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    Daily FC liss due to sun in central TX

    My CYA is 50. Pool is 34000 gal. Pool is in full sustaining about 10am in summer. My questions: 1. What should I expect daily FC loss to be for my pool given cya 50 2. Should I increase cya to 60? Will it help or hurt, and how do I determine that? Thank you for help.
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    About to run out of liquid chlorine

    I had a stash of liquid chlorine, but due to the shortages, about to run out. Have about 3 gallons left. Don't want to use tabs with stabilizer in them. Should I get granular chlorine in form of Sodium Dichloro-s-triazinetrione Dihydrate? I could amazon it in couple days. What else does...
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    Pool cleaner in new pool

    What's the guideline on using pool cleaners in New pools? I have been getting varying info. PB said wait a month before using pool cleaner on new pebble. Other forums say wait at least 2 weeks. Yet others say wait til dust is gone. My pebble has been in fir over 3 weeks, I haven't seen any...
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    New pebble in with glass, filling with water...

    ...but it's been 3 days filling and I see water is warm, maybe turning slight greenish....per wife. I think could be algea. Should be filled tonight but pool folks won't arrive til Monday 8am . Is there anything I can do til them to eliminate possibilities of algea growing, without motor...
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    Anyone did a DIY to add low voltage lighting to iAqualink?

    I have iAqualink that has ability to also control lighting around the patio. I am interested in what it would take to add the lighting as a DIY. I think I would have to buy: - LV transformer rated for the lights - LV wiring - LV lights/fixtures Installing transformer should be easy, mount on...
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    New pool replaster

    Some history about our pool: Poo is inground, about 34k gal, pebble with glass. We built a new pool, which was completed last November. Since then we used it exactly.....once. just couple days ago. Pool had been acid washed by builders, which resulted in streaks. Told builders to fix...
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    Pool testing audit results - long trends

    Can you fine, experienced folks on here, take a look at my pool math logs, to see if you can spot something in the data? Last few months trends. I am continuing with the testing and cleaning, but wanted to get input in case I am not seeing something on the data. Swimming about to start. My main...
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    WTH cant sign into poolmath app

    I have been logging my pool info for months. No problems. Bought the app, installed, logged in, used fine. Today, logged test rests. No issues. Added chemicals, waited an hour. Tried to log adding chemicals, and app telling me I haven't logged any tests yet. Wtf...I've been doing it since...
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    Cleaning leaves from pool

    Just wondering, how urgent is it to remove leaves out of a pool, when they do fall into it? Is it imperative to remove them asap, or the next day? What is the rule here? The ice storm in our area has caused all leaves to die on many trees. Later on, there has been some windy days, and many...
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    Drying Trichlor

    My bucket of TriChlor has water in it, either from moisture or from the ice weather. Regardless, those of you who dried it, did you take each tab out of its plastic bag? How exactly were you drying it? I laid them all out on a clean surface in the sun, but they are still in their bags...
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    FC in cold weather.

    My FC has been at about 5ppm average, with TA 75 and CYA 40. Temps here have been below 25F nearly a week now with ice all over and snow too going into pool. I keep testing in the freeze too, and noticed my CC sometimes gets to 0.5 ppm (probably less but my testing is to 0.5 ppm resolution)...
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    Unheard of temps in central TX - 10°F

    As a new pool owner, this is starting to concern me. We have never owned a pool in winter before, never mind in middle of unprecedented low temperatures. We are locked in our homes now, several counties declared areas of disaster, so can't really go to a store get some heaters, etc. Pool has...
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    Is there anything proactive to do for new pool owner in Tx (pool never closed) as weather warms up?

    Just wondering if there is anything I should be paying attention to as weather starts to get warmer, so I dont get surprised with pool water or equipment issues. I have been testing the water every 2 or 3 days, keep the FC in the 5-6ppm range, pH in the mid to high 7s, cya is at about 40 now...
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    Spa air blower turns off after about 20 minutes, does not appear to come back on unless switched on

    So here is another thing I noticed about the new pool. My kids recently started using the spa. When we turn on the air blower, it will run for about 20 minutes. Then, blower will turn off, and will stay off unless I turn it back on again. There are no weird noises with the air blower. No...
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    Bypass installed for wfeatures pump, now noisy

    My new pool has 3 water features, 2 waterfalls on either side of bar, plus a bubbler in tan ledge. The pump PB installed to run these features, is a 2hp fixed pump (see my sig). When they started it all, waterfalls were shooting water out about 6 feet away from wall. Bubbler was about 3 feet...
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    Noticed 0.1 iron and 0.2 copper is that a worry?

