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  1. ManiacalMama

    New CYA level guidelines?

    Well your FC requirements would be lower, but since your CYA would be lower your chlorine demand would be higher, wouldn't it? I lose 2-3 a day with CYA 40-50. If I was running CYA at 15 I figure that my FC would probably drop 3-4 a day (in the heat of summer anyway). So I don't see how that...
  2. ManiacalMama

    Adding Cyanuric to Pool

    I use the hairnets I bought as skimmer socks load them up and hang them in the skimmer. This has been the easiest way I've found.
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    Pre-dissolve CYA in a bucket?

    I use hair nets and hang them in the skimmer by the lid, goes really fast.
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    Over adjusted now PH/TA too low.

    Ok...I was just worried because of the new plaster. How long can it remain low like that before I need to worry and adjust it? Thanks!
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    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...
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    Wireless thermometer

    Is it accurate? Every single floating thermometer I have gotten has been WAY off.
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    Wireless thermometer

    I've also been looking for one. For now I use my digital meat thermometer :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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    No FC loss in one day in colder water with SWG off

    I've learned my readings aren't very accurate if the pump isn't running. Chlorine likes to concentrate in pockets. I always test after the pump has been running at least 30 minutes. But yes, in general chlorine use goes down (a lot for me) as water temp gets colder. Our pool is just about...
  9. ManiacalMama

    Plaster keeps getting worse - water seems balanced

    I'd think you'd feel it too, yes? Staining in our pool was smooth like the rest of the plaster, deterioration was rough and/or bumpy.
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    Plaster keeps getting worse - water seems balanced

    I lived with a (new to me) pool for two plus years in way worse shape than that. As long as it isn't leaking I'm guessing you could go another 5 years. Look at what I was dealing with! Small pool reno...
  11. ManiacalMama

    Is My TA a little low?

    The one time I added baking soda I mixed it with a bucket of pool water and poured it around the perimeter of the pool. I'm about an hour north of Bozer, and our water is about 62-63 degrees too. We've had some really unseasonably cold, breezy nights. I knew the water temp was going to drop...
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    Pucks

    Thanks! (y)
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    Pucks

    I think I was about 40 cya in August last year. I just ran a test a couple days ago and got a zero reading. Although I realized after I added about 20 ppm cya that I should have let the water come up to room temp before I tested it. I'm going to test it again in the next couple of days and...
  14. ManiacalMama

    Liquid Chlorine & How to Read Expiration Date

    I actually have a "day of month" link on my phone that I can look at if my brain is too lazy to math it.
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    Pucks

    So at that rate, would it make sense to throw a 3" puck in a floater each month to replenish CYA loss? Since last summer I've nearly lost all my CYA because I wasn't thinking about it and keeping up with it.
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    Just double checking.

    Last summer I got it to where I would add about a quart every other day unless we had a lot of people swimming. We use a solar cover and our FC loss was pretty minimal. I tested a couple times a week to make sure I was keeping it within range. Of course this was after I learned what my pool's...
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    Cant figure this out

    What a beautiful pool! I wanted to chime in here and ask if when you notice the "haze" have you ever turned your pool light on at night and looked at the water? The last time my water looked a little cloudy I got worried but then realized it was tiny bubbles. We have a suction side leak...
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    CYA Loss

    I'm actually not in the desert. I'm in the Central Valley. But even still...with blue cover on, UV oxidation should be minimal. In my case I can only figure that warm water temp, testing variation, and normal (highish) FC oxidation are the factors.
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    CYA Loss

    Thanks for all the responses, I'll stop worrying about it and just bring my CYA up a little bit.
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    CYA Loss

    That's one thing that has me stumped, we have a blue bubble cover on our pool most of the time, only removing to either cool it down or to use it or for maintenance. So it really shouldn't get the full impact from UV, correct?
  21. ManiacalMama

    CYA Loss

    I do keep FC a bit higher than target as we've been battling black algae. Hopefully we will be getting our pool replastered before next season and won't have to deal with that after this year. Do you think the warm pool temp plays a part in CYA degradation too?
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    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...
  23. ManiacalMama

    Need help with re-plaster start-up chemistry

    Wow, thank you so much. That is a lot of great information! We have a fairly simple pool, but the plaster is pretty deteriorated. It's not leaking just super ugly. No diving board, no adjustable eyeballs (just 3 returns), and our pool is a bit smaller than yours (approx 13.5 x 30) and we would...
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    Need help with re-plaster start-up chemistry

    I'm sorry I have zero advice to give for the start up process, I'm very new myself. I actually have a question agodshal - I'm in the same area as you (Antelope) and have started to try and research pool re-plastering companies, but honestly have no idea where to start. Who did you use? Were...
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    FC dropping too rapidly

    I'm new(ish) here too, but have been lurking and learning for several months. From what I've read here, a drop in FC over night would mean something is in your pool consuming it (algae, bacteria, organics). I'm betting the experts here will suggest you start a SLAM. I'm in Central California...
  26. ManiacalMama

    Need advice for adjusting TA and PH

    Hi Oly, Thanks for the reply. I realize the TA/PH would probably be ok for now, except with our CH being slightly high, I'd like to get them lower and to get the CSI closer to 0. As far as the solar cover goes, I'll probably remove it completely or at least the half where the return jets are...
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    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...