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    Closing up for the season... what do y'all do in the south?

    New salt system and still learning. I'm getting there... 23 weeks without brushing or shocking and I'm down to running the pump 3 hrs a day. Historically, I've run the pumps about 2 hrs a day from my birthday (today) until Valentine or St. Paddy's Day (I do not run the pumps at all if the pool...
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    Salt... how much are you using...

    So, I am 16 weeks into using a chlorine generator (converted after 14 yrs fresh water). I have a 24,000 gal pool FC - Keeping it in the 3 - 5 range Salt - I am using one (1) 40lbs bag every two (2) weeks. I live in New Orleans and we do get a lot of rain (I generally Back Wash once every two (2)...
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    Salt... week 15

    New to chlorine generation... I run the pump 6 hours a day I run the chlorine generator 65% of the time 3000-3200ppm Salt... Free Chlorine stays in the 4-5ppm range 2700-2900ppm Salt... Free Chlorine drops dramatically 1-2ppm range... turning the generator up to 100% of the time will not bring...
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    YoYo Effect? Total Alkalinity vs pH

    I searched exhaustively... and apparently, I am to stupid to figure this out. Free Chlorine... 4.0 CYA... 50 CH... 260 pH... 7.4 TA... 40 I've been using 20 Mule Team Borax to raise TA... then, Muriatic...
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    Happy Newbie Update

    So... I am 10 weeks into the new (to me) salt/chlorine generator system... and, all is good. I have not brushed or shocked the pool in 10 weeks. The water chemistry is *very* *very* stable... I've been testing 2 to 3 times per week. I run my pump (single speed) 5 hrs a day (2pm-7pm). This...
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    Homemade Acid Injection System

    Moved from here. Set this system up (acid injection) a few weeks ago... works great, so far... I eliminated the drip line buttons (emitters) and placed the clear poly tubing through a ground rod clamp (pinch valve) for flow control. I added a longer bolt to the ground rod clamp so that the...
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    Back-Washing - Calcium Hardness not going down???

    Newly re-plastered pool (plaster stripped to gunite) the pool was done about 10/12 weeks ago... then about 3 weeks ago ...Switched to Salt from FW. Over the past three (3) weeks I've done some fairly heavy back-washing to bring the Cyanuric Acid level down... which it has done. We have enough...
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    Sizing New Sand Filter???

    The Current Sand Filter is at least 15 years old (probably 20+) and is developing leaks around the neck... so, time for a new sand filter. Pool is 24,000 Gallon, Kidney Shaped (deep end 9' 6") Current Filtration: TA100D TAGELUS SWIMMING POOL FILTER SAND 30" TM W/2" VALVE...
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    Resurfaced Pool... Scared to Death

    In-ground, 24,000 gallon, Gunite. I just (tuesday the 25th) re-plastered... i.e., stripped old plaster (3 layers) to gunite. The Ph keeps creeping up... Thur, brought it from 8.2 to 7.4... Friday 8.0 to 7.4.. this morning 7.8. On Thursday the pool water testing place instructed me to put 2...
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    CYA Level???

    I just tested for CYA using the Taylor 2005 Kit. The readings on the cylinder (the, "tube") in the kit progressively higher down the tube... until the number 100 about midway down the tube. About 1/4" Under (below) the 100 mark on the tube are the letters "CYA". The black dot disappeared from...
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    Pool Hades... New User...

    Hello Everyone, I have enjoyed 11 years of Pool bliss. After spending the last few days researching this site I have no idea how I have survived. I have only used a cheap reagent test system consisting of only Chlorine & PH... I cannot tell you if I'm reading FC/Total Chlorine/PH/Total...