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    Calcium stains on dark plaster

    How often should i brush plaster surface and do i need to use a steel brush? Concerned about steel brush scratching surface. Will i get better results lowering PH to 6.8?
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    Calcium stains on dark plaster

    No i have not tried that. However i would be willing to try it. What is the procedure? And for how long do i leave the PH at 7.0?
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    Calcium stains on dark plaster

    Replastered pool with dark grey color about 1 year ago. Using TFPC method. In November CH was at 800 and PH went high for about a week and resulted in calcium stains that a very noticeable. I am considering having an acid wash on 1 year old plaster to remove stains. Will acid wash remove all...
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    Liquid Chlorine affect on PH

    Had pool replastered about 1 year ago and been on TFPC method. Have always had problem with controlling PH (goes up). Went to Leslies to buy MA & Liquid Chlorine a few weeks ago and they said problem with consistent high PH is the use of liquid chlorine. They claim that liquid chlorine raises...
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    dark plaster calcium stains

    Pool was re-plastered May 2014 with colorscapes dark grey. In November, CH went to 700 and white calcium stains began to appear on pool surface. Drained pool and refilled in November to lower CH. Tried Leslie's scale & stain remover for a couple months with no results. How can i remove these...
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    adding calcium hardness increaser

    Thanks for the info. Also what is the minimum CH level should be? i would like to keep it on the lower end of allowable.
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    adding calcium hardness increaser

    Drained and refilled pool with 7 month old dark gray plaster (colorscapes). I have added liquid chlorine, CYA and MA. These are my test results: FC= 0.5 PH= 7.6 TA= 80 CH= 100 CYA= 20 I am concerned as to how to add calcium hardness increaser without etching plaster finish. Can i dilute CH...
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    7 month old replaster

    what do you recommend? i am leaning towards draining pool to remove high CH. Plaster is fairly new and worried about any acid wash treatment causing more damage than good.
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    7 month old replaster

    how do i perform a no drain acid wash? would this be an effective option in an attempt to remove calcium scaling on 7 month old plaster?
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    7 month old replaster

    Okay, so after 7 months of replastering pool with dark gray color quartz and using BBB method religiously, i am starting to see whitish marks at bottom of pool. My CSI has always been maintained around -0.3 to -0.1. My water balance has been steady and averaging the following during the first...
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    Low TA

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    Low TA

    New Plaster is 6 months old (quartz colorscapes dark gray). Having to add MA everyday to maintain PH at 7.5. Adding baking soda once a week to maintain TA at 60-70. Starting to see some white stains on plaster and overall color of plaster has changed. Could this be result of calcium? My TA tends...
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    Using scale free products

    Will using this product do anything to my water balance? I am considering buying this product just to prevent any scaling issues if my water balance or CSI goes into a scaling forming range.
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    Using scale free products

    My pool was replastered with colorscapes/plaster about 3 months ago. I have been following your BBB method to balance pool water with lots of success. Went to Leslies to bye liquid chlorine and they were trying to sell me Natural Chemistry Scale Free to keep calcium and scale from forming on my...
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    Where should TA level be?

    I have a newly replastered pool about 6 weeks old (dark grey colorscapes). These are my current readings. (20,000 gal pool) FC =3 PH = 7.8 TA = 80 CYA = 60 CH = 360 I am using the BBB method after startup pool guy completed his 1 month service (required from plaster co. for warranty). I am...
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    adding muriatic acid safely

    Any advise as to best way to add muriatic acid to pool safely without have to breath harsh vapors. I am adding muriatic acid to pool's return outlet while pump is running but when acid hits water vapors escaping from pool and container making it difficult not to breath vapors.
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    Adding baking soda to raise TA

    How do i add baking soda to pool to raise TA? I have dark color plaster and concerned with baking soda staining plaster if it sinks to bottom at sits. Also just bought a taylor test kit at leslies about 1 week ago. Kit tests include CYA & CH. Just wondering how this test kit compares to...
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    low TA and High PH

    When i use muriatic acid to lower PH is the TA also going to be lowered ? Leslies is telling me to add 5 lbs. of alkalinity up first to raise TA to 100, which will also raise PH out of range, then add muriatic acid to lower PH back to range.
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    low TA and High PH

    Re-plastered pool 5 weeks old. TA reading 80. PH reading 7.8 What is best way to get TA to 100 and PH to 7.5 ?
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    Calcium Hardness level in re-plastered pool

    The calcium leaching out of newly replastered finish makes sense. What would explain the big jump in CH from the last time my startup pool guy tested CH (235) to recent CH reading (480) wiithin 1 1/2 weeks ? Is it okay to drain some water in the middle of summer to adjust CH without causing...
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    Calcium Hardness level in re-plastered pool

    Just had pool replastered with dark grey colorscapes about 5 weeks ago. Startup was performed by pool service company. After first month pool looks great and all readings are within range. Pool guy said CH was at 235. I tested the following week with Taylor test kit purchased at Leslies and CH...
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    Calcium Hardness in replastered pool

    Just had my pool re-plastered about 1 month ago. Went with dark color quartz finish. Start-up pool guy did a great job and his 1 month startup service has been completed. I am now on my own for maintaining pool chemicals and chemistry. On pool service guy's last week (4th week) he stated Calcium...
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    Owner built gunite startup chemicals???

    just had pool finish redone with colorscapes which i believe is the same as diamond brite. finish is dark grey (cornerstone). my startup guy went with acid startup and 4 days later pool finish looks very good.
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    Replaster with colorscapes

    Pool was just refinished on thursday with colorscapes cornerstone color. Pool was refilled with water up to middle of tile on friday. Pool startup process will begin on monday and will be performed by professional pool service company recommended by plaster co. that performed pool refinish. Is...