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    Shocking pool turns water milky white

    Great post Swampwoman! Poolschool set me straight so I can't overstress how important it is to study that, along with investing in a good test kit. I've been following the TFP principles since last spring and haven't looked back. And no more dealing with the pool store! Sent from my iPhone...
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    cya is 90, have to replace 50% of pool water?

    My process was basically what Yippee and TK did. Waste/refill over several months periodically last season, only taking the water level down to that of the skimmer; now my CYA is around 45, down from a high of 100+. And I use bleach exclusively, no more pool store visits for me! Edit: I...
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    CYA with 55 degree water

    Thanks for the tip. I'm still perfecting my CYA testing technique, but every bit of knowledge helps!
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    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!?

    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!? Got it! I just read a few more posts and I think I can make it work. In the meantime, I've been adding lots of liquid chlorine (bleach) and things are looking really good. Many thanks! Edit: I have to add, for those newbies like me…after...
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    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!?

    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!? Thank you for the comments! After reading a number of posts and educating myself through the Pool School, I realize the "experts" are far from it. I was having a hard time keeping the pool clear, now it all makes sense. So, the next question…how...
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    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!?

    Re: Did I add to much stabilizer to my pool ?!? My local pool store tells me it's impossible to have too much stabilizer. Mine's currently above 150ppm, and I'd like to bring it down to the level that seems to be "normal", from what I've read on this site. Aren't stabilizer and CYA the same...