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    CYA Test; NEED HELP

    So you think it disappeared between 50-40 and not 40-30?
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    CYA Test; NEED HELP

    Finding this to be the hardest part about testing chemicals with the tf100 kit. I have done the test over and over and am finding that what is considered obscured is pretty subjective. I took pics at 0, 45, 40, 35 and 30. Can someone tell me at which level the point is considered obscure for...
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    Algae won’t go away

    Used the TF-100 kit. Applied mustard algae slam levels (24ppm) to my 30-40 cya level. Have brushed the bottom and sides of the pool, removed the ladder (no other items in the pool). The algae dusts up, but by 30 mins later you can see some on the bottom again. By a few hours later it’s all...
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    How to fix this leaking water from top of pump

    No. Where do I get one, how do I know what size?
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    How to fix this leaking water from top of pump

    Water is leaking out from the hose where it connects onto the top of the pump from the filter; I can’t get it to stop. I’ve tried taking the hose off and putting it back on twice now but water continues to flow down from the connection. Here’s pics
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Going on a limb here to self diagnose based on what I’ve read the last few days. I’m going to soft assume that I have 10 CYA even though I filled it all the way up. Right now I have a sock dangling over the return with 2 lbs of CYA in it that equates to 20 ppm. I plan to periodically squeeze it...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Update: Just got my tf100 kit and ran the tests. My results are the following: TA- 90 pH 7.5 FC- 5 ppm CC- 0.5 ppm TC- 5.5 ppm CYA- Filled it all the way while viewing the tube and at no point did it become totally obscure but when it was completely full it had started to cloud the black dot at...
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    1-4 FC Question

    Newbie here. How is the recommended levels of free chlorine in a pool which from what I’ve read on guess strip bottles etc, 1-4 ppm possible when I’ve read that a typical day burns up around 4 ppm. Wouldn’t that risk you a time frame where your pool would be 0 chlorine or near that and...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Update: Still waiting on pool kit which should arrive tomorrow. Based on the unreliable pool sheet it said my cya was about 20-23. FC was 2.34 on Friday around 1:00 PM. By 5 PM I had put in 1.46 gallons of bleach into my 12,500 gallon pool. Taking advice from one poster who said get FC to 10...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Thank you for your help, advice/ expertise. I also enjoy your sense of humor about the products and me putting that scumfilled hose back into the pool :) I got a few good laughs.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    I’ve already added the liquid chlorine (1 gallon and 48 oz) should I throw in some of the packs of shock in the small pouch bags too? That stuff seems to work even for a couple days but this liquid chlorine doesn’t seem to be helping matters
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Also, the problem is getting worse. The amount of algae now present at the bottom has tripled.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    The closest thing I have right now. Walmart was sold out of those today when I checked
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    One person earlier said I should maintain 10 FC until my kit comes. I’m 23 CYA and was at 2.34 FC today at around 1 PM. I added 1 gallon of 10% bleach tonight to my 12,500 gallon pool. So using this calculator for the first time, I calculated that I needed roughly a full gallon to get 7.66 FC to...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Here’s some pictures, if I should increase it...how far in relation to the screws should I increase it?
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Thank you and everyone else who responded. I appreciate the help. One last question for now, my water level is somewhat low from how many times I’ve been vacuuming to waste. Should I go ahead and increase this now? When I mustard slam in the next few days, will I have to vacuum waste on the...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Once I get the kit and test and post results. How will these numbers go about helping? Everyone has told me to get the kit, post numbers then help can be had. What exactly will the numbers allow you to know with what to do? If I’m putting the pool at slam levels now, how will new numbers make...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Also note that I’m not using a swg and the pool size is 12,500.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    I did in the attachments but here they are again. The one with the lower FC is the current; the other is from 2 days ago.
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Also forgot to note that here is a pic of the tablets being used. Using two of them
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    The pool is roughly 12,500 gallons. 24 ft and about 48-50 inches deep. Attached are some pics. Pic 1 shows what my test results were from the store 2 days ago (had a 5.86 fc because I had added 2 packs of shock prior to the visit) I added 5lbs of alkaline up, 7 lbs of calcium hardness, 2 pucks...
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    So add the bleach AND keep the two tablets going? How did you arrive to having me add 1/2 of a container daily? Also is this the 6% bleach or 10% liquid chlorine?
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    Mustard Algae Problem

    Ok so after my first post I was told to get the TF100 kit. That is currently being ordered. In the MEANTIME (don’t throw me to the wolves) I visited the local magicians who gave me the attached results sheet. I currently have 2 tablets (non CYA) in a floater. I have what I believe to be...
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    Can’t figure out what this is or how to get rid of it

    Hello, I have not been able to enjoy my first pool season at all. I can’t figure out what this is or how to get rid of it. I have tried using a brush and brushing the pool and using a hand held vacuum but it just seems to dust up and come back. Please help. I have been going weekly to the pool...