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    High Salt Questions...

    UPDATE: Tested the house water (fill source). And the well water (just because I'm curious). We have crappy water in our area. Both tested between 300-350 TA and the well had 300 CH. The house water CH was 0 but we have a softener. So, it would seem like I'm going to have a TA that is elevated...
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    High Salt Questions...

    Yes. It is giving me a high salt indicator. We left the cover open overnight and our area received about an inch of rain. I'm going to run the pump and pool cleaner today and see where I'm at this evening. Also, can a ask what will probably sound like a *dumb* question? The Intellichlor uses...
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    High Salt Questions...

    As I mentioned in post #14, those results were 11 days ago and we've had to completely drain and refill due to an unrelated issue. My current readings with the new water and corrections are also listed above in post #11 of this thread. Current salt is at 4800ppm. Did a pH test this morning and...
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    High Salt Questions...

    Well, I am fairly sure it is correct. I followed the directions in the t-100. My readings from 11 days ago are as follows (but we have had a complete water drain and replace since then so it's probably irrelevant). FC-2.5 CC-0 PH-7.3 TA-350 CYA-10 SALT-4000 TEMP-52 I am also very concerned...
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    High Salt Questions...

    So, a salt level of 4800ppm is not dangerous to pool equipment My salt reading is 4800ppm. That's not dangerous or risking corrosion on the pool equipment? I'm trying to figure out if I need to do a partial water exchange or at least let mother nature help us out tomorrow night during a round...
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    Please tell me I didn't just turn my pool into the Dead Sea II

    Hi Schwim. I am certainly not trying to highjack your thread but I have developed almost the exact same issue with salt and received very similar responses (including my lack of automation). We have similar setups and I am wondering if you have taken action or just let time run the course. We...
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    High TA & SWCG Flashing red/green

    Being that I am not familiar with the term I'm guessing no....
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    High TA & SWCG Flashing red/green

    All of the test results are from the TF-100 kit. Salt is specifically from the K-1766.
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    High TA & SWCG Flashing red/green

    Thank you for the help. Do the #s look OK? I'm concerned about the high TA. I'm not sure if I should make adjustments now or just let it ride for awhile. Having had to unexpectedly drain the pool last week I'm trying to avoid any chemical issues that require draining as a solution. Some of the...
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    High TA & SWCG Flashing red/green

    Well. Heck. I'm standing out here watching this thing and now it's stopped flashing. When I saw it flashing the kreepy krauly was on as well as the booster pump. Could that cause it?
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    High TA & SWCG Flashing red/green

    So after we had to drain and refill the pool after the collapse I felt like I was on track to getting the water balanced. I was slowly bringing my cya up using the sock method and re-tested today. My TA has remained high. Chlorine and salt are creeping up. And now the SWCG is flashing. Attached...
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    UPDATE: PB came by this morning and came to the same conclusion that we already had. The backfill was not done properly. He is assuming all responsibility for the error and will fix it and pay for it (Yeah!). Sooooo....here's his plan. We drain the pool. He is going to pull the liner back from...
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    I believe it was a kit but not entirely sure. It's a pretty straight forward design as far as being a rectangle with a diving board. I guess we have stadium steps with texture but those are pretty common, right? No tanning ledge or any custom add ons. I can't imagine it taking too long. Our...
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    Sorry. Looks like I posted the pics x3. Anyways this is the trench from across the pool and then looking straight down at it from the ladder.
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    Pool builder was on site nearly every day. He contracted the excavation company which is the only one he uses and was there through the entire dig. But hubby would be likely to agree with you that the trench was not backfilled properly and now we have settling from the winter precipitation and...
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    I'm trying to keep a positive outlook. Our PB has seemed to take very good care of everything and us through the project and was on site nearly every day. There were permits pulled and inspections done but I'm not sure at what points although I know we had to wait a couple of times before...
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    Vermiculite bottom failure

    Ok, so let me see if I can articulate this. We finished our pool build at the beginning of December 2018. During the dig our sewer line was found and hit by the backhoe digging the deep end of the diving pool. We were given the option to repair it as it lays under the pool and dig it deeper or...
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    Getting Ready For Spring 2019.

    HI everyone. We built our pool in November 2018 just in time for the Midwest Winter/Polar Vortex to hit us. We literally got to see our pool for about a day. Had a crash course in pool school and watched our builder shut her down and winterize it while it was sleeting. We will have a more...