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Which kit? Why? How? What does it all mean?

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Get the Testkits You Need!

    ____________________________________ How to Get the Testkits You Need! ____________________________________ We constantly ask people to get...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-29-2018 09:20 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide to Pool Chemistry & the BBB Method

    __________________________________________ Beginner's Guide to Pool Chemistry & the BBB Method __________________________________________ . ....

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-28-2018 01:20 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Testing & Adjusting Pool Chemistry

    __________________________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Testing & Adjusting Pool Chemistry Getting the RIGHT test kit for your pool ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-30-2018 03:51 PM
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  1. Need help with my big mess of a pool

    Well, been so swamped with worked i'd taken the easy way out this year by using tri-chlor tabs instead of my usual bleach, and was still using 2 yr....

    Started by JazzMan2010‎, 07-07-2016 10:34 PM
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    07-26-2016 12:03 AM Go to last post
  2. CC higher than FC

    Hi all, I opened my pool about two weeks ago and am having a hard time clearing up the water. It looks milky green and I suspect it has something to...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 06-02-2016 06:51 PM
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  3. My water is still cloudy and I don't know what to do about it

    In my last Thread about 2 weeks ago, I took my water from horrible green swamp water to mostly clear pool water. It went well. However.. There is...

    Started by Bosch232‎, 05-24-2016 07:56 AM
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    06-19-2016 05:02 PM Go to last post
  4. cya levels

    I opened my pool this year to NO cya, as usual. What used to be a 2 pound bottle is now down to 1.45 pounds. I added with the sock method. How...

    Started by dalejanus‎, 06-02-2016 03:45 AM
    cya
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    06-08-2016 08:57 PM Go to last post
  5. PH Levels after Newly Plastered Pool

    Hello All, I've seen lots of good threads regarding this subject. But, here's my issue/question. I had my pool replastered with an exposed...

    Started by markphin‎, 08-24-2015 11:34 AM
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    05-31-2016 12:41 PM Go to last post
  6. just checked the pool and no chlorine

    I live in Syracuse NY and almost every year I open the my in ground L shaped pool it is a green mess. This year I decided to check it early before...

    Started by pettinej‎, 03-27-2016 10:27 PM
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    04-26-2016 10:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Getting Calcium Levels Right

    I have a midnight blue, 10,000 gallon, gunite pool that is 2 years old. It's had turned completely white or maybe I should say whiteish gray from...

    Started by jmarcum‎, 03-08-2016 07:37 PM
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  8. BleachCalc program won't run on Win10

    Has anyone else reported that the "BleachCalc" program is not running on Win10 computer? I haven't run the program since upgrading from Win 7 to...

    Started by CountryBumkin‎, 01-09-2016 11:04 AM
    bleachcalc
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    01-11-2016 11:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Taylor k 2006

    I used to test pool water with the Taylor 2005 but when I ran out of reagents I got the Taylor k 2006 to replace it. Most the test work the same...

    Started by Prof28‎, 08-25-2015 10:51 PM
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    08-26-2015 11:43 AM Go to last post
  10. Smells bleachy but...

    I've been using my TAylor kit and my ph is avg 7.4-7.5 and cl is slowly dropping to 6 but the water smells bleachy. I do the BBB method. I've tested...

    Started by cdingess‎, 07-28-2015 09:43 PM
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    08-01-2015 10:29 AM Go to last post
  11. Chlorine level - too low - but why???

    FAC = 0 TAC = 0 CALC. HARDNESS 220 CYA = 30 (SO I ADDED CHEM TO RAISE IT ABOVE 30) TOTAL ALK = 120 pH = 7.8 COPPER, IRON = 0 PHOSPHATES = 0...

    Started by FRANCIS‎, 05-26-2015 08:05 PM
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    zero chlorine
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    07-29-2015 12:11 PM Go to last post
  12. CH in a vinyl lined pool

    I have an inground pool with a vinyl liner. I've been doing regular testing with my numbers in "acceptable" ranges all summer. Recently I started...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 07-24-2015 05:50 PM
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    07-24-2015 08:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Benchmarking a possibly-expired test kit

    I have a test kit that I'm told to replace after a year, and from the chlorine test results, that seems like a something I might need to do. The cost...

    Started by Whetstone613‎, 06-09-2015 04:54 PM
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    benchmarking, expired reagents
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  14. cya sock method very slow

    Hi, tested cya for first time, the black dot never disappeared which I guess means less than 30. I put 2 pounds in a heavy athletic sock in the...

