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    SWG Install - Not Enough Pipe

    I would like to install a SWG system; however, I don't have enough pipe to install a cell. Is there anything else I can do?
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    Thank you for your response. I love this site.
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    Thanks for the advice. Back in Jan-Feb I had to use pucks. Besides that I only use liquid chlorine. I didn't add chlorine last night, but I will tonight. I've been trying what the pool math app recommends. Lowering TA by reducing pH to 7.0-7.2 and running the waterfall.
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    Need some help balancing TA and CH

    I have no idea what I did wrong, but I need some assistance on getting my water balanced out. Water looks great, just need some assistance for my TA and CH. I do have a water softener connected to the pool autofill. FC = 2.0 pH = 7.5 TA = 120 CH = 525 CYA = 50 Water temp = 82
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    Solar Cover and Heating questions

    Let me start off by saying, we are wimps when it comes to cold water. So to add a couple of degrees we purchased a solar cover and since putting it in we raised the water temp about 3 degrees but only on the top later. Outside temps in have been in the 80s and the water temp is 70, top layer...
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    4 months - Need some advice

    Correct, no SWCG. Thank you.
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    4 months - Need some advice

    It's been 4 months since the pool was built and so far so good. I've been following the pool school directions and the chemicals have been stable. Temps in Phoenix have been in the 80s and with the solar cover the pool is at 72. The pump run from 9pm - 9am (4 hours on high, 8 on low). With the...
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    Draining and re-filling a Phoenix area pool

    Do you get water\sewer from the city? If so, ask them. I contacted my water company and they had a map of my street with the plumbing location and I was able to find both clean outs.
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    #yolo_az New Build!

    Backyard looks great. Do it. It stings for a minute. Just have a nice towel sitting in the sun and it's all good. :swim:
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    Total Alkalinity - TA Recommended Levels vs TF100

    My pool is only 2 weeks old and here are the latest results. FC 4.0 pH 7.6 TA 120 CH 250 CYA 30 CSI -0.18 Temp 53 F
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    Total Alkalinity - TA Recommended Levels vs TF100

    Question about TA on PoolMath app for iPhone vs the instructions in the TF100 test kit. On the PoolMath app it states a TA suggested range of 70 to 90 and on the TF100, Weekly Tests instructions it states 60-90 for salt water and 100-120 for manually chlorinated pools. I have a manually...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I've been using the Pool Math app for the last week and it's really easy to use. Everyone was right about a new pool, pH keeps rising. PH 7.8 FC 3.5 CH 275 TA 110 CYA 30 CSI 0.00 Temp 50 I have a question about the Taylor Total Chlorine and pH test kit. Is it just me or the colors really...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I'm starting to get used to testing. I took out the pucks and starting using liquid bleach. When I start testing daily for pH and Chlorine, what should my goal be for Chlorine? I'm avg 3 right now. PH 7.5 FC 4.0 CH 300 TA 120 CYA 30 CSI -0.23 Temp 54
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    Very nice. Summer can't get here fast enough. Dare you to jump in. :swim:
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    That was for the first week. They came out yesterday and instructed me on how to change the timer, etc. It's a variable speed pump and it runs 5 hours on cleaning speed and 7 hours on low.
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    Is shocking your pool once a week really necessary?

    I think these pool store sales people all go to the same school. I too have a brand new pool. The guy told me, once I get my pH and CYA squared away I need to shock it and then shock it monthly. In the summer months I may need to do it weekly. Interesting read on the chlorine. Do most of you...
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    New build in Litchfield Park, AZ

    Thank you. I will give all the credit to my wife. She loves the vintage look.
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I added more muriatic acid yesterday afternoon and stabilizer last night. Here are results this morning. PH 7.8 FC 1.5 CC 0 CH 250 TA 120 CYA 30
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    Yes I did. I also called the PB to find out if they put in stabilizer. They did not, so I will pick some up today. PH 7.8 FC 0.5 CC 0 CH 200 TA 130 CYA - 0
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    No way. She got out so fast.
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    I dared my 14 yo daughter and before I could say double dog da.., she jumped in. I had to go in next. Wow, it was cold. :shock: When I got out and stood in the sun, all was good.
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    I have added nothing since the pool was filled. Not sure what chemicals the setup guy added. He threw in several cups of some white granules and 3 chlorine tablets in the floating device. (Didn't see any liquids) Then installed the pool vacuum, skimmer, auto fill, setup the pump, made...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    Thanks for the great info. Signature updated. Which chemicals should add first and in what order? For example, After putting my numbers in PoolMath, it states to add muriatic acid to lower my pH. Is that all I add for now and how long should I wait to stabilize the pH before stabilizing...
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    New Pool, Day 3 and First Test Results

    We finished filling our pool on Wednesday, set up guy showed up and got us going until our orientation next week. Our pool is 11,500 gal, plaster, non saltwater. Our PB set the pump to run 20 hours a day and instructed me to brush 2x a day - the more the better. It was cloudy for a day and a...
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    New build in Litchfield Park, AZ

    Noble Tile - Iberian Triangle NWIT 615 - Casablanca Cream.
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    I thought about it. :p
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    Small Pool build in NW Peoria, AZ

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
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    New build - Sheer waterfall crooked

    Thanks for the info. I will contact the builder. Ordered the startup kit last month.
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    New build - Sheer waterfall crooked

    When the deck team installed the water feature it had a protective cover on it. After they removed the cover I realized they installed it crooked. Its sticking out about 1/2 inch on the left side? The PM has already taken pictures and is going to find out what can be done. Is this a big issue or...