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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    Thank You!!!! Tested again with Fresh Reagents. Actually got FC of 12, CC OF 0 that time. But I can’t leave the SWG OFF forever. I don’t know how I am making or at least maintainzing FC. If it continues to stay high while turned off I am disconnecting it completely to see what happens.
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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    Next Day, lots of sunshine all day. SWG still off, FC IS STILL AT 10. CC DROPPED TO .5 I don’t get it. Doesn’t make any sense. Is my SWG still producing somehow???? Granddaughter Is DYING to swim but we are trying to reduce FC first. Is it SAFE for her to swim? Pool looks GREAT!!!
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    Chlorine stuck at 10 ppm even with SWG OFF!!

    On 5/26 My numbers were FC 1.5, CC 0, PH 8, TA 90, CH 200, Salt 3200, CYA 10. Calc said to add 48 oz Bleach, 20 oz Muriatic Acid, 83 oz Calcium Chloride, and 69 oz (4.3 lbs) Stabilizer. I did as suggested except only added 4 lbs Stabilizer and waited 3 days 5/29 and checked again. Not sure...
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Chlorine was at 1 and dropping (SWG disconnected). I did find another brand drop test while at Walmart, the ph agreed with the K-1000 at 8.0 so that answers my questions. Not trusting the stupid strips again.
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Good enough then. If I took it wrong I apologize. I will assume that the ph skyrocketed in less than a week and add muriatic acid accordingly. Just seems odd for it to raise that quickly from 7.0 to 8++++
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    It came with everything you mentioned except ph and I’m not sure about the chlorine OTO? It came with a chlorine test That does both free chlorine and cc’s. I am not in front of the kit at the moment.
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    I have the test kits recommended by this forum from TFTESTKITS but as you know the big one doesn’t do ph so I also have the K-1000 recommended here. I use those all the time but I stuck a test strip in also which led to my confusion. So..... I DO have the good test kits recommended here so why...
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    Which ph test do I believe?

    Just opened pool last weekend and had some iron stains. Being impatient, brought ph and chlorine to zero and put in a pound of ascorbic acid that we had leftover even though we were out of Jacks Purple. Stain cleared of course, got stuff on order. Supplies arrived and of course stains returning...
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    Lost my mind and messed up the Ascorbic acid treatment, how to recover?

    Thanks for your responses. We went and bought 10 gallons of bleach today to start the AA treatment again. Got home and did a quick check of chlorine and ph and OF COURSE chlorine is now sky high (only did the daily test which maxes at 5 and we are maxed for that test). I guess we finally...
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    Lost my mind and messed up the Ascorbic acid treatment, how to recover?

    Okay, last year we put a canister of Ascorbic Acid (Stain Free or something?) and the stain was gone completely in 30 minutes. Did not use sequestrant so it returned eventually. This year we were going to do it properly. Bought bulk ascorbic acid and Jack's Purple Stuff and other chemicals...
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Well it looks pretty good from 10 feet away at least. Just put a new equipment pad area in last fall so have to reinstall everything. Painting pump motor next. I'd say we should get more life out of our filter now.
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Went ahead and took it outside to sand it, primered and sanded again, color coat and light sand then second coat. Can't say it looks spectacular but much better. Only the lid so far, have to buy more paint.
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    Patch New Return Fitting

    Just work quickly and mix up only what you can use in a couple minutes. It make take more than one batch if you cannot get it packed in and smoothed out before it sets.
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    Pentair DE Filter fiberglass shell breaking down....RE-PAINT?

    Our filter housing is not holding up well to the sun (which is rather ridiculous for an outside filter!). The surface even scratches easily with a fingernail. We are going to attempt to paint it but am not crazy about fiberglass dust in the garage from sanding. I washed it with hot, soapy...
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    Filter PSI keeps dropping

    No, No, No! No tape, epoxy or anything of the sort. They make REPAIR COUPLINGS that have no center stop. Cut your pipe at the hole and slide your repair coupling down one side, apply primer and PVC glue, slide the coupling back evenly over both sides. DONE! No need to have to move the existing...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Tested AGAIN tonight and FC=14 just like the last 2 days. Note that I mentioned a 20% led still lit on IC-40 SWG even after setting to "not enabled" and 0% run time through control panel. So tonight I slid the cover back on the SWG itself and decreased the sanitizer output by depressing the...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Not trying to dispute science. I am baffled, FC was dropping nicely then just stalled. Will regroup after work tomorrow evening and see where we are at. Never had a problem maintaining 3-5 FC. Something is strange. Starting fresh tomorrow. SWG still shows the 20% led lit but it is disabled...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Okay, sorry about that extra thread. I have tested multiple times and I keep getting FC=14. I have tested several times before/during the SLAM and FC reacted as expected. CYA just tested at 65. Not sure what else I can add except I have successfully performed the FC test many times in the last...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Re: FC STUCK AT 14 with SWG off after SLAM Well, it was 70 before the SLAM a few days ago. I haven't done a full test since the SLAM as I thought results would be inaccurate. That should not have changed much, agree?
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    FC STUCK AT 14 with SWG off after SLAM Started a new thread: Now I seem to have another issue. I am trying to get my FC down after my SLAM. The SWG has been both disabled and set to 0% (through control panel) since Thursday evening. FC got as high as 41 during SLAM and was dropping okay...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Now I seem to have another issue. I am trying to get my FC down after my SLAM. The SWG has been both disabled and set to 0% (through control panel) since Thursday evening. FC got as high as 41 during SLAM and was dropping okay until it hit 14 yesterday evening. There has been plenty of...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    OCLT test looked good yesterday morning so still in the process of getting FC down and will go from there. Pool looks great! At what FC level can my grandbabies swim, youngest 3 years old? We were still at 25 last night, I have the SWG off. Lots of sunshine today so hope we are burning it off...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Posted a night shot of our fountain in the Backyard Oasis section and didn't get a sniff. We backlit the water plume and it looks really COOL. It is near one end of the pool but does not share pool water. Could not get the video to imbed so you'll have to click the photobucket link. Thought I...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Okay, I have been looking hard for any returning 'iron' staining and it just isn't there! Im not sure what came back after the stain treatment unless we started getting algae from the FC going to zero????? Anyway, The pool looks FANTASTIC! We will do the OCLT tonight and then proceed with...
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    Lighted Fountain Water

    We don't have anything like some of the BEAUTIFUL landscaping posted in this section. Thought our back-lit fountain plume turned out really neat and might be worthy of showing off though. Hope the video works, thanks for looking. 1C6D972D-BC04-4394-A6C2-6E2AD3580DB6_zpsmkkxp3hq.mp4 Video by...
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Will do, Thanks to All. Here is a pic of the pool this morning.
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    First Post, Need help getting my water straightened out.

    Okay, I missed that I suppose. Going now to turn it off.