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    Small leak

    Have a very small leak in the sand filter from the air relief valve... any suggestions?
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    Balancing (Pool water looks dull)

    Thanks! Lowered to 7.2 and then added some chlorine to bring it back to 12 PPM. It’s pretty close, probably one more day of SLAM.
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    Balancing (Pool water looks dull)

    Guess I missed that part. Should I throw some acid in there now to lower to 7.2?
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    Balancing (Pool water looks dull)

    I tested PH before I raised FC.
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    Balancing (Pool water looks dull)

    Opened pool yesterday. Tested chemicals several times today and yesterday. FC: 13.5 CC: 0 PH: 7.6 CYA: 30 CH: 210 TA: 100 No debris left in pool, just water look dull.. should I try to lower TA a little? Could that cause the dullness?
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    Need help finding tool to install/remove jet

    Can someone tell me how to install/remove this jet? Is there a special tool?
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    Chlorinator not working?

    I had a similar issue when I used my inline Pentair chlorinator. I left the top off of the chlorinator and turned the pump on; once the water reached the top of the chlorinator, I screwed the top back on.. Wouldn't recommend using the chlorinator, but that's how I got mine to work when I used it.
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    It's not algae after all........help!

    Could the fingers in your sand filter be broken; that would possibly allow sand back into the water through your returns?
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    Pool Math App-Inconsistencies

    After you mentioned that, I realize that you have to enter your TA.. Seems to be functioning properly now.. My bad!!
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    Pool Math App-Inconsistencies

    Hi All, Quick question. When looking at the PH section with a current PH of 7.8 and a target PH of 7.2 using 31.45% MA it suggest I use 8.2 oz to lower to my target level.... When going into the effects of adding 31.45% MA it says that adding 8 oz will lower PH by .1... Any idea why there are...
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    Menards - Midwest liquid chlorine sale - $.125/oz

    I picked up 10 cases yesterday, as I have to use 1 gallon of 12.5% daily (Date was June 5, 2019) to keep my pool at the proper levels.. Hoping they run another special around Labor Day; so I can finish out the season. I store in my basement so it stays pretty fresh.
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    Water Feels Chalky on skin - Causes?

    I have a fiberglass pool and if I rub the walls I get a white chalky substance that comes off; is that what you are seeing? My chemistry is perfect; so I have pretty much just ignored it.
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    Typical Chlorine depletion

    I have a CYA of 60, and lose roughly 4 PPM every day.... I add 1 gallon of 12.5% every morning which typically takes me to 9.5-10 PPM, and then it drifts down..
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    Finally time to focus

    I would remove the chlorine tablets from the feeder and strictly use liquid chlorine. You will want to bring your CYA up to 30 and then continue to maintain your chlorine at the appropriate levels using ONLY liquid chlorine. This will require daily additions, but you will find that your pool...
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    What do I adjust first

    I would stop using the chlorine tablets immediately. As you stated earlier, your CYA is right around 30, which means you need to bring your chlorine to shock level (12 PPM) and maintain it there. That means you will have to test frequently and continue to bring the chlorine up to 12 PPM. You...
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    Vacation

    I have an inline chlorinator; typically I just set the valve to 3, but don't put any tablets in there. I was planning on loading that up with 5-7 tablets and loading 3-5tablets in the floating dispenser. When I used to use the inline chlorinator, I felt that the tablets dissolved rather quickly..
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    Vacation

    Thanks for the replies.. If I were to add 10 3" tablets; would that be enough chlorine to get me through the week? Is that too much? If that's true, would I really be raising my CYA by 12? (Seems absurd!!) I typically lose between 2-3 PPM of chlorine per day. Trying to figure out if I can do...
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    Vacation

    These are some great ideas, thanks!! Anyone ever used these? I'm not very handy, so I would probably go with the second option. Do you think the leaves would get stuck on the guard and block the flow?
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    Vacation

    Water chemistry has been perfect: PH:7.6 FC:8 CC:0 CYA:60 TA:90 CH:320 Over the last three days, I have had 3 dead mice floating in the skimmer (1 each day). I would definitely bring it to shock level, and put the tabs in the inline chlorinator and floater, but just nervous about the skimmer...
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    Vacation

    If I am leaving for 7 days, what is the best way to care for the pool; lets assume I have no one to come over and put chlorine in on a daily basis. I have an inline chlorinator that will hold roughly 7 3" tabs and I can purchase a floating chlorinator to hold an additional 4 tabs. Would you...
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    Using a floating chlorinator while on vacation

    Just curious. Is there a reason you aren't going to run the pump? If you have a timer on the pump, wouldn't it be simple enough to run for 6-8 hours per day?
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    Pentair 320 In-Line Chlorinator

    I just purchased a brand new chlorinator and will install it when I open my pool in a few weeks. Got it for a decent price ($65), so figured it would be worth a shot. I rarely use it, but want it for when I go on vacations, etc.. Lets hope this works! Thanks for the advice.
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    Pentair 320 In-Line Chlorinator

    Seems like it’s leaking from the bottom. First time I removed the chlorinator, I didn’t realize that there was a set screw, so I’m assuming I damaged something (diverter tee?). Is there a way to repair this without breaking into the plumbing and replacing the diverter tee? Not even sure if this...
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    White chalky substance on walls of fiberglass pool

    I am the second owner, and I believe it was installed about 10 years ago.
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    White chalky substance on walls of fiberglass pool

    I have the same issues; white chalky substance comes off when you rub or brush the pool. PH: 7.6, CH: 350, CYA: 70, FC: 9, TA: 100; so I personally don't think it has anything to do with the chemicals.. I really don't think its a huge issue, so I have just been dealing with it. Could this cause...
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    Fiberglass Pool-White Chalky Residue

    I don't believe so, but I used to use the test strips and rely on the pool store. This is the first year that I actually bought a test kit and did my own testing. I do remember adding a bunch of CH, just cant remember if this was last year or the year before. Do you think having a low CH in the...
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    Fiberglass Pool-White Chalky Residue

    Not sure how the previous owner took care of the pool, but for the past three years I was using 3" pucks. After joining TFP this year, I have only used LC (12.5%) & MA (Only been 3 months).. At the beginning of the season I had to add CYA, but nothing else has been added this year. Typically...