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  1. New2PoolsInAZ

    Chlorine tablet chemistry

    I live in sunny hot Phoenix and this is my first year with a pool, it was finished in May. I use Trichlor to chlorinate it and when I did my first CYA test a couple of months ago it was over 100. I diluted the water for over 24 hours (filling and draining at the same time) bringing it to 50...
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    Adding SWG to VS pump

    I wanted to add a SWG to my new pool which already has a variable speed EcoStar pump. I was looking at the Hayward Goldline AQR15 AquaRite which seems easy to install. The issue is, it says you must wire it to the timer for the pump so it only runs when the pump runs, but my EcoStar always has...
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    How to read CYA

    I apologize if this has been posted already. When I do CYA testing with my Taylor K-2006 do I fill the test tube until the black dot completely disappears or just until I cannot see it with much effort. It totally disappears for me at 50 (same with a cheaper test kit I have), but it's almost...
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    Confused about total alkalinity vs. carbonate alkalinity

    I am brand new to pools and had our 14.5K gallon Pebble Sheen pool just finished this April. I am very new at this but have read quite a bit. I am using 99% Trichloro-s-trianzinetrione in a deck chlorinator which I understand adds to CYA levels. I just started using liquid chlorine to shock...