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    Algae??? Not sure

    So regarding everything I have been doing and going through I read about mustard algae. Do you think this is what I had/have? I ask because this says after slam to raise my chlorine way up for 24 hours. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/mustard-algae/...
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    Algae??? Not sure

    Now FC 13.5 CC 0 Adding back up to shock level for the night and is raining of course again.
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    Algae??? Not sure

    So my biggest issue is it keeps raining here right now when I'm trying to do these test. It rained all last night and this morning FC: 14.5 CC: .5 So I have added enough bleach to go over 16 again and will test later.
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    Algae??? Not sure

    FC 17.5 CC 0
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    Algae??? Not sure

    Not putting any chlorine in yesterday and getting more rain last night my test results this morning are: FC 12 CC 0 PH 7.6 Should I keep the FC up to SLAM level or do you think it is ok to start backing it down?
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    Algae??? Not sure

    now test results: Added some bleach earlier and tested FC to 18 at 11:23PM before I added the additional bleach I was showing a very small bit of CC but when I tested at 11:23 CC was back to 0. Took another test at 7:11AM FC 17.5 CC 0
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    Algae??? Not sure

    ok just measured and added bleach before adding: FC: 12.5 10ml testing by the way CC: 0 added 128oz of 10% bleach the app said 130oz. The other thing I wanted to add it rained a lot while we were gone and of course every time it rains the spring tails are back. Will try to test once sun is...
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    Algae??? Not sure

    Ok I will try to get this done today. Yesterday I used the app to bump my FC up to 16. I did not test it though. Now in middle of the day today I'm at: FC: 13.5 CC: 0 I will do the OCLT tonight as long as my old axx memory doesn't fail me.
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    Algae??? Not sure

    No I did not complete or do the SLAM process because the first time I was not 100% sure it was Algae just figured possibly. I will add the water is perfectly clear.
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    Algae??? Not sure

    So twice this year I have had yellow on my liner mostly on the slope areas. The first time my chlorine was low and I just figured Algae but I also has some work done around the pool with digging and the other thought was that maybe clay fell in. This is the color that it looks like. So I...
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    How to get rid of springtails in a non-chlorinated pool?

    Did the liquid solar blanket work? I have been fighting these things now for two years. We have tried some soapy water but that just makes me nervous.
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    problem with green pool

    Just curious, Is there a reason to remove your filters for closing? I clean them and always just leave them in the case all winter. Also glad you figured out the issue!
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    Winter cover brass anchor bolts

    Does anyone put anything on the cover anchor bolts to keep them from seizing up? I'm pulling them all out and blowing the inside of them out and thought maybe I should put something on them before screwing them back in.
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    closing chemicals

    I don't plan on putting in any algacide or anything unless this is really recommended. I planned on every month dumping in a gallon of 10% bleach. I also have a floater that I could fill with a few different things. Trichlor tabs cal hypo tabs or cal hypo powder Trying to get everyone's...
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    Cleaning a inline chlorinator by waterway

    Yeah I seen that was wondering if there was anyway to actually remove most of the unit than somehow fit my giant hand into a small cylinder. I guess the wife can help on this one.
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    Cleaning a inline chlorinator by waterway

    Does anyone have any experience in cleaning one of these? I need to clean it out because I stupidly put in NST tablets into it. It is not clogged but I want to clean it all out. I'm wondering if there is a way to dismantle it without having to cut the piping since I'm no plumber. It looks...
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    CYA R-0013 containers and mixing tube - Purple??

    They are just saying there must be some kind of contamination. I just don't know what or how.
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    CYA R-0013 containers and mixing tube - Purple??

    It is interesting that no one else seems to have this same experience. I have emailed Taylor and will update if and when they reply back. Thank you everyone for your help.
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    CYA R-0013 containers and mixing tube - Purple??

    To note I do not wash out the drip bottles that I refill I just pull the cap off and refill. The other bottle and top which you can also see the purple I do actually wash that out after every use with city tap water.
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    CYA R-0013 containers and mixing tube - Purple??

    I figure a picture will describe it better.
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    Ideal CYA - Not Salt water

    I have a few questions here. 1. What is the ideal CYA for a vinyl pool? I have been trying to keep my CYA LOW like as close to 30 as possible because of the lower needed amount of FC but I feel like every other day to every day I'm adding a gallon of bleach and this seems like a lot of bleach...
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    CYA R-0013 containers and mixing tube - Purple??

    I have a question. I bought a new bottle of the R-0013 CYA reagent and I have been refilling the small bottles you get in the K2006 kit from Taylor. What is strange is the old bottles are turning purple along with the bottle I mix and clean out after every test. The large new bottle of the...
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    Pool cover that isn't a solar heater

    Does not help with the evap but buy a couple blocks of ice and throw them in once in a while.
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    worst pool opening yet

    Of course the meter is no longer available! I missed out I guess.
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    worst pool opening yet

    So everyone my test are going well. I have kept the chlorine high (slam level) and my last day of the slam my pool was clear as a whistle and then we got like 7 inches of rain so I had to dispose of a ton of water! My CYA has dropped back under 20 because of this. Before I was still getting...
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    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter

    So I know this is an old post but had a ton of good conversation and discussion. I wanted to add a few cents on the two discussed tools. FilterFlosser I have bought two of these and somehow lost two of them. The pure benefit here is a spray tool that can just cover more area than one stream...
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    Solar Pool heater...

    So we have a solar blanket and we do not need super warm water only to get us into it quicker. This year has been heck here in Kentucky for weather usually we start with great warm weather in first second week of April and we now just got to that point now more than a month late. I opened two...
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    Solar Pool heater...

    So my wife is freaking about a heater. We only need it for about a week to heat the pool up. Naturally it will get warm after that and in fact too warm during the summer. A few questions I have. I only want to use this for a week or two at the most. So I'm thinking something very temporary...
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    worst pool opening yet

    Sorry one other question regarding my testing. Regarding the CYA. If I get a value that is between 30 and 40 do I guess roughly like say 35 if in the middle is the cya value? I'm sure this has been answered a 100 times and sorry for the duplication.