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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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    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

    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

    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??!

    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.

    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

    Hi friends! New to TFP, but I've been reading forums and pool school articles for a few weeks now. Just ordered my TFP-100 test kit (??), But in the meantime.... We treated some metal stains about 6 weeks ago, and, as expected, had trouble raising chlorine levels after. We did use an...