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    CYA Disappears in Summer

    14,000 gallon plaster pool with the following readings: PH - 7.5-7.6 CH - 300 FC - 5 TC - 5 TA - 60 CYA - <30 Water Temp - 90-91 F This summer I started the season with a CYA somewhere under 30 (no cloudiness at the top of the tube on the Taylor kit). I used trichlor pucks to start the...
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    Waste Line to Sewer

    I have a 15,000 gallon pool with a Hayward swim clear cartridge filter. I have always been under the impression I could not vacuum to waste because there was no waste function on the filter or otherwise in the plumbing. Yesterday, I was looking at the plumbing near the filter. And I think...
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    Testing CYA

    I use the Taylor kit. The process is where you add 7 ml of pool water to 7 ml of the CYA reagent. You then slowly fill the container until "the dot just disappears." Here is my issue. I feel like I can always see the dot at full, meaning CYA is less than 30. I have been adding pucks in the...
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    Tiny brownish orange spots in plaster imperfections

    I acquired a pool when purchasing a home back in May of 2019. I have kept the water balanced since that time. The pool has been fantastic. There is one ongoing issue that gets worse over time. I cannot figure out what is causing it. The plaster is probably ten plus years old. But it...
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    Leslie's Metal Test

    I posted in here about a month ago with what I thought was a calcium dirt issue. Now, a stain has appeared on my stairs that is quite clearly iron or some other metal. Additionally, little rust colored circles are showing up in any irregularity in the plaster. I just bought this older home in...
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    Locked dirt on bottom of pool

    I bought a house with a pool in good condition a month and a half back. 14,000 gallons, concrete, and waterfall. I came across this site about a two weeks into ownership and started a purely liquid chlorine sanitation with good results so far. Prior to switching, I had a run in with mustard...