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  1. geh

    CYA directly into pool

    Not thinking, I added 3 lbs of stabilizer directly into the pool, before I remembered it shold be in a pool sock in the skimmer. Now I have CYA on the bottom of my pool. Is that ok or am I risking damaging the plaster? Any remedy for this mistake? Also, yay or nay on running my pool robot in the...
  2. geh

    Pool deck drainage

    We have been getting some torrential rains from storm fronts moving through over the past months and my pool has overflowed onto my deck several times. Looks like I have to unclog the deck drainage because the deck drains very slow, exacerbating the problem, causing a little lake, and dragging...
  3. geh

    Questions about DE for sand filter

    I bought a 24 lbs box of Clorox brand DE for pool filters at Lowes. I've read the How To thread about adding DE to a sand filter and have a few questions about toxicity and use. I've read a bit about the carcinogenic risk. Unless I'm missing something, it seems cancer risk is only related to...
  4. geh

    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    A while back I posted my results from my Taylor K-2006 test kit as follows, with the biggest issue being my CYA way too high. I drained roughly 1/3 of my pool water and re-filled with tap water, added some chlorine and cyanuric acid to get to a ballpark starting point for balance. My old numbers...
  5. geh

    Determining valves for partial draining

    I want to drain 1/3 of my 15,600 gallon pool and refill it to bring down the stabilizer level. I plan on using my pool pump in backwash, because I think it can do the job fine, and the hose run to the street for a submersible pump would be well over 100 feet. I've determined which two valves...
  6. geh

    Pool Math questions

    First off, I paid for a premium subscription for the Pool Math app. Then I logged into the app with my TFP forum credentials. Now it says to subscribe for unlimited test logs. I am assuming the one premium subscription will be good for all my devices? How do I sync them so I have the premium...
  7. geh

    best plan of action after a flood

    I'm in New Orleans and twice in the last two month my pool flooded: once from a hurricane, the other from a rainstorm that dumped over 4 inches in about 40 minutes. Both times the pool overflowed onto the deck and the deck was under an inch or two of water as well, so the pool was contaminated...
  8. geh

    Thoughts on Clorox Xtra Blue products

    New guy here. I will be adopting the BBB approach to managing my pool chemistry, but I still have some Clorox Xtra Blue products: Clorox Shock Xtra Blue and Clorox Xtra Blue Chlorinating tablets https://www.cloroxpool.com/products/ The shock has copper, the tablets some form of stabilizer. My...
  9. geh

    New member

    Hi all, greetings from New Orleans. First time pool owner for the past three years. Been fumbling my way through it based on pool store advice, not all of which I trust, and self maintenance. Looking forward to getting more under the hood, learning more and managing pool chemistry in a more...