chemical balance

  1. T

    Chlorine cost analysis

    Hi, I'd be curious to hear about everyone's experience with chlorination strategies to figure out what would work best for me. For many years, I've been using trichlor pucks along with calhypo for shock with mixed success. It's been pretty painful to deal with the high levels of CYA and the...
  2. grumpyveteran

    Tested water for first time today, chlorine test was basically clear and pH is low. Next steps?

    Hi everyone. I tested my water for the first time today and was disappointed with the results. I’ve followed what the pool store told me to but now don’t really trust them so am planning on just doing it myself. I have only had the pool for a couple weeks but here is everything I have done so...
  3. amybarra

    A little new to the chemicals

    HELLO! I'm new here, & new yo owning a bigger pool than ever. Lol relax its only a 15ft, one of the quick set vinyl pools. Even thought some of my friend recommended me not to get it, I still have it. Anyway to the chase, I knew nothing of the cleaning till last week when I was @ the store I...
  4. L

    Working on opening salt pool - need some advice

    Hi folks! Just recently filled a Saltwater pool and am working on getting it leveled out. Got a TF-100 kit. We filled the pool on 5/18, added 100lbs of salt on 5/19, then after the salt dissolved after two days we put our pump on it’s “BOOST” mode and let it do its thing. Initial test showed...
  5. B

    White sediment cloud when brushing??

    Hi all - New on the forum and need some help diagnosing a weird white cloud that is getting kicked up when I brush my pool. Here's the story. I've been using chlorine bleach for the last few years to maintain FC, as opposed to tablets of any sort. In the last month I discovered the...