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    Updates and new question about sequestering agent

    Paying my stupid tax and abscorbic acid Okay so maybe I screwed up (well I know I did). As a recap, I had done the abscorbic acid deal to remove stains shortly after opening and had great success for 3-4 weeks. However, I was out of town and we had a few storms so the chlorine got a little...
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    Updates and new question about sequestering agent

    I am off off a municipal system which comes from a well.
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    Updates and new question about sequestering agent

    Guys still shocking the pool using bleach and did the D.E. addition to my sand filter. I'm thinking my sand probably needs replaced because it took four cups of D.E. to raise my PSI by 1. But, it may be my imagination, however the water from the return actually seems visibly clearer as it...
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    Latest Experiences & D.E.+Sand Question

    Well I am in the process of doing a shock on my pool to get rid of the algae issue. I also took apart my multiport valve today and was able to (at least for this season) fix the issue with it leaking to waste when on filter and especially on recirculate. I was able to remove the sand which...
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    Newbie Wanting Input...again

    Okay so I was out for a week or so and the pool got slightly neglected with several big storms. So when I returned the pool had green tinge with little visibility. So I put about 3 gallons of bleach and loaded my feeder up with 3" chlorine tabs (yes, I know most don't approve, but my CYA has...
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    Help to ID Multiport Valve

    The filter is a Tagelus TA-60 and on the side of the valve it has the manufacture date of 04/98. But, I was thinking I had to know the valve part number to order the parts or are you indicating this is like a "combo" deal where all TA-60 filters came with this multiport valve from the factory...
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    Newbie Wanting Input

    I am unsure of the PH as it is a vibrant bright orange with a redish tint, I believe around 7.8. Total hardness is around 250 ppm. Total chlorine and free chlorine were white (nonexistent) this afternoon. Total alkalinity around 140 ppm and CYA (stabilizer) a little higher than 50 ppm. All...
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    Help to ID Multiport Valve

    The following are the photos of my multiport valve. The handle no long stays upright, it often leaks water out of the drain when in filter mode, and it gushes water out of the drain when in recirculate mode. My thinking is that with a proper ID, I can buy new gaskets and the parts to kind of...
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    Newbie Wanting Input

    I wonder if the CYA number just showed non-existent temporarily because of the crazy PH numbers after the abscorbic acid treatment? No big deal, but it shows now in the middle of the test strip reading (dark tan) for CYA. But, perhaps I need a kit with a real CYA test? The water is crystal...
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    Newbie Wanting Input

    Okay guys, well this is year two in the pool world for me. My pool is an in-ground vinyl liner pool which is at least 15 years old with a sand filter located under two pecan trees and a sweet gum tree (with the little prickly balls just right to clog a vacuum hose). Last year I attempted to...