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    Bleach

    I went to closest HD and Lowe’s near me and they’re out with no update of when they will get more. Yes HD, when they have it it’s a 4 pack now for about $17 with tax. So do you just save your empty gallon containers and refill them at pinch a penny?
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    Bleach

    Thanks. This explains why it’s so inexpensive at $1.67 a bottle. It likely doesn’t have any strength at all. Time to go back to Walmart and buy their regular bleach. Enjoy your weekend.
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    Bleach

    Good morning, I continue to have challenges finding regular liquid chlorine at any locations but I came across this regular bleach at a market. Has anyone else use this particular product? The container doesn’t say anything about the strength of The sodium Hydro chlorine. I even checked the...
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Thanks. I searched and we do have several Ollie’s nearby. I will go check them as well. I wasn’t aware of the store, thanks for sharing
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Awesome, thanks
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Thank you. I found regular bleach at another Walmart. It’s 7.5% but it’s better than nothing. I grabbed a few bottles and will find a place inside.
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    Liquid Chlorine

    I had read it wasn’t safe to store so much LC in doors and made me nervous to do so. Plus my laundry room isn’t big and limited cabinet space.
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Thanks for all the info. Today I plan to call some companies to request quotes. until such time I can get something like this done, what should I use in place of LC. I am down to 4 gallons. I am continuing my search for LC, but just in case I don’t find any, is there another product I can use...
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Thanks. I do not have a heater. Is a heater required to switch over?
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    Liquid Chlorine

    So What’s involved with switching over to an SWG setup from the standard type of filtration system I have now. Is it just a matter of changing out the equipment, or does it also involve changing out the underground pipes and other components, etc? what’s a rough costs range for a switching...
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Hello, I didn't see a section for "general topic" or "chemicals only", but I may have overlooked it. I was doing good keeping anywhere between 8-12 (1-gallon) bottles of LC on hand at all times. My pool gets many hours of direct sun, compounded by the Houston heat and humidity. I am using a...
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    Polaris Line Connection Leaking

    sorry for my delayed response. I was able to replace the part. I purchased at the local pool store. It's called a fitting. It's the part in the middle connected to each end of the hose.
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    Polaris Line Connection Leaking

    Hello, yesterday I discovered that a connection in my polaris line is leaking water. I do not know the exact name of this fitting and appreciate if someone can provide the name. Also, is this fitting an easy DIY and should I keep the pump off when replacing? thanks,
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Hello, so I've been keeping a good amount of 1 gallon LC on hand due to the difficulty finding it at the local stores. I keep the LC bottles in a plastic container behind my garage, where it's mostly shady but in the evening may get some sun. Over the past three days, I noticed my FC levels...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Got it. My CSI is -0.48 as another member noted in her post about CSI and not being a math wiz. I am not great with math either, so is my CSI ok
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Thanks, I thought I was done bothering y'all with questions. CSI is calculated using pH, TA, CH, CYA, temperature. When I input these in to PoolMatch my CSI shows "NAN". But I also noticed that for some reason PoolMath auto populates 1000 in the "salt" line item. When I leave the 1000...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Guys, I just want to say thanks again for your help during my trial/error of balancing the pool. I have some basic questions regarding balancing. My numbers as of this morning: FC 5 - adding LC to raise PH - 7.2 TA - 60 CH - 375 CYA - 40 CC - 0 FC - I usually test my FC in the morning after...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Thank you! little by little I am getting there.
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    I managed to get my CH to 270 from 250. Need to buy more CH increaser later today. I tested my FC which is now at 5 but I am sure this is due to sun burn off from yesterday. PH raised above 8 which I believe is due to adding the CH increaser. My TA is now at 70 from 60. Should I adjust PH...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Thanks again, All. Looks like I will need about 13lbs to get me from my 250 reading to the 300-350 range. Since I've never added this product, I am starting with one 4lb bag and will recheck in two hours and continue to add until i reach a 300-350 range.
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    The only CH increaser Ive been able to find is this product at Home Depot. I read a post that these products have sodium chloride and potassium and that they can cause more harm, but want to check with others as the thread was from 2017, not sure if anything has changed since then. I am buying...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Cowboycasey, based on what I read, cal-hypo comes in the pucks as I did not see any pellet or other form. I found one 4lb bag at home depot, but that's it from a big box store in my region all other locations are out. II I plan to call Leslie's and Pinch-a-Penny pool store to see what they have...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    All, thanks again for all the help with balancing my pool water. The work has paid off. I've been able to keep FC, CYA, PH and TA in good range. My numbers as of a half hour ago are FC - 6 / plan to add LC later when there's not so much sun shining on the water to bring it up to 7-8 PH - 7.8...
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Great, thank you!
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    Suspect Black and Mustard Algae

    Good Morning. I’ve been managing to maintain a good FC a level since slamming a couple weeks ago, but now I can’t seem to stabilize the PH. It rises every almost daily to above 8 and I am adding MA every few day. We’re not using the pool either due to the rain this morning my numbers FC 7 CYA...