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    Aquaglaze Resurfacing

    I'll certainly get a comparison when it comes time to refurbish the pool. So far, all I've heard about this system are good things. I've got a saltwater system. CL levels are consistently pretty good (FC about 5ppm). The water stays crystal clear but I do get algae in the little pits in the...
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    Aquaglaze Resurfacing

    Aussies, Does anyone have any experience of the Aquaglaze pool resurfacing method: https://www.aqualinepoolresurfacing.com.au/ I've got a concrete pool and the plaster surface has become pitted which makes it almost impossible to clean off all the algae. It'll be time to resurface it soon and...
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    Thanks for all your advice! I'm getting an SWG installed shortly. I'm looking forward to a summer where I'm not adding chlorine every five minutes!
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    Good point. I guess I'm mainly nervous because I have had bricks go soft and start to spall on my house before (cause unknown) and, as an American, you'd find the cost of tradesmen/repairs in Sydney, Australia to be eye watering.
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    It slopes away from the pool initially. There are a couple of drains to the stormwater drain in the deck which are fairly effective (you can see one to the right of the skimmer box, the other is approximately where I'm standing to take the photo). I have had some deposition of minerals/salts...
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    That's a good thought. I imagine it would do no harm.
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    Thanks, mate. Point taken about chlorine pools already being salt water pools! I guess what I'm worried about is the higher concentrations / the fact there is a lot more actual NaCl actually in my pool. Brickwork definitely can suffer if exposed to salt ingress (ie spalling etc) but I'm unsure...
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    Saltwater Pool Coversion vs Brickwork

    This is my pool. It's a standard chlorine pool, plaster over concrete construction, about 75,000 litres (20,000 gal I think - I'm in Australia). I'm thinking of converting it to saltwater, however I've got a few concerns and was hoping for some advice. 1. I've heard that saltwater is not the...
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    What is this? Algae? Dirt? Dead algae?

    I have various test kits, none of which are great. Mostly take samples to the local pool shop, who seem fairly reliable operators. It just seems to me that I'd have vacuumed up all the dead algae by now, but it still seems to keep coming!
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    What is this? Algae? Dirt? Dead algae?

    What am I looking at here? It's a fine brown sediment like substance which I have to vacuum up but seems to reappear daily. The pool was recently shocked and has regular chlorine.
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    Trichlor vs Unstabilised Chlorine + Cyanuric Acid

    Thanks for everyone's great advice. I went to the pool shop and got my water tested. They said my pool water looks 'pretty good' but my CYA was tested at 90ppm. I've stopped using Trichlor and started using liquid chlorine, aiming to add enough to get 6ppm. I've dosed with algaecide so hopefully...
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    Trichlor vs Unstabilised Chlorine + Cyanuric Acid

    Well, I've only owned the pool about 3 months and have used both Trichlor and Unstabilised Chlorine. Hard to know what the previous owner did though! Given my free chlorine levels drop very rapidly after adding chlorine, would it be fair to say that the CYA is likely to be low? I'm seriously...
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    Trichlor vs Unstabilised Chlorine + Cyanuric Acid

    Thanks Pat, that's good advice. Liquid chlorine is sold here too. Probably not as much bang-for-the-buck from a chemistry perspective but I guess it'll save me issues with CH longer term. I'm unsure as to exactly what my CYA levels are as different types of test strips give me different results...
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    Trichlor vs Unstabilised Chlorine + Cyanuric Acid

    Hi All,I just moved to Australia which, for those who don't know, is a country that's somehow right next to the sun. I'm pretty new to pool ownership and I've found that it's very difficult to keep chlorine levels up probably because the UV index is so high here. As a result, me going away for a...