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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Pool Chemicals & Pool Water Problems

    ___________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Pool Chemicals & Pool Water Problems ___________________________________ Which Pool...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-19-2018 05:52 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pool Chemicals to Prefer, Pool Chemicals to Avoid

    ____________________________________ Pool Chemicals to Prefer, & Ones to Avoid ____________________________________ Blended chemicals are a...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-19-2018 03:37 AM
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  1. Evil Phosphates

    Over the last month, I have learned a ton since reading information you-all have provided on this website. I've had an IG pool for seven years now...

    Started by cambobros‎, 08-06-2012 11:19 PM
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    phosphates vs borates, sticky
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    08-08-2012 05:28 PM Go to last post
  2. chlorine vanishes

    first off i use calcium hypochlorite shock and trichlor tabs and have an 18,000 gal pool. my pool has been beautiful with crystal clear water. ...

    Started by CharlieB‎, 08-04-2012 10:50 PM
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    08-08-2012 12:47 PM Go to last post
  3. 3" HTH tablets clogging my filter?

    Hello. Let me first introduce myself. I live in Pennsylvania, and have a 28'round, 4' wall, above ground pool. I've had pools for roughly 25 yrs...

    Started by shoveler‎, 07-26-2012 09:52 PM
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    hacker-spammer
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    08-06-2012 07:05 AM Go to last post
  4. Greetings. Thanks. Clorox?

    Hello and thanks for making this possible. I live near Atlanta, pool is basically in the woods. (Many large oaks, etc.) I have an in-ground,...

    Started by cayenne‎, 08-03-2012 08:36 PM
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    08-05-2012 05:02 PM Go to last post
  5. bluish goo in cartridge after using borax

    Earlier this season I helped my neighbor get his water issues straightened out. He has a 24K Gal IG vinyl pool with a cartridge filter treated with...

    Started by myLABSpool‎, 08-04-2012 09:53 AM
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    08-05-2012 12:33 PM Go to last post
  6. New user from Louisiana

    Hello folks. I am looking to improve my pool water quality. I currently have the following setup; - 16 X 32 in ground pool with vinyl liner -...

    Started by swimmingpoolmike‎, 08-01-2012 10:53 PM
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    08-05-2012 08:54 AM Go to last post
  7. Ugh! Still murky after a couple weeks

    It's been weeks now that we have been battling the murky, cloudiness in our pool. FINALLY I think I have convinced my husband that we need to be...

    Started by mikora7‎, 07-30-2012 09:29 PM
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    08-04-2012 09:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Drain pool or add 77 lbs of shock - other options?

    I am new to maintaining a pool and have been trying to better understand what needs to be done to keep the water clear and safe Ė but still donít...

    Started by Barbsite‎, 07-27-2012 02:44 PM
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    08-04-2012 08:32 AM Go to last post
  9. Nitrates in pool

    I have a 33,000 gallon salt water pool that keeps reading 0 for FAC/TAC. We just had the salt cell replaced since it had stopped working. I took a...

    Started by newsaltwaterpool‎, 07-30-2012 04:53 PM
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    08-04-2012 08:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Question Floculant not working ... stuff floating on top of water instead of sinking. Help!

    I have worked hard and added all chemicals as instructed by Leslie where I bought chemicals, to get my water chemistry right. There seems to be some...

    Started by chillinNed‎, 07-26-2012 10:15 PM
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    08-03-2012 06:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Newbie who lacks pool smarts needs those who have The Smarts

    Hello - I've been reading the site for about a week now - this is such a great site; so supportive and helpful. We've had a pool for about 7 yrs,...

    Started by Pool Dorkus Maximus‎, 07-31-2012 07:13 PM
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  12. Cloudy 24 feet above ground pool

    I have a 24 feet, 52 inches above ground round pool, that I tried to open in late April of this year. To this date I have yet to get it clear. It...

    Started by etorres‎, 07-27-2012 10:58 PM
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    08-01-2012 06:31 PM Go to last post
  13. It's Green, but WHY?

    28K inground gunite pool. Chlorine on high side for 5 days. Pool showed green tint 2 days ago, progressed 1 day ago, green this morning (can...

    Started by Rookie‎, 07-29-2012 02:56 PM
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    07-31-2012 06:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Skin rash

    For the past few years I get a rash when swimming in my heated pool. I switched to bromine which fixed the problem but I can't deal with the water...

