out now for 2 weeks but the husband keeps wanting to run the wall every day....is there any reason why we need to?
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    Raised beam and algae question

    We haven’t turned the water wall off since we passed the overnight test. But I am concerned. I hope that running it all this week while the FC goes down that it will have totally killed everything in there. I mean, usually algae is not our thing - we have a constant pH problem - but after this...
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    Salt Cell Troubles

    I’m still stuck on a SWG for a 35k pool and it says her pool is 8k gallons.
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    Can I swim? Pool store says yes, after $250 worth of chemicals.

    I was told that too at the pool store and slightly freaked out about it. Came here and was quite relieved...
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    Safe FC to swim and also when to start testing

    You can test PH once FC is under 10 Thank you Very Much! Yay. It’s 92 here and that pool is looking gooooooooddddddd
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    Safe FC to swim and also when to start testing

    Hi. We are coming down from a slam. Right now we are at 23. Before we started The slam, our CYA was 70. (My search seems to indicate this is important) Second Q. When will we get good results on the usual tests? I know that pH has to be a a certain level to be accurate but I forgot. I am...
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    Raised beam and algae question

    When we were slamming the pool, We lost a lot of FC when we turned on our water wall. is there some rule of thumb about how often to run it? For the past 5.5 years, we have run it mostly on weekends...I don’t want the algae coming back. I.am.done!
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    Starting to lose hope....

    Girl, I feel your pain. We were double checking ourselves too. I have an iWatch and I literally set a timer and checked every 3 hours for just about 7 straight days. I was about to go mad!
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    Starting to lose hope....

    10 And please explain that more. Why would I use 25? The tfp recomendation is different.
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    Starting to lose hope....

    i almost feel like I am doing something wrong here. I have slammed before and it's never been this hard....
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    Starting to lose hope....

    BTW we have taken our lights out of the pool. We have no ladders. We do have a water wall (Raised beam) that we have been running too to clear out those pipes. This is just crazy....
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    Starting to lose hope....

    we have been checking every 3 hours. At night before bed is our dark test and I do it first thing in the morning. that is where we have been losing 3 to 4 ppm is overnight.
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    Starting to lose hope....

    yes and yes. we see no algae anywhere. When we switched bleach, we checked it and this bleach and the pool calc app have been spot on so far...sigh..
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    Starting to lose hope....

    We have been slamming now since Monday. Checking water every 3 hours. Water is clear. Filters are brand new. Pumps running 24/7. Water wall and bubblers are on to clean out those pipes. We get close and then over night we are down 4 ppm. We go several times a day where there’s no change...
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    Slamming - double checking myself

    I thought we were in the clear today - only lost 1.5 ppm (close, I mean) but then at 9 a.m. i lost 5ppm again...we turned on our wall and our bubblers. I am ASSuming that is what is happening???? idk.