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  1. Cayman

    Calcium Test w/ TF100

    I am testing my CH with the test kit that came wth my TF100. I consistently get readings of 425 yet 2 different pool supply places get a result of 290. This is a drastic difference which makes we question the TF100 reagents, as I follow the directions exactly. My pool builder was even here...
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    Pool Pole

    Anyone have a recommendation for a good pool pole? The one the builder gave is collapsing even though I have the ring as tight as I can get it. Also, its that blue metal and is already srctahed badly. Any suggestions are helpful. Thank you!!!
  3. Cayman

    New Pool - Updated Results

    We have a new pool and I have been keeping an eye on test results for several days now. I am wanting to prevent any issues with the new plaster and prevent any calcium scaling. Here are my numbers... FC: 3.0 CC: 0.0 TC: 3.0 PH: 7.7 TA: 110 CH: 425 Salt: 0 (Finish only 14 days old) CYA: 30...
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    Calcium Hardness on New Pool

    We just had our pool filled last Friday and I checked the CH mid-week and it was 400. This weekend the CH is 425. The CH of our tap water is 300. Is this normal to be so high or should we be concerned with a brand new pool? Test results below... I added acid to bring down the TA and PH. Brining...
  5. Cayman

    IC40 Chemical Question

    I am reading in the IC40 manual that they recommend 1-3ppm of FC. It states anything over 3ppm could cause corrosion to pool metals and cause damage to associated items. Same with TA... the IC40 manual says 80-120ppm but it lists 60-80ppm here. Just want to make sure I do what is best for my...
  6. Cayman

    Hard water

    We have very hard water in our area. Past experiences put my CH at the high end with city water. We are building a new pool and I was thinking of using 75% city water then 25% water from my water softener (separate bib). The first will be Stonescapes Mini Pebble by NPT. Any thoughts on this? I...
  7. Cayman

    Water Meter

    We are having our pool built starting next month. That being said, I’d like to get a meter that is pretty accurate, without spending a fortune, that I can connect to the hose to measure that amount of water my pool holds when done. This will help with my chemical balances and adjusting in the...
  8. Cayman

    Sanitary Help

    OK... Not really sure where this falls so I thought I would post it here. Tonight while swimming, my 5 year old had a little accident in her pants. She went #2 a little bit. Being this is very unlike her, I am not sure what needs to be done to keep the pool sanitary. Any advice is welcome...
  9. Cayman

    SWG Problem

    For whatever reason, I happen to walk over to the pump and wanted to check the temp. on the SWG to see where the pool is since it has been pretty warm lately. I notice the light for generating salt was off so I check the reading of salt on the machine and it was telling me there was only 300ppm...
  10. Cayman

    Hayward Naviagor Help

    I was reading the online manual for my Navigator and they emphasize the use of the leader hose and connecting it directly to the unit. Well I purchased a house that already had a pool and this cleaner but noticed that there is no leader hose at all. Should I get one? What is the purpose of it...
  11. Cayman

    UPDATED - PH Issues

    I have got most of my chemicals under control but I am still having problems with the PH rising all the time. I will check it one day and it will be 7.6, then jump to 8.2 the next day or so. I read that water features make the PH rise but even tried shutting the waterfall off and still have the...
  12. Cayman

    Cleaning Cooldeck

    I am not sure what everyone calls the standard decking around a pool, but we call it cooldeck. Anyway, my father has a very light duty electric pressure washer and I was wondering if it is safe to lighlty pressure wash it because there is a ton of inbedded dirt in it. Any thoughts, opinions or...
  13. Cayman

    Adjusting SWG Output %

    My FC has just recently dropped below 10 so I have been monitoring it daily so I know when to turn my SWG back on. (For those of you who do not know, I shut it off due to an algae outbreak where shocking my pool took the FC up to 40. I have been letting it decline with the SWG off since) So I...
  14. Cayman

    Water Testing - Detailed Instructions

    As a new person here who has made a few mistakes during my water testing, I think it would be great if Dave or waterbear wrote up a more detailed set of instructions for using the Taylor 2006 or TF 100 Test Kits. The instructions that came on the TF 100 are great but there is only so much space...
  15. Cayman

