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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Great advice because I've already changed the % and pump time for "winter" ha!
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    UPDATE!! I do not know what I did on those couple tests where I was over 100. I tested a few more times with this advice - sunny, back to the sun, pour/empty a couple times. I was consistently getting 60ppm so I put the recommended CYA in to get the pool to 70ppm (after I fixed the gallons in...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    2 tests with 2 different bottles of my CYA tester.....both were in the 70-80ppm range. So I have no clue what I did before. Maybe it was too cloudy? It was a very rainy week. I'll do my full round of testing over the weekend as usual and check it again.
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I completely agree with this! I had been consistently testing CYA at 80. After a 60ppm test I definitely added 21 Oz (I measured it with a digital scale). After the add I got a 100ppm test. Used dilution on a 2nd test and got the 70ppm x2 = 140ppm. I'll do another test this evening!
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Since it make 0 sense to jump that much and I'm a newbie to testing....I'm going to test a couple more times before I go all drastic draining the pool. I was looking at the PoolMath app again and I would have had to add something like 7lbs of stabilizer to get to 140 CYA. There is no way I...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Yea I know - I only added 21 oz of dry stabilizer and even if my CYA had been at 80 (which it has been since my 1st add), it shouldn't have jumped to 140. I'm just frustrated...I'll get over it.
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I would still love to know how in the world I got here. I guess that is likely an unanswerable question though. The CYA I added should not have raised it this much. :(
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Duh moment - of course I need to use the submersible pump because how else would I get below the skimmer. I can be slow but I get there eventually :ROFLMAO:
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I'm so confused by that even on this forum some people say it is and some say it isn't. I should test the TA of our fill water - I've tested pH but not TA. We don't have a water feature really, just an ugly 2 inch pipe for a future waterfall but we don't turn it on much. Wouldn't a...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I can't stand the thought of draining half the pool so good to know on the pH. I will probably drain some but half is not going to happen. I've been having to add around 12 oz of MA a week to keep pH in check (dang SWG). Should I just keep doing that?
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Ugh! I'll go up the Purification % especially since we are back to being sunny again.
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    Another question - is my FC at 10 high enough to help prevent an algae outbreak...since the chart only goes to 100 I'm merely guessing now.
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    I just checked the app...it had me with an 8k gal pool. Something must have happened when I got a new phone. I was on the struggle bus trying to get logged in to my old account but finally did. Either way it just means the stabilizer I added wouldn't have been enough but it was too much. I...
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    CYA high SWG - How did I get here?!

    FC 10 (raised due to CYA..need to raise more) CC 0 CYA 140 (ugh!) PH 7.4 TA 80 CH 200 SALT 3800 So I had my CYA at 80 and life was good. FC started being lower than normal so the next time I tested CYA and got a 60 result I figured that explained the FC problem. I put in PoolMath that I wanted...
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    Glacier Pool Chiller DIY Install

    Thanks everyone for the replies!!! I must have gotten busy enjoying the pool and missed all of this. Can't wait to read about how you all installed!
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    Fiberglass Discoloration (Faded & Chalky) - My Story

    I stumbled upon this thread while researching calcium hardness and if I need to raise it or not. Anyway....do you (or anyone) have a thread on recommended maintenance of FG that might not already be covered? Like the brushing? Should we be doing that regularly beyond cleaning?
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    Glacier Pool Chiller DIY Install

    Maybe so simple no threads are needed ha! Thanks :-)
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    Glacier Pool Chiller DIY Install

    I believe based on reading past threads that some of you have installed your own Glacier Pool Chillers. Was it really fairly easy to tackle? The husband is an electrician so he is confident in that area. We have plenty of space for the monster but it would need to go between the filter and...
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    Newbie Testing

    I'm slowly getting my way through all the tests...baby steps so my head doesn't explode lol My salt test just said 4400ppm :oops: I'll test again tomorrow and this time do ALL of them.
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    Newbie Testing

    I just got my test kit on Saturday. This is on a new pool where the builder shocked it a few times then added salt and SWG. Sat test PH 8.2 FC 0 CYA 0 Per PoolMath App instructions I added 4 lbs CYA (.5 lb-ish still undissolved), 17 oz MA and increased run time (from 8 hrs to 11 hrs) on SWG...
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    Temp/DIY Water Feature Ideas

    We just built our pool and did not have a grotto/waterfall quoted yet. However, the plumbing is there 2-3" tube sticking 18" above the deck. Does anyone have ideas/product/etc for a temporary waterfall that we could attach to this plumbing? Pool is already hot and if the internet is correct...
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    New Pool Owner in Fort Worth

    Thanks!!! I've read through it twice. I think that was when I realized I needed to know so much more :)
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    New Pool Owner in Fort Worth

    Hi all!!! We have had our pool done for about a month and I've been overwhelmed by the idea of testing and getting levels where they need to be. I'm about to but the TF Pro Salt (we have a SWG) so I can use the Pool Math App. Still overwhelmed but have to start somewhere! We did have an...