    Started by Reneed‎, 05-28-2012 06:40 PM
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  15. Water clouds after turning off filter for the night

    Hi, Gang! I have been having issues with cloudy water, about every 2-3 weeks. My test results as of this morning: TA - 100 CYA - 50 pH - 7.4...

    Started by DawizNJ‎, 07-30-2012 03:04 PM
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    07-30-2012 07:07 PM Go to last post
  16. something on the bottom of the pool

    This is the first summer I have had a pool so bear with me. It's been great so far, crystal clear, no problems at all. We had a bad storm last...

    Started by bjaeram‎, 07-10-2012 09:21 PM
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  17. Cloudy Water

    I has algae when I opened pool. Got rid of it and used clarifier. Water clear and I could see bottom. Tried to vacuum to waste I stirred up a lot of...

    Started by Eastwood70‎, 07-28-2012 03:45 PM
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  18. Want to get the chemicals right ...

    I am sick to death of my pool right now, and would like some advice to help get the chemicals in balance. We've had the pool for 15 years, and have...

    Started by Debits26‎, 07-05-2012 10:26 PM
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    attaboy
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    07-29-2012 06:39 PM Go to last post
  19. New to pools...ready to begin the BBB way!

    We recently moved into our new home and are working on keeping our pool as nice as possible...problem is, we live in TX and the average temps make it...

    Started by scout0861‎, 07-27-2012 09:35 AM
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    07-27-2012 05:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Cool E-clear Tourmaline system

    We just built a pool and purchased an Eclear tourmaline crystal system that is supposed to use no chlorine. It is not working, just getting green. ...

    Started by sd2431‎, 07-25-2012 04:13 PM
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    07-26-2012 02:57 PM Go to last post
  21. Please Help.. Persistent Green Pool.

    It's actually a very pleasant light bluish green.. but it isn't the crystal clear blue that it was before we had all this rain. And I'm a new pool...

    Started by Jeannie‎, 07-24-2012 11:10 AM
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    07-26-2012 01:55 PM Go to last post
  22. Red face Hello world

    I'm a recent pool owner (as of last summer). On my second pool store, and becoming disenfranchised that any pool guy/girl actually knows what they...

    Started by Treeherder‎, 07-25-2012 08:59 PM
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    07-26-2012 12:45 PM Go to last post
  23. Can't get under control

    Hello, Lived in Az for 16 yrs. first 10 yrs had a pool with zero probs, just like described here, just check it keep it balanced and go. Moved...

    Started by Comma‎, 07-25-2012 09:22 PM
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  24. Trouble finding Borax and other newbie dilemmas

    Hello About two years ago we bought a house with an inground 12,000 gallon concrete outdoor pool which had been put in by the previous owners and...

    Started by domino‎, 07-23-2012 03:42 PM
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    07-25-2012 10:52 PM Go to last post
  25. PH always low

    The PH in our always seems to be low. We always have our water tested at the Pool store. They recommend shock and soda ash to increase the PH. ...

    Started by mag1800‎, 07-23-2012 02:41 PM
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    07-25-2012 10:22 PM Go to last post
  26. Post Taking the High Phospate advice and going to get a real test kit, staying tuned

    9000 gal inground fiberglass SWG Hayward Variflow XL

    Started by dixiefied‎, 07-22-2012 11:51 AM
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  27. Persistent Cloudy Water...now worse

    I started this spring with a pool not maintained properly by the previous owners the past season and not closed properly in the fall. The pool was...

    Started by TN Vinyl Pond‎, 06-25-2012 11:38 AM
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    brown, cloudy, green, persistent
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    07-24-2012 11:08 AM Go to last post
  28. New pool owner getting frustrated with costs

    I am a new pool owner. My family and I have never had a pool before and always wanted a pool and hot tub. We are military so never wanted to pay to...

    Started by jaff50‎, 07-06-2012 09:27 PM
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    attaboy
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    07-22-2012 07:32 PM Go to last post
  29. High Phosphates

    I have extremely high phosphates and cannot get rid of them. I have tried every product my pool store offers (Phos-Free, PhosFloc and now one other...

    Started by NelliNell‎, 07-19-2012 12:08 PM
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    07-22-2012 06:03 PM Go to last post
  30. pH 7.8, TA 8 - creeping in opposite directions

    Hi Ben or Janet or one of the other wizards, This morning's numbers from my Taylor K-2006 are: TC: 12, CC: .5, pH: 7.8, TA: 8, CYA: 100++ (dot...

    Started by jonno‎, 07-21-2012 12:40 PM
    high ph, low ta
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    07-22-2012 09:17 AM Go to last post

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