    Started by vinouspleasure‎, 07-06-2015 08:33 PM
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    07-07-2015 10:57 AM Go to last post
  15. phosphates high? ph low

    15x32' rectangle 19K gal IG vinyl pool We opened the pool today and the water is crystal clear, I am running the filter and I haven't put anything...

    Started by mrszaff‎, 06-08-2014 06:32 PM
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    06-30-2015 09:03 PM Go to last post
  16. First time opening pool since joining this forum

    Hi all, Spring is taking forever to warm up here is Wisconsin and I'm finally able to open my pool. Last year I learned more from this forum than I...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 05-16-2015 10:46 AM
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  17. Shelf life of K-2006 elements

    I have had my k-2006 Taylor kit since July 2011, thanks to your recommendation. What is the shelf life of the elements. I have replace the DPD...

    Started by nepsa‎, 06-17-2015 06:50 PM
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    06-17-2015 07:35 PM Go to last post
  18. Chloriamines/Chlorine

    Here are my #'s: FC-6.0 CC-0.0 PH-7.6 ALK-80 CH-310 CYA-75/80 BORATE-50 Last week I shocked with 2 bags dry shock. Raised it to 20ppm, at...

    Started by sixtz4me‎, 06-14-2015 06:57 PM
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    06-17-2015 02:23 AM Go to last post
  19. Hi ~ Newbie trying to learn - Not sure what to do to fix my test #s

    We just installed an Intex agp 32x16 with 17,000 gallons with a SW filter. I ordered a k-2006 kit earlier and after adding the salt, letting the...

    Started by mawild1‎, 06-14-2015 10:13 AM
    chlorine, cya, new pool
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    06-14-2015 05:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Is there a "correct" CYA?

    Just wondering if there is an ideal range for CYA? I am at 50-ish now and have an urge to push it higher. However, I wonder if that's going to just...

    Started by Tom.B‎, 06-07-2015 05:57 PM
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    06-08-2015 05:32 PM Go to last post
  21. Chlorine drop pretty fast

    My cya was 60 and Chlorine was about 4, then we got about 4ins of rain over 2 days. I tested the water today (stop raining about 2 days ago) and my...

    Started by rdefino‎, 06-04-2015 05:57 PM
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    06-08-2015 12:56 AM Go to last post
  22. High chlorine

    We opened our pool about week ago our number that I'm concerned with is chlorine its 9. So I tested the ph with distilled water. Ph is 7.4. Cya 80....

    Started by cdingess‎, 06-04-2015 12:23 PM
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    06-04-2015 03:34 PM Go to last post
  23. Should I worry about PH right after rain?

    I added some Soda wash yesterday to bring my ph up from 7.2 to 7.6. But it rained last night also, and is supposed to rain for the next 4 days. Right...

    Started by rdefino‎, 05-31-2015 09:14 AM
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  24. When to add Stabilizer?

    My current readins are: PH 7.4 ALK 50 Chlorine 1.5 (yes, it's low) CYA 20 It's just gotten hot an sunny so I haven't added any stabilizer this...

    Started by rdefino‎, 05-27-2015 04:55 PM
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    05-29-2015 06:12 PM Go to last post
  25. CYA too high

    24000 gallon, vinyl, mesh cover. I tested the water and CYA came in at over 100. Took a sample to pool store and they had it at 126. I was...

    Started by cambobros‎, 05-27-2015 09:18 PM
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  26. Question pool test results, any changes needed other than FC?

    Hi, My test results from today are as follows FC 1.0, will add bleach, CC 0, ph 7.8, TA 70, CH 180. CYA 40. Is there any changes required or...

    Started by FNC1962‎, 05-16-2015 06:00 PM
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    05-22-2015 02:01 PM Go to last post
  27. Question CYA disappeared over winter?

    I'm opening my pool. All going well, added enough beach to clear it up (~12 gal?). pH about 7.5, TA about 140 (a little high, but not too...

    Started by Schwimmer2‎, 05-17-2015 02:35 PM
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    05-19-2015 03:23 AM Go to last post
  28. Need some advise water not clear yet

    36,000 gallon salt chlorination cartridge filter Every spring when I open the pool it is a green mess. I follow the instructions here...

    Started by pettinej‎, 05-17-2015 09:22 PM
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    05-18-2015 10:56 PM Go to last post
  29. Best way to open a AG pool after the winter

    I just took my cover and the water looks pretty good, except for some dirt and leaves. I was going to get some chemicals going this week using the...

    Started by rdefino‎, 04-27-2015 10:36 AM
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  30. Intex pool opening after long winter

    Well here is another season looking to get a head start, and what better place to come and say HI and get great advise. Thru poolforum.com i...

    Started by eblade21‎, 04-28-2015 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-06-2015 12:54 PM Go to last post

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