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    Adding borates to an indoor pool?

    Is there any advantage / disadvantage with adding borates to an indoor pool that doesn't apply to an outdoor pool - ordor, cover issues, percipating out on the ground, etc. I finally have my CYA down to 25, the temp up to 84, and everything perfect but the CH - around 185 rather than 250. So...
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    Need advice on what to add as I slowly reduce my CYA

    Ok, so for the past 4 weeks I've been draining water to reduce my CYA (indoor pool, and I've been listening to the pool store guys and letting them do my testing). when I started draining my levels were (from my TF-100): pH - 7.5 FC - 16.5 CC - 0.5 TA - 175 CH - 300 CYA - 60 I'm draining...
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    What's my Cl and pH - color test included.

    Hopefully a decent picture, white background, sun at my back. Two pictures of same sample. I took 8 pictures, half were out of focus and the ones with the sun shaded had reflections. Any ideas for getting decent pictures as well? Cl 5? pH 7.5?
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    Wiring up a new gas heater.

    Okay, I'm replacing my Pentair Minimax with a Pentair MasterTemp tomorrow. The pool guy's quote didn't include any gas work - and we needed the gas line extended and all new venting as the MasterTemp requires Z-flex while the MiniMax uses B-vent. And the pool guys quote was about $1500 more...
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    How long can you wait after getting sample before testing?

    I tried searching for this answer, but "wait" gets lots of hits. So my pool water is cold - 63 degrees, and I want to let it warm up for about 4 to 8 hours so I can test CYA. So can I just wait and test everything or do I have to test pH, FC, etc. now and CYA later? Also, can you wait days...
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    Can this be right?

    A few days ago, I started draining some water to lower my CYA level. See this post: http://www.troublefreepool.com/draining-water-t24420.html Anyway, at the start of the drain, here's the readings from the TF100 kit Note, I did 3 tests of everything before I started draining and TA, CH, CYA...
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    draining water.

    This is my first posting of a question, so I'm trying to explain everything. I need to drain some water from my pool. It's a plaster pool with a row of 3 2x2" tiles on the water line, so we keep the water level to the middle of tiles - 3 inches above the plaster. About one inch of water is...
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    introduction - new guy with indoor pool

    I just found this site yesterday from a link in cocoontech.com (home automation and security help) and have been trying to absorb a bit of the information. My pool is an indoor pool 10 years old 18 x 42 with a depth of 6.5 feet in the center going to 4' on one side and 3.5' on the other. It...