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  1. jake556

    Forgot to raise FC level for a while after raising CYA

    So with it warming up in AZ I raised my CYA to 50ppm from 30ppm in the winter. I was always maintaining a 3-6 FC all winter no issues. Well I raised my CYA a few weeks ago and forgot to adjust my FC Range (5-8). My pool doesn’t look as crystal clear as it did before what Im wondering is what is...
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    Looking for a new Suction Type Cleaner

    I may go end up going that way just prefer it to run off of the pump right now.
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    Looking for a new Suction Type Cleaner

    I currently have a Hayward "The Pool Cleaner" the wheels are deteriorating and Im looking at a replacement. I only run my pump at low speed so would be nice to have one that will still move around well at low speed. Any recommendations? Experience with yours? Pro and Cons? Appreciate the...
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    TA test question

    I am using the TF 100 TA test, And Im inbetween calling the results 120 or 130 TA based on color, 130 is a Dark Red pink while 120 is a definite change in color. Not sure it matters much but which would you go with?
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    Forgot to input Alkalinity on pool math app

    Awesome was thinking man this Muriatic Acid will last forever! Haha PH came right down to a 7.2 Ill check the alkalinity tomorrow, thanks for the tip on aeration.
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    Forgot to input Alkalinity on pool math app

    So I have been taking care of my pool for a while now, and just barely noticed you input alkalinity on the PH math page whoops. Was wondering why my PH was always a bit high. (8.2) I checked my alkalinity and it was at 150. So I added MA according. Now I know
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Very good info thank you! Since my CYA is 30 and the chart says 12 for SLAM, is it as simple as FC of 12 should give me 9 days? 12-9=3 I understand there might be other variables as well.
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    My average loss this time of year has been 1 FC per day, If I needed to leave town for the weekend or a week, how many tabs should I float? Is there a formula to calculate with? (I understand that tabs will increase my CYA)
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    I'm sitting good right now with all my levels getting into the swing of testing and adding chlorine daily, I was just curious what dictates when to raise my CYA from 30 to 60? Should I wait till spring/summer? Im using approx 1 FC per day currently.
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    7.3-7.4 PH, 120 TA for my fill water, awesome Ill check it out, I was just wondering if 120 TA was “too high” and I should be doing something about it is all.
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Just checked my TA and it is at 120 this about normal? Hasn’t changed since I changed my water.
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    low pump pressure

    My low speed runs around that pressure, high is around 12 psi
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Looks like i’m losing about 1.5 FC per day. Raising from 4.5->6. My CYA is still low so I added another .5 LB bringing the total to 3 LBS. I haven’t added any MA yet due to my PH being stable at 7.6-7.7 with my eyes, y’all agree?
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    It took real close to 12 drops to turn clear but I think there was a hint of pink still very faint, 13 cleared it all the way, so this would equal 6-6.5 FC after dosing for 12,000 gallon, 4.5 to 6 FC. Took 23 oz of 10%. Really close haha
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Will do! Nov 4 2020
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    So I chlorinated to bring my FC from 3 to 6 at the same time yesterday. According to the pool math (11,500 gallons) 44 oz of 10%. Read FC today and its at 4.5 FC. So like was mentioned in another post I made, I probably am under sizing my pool.
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    So using the pool math calculator I came up with ~12,000 gallons for my pool, using the average length/wide depth. I just was wondering if I could get a peer check on approx gallons, I added an sketch photo of my pool. Any help is appreciated. The pool in the center of the "bowtie' is 5ft deep...
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  22. jake556

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Home Depots in Phx area has the HDX 10% for $9.98 o_O for 2 gallons and also the higher percentage available. Is it worth it to stock up? How long before the Chlorine starts to degrade? I worry with the way things are going Ill show up and it will be wiped clean one day.
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Perfect and just so Im reading the chart correctly that would be a 6 for 30 CYA correct? Try to maintain 4-6 FC. So Every day I add to achieve a 6 FC. Or wait till I read a 4 to add? Sorry if these are dumb questions. haha
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    One question I got is I added chlorine yesterday evening to bring up my FC from 2 to 4 now I just read a 3 FC. Should I add chlorine now to go up to a 4 or wait and add till Im back below 3?
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Got it Ill run the pump until the CYA is dissolved makes sense. I have a bunch of trees around the pool/ in my yard where Im pulling out leaves daily from the skimmer and with a net. I do have a hose attached vacuum that roams around the pool I would like to nail down the pump on/off time...
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Awesome ill do that, can I also lower the run time or keep it at 24 hours for now? I have been running on low speed for 8 hrs per day in the past, still learning about the right amount of pump time. What do you recommend for run time foes it matter? I have heard run during the day when the...
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    New owner AZ, first water change

    Tested the water this morning for PH and FC and they look good. 7.6 PH 3 FC Squeezed sock with CYA a few times, pump is on high 24/7 currently should it stay that way until the CYA is up to 30 PPM? When should I test for CYA next?
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