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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. Nature 2, BBB Method and KIS

    First - Hello and Thank you to all of the members who put this great website together! We are pool newbies - and new to a very warm climate, so we...

    Started by welshpoolgirl‎, 09-05-2014 12:20 PM
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  2. New Pool Owner Needs Advice about Ozone

    Never owned a pool before. Just completed a 12,000 gallen gunite pool. I am located in Alabama. The pool has an ozone generator installed. When...

    Started by jmarcum‎, 08-18-2014 11:14 AM
    sticky, sticky-salt, sticky-swcg
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    08-27-2014 08:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Blue Cloudy Water

    Help!! Please tell me what I need to do to get rid of this blue cloudy water. I saw on here before I joined that some others had this problem and I...

    Started by pooljunky‎, 08-15-2014 10:39 AM
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  4. Very Cloudy/Foaming issues

    Arizona in ground pool, sand filter, push pull backwash vale. 25,000 gallon + attached in ground spa. Summary: Pool became a green monster after...

    Started by Apatton‎, 08-10-2014 11:22 PM
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    08-23-2014 06:24 PM Go to last post
  5. oxidizer shock

    I noticed that even keeping chlorine level @ 6-7 ppms my water eventually begins to turn green. I been maintiaing water clear with algaecide called...

    Started by fhorta‎, 08-15-2014 11:46 PM
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    08-16-2014 03:09 PM Go to last post
  6. PH levels

    Will using Baking Soda raise ph in a salt water pool?

    Started by southjerseypool‎, 07-30-2014 08:30 PM
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    08-13-2014 09:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Angry Chlorine Lock ?

    After 20 years of having a sparkling pool, we now have what the pool shop is calling a chlorine lock. Never heard of this before and after 25lbs of...

    Started by mjsboone‎, 07-13-2014 08:25 AM
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    sticky, sticky-chlorine-lock
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    08-13-2014 10:55 AM Go to last post
  8. Brown Stain on Stairs and Liner

    A few days ago, we started developing a brown stain on our vinyl stairs. We were able to clean somewhat with Mr. Clean Eraser but now stain has come...

    Started by mrrick‎, 07-07-2014 04:32 PM
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    08-10-2014 06:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Bromine Chemistry Question

    I know that this is not really a bromine chemistry site but I am hoping there are some chemists out there.... I have a bromine pool that has a cya...

    Started by FormerBromineUser‎, 08-13-2013 07:07 PM
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    08-09-2014 10:21 PM Go to last post
  10. pool care while gone for a week

    Will be out of town for 8 days . what can I do to the pool in my absence . 24 ft round above ground . I plan on adding algaecide , super...

    Started by Rbnhd21‎, 08-03-2014 12:48 PM
    sticky, sticky-vacation
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    08-05-2014 10:09 AM Go to last post
  11. Intex 20x52, cloudy after adding phosphate

    It is a new pool, and the ph strips all looked normal to me. The wife said it was suggested we take a sample to the store, so i took a sample of...

    Started by Lauranmark‎, 07-30-2014 09:48 PM
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    08-02-2014 05:38 PM Go to last post
  12. Milky blue water after Phos-Free

    For the first time ever, my pool has been crystal clear almost from the time I opened it -- and then a water test said my phosphates were over 1000...

    Started by Electralily‎, 06-22-2014 11:16 AM
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  13. Smile Manually Removed Iron from Pool

    Today is day nine since I filled my 15x36 Intex pool with well water. The water looked like strong iced tea after adding chlorine. The water itself...

    Started by hollyp53‎, 07-31-2014 09:37 AM
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    07-31-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  14. How do I prep my pool for vacation?

    Normally since I have a SWCG I wouldn't be asking this, but I've noticed lately I'm having to run my SWCG at a higher setting than usual; right now...

    Started by JimK‎, 06-22-2014 02:22 PM
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  15. Rash

    I have apparently developed an allergy to something in our pool. I naturally assumed it was chlorine (and it may still be) but we let the chlorine...

    Started by jonijean211‎, 07-01-2014 09:33 PM
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  16. Chlorine Shock okay in Bromine Pool?

    Hi - brand new here - saw references to this site from other sources I was reading. I have a Bromine fed inground pool. I went to a pool store...

