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    Alkalinity

    Hi Everyone. I have been reading as many posts on this subject as I can, as well as pool school and I still don't quite have an answer. I have a Viking Royale Hot Tub and every time I think I have my alkalinity in line, my PH drifts high into the 8.2 range, so I lower it with muriatic acid to...
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    Vision Sanitizing System

    Hello all, My wife and I recently replaced our old, aging hot tub with a brand new Viking Royale hot tub. We have had it for about a month now and the I'm using a 3 step bromine system for sanitation like I did with my old tub and everything is going great so far with the water. When I...
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    Bromine Help

    Hello. I read the sticky note on Bromine usage for a hot tub and I have some confusion. I'm going to do a drain and fresh water fill because it's been about 4 months since my last water change. I always use the HTH Bromine Reserve packet once the hot tub has been refilled and then I use bromine...
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    Alkalinity Question

    I have been monitoring my pool water everyday with an approved testing kit and the PH of my pool has been sitting steady at 7.4 for the last three days which is fine, but my total alkalinity has continued to rise everyday. My last three readings are 151, 155, 167. I know looking through this...
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    Chlorine Issue

    Hi everyone. Just opened my pool a week ago and the water was clear and I have all my chemicals balanced and in line except for my free chlorine. I continue to show low and can't seem to raise it. I will provide some true numbers tomorrow afternoon to hopefully help us figure out which direction...
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    Hello from Michigan

    Hello everyone. I've been a reader of this site for awhile now and wanted to introduce myself and hope to become more active in the forums. I have been a pool owner for 5 years now and have never owned a pool before this. The pool was already built when we bought the house. It has never given me...
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    Best way to add DE to my sand filter

    Hello all. I've been reading this site and forum for quite awhile now and require a little advice at this time. I have a 12,000 gallon vinyl lined above ground kayak pool. I ran into a slight algae and cloudiness problem recently and once I corrected it with advice from this site, I started...