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    Technique for removing embedded plaster dust

    I have a dark colored Pebble finish that is two months old. Like many darker Pebble finishes, mine was left with light cloudy patches on the bottom that I assumed was embedded plaster dust. The installer was of no help and basically disappeared from the scene. I've not read any reliable ways to...
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    Cyanuric Acid

    So I'm into my second month after having pool resurfaced. I'm doing my own chemicals now, using the info I've gained here. I have a 50 pound bucket of TriClor and rather than add CYA to the recommended amount, I'm wanting to use these tabs up and let the CYA build up gradually, or at least until...
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    Getting started on borate

    I have a 20,000 gallon negative edge pool that is low on TA (~60) and taking daily acid. I figured this would be an ideal situation to begin borates. I dumped in the whole 55 lb can of boric acid obtained via Duda. Beginning pH was 7.4 and it did not change after the addition. Resulting borate...
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    pH testing: Taylor vs. dipstick

    My Taylor kit and Leslie's dipstick both agree that my Free Chlorine is 3ppm. The Taylor reagent R-0004 reads a pH of 7.4 while the dipstick reads 6.8-7.0. Why the difference?
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    Scottsdale, AZ new Pebble

    Hi guys, I'm new here on the forum. I live in north Scottsdale, AZ and had my pool resurfaced three weeks ago with a darkish pebble aggregate. I've never been happy with any pool service so I'm going to use the nice new pool to learn to do it myself. I have read a lot, and bought the complete...
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    New Pebble

    Hi guys, I live in north Scottsdale, AZ and had my pool resurfaced three weeks ago with a darkish pebble aggregate. I've never been happy with any pool service so I'm going to use the nice new pool to learn to do it myself. I have read a lot, and bought the complete Taylor test kit. One thing...