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    Some animal poops on my top step.

    What a memorable story! Your family will be telling that one around the campfire for years!!!😂😂😂
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    Recurring Metal Staining

    Hi Maddie, Thank you for your comments! My plaster is staining, likely it’s iron. Pool store test been showing 0.1 iron and iron is primary component of exhaust and road grit. Plus the vit. C test makes it obvious🥴. Also, my pH keeps going from 7.5 to 7.9 in 3 days or less, so adding MA 2-3...
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    Recurring Metal Staining

    Metal Staining is returning mid August, 3-4 months after the May AA treatment. I knew this would happen. I’m going to have to accept that an annual AA treatment is necessary. Here is why: Iron and other metals are found in gas and Diesel engine exhaust, as well as in road grit...
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    White flakes from SWG

    Oh yikes! Thank you for that!!! I appreciate all your help on this!!! Have a great weekend!!!
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    White flakes from SWG

    Ok thank you very much! I’ll keep an eye on the swg plates! Do you think if I keep vacuuming the flakes out my Calcium ppm might decrease a little?
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    White flakes from SWG

    My calcium today was 520. Been adding fill water due to hot days. And I hadn’t vacuumed since late June so there was a lot of the sludge. I put acid on the sludge and it fizzed like alka seltzer. If I’m within good csi range, are flakes something to be concerned about chemistry-wise? Or is...
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    White flakes from SWG

    I use the k-1005 kit for DPD chlorine and pH and Total Alkalinity and sometimes for calcium and CYA. CYA is hard for me to read so I go to Leslie’s for their tests and make sure mine are similar. I got a separate kit k-1106 for phosphates. Plus I have both chemistry booklets from Taylor...
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    White flakes from SWG

    Posting new thread per @mguzzy: My csi has been within optimal range and I am getting white flakes out of my returns, as generated by SWG. Pool store states calcium hardness at about 440 or so. My fill water is about 200-250 if memory is correct. Replacing evaporation loss always adds more CA...
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    What I thought were old iron stains on my cartridge filters, is iron my water!

    Hello @mguzzy! I’ve been following your thread along during my own iron stain and AA experience. I examined my black sequestered flakes and removed them by battery operated vacuum. I opened the filter bag and saw that it looked like the (1) usual black silty dirt I always get on my patio. I...
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    TA and the App

    Ok thank you
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    TA and the App

    That is helpful, thank you. My concern is that elsewhere in the forum it was stated that metals will stain plaster at high FC and high pH so I want to avoid that.
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    TA and the App

    Is there a possibility that you can have high FC, say over 10, and have high pH, say 8+, and still get an acceptable CSI value?
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    TA and the App

    Ok thank you very much
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    TA and the App

    Please permit another question. I am trying to understand the way things are. So I also use the Taylor water balance calculator to triangulate results. I understand it does not account for salt TDS. And I understand that difference. However the Taylor wheel tool instructs user to adjust TA...
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    TA and the App

    In the PoolMath app, does the recommended range for TA account for my CYA? My TA adjusted for CYA is always below the optimal TA range. However my drop test TA is within the range. Please clarify. Thank you.
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    I read on this forum that 6.8 pH for a couple or three days shouldn’t impact the copper heat exchanger.
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    Is it correct that sequester is only good for 30 days? I understand that’s why we have to keep adding because it breaks down and releases the metal atoms again. If I get all the flakes out then sequester again and get more flakes then maybe more metal to be had? I had my filter...
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    No there was no option to bypass heater. Aha! Yes the AA neutralized the chlorine because now I am getting FC production! So that means the AA is used up! On the CuLator I was willing to try! Sounded so good too! Oh well. Thanks for your thoughts!!!
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    Oh sorry you are asking someone else!!🤓
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    I don’t know for certain but I’m hoping that they are the sequestered metals🥴. I’ve been babysitting the pool constantly since weekend, and have never seen anything like that before in the yard or the pool. Except it does look like ash but there have been no wildfires or pit fires. Plus the...
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    Ok thanks! I am getting fine mesh sock to carefully capture the flakes. And I will call the mfr too!
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    Thank you!! My sequester liquid was pinkish. If the flakes are a byproduct, and I can scoop them out with superfine media, would that mean that I am removing the metals? Do the flakes hold the metal atoms?
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    Thank you for your reply. I probably had stray fertilizer inadvertently fall in and perhaps a few grains of iron phosphate snail bait too. Plus, my older toilet tanks are brown inside (!?!) Reading up on basics now!!!
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    Pool Math........The App

    I love this new app!!! Please can you add a field to track phosphates? And separate out carbonate alkalinity from total alkalinity?? Thanks
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    Hello from Murrieta, CA

    Thank you!
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    blackish flakes after sequestering

    My plaster had been gaining horrible stains over the last year and tested positive for metal stains with Vitamin C tablets. I found my FC was at 20!!! Turned off SWG. Took about 3 weeks for FC to drop. On Friday, with pump on, I took out the remaining 5 of FC with 5 TBSP of sodium...