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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. foam and somwhat cloudy.

    Currently light white foam on top, can see down 8 to 10 inches clearly, beyound that lightly cloudy, whiteish. Using a salt water chlorinator. ...

    Started by bssage‎, 06-25-2019 12:51 PM
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  2. 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 07:20 PM
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  3. What is the glue used in vinyl repair kits

    I have seen profesional pool companies using the same glue that comes in vinyl repair kits but in a can like PVC cement comes in. What is that glue...

    Started by wgregww‎, 06-16-2019 07:49 PM
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  4. Excessive amounts of baking soda needed to raise TA

    Following a few weeks of heavy rains my TA dropped to 30. I then started adding 5# at a time of baking soda every few days but each time the TA...

    Started by poolaris‎, 06-09-2019 09:33 PM
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  5. CYA and PH

    I understand that when you add cyanuric acid it lowers PH. My question is by how much? I'm needing 10lbs of CYA to raise my level to 50 in my 25000...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 05-25-2019 10:08 AM
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    05-28-2019 12:19 PM Go to last post
  6. My water needs help

    I'll keep this brief. 1. Last weekend I vacuumed the brown winter algae to waste and topped off the pool. Water clarity was decent. I could...

    Started by Bosch232‎, 05-12-2019 08:53 PM
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    05-15-2019 11:03 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 07:09 PM
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    12-17-2018 04:36 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 09:01 PM
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    09-05-2018 07:40 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 08:16 PM
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  10. 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 01:17 PM
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  11. 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 10:12 AM
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  12. 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 05:54 PM
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  13. 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 10:50 AM
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    05-23-2018 07:17 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:49 AM
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    05-16-2018 06:30 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 06:10 PM
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  16. 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 12:12 PM
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  17. 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 08:49 AM
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  18. 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 08:52 PM
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    05-02-2018 05:58 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 08:20 AM
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    04-23-2018 10:05 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 03:11 PM
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    04-21-2018 09:24 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 07:42 AM
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    04-16-2018 12:01 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 10:59 AM
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  23. 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 02:07 PM
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  24. 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 05:01 PM
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  25. 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
  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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
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    06-08-2016 08:57 PM Go to last post
  29. 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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  30. 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

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