    Hayward Navigator

    Does anyone know if the Hayward Navigator has a clear rubber looking ball as an internal part? Mine was acting super drunk the other day and then it finally started working normally again all on its own. I noticed that the little flaps on the sides are not flapping like they used to though...
  16. Cayman

    Most Recent Numbers

    Here are my numbers for this evening. I feel more comfortable now that my CH numbers are correct after talking to some others on the board. I am still waiting for my FC numbers to drop more to get an accurate reading on PH before adding any acid. Other than that, please feel free to send some...
  17. Cayman

    Black Algae Question

    If someone has black algae, does it affect the CC like regular algae does? I noticed a few black spots on my steps yesterday and was curious because my CC is now at 0. The few spots are black, round and almost look like mold. On a couple of them, the other area of the circle is lighter in color...
  18. Cayman

    PH Stuck

    I have been testing my PH ever couple of days here lately. It keeps giving me a 7.8 result. I then go to the Pool Calculator to determine how much acid I need and then add that amount. I have done this 3 times over the past week and every time I check it, the PH is still at 7.8. Could this be...
  19. Cayman

    Pool Bottom/Marcite.. Very Concerned!!!

    I was doing my normal walk around looking at the pool admiring how nice it was looking. I then noticed that there were some bumps and some areas where it looked like the marcite was going away or being eaten away. I have never noticed this before (except for a few bumps on the steps that have...
  20. Cayman

    Calcium/Hard Water Buildup

    I was finally able to take some pictures this morning and have been wondering what this stuff is that is building up on the tile behind my waterfall. Also, how do I get rid of it? Here are a couple of pictures. Notice in the last one that a little nipple of this stuff has formed as well...
  21. Cayman

    SWG Cell Direction???

    I was just curious if the cells on a SWG are directions. In other words, does it matter which direction the water flows through the cell. There was a pool company maintaining the pool prior to us moving in and I noticed the main cord to the cell looked very tight. Well during an inspection and...
  22. Cayman

    Stains - PH - FC Question

    So I have been reading a ton here on the boards this week and have come across many threads about stains. My pool has a few that I know of that appear to be in quarter size imperfections in the surface. I would guess that there are about 4-5 of them that wont brush out. Nothing major though...
  23. Cayman

    Brush Suggestions/Help

    What are the difference between the Nylon, Nylon/Wire or all Wire brushes besides the obvious material being used? I have a plaster pool and was thinking of geting a Nylon/Wire combo brush to use once a month or so for a deeper cleaning. Would this be a good or bad idea? Would it hurt the...
  24. Cayman

    SWG Concern/Question

    I have a BioGuard Mineral Springs MS-10 SWG. Yesterday I went over to the filter area to just take a look at everything and noticed a couple of black drops on the slab below my SWG cell. After further inspection, I see that it is coming from the SWG cell itself. It almost looks and feels like...
  25. Cayman

    Pentair Clean n Clear Cartridge Filter

    I have a Hayward Cartridge Filter which has a black ring clamp that un-screws to open it. Well when I relieve the pressure from it and unscrew it.... it is imposible to remove the top part to get to the filter. I am having to take a large flat screwdriver to pry it apart. Not really a big deal...
  26. Cayman

    Newbie w/ First Test Results and Questions

    Hello everyone!! I have finally moved into my new house and did my first test today using the TF100 Test Kit. Below are my results. FC - 7 PH - 8.2 TA - 80 CH - 330 CYA - 10 Salt - 2710 Borates - 15 Temp - 74 I obviously know that my FC & PH are high and my CYA, Salt & Borates are low. I will...
  27. Cayman

    Question on TA

    I have been around here reading as much information as I can. The information in the "Pool School" section is excellent, however I do have one question about something I noticed. In the "Recommended Levels" section, is states TA should be 60-80 for all SWG pools.... then if you go to the "Water...
  28. Cayman

    Cayman

    Hello everyone!!! Just stopping by to introduce myself as a new user. :lol: We are getting ready to move into a new home that has a SWG Inground Pool so I am sure I will be seeking a ton of advice from you all. Luckily the pool is pretty new and in perfect condition. Doesn't hurt that it is a...