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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Ok water exchange completed . CL 3.25 PH 7.5 Hardness 230 ALK 106 CYA 44 Need to get a copper test at pool store which might not be until Friday as they are only open Monday-Wed-Friday and Im gone Monday and Wednesday .Good news no staining so think Copper is better. Warm weather...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Should finish exchange Friday. Water drop in temp from 87 to 83 so not bad. Saturday can check water chemistry. Won’t know Cooper until next week
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Started the drain and new water today since the temperatures are hot and it looks like rain. Ordered some calcium online which will arrive next week . Walmart was like $11 for 4 lbs . Live in small Pennsylvania town with really no pool store so Walmart or Ace only options. See what things look...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Really don’t want to exchange that much water. How much of the 23000 would need changed
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    sp step 1 raise the hardness . Whats the best way ? You guys have any concern with phosphates
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    ok went to pool store and they ran test . PH 7.4 FC 1.4 Hardness 16ppm Alkalinity 115 CYA 62 Copper .7 ppm Iron o ppm Phosphate 5534 . I ran my Taylor Test kit and got the following reading PH 7.3 FC 1.6 Hardness 50 Alkalinity 110 CYA 60. Finally I am a user of a Beta...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    So are you saying that ascorbic acid will not remove a copper stain ? Yes the stain I have is more like a iron stain as its a brown/tan stain and not a blue -black stain . Im on city water and have not really added water so unsure where the iron could be entering from ? Like I said its worst...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    only by review of the Culator Metal Identification Chart as it was a very light blue .Will try to get a metal test today
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    It is from a Taylor 2006 kit . I use the Taylor and also have a Beta Test kit on trial so compare to both . What is your recommendation on PH ? It was below 7.3 for a extended period so as you suggested maybe the reason .
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Use the BBB method and pool is over 40 years. Vinyl lined -inground- DE filter -23000 gals .Readings yesterday showed PH at 7.3 Chlorine at 2.5 and Alk at 133 and CYA at 69. Over the years I have fought staining and have used abcorbic acid to put into suspension and then a culator to remove...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Opened back up tonight to try cleaning the walls as suggested by a few different people above and take a closer picture . It was not noticeably visible tonight almost like is dissipated off the liner and deposited itself under the winter cover. Very warm under the cover and many droplets or...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Hopefully these pictures show the fading or area of concern . As you can see its from the water line down and per the other notes it is not scaly or gritty .Its basically appears like a film over total liner. The magic eraser for sure lightened it a little and you could see some dirt on the...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Having owned a pool for 30 plus years I dont agree that it is "just faded" after 2 years .I have no experience with salt water systems thus am asking for help from the Forum . Could it be a calcium scale and if so how to test and how to remove
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Helping son close pool that is only 2 years old as installed in fall 2017 so 2nd full season of operation . Water is clear . First time he closed as previously the installer closed / 27500 vinyl lined inground with filter plates and is a SWG . Readings look good as PH 7.5 FC 6.0 CC 0.0 TC...
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    Contractor left me a metal mess

    Had some work done on a chimney that required grinding of joints and rubbing with steel wool . I now see on my white steps some rust spots that appear to be from steel wool or grinder disc. I have started some treatments with A-Acid powder ( C ) but not really 100% positive results . Will...
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    Blue DE

    Just cleaned my DE filter and was surprised to see the DE was blue in color . Wondering if this is something to be concerned about or a sign of a issue? I have used some black algae treatment this summer which was a deep blue in color .But would be surprised this would have turned the DE this...
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    Laars Lite 2 Pool Heater 2002-Troubleshooting

    Finally . After looking at the wiring diagram again I realized my issue had to be not the hi limits but the terminal block where the two white leads from the hi limits attach. Did not see at first that they travel in and then through the fireman jumper to out .So when I thought what was being...
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    Laars Lite 2 Pool Heater 2002-Troubleshooting

    Finally got at it today and was able to isolate both the 135 and 150 limit .If I put a jumper across the terminals inside the panel the heater will fire and function normally It will run until pool temperature is reached and shutoff .if I move the thermostat up it will fire and if I move down it...
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    Laars Lite 2 Pool Heater 2002-Troubleshooting

    Paul- I assume to jump each out I need to get to the actual limit switches themselves up in behind the main panel?? Or is there a way to jumper at the terminal strip ?
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    Laars Lite 2 Pool Heater 2002-Troubleshooting

    Having issues getting my Natural Gas Heater to light. I use to have a troubleshooting sheet that walk you down a decision tree but have misplaced it. Anyone now where to get on on net? Mine is a LG or Natural Gas and if I jump across TH the main valve will light and it will run for a period of...