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    Hey everybody, quick question

    Hey guys and gals, my wife and I purchased our first home last July in no small part because of the large inground pool. The home it used to be the club house for the subdivision built in 1986. Last year was a disaster, I found TFP but lazily followed the guidance without finding actual pool volume. I purchased a K-2006 kit and I am determined to not be beaten this year. I paid to have the pool cleaned and pump changed on 5/8 due to many home improvement projects and not enough hours, but I am taking over and need a bit of advice. I have looked through and book marked pool school, pool math, basic pool care, recommended chemicals.

    The questions I have for now are:

    What is the best way to remove the wispy left over dead algae the pool company didn't get?

    Is the CC at 0.5 an issue?

    Any advice on the pool is appreciated.

    Current test numbers:

    FC- 11
    CC- 0.5 (1 drop of R-0871 cleared the water)
    PH- 7.1
    CYA- 55-60
    TA- 80
    CH- 110

    Thanks everyone
    18x40ft IG Plaster pool, 21545 gal, Hayward super II pump (single speed), Baker Hydro HRV-30 sand filter, Taylor K-2006. . City water. Built 1986 (assumed).

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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    What cleaner do you have? It and the general filtration should be removing the dead algae.

    1 drop for the CC is not to be worried about.

    Your low CH and low pH is very bad for your plaster ... the water is likely pulling calcium out of the plaster as we speak. You should get the pH to around 7.8 immediately using borax or soda ash. You should also likely raise the CH up to at least 200ppm.
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Welcome to TFP!

    All of the above and I'd raise CH to 250ppm. Ore here on what to use to raise CH, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Thanks for the quick reply. I am hunting for some CH booster products now at home depot. By cleaner do you mean liquid? I've got GV 8.25% regular bleach, and I plan on picking up the other products listed in pool school as I need them. As far as cleaning tools just a pool brush, leaf rake, manual skimmer attachment vacuum, and a creepy crawly (it wouldn't move on old pump) I have pictures to upload of the actual pool equipment. But am unable to on mobile.
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    By cleaner he was referring to what you have to vacuum the bottom of the pool. Either a robot, pressure/suction cleaner, or just a plain old hand vacuum on a pole.
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    By cleaner he was referring to what you have to vacuum the bottom of the pool. Either a robot, pressure/suction cleaner, or just a plain old hand vacuum on a pole.
    Just a vacuum head attached to the suction of the pool
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    Your Kreepy Crauly also counts as a cleaner. Do you have a dedicated suction port for it or do you have to plug it into the skimmer?
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by triptyx View Post
    Your Kreepy Crauly also counts as a cleaner. Do you have a dedicated suction port for it or do you have to plug it into the skimmer?
    There is a dedicated port in the pool.
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Well, are you running the KK? that should be picking up the dead algae and capturing it in your filter.

    Perhaps you never completed the SLAM process and there is still some algae growing and dying?
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Well, are you running the KK? that should be picking up the dead algae and capturing it in your filter.

    Perhaps you never completed the SLAM process and there is still some algae growing and dying?
    I haven't used the KK yet, I'll drop it in tomorrow afternoon. The pool company did a full drain and refill on 5/9/17. There is just some left over dead stuff, small amounts. I just added the borax according to the pool calculator. I'll hit the pool shop for CH boost. No where had deicer. Thanks all
    18x40ft IG Plaster pool, 21545 gal, Hayward super II pump (single speed), Baker Hydro HRV-30 sand filter, Taylor K-2006. . City water. Built 1986 (assumed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight8990 View Post
    No where had deicer. Thanks all
    I live in Michigan and even I struggled to find de-icer in stores. (at least that I trusted to not have extra junk in it) I ended up having it shipped from Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollercoastr View Post
    I live in Michigan and even I struggled to find de-icer in stores. (at least that I trusted to not have extra junk in it) I ended up having it shipped from Amazon.
    If you don't mind me asking, what product did you end up using?
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    Re: Hey everybody, quick question

    25 lb bucket of Pool Mate Calcium increaser. Prime eligible, so saved me about $10 compared to a pool store, but still several times more than de-icer.
    12,000 gal Diamond Brite indoor​ pool. Pentair Triton TR-60 Sand Filter +added DE, Lochinvar Energyrite ERN-200 gas heater, Pentair Multi-valve, Pentair SuperFlo VS pump, TF-100 kit, Pool Math App - iOS

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