High Cyanuric Acid and phosphates

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
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OV, CA
Its a common behavior of ants that are migrating or when their colonies are flooded. I used to see it in the Amazons all the time. I would just scoop them out and send them on thier way.
 

VargusAZ

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May 29, 2020
96
Phoenix, AZ
Thank you both. I plan on getting the premium version of the app, however I already noticed some bugs.
Any recommendation on a robot if I were to use the vac line and maybe run it once a week?
@mknauss you don't brush since you have the robot, how do the walls get cleaned?

If I get the robot and do I need to have the return on when using the vac line or can I just use the infloor as the water "in" to the pool.

I am still playing with the pump schedule, made small adjustments tonight, I am at 2h at 2800rpm and 10h at 1500 rpm. I also lost more than usual ppm today from 8ppm to3.5ppm knowing we had a max of 105F.
Thoughts?
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
A robot does not use a vac line. A robot is a self contained unit with pump, filter, and brushes. They climb the walls and scrub the waterline.
Email [email protected] for any bugs you find in the app.

 

VargusAZ

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May 29, 2020
96
Phoenix, AZ
I would love to get one but probably a little later when my finances permit. I called one store and they had the active 15, 20 and 30i ranging from $899 to $1500.

Any recommendation on pool vacuums?

Someone accidentally got some grass ironite on the deck and unfortunately on one spot at the bottom of the pool.
Any advice on how to remove the orange stain?
 

VargusAZ

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May 29, 2020
96
Phoenix, AZ
I was able to clean the deck with some white vinegar and lemon juice. I also brushed the spot in the pool and used a syringe under water to get some white vinegar and lemon on that spot and brush. It helped but it's been a week and I can still see the stain (see picture attached). Any advice?
 

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VargusAZ

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May 29, 2020
96
Phoenix, AZ
Thank you, I'll try with a syringe and some vitamin C under the water. Didn't realize @mguzzy recommended it for under water as well.

On a side note I may be away for 3 to 4 days. I recall it was shared to use the "CalHypo or Trichlor". I am not familiar with Trichlor? CalHypo seems to be a brand?
Basically can I use the tablets I got from Costco (see pictures), I realize they have the "blue" in them ☹. Trying to avoid a trip to the store and trying to use what I have left from when I used a floater.
Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks
 

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mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Using the trichlor tablets you have sparingly should be OK. But do remember the more you use, the more copper you add to your water. It does not go away until you drain your pool again.

You might see if Costco will take those back and get some plain ones at Home Depot or Walmart.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
I suggest you float 3 tablets. They would add 6.7 ppm CYA and 11 ppm FC. That should keep things OK for a few days. They may or may not fully dissolve.

Raise your FC to 20% of CYA prior to leaving with liquid chlorine.
 

VargusAZ

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May 29, 2020
96
Phoenix, AZ
Thank you, btw I just upgraded to the premium version of the app and it's still not letting me enter a maintenance in the log and it's asking to upgrade again?! I got the google play order receipt so I know it went through :(