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  1. ManiacalMama

    Over adjusted now PH/TA too low.

    We had our pool replastered mid September, so I've been playing the whole PH yoyo game. Three days ago I added muriatic acid and over shot (it was 8.2+) Readings last night were: FC - 6.5 CC - 0 PH - 7.2 TA - 50 Temp - ~60 degrees __________ Last week - CH - 450 CYA - 50 This is putting our...
  2. ManiacalMama

    New Plaster - When can/should I use suction side cleaner?

    I'm not sure if this in the right place for this question, but... We are 16 days post fill. No evidence of plaster dust for about 5 days. I would like to stop the 24/7 filtering now and return to my normal timed schedule, but we are now getting a lot of tree litter in the pool so I would also...
  3. ManiacalMama

    Skimmer/Main Drain float diverter question.

    Our replaster was just completed yesterday (see that THREAD HERE). Water was done filling a couple hours ago and after a lot of scratching my head I finally got the pump primed. My plaster guy told me to run suction from main drain only until plaster dust is gone. So I closed the gate on my...
  4. ManiacalMama

    Winter cover advice needed...

    We have now had our pool for 2 years. In the summer we use a solar cover, which keeps it nice and toasty warm. We are currently in the process of having a small/minor reno done with a DiamondBrite replaster. This winter I would like to get a winter cover to keep out as much debris as possible...
  5. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Our original plain white replaster project has turned into a medium gray quartz, tile cleaning and adding a small cabo shelf . I know y'all like pictures so here's some to start, I'll update as the project progresses!
  6. ManiacalMama

    Using pool math for other things...

    So my little 11 month grandson has a little water play table thing, he plays with it almost daily; my daughter just adds some water here and there for splash out and evap. My daughter asked me if she could put a little chlorine in it to keep it from getting algae or if she should be changing the...
  7. ManiacalMama

    CYA Loss

    I wanted to see what everyone thinks of this, and if you guys think it's just normal oxidation of CYA or if I have something else going on. I got my TF-100 test kit in May...CYA level was ~50 on 5/13 Fast forward to this month...about a little over a week ago I was sitting at just under the 30...
  8. ManiacalMama

    Eyeball returns for non-threaded 1" inside diameter returns

    So I'm looking for eyeball return fittings for my 1" inside diameter returns. They are not threaded and are flush with the surface of the pool walls. I have three of them pointing in REALLY STUPID directions, I have really poor circulation because of this. I have been looking for some sort of...
  9. ManiacalMama

    Isolated algae spots

    Yesterday during my weekly maintenance, I noticed a couple green algae spots. At least once a week I pull back the solar cover to let the pool breathe and to do my brushing and full battery of tests and to add acid if needed (I have only added it once so far). I went ahead and brushed the...
  10. ManiacalMama

    Need advice for adjusting TA and PH

    Hi there, First time poster, but I've been following TFP since about September of last year (just after we bought our house with our first pool). So this year is my first time ever "opening" a pool. We didn't actually close it since we are in the Central Valley, California, but I'm calling it...