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    pH

    Wow. Can’t win. Had her at 7.7 or so. About 2” of rain. 7.2 or so and that makes me itch!
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    pH

    Will do. Took pH as soon as they got out of the pool. Then added the SA.
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    pH

    I haven’t found anything that says there are different strengths of soda ash. I put half of what pool math app said to and that was to raise 0.3 pH
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    pH

    I was hoping you had a magical incantation for me.
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    pH

    Well that’s what you get for screwing around when it’s “close enough.” Once balanced, my pool is very very stable. TA was 100 pH 7.2 Was in it six hours yesterday with the extended family. Another pool function coming up Tuesday. Was hoping to shift pH to 7.5-7.6 or so. Pulled out the soda...
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    Seeking input on using 68% Cal Hypo vs. 12.5% Bleach to add FC

    Nice. My Walmart is $2.27 for that same gallon!
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    Liquid chlorine getting hard to find

    Same thing I do every year. And sometimes i DO remember to change pool math. Laundry bleach is usually fresh. Most of the Dollar Store stuff is old
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    Liquid + Solid chlorine strategy

    All great advice from more experienced people than me. I would go ahead and SLAM for sure due to the OP's comment re algae.
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    Thanks all. Back to my beloved 10% and nothing more. I "knew" my pool very well and never needed anything until I added that garbage! and now I have ten pounds of CYA for a few years as needed.
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    is cya reagent universal?

    Is the view tube that comes with the tft100 a Taylor brand?
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    I dissolved 10 scoops in half gallon of water. About 9-9.25 scoops dissolved. Poured only the liquid in. pH rose from 7.0 to 7.4
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    Need help. I hate math. I used the calculator and guess I should've weighed it instead of using the scoop. It came with a 60cc scoop. But how do you convert that so it works with the calculator?v
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    i already have the soda ash. Just not used to seeing my ph this low!
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    Just to clarify, I used 4 pounds over a week of the dichlor bioguard Smart Shock simply since I had it laying around and I needed to raise CYA I still use my liquid bleach.
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    Because my TA and ph are both lower than they have ever been. Figured i I needed to take action. Sounds like I should just use it and enjoy it. and we survived the opening year with full bioguard system. Never had an issue with staining. In a vinyl ABGP what will copper stain? other than...
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    I drifted from TFP protocols

    Needed to raise my CYA so instead of buying it, I used the Bioguard shock I had. Dichlor and of course copper. Anyway my TA has always been 120-140 and pH stable. Today im at TA 70 pH 7.0 it was 7.4 a few days ago. CYA 30 (9( course the CYA showed up yesterday and I'm not adding any) I...
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    How often do you test your water?

    Exaxtly what happened to me. Got lazy on bleaching since we weren't using. Had an algae set in but only had to SLAM one day. Caught it just in time.
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    Chlorine Drop Test

    How's it going? Once you get balanced and know your pool it will be easy. I had a quart a day or half gallon every other day to mine generally.
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    Bioguard to bleach and back

    Bought the CYA from Amazon as suggested by another member. No more copper for me. Polyquat after shock levels with bleach before closing. Sad, our Walmart is already putting all summer stuff on clearance.
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    Bioguard to bleach and back

    Some days I'm surprised we made it through a season of Bioguard.
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    Bioguard to bleach and back

    I'm sure you're right. Does your dichlor contain the copper too? could be the plastic bags being stored in the hot garage. We both noticed the smell.
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    Bioguard to bleach and back

    Discovered TFP last year and love it. Everyone comments on our water. The feel. Smell or lack of. The clarity. "What do you use?" bleach. "No way." Needed to raise CYA and I had some bags of Bioguard Smart Shock, dichlor. Pound yesterday and pound today. Notice the smell. Yuck. Letting it...
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    Chlorine Drop Test

    Yes that's what you should do. That quantity makes no sense unless you didn't update the quantity of water your pool contains. - - - Updated - - - Oops. What Dean said
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    Latest levels. Any advice?

    Me too. 95-98 then 2006 & 2010
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    Latest levels. Any advice?

    Thanks, as always!
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    Latest levels. Any advice?

    We haven't taken the cover off, don't want the sun beating down on that (hopefully) clear water. Just wondering if any changes in the data below is "normal" or my error. Closing, 10/15/16 pH 7.5 FC 9.5 / 14 after adding 363 oz of bleach. Also added 32oz of Polyquat CC 0.0 TA 40 CYA 50-60...
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    Muriatic acid scares me

    Nothing if in front of a return.
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    Best way to adjust return jets?

    Ours are new and the eyeball doesn't move. We rotate the whole thing. When needed, I take my shorts off and use them to grip :)
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    CYA Standard R-7065

    Thread isn't that old. Decided to test inside. Since I have the standard and everything is the same then it is valid. Lots of rain past two weeks which is good. TA dropped from 110 to 100 pH 7.4 CYA TESTING: Dining room light on. Tube on white paper towel. Head hovering, glancing at dot...
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    Liquid chlorine

    I was for $2.50 at Walmart. Now it's closer to your price so the $15/5gal of 12.5% at the pool store is cheaper but a PITA.