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    New heater not heating

    Well in case anyone else finds this on a search for a similar issue… someone pushed buttons on the unit and turned the temp off max. I guess the temp has to be on max for the Omni app to be able to control it. So a super stupid simple fix. The pool guy blamed us. Dude. We haven’t touched that...
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    New heater not heating

    Hi! New pool this year. between covid, and being super busy, and being generally not awesome, we never got pool school with our builder. I don’t need it for chemicals (thanks you guys!) but we didn’t get a good tutorial on our hardware. so. It did work. Then it got hot outside and it stopped...
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    My kids have red eyes. Please help!

    I know the FC is high today, but this is the first time its been over 9. So my previous pH readings should be accurate? Or not? Should I go ahead and dump some acid in it tonight while I wait on the FC to drop? They swim every day, so if I can make it a little better for tomorrow, I would like...
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    My kids have red eyes. Please help!

    I do not know what I am doing wrong. It has to be user error. My mermaid child has been swimming with no goggles, but after she gets out of the pool her eyes are wrecked. My numbers looked fine so we were theorizing that it was outdoor allergies since her nose was also running. She doesn't go...
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    Ladder help. Its too high.

    It has some sort of cups and the cups were wired in before the concrete was poured. I don’t know if the cups are universal or what as they had the cups long before the ladder showed up, and we have the ladder way before they brought the hinges over. They claimed they had issues finding the...
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    Ladder help. Its too high.

    Well that makes sense!! i have no idea what brand the the ladder is. They didn’t bring us a ladder or a handle for two months and when they did show up with them, it’s not what we wanted. i don’t know if supply issues or incompetency. the hinge visually looks like this one, but can’t verify...
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    Ladder help. Its too high.

    My pool builders are a bunch of idiot doofuses and I’m no long speaking to them. I have many bad words to say. Anyyyyway. we are eventually going to have our auto cover we paid for installed. So our deep end ladder is on hinges so it will tilt out of the water so we can close the cover. The pool...
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    2 borates questions!

    The pool is brand new, so i haven’t had to raise pH at all. I personally haven’t added anything that would have raised borates, but I’m not sure what all the PB people dumped in it before i took it over. i was reading the borates could help keep the SWG clean, and it seemed like an easy enough...
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    2 borates questions!

    Oh, i didn’t think about testing for the borates before adding. It’s a brand new pool, so i wouldn’t expect it be in there, but as i don’t know what it actually is or really comes from, i guess it could be! :ROFLMAO: Don’t really know what CSI is. its a calcium thing, right? I haven’t dived...
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    2 borates questions!

    i can’t get my TA to drop down to 70. its just sticking hard at 80. I’ve added acid and aerated a couple of times but it is sticking 80. is 80 close enough or do i absolutely need to hit 70 before adding borates? I’m not having any pH issues (i don’t think. I’m new at this. I haven’t added acid...
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    Tiny bubbles in return. How to tell if SWG?

    Hi! Pool still in progress. Pump and filter have been in for a month or so. SWG has been running a week n half or so. We didn't notice bubbles at that point. Pool guys came and installed heater, but it doesn't have power yet, so I guess water is just free running through it. Since they worked...
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    What would you work on next? I think Im close-ish?

    FC 9.5 CC 0.5 pH 7.5 TA 80 CH 100 CYA 60ish Salt 3400 My interpretation (please please correct me if I have that wrong!!) and My questions FC: My FC is a little high. The SWG was just installed last week and we are still figuring each other out. That needs turned down another step. It has been...
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    Stupid CYA test - comparing to standard - i know i need to add for new SWG, but how much

    ok, walk me through it like I’m 5 years old. :giggle: I am very sincerely trying to figure this out and never ever have to talk to the pool builder about my water again. They put things in it. Unknown things. Do not like. i have requested no more things be added by them. (we are still mid build)...
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    Stupid CYA test - comparing to standard - i know i need to add for new SWG, but how much

    I was looking at the CYA chart for SWG. It said 4 is target for 60 CYA and 5 is target for 70, so i assumed sitting at 7 is too high. i wrote in my notes from one of the pool school articles that my target is 4-6 when measured in early evening. i am happy to adjust what my range should be, i...
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    Stupid CYA test - comparing to standard - i know i need to add for new SWG, but how much

    I’m having the hardest time with this test. I’ve read all the tips and everything. so i bought a container of standard and an extra bottle and tube, so i can run the standard test next to my pool test. it’s overcast today, which i know isnt ideal. I’ll try again in the sun, but it is what it...
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    I want to paint depth markers on concrete coping. What paint?

    I haven’t found anything suitable online. I just figured i would ask here before hitting it with random spray paint or something. I can cut outdoor vinyl, but i didn’t figure it would stick to the concrete. It didn’t turn out very smooth.
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    I want to paint depth markers on concrete coping. What paint?

    Im open to anything. Sticker for the fiberglass or do they make something that would stick to concrete?
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    I want to paint depth markers on concrete coping. What paint?

    we have concrete coping. I want to just paint a couple stripes onto the coping edge for where the slope to the deep end starts and ends. I figure about four one inch wide stripes, total. Just a visual reminder of where the depth changes are. Is there a paint that would work better for this or...
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    Adding calcium to new fiberglass pool?

    Shock is chlorine, right? So adding shock to get the calcium up instead of liquid chlorine for that time period? Or am I just dumping a ton in to get it up and letting it burn off? I need to go read don't i. Sigh
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    Adding calcium to new fiberglass pool?

    Brand new fiberglass pool. Calcium is testing at 100 from whatever chlorine treatments the PB was dumping in it before I took over. I haven't added anything with calcium myself yet. Do I need to add calcium beyond that 100 that's in it? I know it says recommended level is 220 for fiberglass...
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    Equipment shortages? Hayward heater and lights and auto cover motor?

    is there really a shortage of all these things? I swear our PB waited until the last minute to order every single thing and now things aren’t showing up. I’m so glad our filter and pump are here! he says he has ordered our Hayward heater every week for months and it hasn’t shown up. He has...
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    Brand new pool, pool builder won’t come put chemicals in it, help!

    I added one whole pound of cya to skimmer in my sock. im going to need way bigger socks to eventually get 11 pounds into this pool. I figure i can’t screw anything up too bad by adding one pound and seeing how it works i guess.
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    Brand new pool, pool builder won’t come put chemicals in it, help!

    OH MY GOSH my husband just found an alive frog in the basket at the pump! How did he make it out of the skimmer basket??? I was not prepared for frogs that far up the line. When the cover is installed there will be no frogs right?
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    Brand new pool, pool builder won’t come put chemicals in it, help!

    https://api.poolmathapp.com/share/4zK5Z61 Does this work? Thats a link to my pool from the Pool Math Ap. FC 3.5 (dropping steadily from the crazy high when she dumped tons in) CC 0 pH 7.5 TA 90 CH 100 CYA 10ish? The test water is foggy and I almost couldn't see the dot when the tube was all the...