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    Readings Comparisions

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    Readings Comparisions

    So the sales guy that installed my automated liquid chlorine/acid system came by to do a post installation check up and while he was there he took some readings and sent me this screen shot, see attached. I am assuming this is a computer generated reading? The CCL is what got me, if it was...
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    Trouble with Stains

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    Trouble with Stains

    So I should wait until the winter when I do not need the FC? Do I really need all this extra stuff too? Also Required: 1/2 gallon muriatic acid or 1 lb pH decreaser, per 10,000 gallons of pool water. Also Required: 12 ounces of Jack's Magic Blue Stuff, per 10,000 gallons of pool water...
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    Trouble with Stains

    It changed the color but only after I left it over night. You can see the change in the second picture mid left bottom, It is a ring the middle of the ring looks like its still stained but there is a clear clean circle where the puck sat.
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    Trouble with Stains

    no one has any ideas on the stains from the pictures posted?
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    Trouble with Stains

    Yes mistype, cc of 270 would be bad, not sure if that could even be possible :eek:
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    Trouble with Stains

    Yes stable, isnt that a little low? Shouldn't it be between 80-120, oh thats what I always went by but I see TFP recommends 70-90.
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    Trouble with Stains

    Readings today with pictures FC 4.8 CC 0 PH 7.4 TA 70 (NEED TO ADD SOME BS) CC 270 CYA 60
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    Trouble with Stains

    A few days of readings but these stains have been here for a while. Old pool replastered 4 years ago. Tried rubbing the puck too, nothing. I had to add some calcium because levels were staying low. I did have to slam at the beginning of the summer I think stains were already there 8/10...
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    Trouble with Stains

    I have a large area with discoloration and it is only on the shallow end 5ft and less. It doesn't come up with brushing so I tried putting a puck in, left it for 30 min and nothing, got in and scrapped it on the bottom and it didn't streak. Some kids were able to scrape their initials on the...
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Less than a week later pool is crystal clear. Saturday people started swimming again, tested after the day was over. FC- 3.5 CC- 0 CYA- 60 PH- 8 Added acid and bleach to bring levels to recommended levels. Also downloaded POOL MATH so, hopefully I can stay on top of this. Thanks everyone
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Well didn't get a chance to get over and test yesterday afternoon. This mornings partial test results FC 7 CC 0 PH 7.6 CYA 70-75 Pool is clear, backwashed and rinsed this morning, then just added more problems-water was low so put 2" hose in pool to add some water to make sure water level...
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Took pucks out of feeders and took readings FC still high 13.5. CC 0
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Well, for what it's worth from my camera the pool looks blue, will not be able to test until tonight. I do have a guy coming look at installing a liquid feeding system today, Pumps & Feed Systems | AquaSol. Only found one thread about automatic controllers and it was for just PH, I am sure...
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Tested this morning and the FC is 25? Is it normal to just jump up that high from 3 to 25 and I just added 5 gallons last night
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Just tested fc 3 and cc was 0.5. Water doesn’t have green tint anymore just cloudy. So I backwashed and rinsed then added 5 gallons of 12% bleach for the night will check back in AM. The cloudiness clears up quick or is that what takes the most time?
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    Drained about 1/4-1/5 of the pool and refilled with fresh water. Added 1 gallon of acid to bring the ph down and then added 10 gallons of 12% bleach last night. This morning took readings (did both test dropper and powder because I must of did something wrong I am guessing), levels below...
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    I added Metal Out last thursday, and maybe 1/2 gallon of acid last Monday. PH- 8 real high (assuming bc of rain) cya- 95 chlorine- 0 (fresh rain water)
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    Liquid Chlorine/ But green tint

    So, this summer I have been mainly using liquid chlorine, going through 15-20 gallons a week. I am also supplementing with tabs because of my high user load. Pool hasn't been that bad mostly just a little cloudy but, the last week or so it has been having a green tint. Got desperate so...
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    Bad Scum Build Up

    Signature is for my pool, the question about the scum is referring to a hot tub/whirlpool separate from the pool. Yes, Ive heard those balls work, just dont want it to be floating around in the water all the time. I'm trying some tennis balls in the skimmer right now, been about a week and...
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    Bad Scum Build Up

    Is there any product that helps prevent the scum build up right above the water line? I add defoamer to the water pretty regular but the nasty fungus looking brownish gunk builds up pretty often on the tile. Its very stubborn to get off too, scraping it doesnt even get it all the way off. Ive...
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    A year or less, kept outside though if that matters? Not in direct sunlight.
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    SWG would have more upkeep than going with liquid chlorine correct? Especially if I have it set up on pumps. Seems like the majority of people on this site recommend going with liquid.
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    2 questions, I just tried to use the (see below) for the first time to read my FC. Using the powder seemed a little tricky to me, should the test sample turn solid pink or should it just have a shade of pink? I was on the 6th scoop and it wasnt turning pink, so I stopped assuming I was doing...
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    Not sure when I will be able to install an automated system for liquid chlorine so I was back at pool store this morning. I took some of my own readings yesterday to compare to pool store. I took my readings before backwashing and adding to gallons of bleach to avoid raising the cya. my...
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    Ok, I've called about 6 local pool stores/builders and no one handles installing a liquid chlorine system. I've looked at a few of the DIY projects on here, are there any that have a ORP system with two pumps for chlorine and acid. Might have to do this on my own.
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    The Taylor one that is recommended by this site. Yes I am still using tabs, I lowered the setting on the chlorinator now. I am assuming I would have to pour a lot of bleach everyday which is possible just not efficient.
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    In the Swim Chlorine Tabs

    you say that about the public pool, they had bottles and bottles of phos free and algaecide in their shed. Retested water today and it looks like I have CYA about 140 still after I drained and refilled, also got about an inch of rain. Chlorine might be locked out to bc Im getting no readings...