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    New filled vinly pool, no equipment installed, what to do with water

    Depending on the robot it might do the job. My little Dolphin would certainly do. Yeah, dissolving the stabilizer without a running pump is going to be a challenge…. The issue with going with just chlorine is at first sunlight it will burn it all and you may start getting some cloudiness and...
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    New filled vinly pool, no equipment installed, what to do with water

    Did you (or your PB) add any chemicals? Do you have a test kit () You are going to need 40ppm of CYA (stabilizer) and 5ppm of LC in that water. Since you have no pump you will need to use something else to stir the water and don’t let any chemicals sitting on the bottom. Use to calculate the...
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    Pool Store Experiment Water Samples

    I’d jus link the whole post… may be a good way to enlighten more people about the dangers of pool stores.
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    Old school Hayward 244t with organic sand, is this outdated for an indoor pool?

    Sand filters are the slowest filters to filter particles from the water. They are are fairly easy and inexpensive to maintain . DE filters are the fastest filters to filter particles from the water. They are a bit more expensive to maintain. Cartridge filter are in the middle. They have to be...
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    New to TFP

    Sorry to hear you were pool stored. From another thread seems you are on track to get a test kit.
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    Need to SLAM after fresh water top up every time

    Were you able to figure out your fill water?
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    New to TFP

    Well, I should said it is accurate enough if your test results are also accurate.
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    New to TFP

    It is accurate enough. There is going to be some error here and there, but in most cases negligible. The biggest risk is if you don’t store your LC properly (or buy old chlorine) and it ends up being less powerful than expected, but that is not a pool math issue.
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    Inline chlorinator and THANK YOU

    I was debating the same thing... but this summer have been unusually rainy and I have been using tablets to recoup diluted CYA... in the end it is just matter of postponing the decision
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    my water is blue and almost completely clear but algae is stuck to sides

    Will the person helping you going to test the water? If viable get the water to SLAM level before leaving and ask the person helping you to replenish the chlorine loss. Bring up to SLAM level should give enough room to avoid issues in case the person helping you can show up every day. It is...
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    Polypropylene pipe for heater exhaust

    Probably somewhere in the vicinity of 350F or more.
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    Pool SOS

    Thinking about the future... once you are done with the SLAM: 1 - Never let your FC drop below target. It is safe to swim up to SLAM level. If you plan to not let it drop below target you won't be in trouble if something unexpected happen. 2 - If you don't take the pool down during winter keep...
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    Automatic liquid chlorine pump?

    Answering your question: Now, regarding your chlorine loss... it sounds you are loosing way too much chlorine. Are you sure you don't have anything eating up your chlorine? Are you able to perform a ? How is your...
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    Cloudy pool, algae covered floor, no chlorine...

    Be aware dry acid is going to add sulfates to your pool. That is one of those chemicals that are not going away over time. If your CH is high enough you may start seeing calcium sulfate (aka gypsum) to form. You can get a full respirator mask with filters for organic vapors at a paint store or...
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    Problems with Aquarite measurements not matching test strips

    Actually before you raise your CYA… How the water looks like? Is it clear? Would you be able to perform a ? You mention the use of algaecide… If you have algae you will need to follow the . If SLAM is necessary then you need to increase the CYA to about 40 before starting.
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    Problems with Aquarite measurements not matching test strips

    TFP does not recommend the use of algaecide (exception to Polyquat 60 in very specific scenarios) as chlorine alone should take care of algae. Having sulfates in your water may lead to formation of gypsum scaling of your CH is high and copper bases algaecide may cause staining and hair/nail...
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    Problems with Aquarite measurements not matching test strips

    Welcome to TFP. It is possible all the results you have are wrong. Pool store tests are well known around here to be totally unreliable (A good example: Pool Store Experiment Water Samples) . If you want a more reliable result you might want to use a K-1766. Also, how do you know your CYA is...
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    Frog in pool

    A Frog is way better than other animals… can imagine a bear in your pool?
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    FC Level Question

    If your garage gets hot then it is likely it decomposed faster losing actual available chlorine.
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    FC Level Question

    It is possible. How do you store your chlorine jugs?
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    How far away from ago can I put filter?

    You probably should start a thread specific to your issue. But anyway, the answer to your question lays here: Hydraulics 101 - Have you lost your head?
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    PH and cya woes

    I had to drain excess water several times this season. It is unusually rainy this summer.
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    New to owning a pool

    With CYA 70 on SW your target FC is 5, min is 3 (algae is almost guaranteed below min) and SLAM is 28. Hypothetically if I had ran out of reagents and had a SWG I would add a gallon of plain 7.5% bleach (unscented, non-splashless, non-cloromax, no additives) to raise the FC by 10, leaving the FC...
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    FC Level Question

    Day 190 (7/16). That is brand new. Did you test your CC ? It is likely you still have stuff in the pool for the chlorine to clean. BTW, whenever you expect a larger bather load (specially if you are having a lot of kids) it is a good idea to raise your FC closer to SLAM. That should leave your...
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    New to owning a pool

    Guess strips are not reliable. Any action you take base on them might create a problem you may not yet have.
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    Just saying ‘hi’

    Welcome to TFP. Nice you already looking around. If you haven’t done so already take a look at
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    High CYA and TA

    How are you testing your water? Please Create Your Signature - Further Reading
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    Year deep new pool owner

    Can borates help? Indirectly it may. Aeration can happen due to splash, swim, rain any other activity that produces some bubbles. The higher the TA the faster the pH will drift up (that is why you were asked about your TA). Borates make slightly more difficult to lower your pH. On a 10k gallon...
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    Next Steps on Resurrecting a (formerly) Lost Cause

    Also, for folks here to give you good advice, can you Create Your Signature - Further Reading. At first glance CH is not relevant due to your Vinyl liner, but it plays a role in the corrosiveness of your water and that may change depending o your pool equipment (ex heater). Anyway, using to...