    Last test came out to ha e 0.1ppm iron, 0.2ppm copper. Wonder if this is something to worry about now. I didn't do test myself, took it to d tested, but wanted go see just in case, what I would need to do. I will test myself in the next few days. In all my other tests, and those I had tested...
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    Cleaning out pollen and surface dust from pool

    I am noticing that sometimes, especially on sunny days, I see very tiny surface debris, which I cannot pick up with my regular net. It is just too small. Not sure what it is. Could be pollen or dust from nearby construction, anything that settles on the surface. Wonder how you folks deal...
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    Balancing with csi

    I've had so.e practice testing and balancing my water over last few months. PH seems to have stabilized at 7.6, after I brought TA to 75. Same with CH. CYA slowly creeping up, as I am using trichlor tabs to increase it (might as well use tabs for something). Looks like it is just abovec30 ppm...
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    Cleaning my cartridge filter for 1st time

    Pool first filled less than 2 months ago. Wanted to get the new pool dirt out of there and give it a clean. Opened up and to me it appeared dirty. But I never cleaned pool filters before, so you tell me. Cleaned all parts, took about 20 mins per cartridge. Tot 4 cartridges. Wonder how...
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    TA and pH balancing act

    Following y'all recommendations, O have been using liquid chlorine and MA to balance FC and pH. What I noticed that at TA of 100 and higher, my pH was rising quicker. So the higher my TA, the sooner I had to add more MA to water, to bring pH down. After reading more on this relationship, I...
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    Debris from cleaning IG pool

    I am using pool robot vrx iq+ to clean the pool. The pool is inground, pebble finish. Waited about a month after pool fill, before started using robot, per builder instructions. After robot is done, when I clean out the debris basket, this is the debris I find. Looks like pebble finish...
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    Water and pool Maintenance during rainfalls

    Wonder what type if things one should pay attention to, during long rains. It's been raining for 3rd day straight here, which is very uncommon. Watchimg my pool, waterline creeping up. About 3/4 up the waterline tile Do you drain? Do I add extra chlorine during rain? Anything else that can...
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    How much does it cost you for pool fill in your area

    Just curious how much y'alls pool fill cost you, and where you live. When I moved from TX to Northern CA (Santa Clara, Si Valley), inquired as was going to buy house, and was told 4k...so off I went moving back to TX (lol, not really reason for moving back, my soul will always be in TX). So...
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    Need advice on main pump runtime/setup

    Pool is recent, less than month old. Pls look up details in my signature, main pump is variable. When pool was filled, PB set pump to run 24x7 for 2 weeks, then pool school guy came and told me he is putting me on his default program. I have the iAqualink where I can adjust all these...
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    Which method to use for FAS-DPD Testing

    I was given link to the Taylor videos, using the FAS-DPD kit, and many of the videos have two ways of doing the test. Method 1: Use the large tube to fill to 25mL or 44mL (in case of FC), then add appropriate number of drops of reagents Method 2: Use the large tube to fill to 10mL, then add...
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    Went through pool school - waste

    Have taylor k-2006c kit (bought). Pool school guy used his different taylor kit. Mine does not have r0001 or r0002. has r-0870 powder and r-0871 titrating reagent, but i dont know how to use since pool guy never had that. Did not want to use mine either. Now need to find out how to test...
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    Can you help with Chemicals advice? Thank you

    I am about to have my pool finish installed tomorrow. I am getting ready to get chemicals I will need for them to start my pool up. Pool builder gave me a list to buy, wanted to see if you can give recommendation for where or what to get, so I get better stuff at a good price too. Here is the...
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    Test kits - reagent vs electronic

    I have been watching videos about test kits and wonder if you fine folks on here have advice on which water test kits are best to get for testing your pool water. Are the electronic ones like exact idip test kit, worth the 500 or 600 dollars? Or is the taylor test kit with reagents better in...
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    New pool & equipment expectations

    We are building a pool. Still have about 4 weeks to all finished. Equipment was installed. During selection, we relied on builder to select equipment (not sure if was good idea, but that's what we did). Equipment is: - 2 pumps (variable speed) - 2.0 x 1.13 HP Jandy pro series plus HP switch...
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    Inquiries about Polaris VRX iq+

    I will be buying my first robot soon, and looking at the Polaris vrx iq+. Anyone have opinions on it? Reliability, maintenance, how well it cleans. Very interested in views about it, or if there are other robots that may be better and less costly. Thank you.