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    Help with brand new hot tub...

    Hi, I've been using TFP process on my 15,000 gallon pool for years now without a problem. About a week ago, I got a brand new hot tub (Tropical Seas Spa Rio 751L). It came with that Frog system, and a UV/Ozone sanitation system. I'm not a big fan of them. But, I figured since the Frog...
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    Easiest opening yet...

    Went all winter without even looking at the pool... covered only by the solar cover (which probably does more harm than good). First picture taken May 27 1:18 PM. Second picture taken May 28 4:36 PM Had to go to the pool store to get acid. While there I brought my water to be tested just for...
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    Dolphin DX5 Keeping brushes wet...

    Just ordered a Dolphin DX5. Waiting for it to come. I've read the manual online, and it states: "To prolong Wonder brushes or combined brushes longevity, it is recommended that they be kept wet at all times even when stored for a long period of time." I was wondering what the best way to do...
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    Phosphates...

    Phosphates are basically algea food. Using BBB, we tend to not worry about phosphates, because we maintain adequate chlorine levels so that the algea never gets started in the first place. So... about once a month or so, I take my water into the pool store to get tested. I don't really care...
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    Getting an estimate for a re-plaster job...

    Hi, About a year ago, I made a post about the life of the plaster in my 30 year old pool with original plaster. The original post, with pictures is here: how-long-should-plaster-last-t22308.html Since then, I have started noticing more spots of what looks like the water reaching the rebar...
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    I NEVER have 0 CC...

    Using FAS/DPD... 15,000 gal plaster in ground. CYA: 30 Pool is largely in the shade, and often covered with a solar cover, so I am usually adding just a few cups of bleech... keeping my FC at a steady 5. Water is always stable as a rock. A few glugs of acid a week keep the pH right in...
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    TDS

    My pool had a rough winter. A pipe from the filter froze and burst (yea... sloppy closing).This caused about 1/4 of my water to drain, and it was filled with rain water. Decided to get an early jump on it. First test showed CYA near 0. (Probably about 10). So I finally had a chance to use...
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    AA Treatment: Starting pH | Sequesterant dosage...

    I am getting reading to do an AA treatment, and have a couple questions: I know that I need to maintain a 7.2 during the process. But, do I start at about 7.2, or will the addition of the AA take me there? For my sequesterant, I got Proteam metal magic. But there are two dosages: One of a...
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    How long should plaster last...

    Bought my house, and hence my pool from my mother-in-law. It's been under my control for about 4 years now. I thought that the pool was about 15 years old. Recently discovered that it was closer to 30. It's an inground plaster pool. Not too bad shape. Some orange metal stains coming from...
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    Having difficulty transitioning...

    I seem to be having a difficult time transitioning to BBB from following pool store directions, largely because even with a dead pump for five days, I don't have any problems with my water. It's just that I'm spending a lot of money. Here's my latest numbers, and what I presume the differences...
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    Getting rid of CC...

    I am trying to convert from pool chemicals, and maintaining my pool by following the directions they give me and BBB. I think that I have a handle on much of the process. But on a couple occasions, I had a fair amount of CC, but also had decent FC. In this case, the pool store sold me...
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    Pump died...

    Here we are... the hottest day on record in the Pacific Northwest... And my pump decided to die on my 15,000 gallon in ground plaster pool. I had JUST gotten the water just about perfect, bringing it back from swamp like conditions about 2 months ago. I don't have my numbers, but they are...