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  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 10:20 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 02:20 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 04:51 PM
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  1. Is there a basic test kit with distinctive yellow colors?

    My ph and chlorine test kit was purchased at Menards. I see the red shades of color for ph just fine, but I struggle to match the very subtle yellow...

    Started by Booter‎, 06-27-2018 08:09 PM
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  2. Rookie Pool Owner

    Hello everyone. I stumbled upon this website recently and found a lot of great information. I'm still learning how to properly maintain my pool, and...

    Started by MrGammo‎, 09-02-2018 10:01 PM
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  3. Smile Muriatic Acid Useful Life or Expiration Date

    How long does Muriatic Acid last in its original gallon bottle? I have some that must be at least 3 yrs. old. Thanks.

    Started by swimer‎, 04-27-2018 08:20 PM
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  4. Chlorine orange; pH high

    I have tried everything. My pool water is clear but it looks green and cloudy. I shocked it, added sodium bromide to reduce PH. I emptied the pool...

    Started by lildixidechic49‎, 07-18-2018 09:16 PM
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    07-18-2018 11:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Cloudy water & strange test results - pH 9.0

    I have always had a cartridge filter for my Hydro Force above ground pool. This year a friend gave us a Hayward Ultra-ProLx pump and a Hayward Pro...

    Started by nanny2017‎, 06-18-2018 02:17 PM
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    06-18-2018 05:37 PM Go to last post
  6. New user / question about FC test with the K2006

    First let me start by saying as a first time pool owner that the Poolsolutions.com site has been a HUGE help for me to get my solid green swamp pool...

    Started by Pannhead-Pool‎, 06-03-2018 11:12 AM
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    06-03-2018 02:29 PM Go to last post
  7. Do You Need a pH Meter to Test Pool pH?

    Many color-blind people can use most of the tests in the Taylor K-2006 without problems. Color does is not usually a problem with the DPD-FAS test...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-02-2012 06:54 PM
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    05-31-2018 05:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Borax dosing

    Is there a chart or guidelines to dosing borax? Like ____ amount of borax will raise the ph ______amount for every ____gallons of pool water. Have...

    Started by paigemetoo‎, 05-22-2018 11:50 AM
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    05-23-2018 08:17 AM Go to last post
  9. Pool with high CYA levels

    Hello, I recently purchased my first house which also has my first pool! Right now I am swamped in the learning curve of figuring out water...

    Started by vwchris528‎, 05-03-2018 10:49 AM
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    05-16-2018 07:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Homemade liquid CYA?

    With the amount of rain we get during the season, requiring pumping out excess water, I usually have to add CYA several times a season. Adding dry...

    Started by JimK‎, 05-13-2018 07:10 PM
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    05-16-2018 01:41 AM Go to last post
  11. New pool owner

    What test kit do I order? How do I determine gallon size of pool? After I get kit how do I know how much BBB to add?

    Started by Kimandkris‎, 10-11-2017 01:12 PM
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  12. Replacing liner Bromine pool

    I am planning on replacing my vinyl liner after 14 years, which obviously means replacing my water. I have had a Bromine pool since the start and...

    Started by Dcape‎, 04-28-2018 09:49 AM
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  13. Why not Hydrogen Peroxide

    What is the thought process concerning h2o2 vs chlorine. I just bought an Intex 9' x 18' rectangle pool. I have been reading that Hydrogen peroxide...

    Started by ljarosz‎, 08-10-2014 09:52 PM
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  14. New to pool ownership and care

    I joined the forum and then read the note at the very bottom of the "New Directions for PoolForum in 2018 (in revision)" page saying that this site...

    Started by TheOzz‎, 04-21-2018 09:20 AM
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    04-23-2018 11:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Frog leap system

    I recently purchased a new 18 X 52 above ground pool, it came with a frog leap system. I am seeing much positive and much negative with this...

    Started by laxboater‎, 04-19-2018 04:11 PM
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    04-21-2018 10:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Exclamation Is boric acid/borax a health concern??

    It appears there is a concern with the Canadian Government with "over" exposure to boric acid. There are no level indicated??? :confused:...

    Started by kamkuda‎, 10-09-2016 08:42 AM
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    04-16-2018 01:01 PM Go to last post
  17. steps to getting pool chemistry right

    In what order to adjust these numbers? What are the targets that I'm working towards? My pool is a 25,000 gallon inground, sand filter. CyA...

    Started by marciastz‎, 06-05-2017 11:59 AM
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  18. Taylor K2006 Videos on YouTube

    Taylor has a number of fairly helpful videos on the K2006 -- but they are huge and hard to access. So, I put them on YouTube. Here they are: K2006...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-22-2012 03:07 PM
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  19. Chlorine level

    My chlorine level is coming back at less than 0.5 ppm. The sample is pretty much clear after adding the OTO. And when using the Taylor kit with the...

    Started by Barry J‎, 07-24-2016 06:01 PM
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  20. 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 11:34 PM
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    07-26-2016 01:03 AM Go to last post
  21. 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 07:51 PM
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  22. 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 08:56 AM
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  23. 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 04:45 AM
    cya
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  24. 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 12:34 PM
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  25. 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 11:27 PM
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    04-26-2016 11:58 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 08:37 PM
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  27. 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 12:04 PM
    bleachcalc
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  28. 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 11:51 PM
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  29. 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 10:43 PM
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  30. 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 09:05 PM
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    zero chlorine
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    07-29-2015 01:11 PM Go to last post

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