    Started by MineIsBromine‎, 07-17-2014 04:23 PM
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    07-18-2014 04:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Cloudy Pool

    I have had a pool for more than 20 years and now I am faced with a cloudy pool that is being very slow to clear. I am using a sand filter and new...

    Started by Old Eagle‎, 07-16-2014 11:23 AM
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  18. Unhappy Still very cloudy after running filter 24/7 for 2 1/2 weeks, 3rd year using BBB metho

    Our winter cover split on both ends and allowed lots of debris to fall in, algae to grow, and our pool was a complete mess upon opening this year (we...

    Started by dimpledn‎, 06-23-2014 01:08 PM
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  19. 12x24 think I used to much algacide my pool got cloudy and real blue

    This normal ? Is it possible for me to show what my pool looks like ? I've never seen anything like it, it's real blue

    Started by Blondaries‎, 07-12-2014 01:04 AM
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    07-13-2014 05:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Party this Saturday and I have black algae or black stains

    First I will be honest, I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to this pool; I have never owned a pool and the house we bought came with it....

    Started by Amanda226‎, 07-13-2014 12:48 PM
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    07-13-2014 01:52 PM Go to last post
  21. Question Water softener salt in AG pool

    Can you use water softener salt in an above ground pool ? And if so how much salt to 44,000 gal. Of water?

    Started by shellyeah‎, 07-10-2014 12:18 AM
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    07-13-2014 08:21 AM Go to last post
  22. New pool new problems -- algae and iron!

    This will be kinda long. Hello and thanks for taking the time to help us in need. I live in central MS and have a 20x40 vinyl liner rectangle pool...

    Started by rebber4‎, 07-03-2014 07:49 AM
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    07-12-2014 11:27 PM Go to last post
  23. How to alter pH without a Borate Test Kit

    I am very new to pool chemistry. I bought a Taylor K2006 based on this forum, I am using Borax to raise pH, but the K2006 does not test for Borate....

    Started by bottomcat‎, 07-12-2014 11:46 AM
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  24. New User in Maryland with big problems

    Hello everyone, I'm so glad I found this forum. I am running in to significant chlorinating problems this year. After purchasing and adding 40lbs...

    Started by Lil B‎, 07-09-2014 09:36 AM
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    07-11-2014 11:14 PM Go to last post
  25. Cloudy Water in AG pool with DE filter

    Hello, I have an above ground pool oval 16x32. Recently my water tuurned cloudy. I had the water tested and was told my TC was high- 8.1ppm and...

    Started by uscxv001‎, 07-09-2014 01:02 PM
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    07-11-2014 09:41 AM Go to last post
  26. not shocking pool, water crystal clear

    Hi guys. I'm in Ga. Opened above ground pool or Memorial day weekend. Shocked 5 times over 3 days (5 packets of shock) while vacuming and flushing...

    Started by mary1241‎, 07-10-2014 08:10 AM
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    07-11-2014 09:23 AM Go to last post
  27. Unhappy Beautiful Blue but cloudy

    In Ground Vinyl, 23,000 gallon, Pentair Whisperflo pumb, Triton II sand filter. I am having a difficult time this year with water:( I have been...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 07-09-2014 01:19 PM
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    07-09-2014 02:36 PM Go to last post
  28. Unhappy Need help...still cloudy after more than a week...very hard water

    Hello from another newbie to BBB. I have a 16 x 24 oval above ground pool with a sand filter. We have been using Softswim the past 2 summers. ...

    Started by 2inthecountry‎, 06-24-2014 11:21 AM
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    attaboy
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    07-07-2014 09:47 AM Go to last post
  29. Cool My CYA is more than 100 ppm

    Hello everyone, I am new to this. Have a problem with high CYA over 100

    Started by Tigergo‎, 07-06-2014 04:14 PM
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    07-06-2014 05:16 PM Go to last post
  30. icky pool mess

    I usually just use something like "The Works" or some other scale busting bathroom cleaner; however, I'm not sure that's going to cut it this year....

    Started by logancsmama‎, 07-05-2014 09:57 PM
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    07-06-2014 01:38 AM Go to last post

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