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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. Cloudy Water

    Hi all, I've been dealing with a cloudy pool for the past week. It started when I let things go for a few days while being gone. I came home to a...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 08-24-2020 08:13 PM
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  2. Solving DE contamination

    So as I get older (and I'm SO much older than I was when I first came here nearly 15 years ago) my ability to change my filter has gotten so bad......

    Started by mkelley‎, 03-24-2020 04:53 PM
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  3. mold at liner and rim seam and other questions

    Three items 1) my pool has a power cover and is covered unless going to be used for the day. Complete rebuild of pool 2016. Thin line of mold...

    Started by buki5‎, 07-03-2019 12:13 PM
    chlorine, cya, mold, shocking
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  4. What is Hardness Plus?

    Hi, Sorry about the dumb question - this pool chemistry thing drives me up the wall. I know it should be simple, but everybody uses different...

    Started by SL Dan‎, 06-22-2019 05:38 PM
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  5. Too much DE in pool

    Hi, I've got a problem which has persisted for a couple months and I've searched but maybe I'm not searching for the correct terms. All winter...

    Started by SL Dan‎, 05-28-2018 05:44 PM
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  6. Will Liquid Pool Shock Bleach my Liner?

    Good morning all, my pool pump went out a couple weeks ago before i had a chance to put chemicals in and circulate to close. i thought I would wait...

    Started by sparker‎, 10-19-2018 06:28 AM
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  7. Exclamation New to BBB. Need help getting my Arizona pool chemistry right.

    Have had a pool for years. Mostly had someone taking care of it-now the job is up to me. Just got my K-2006 Taylor test kit. I live in Arizona...

    Started by Mirandy‎, 09-25-2018 11:25 PM
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    09-29-2018 12:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Scale Problem

    Hello, this forum is awesome, learned a lot already, but I have a bit of a problem, we just bought a house with a pool YAY !!! My problem is...

    Started by cotorassiel‎, 09-07-2018 02:13 PM
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    09-14-2018 07:04 AM Go to last post
  9. Chem-Pouch?

    There is a new product on the market known as "chem-pouch" and I was wondering if any one on here has ever used one before. it claims that it...

    Started by shoop21‎, 09-07-2018 06:23 PM
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    09-13-2018 08:40 PM Go to last post
  10. cyanuric acid and dichlor

    will sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione-dehydrate make the cyanuric acid go high help

    Started by cooder23‎, 09-03-2018 09:14 AM
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    09-06-2018 09:53 PM Go to last post
  11. first-time pool owner needs help converting to salt water system, replumbing a valve

    I am converting an older pool in a new house that I bought to salt water. I need to replace the vacuum valve as well. 1. If i cut the line...

    Started by hkornberg‎, 08-23-2018 01:47 PM
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  12. Cleaning up pool water after California wildfires

    As most of you know there has been an ongoing struggle with wildfires here in CA. We had been evacuated here in Lake Elsinore and we were fortunate...

    Started by Oz_Stark‎, 08-14-2018 01:45 PM
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    08-14-2018 06:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Chemical Burns at a resort pool - pH level & other numbers

    Hello, and thanks in advance for your help. We were on vacation a few weeks ago and our daughter received chemical burns in a public pool. The...

    Started by DarylMeese‎, 08-10-2018 12:11 PM
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    08-11-2018 11:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Cool Pro Team Supreme

    I inadvertently bought Pro Team Supreme online thinking I was buying shock. Its a Sodium Tetraborate Pentahydrate. What would I use it for and is it...

    Started by twobodes‎, 08-10-2018 03:10 PM
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  15. Rash from pool use.

    Hello all, New to the forum about 10 years into my pool. After installation never had a single problem until last summer. All the sudden Iím...

    Started by bvaughn4‎, 07-28-2018 12:54 PM
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  16. Newbie with 25' AG pool

    Just bought home has a 25 ft round above ground pool with Hayward ec40 filter. Canít wait to ask some questions!

    Started by Challenger13‎, 08-03-2018 03:19 PM
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    08-04-2018 09:16 PM Go to last post
  17. New pool owner needs help!!!

    I recently bought a house that has an inground pool... It's 20'x40' with an 8' deep end and like 3' shallow end... It holds about 30,000 gallons. It...

    Started by MDuncil2‎, 08-03-2018 08:56 AM
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  18. cloudy water day 5

    hello pool forum , Im a first year pool owner and at first I thought it was going to be easy. Now Im on day 5 cloudy water not sure how it happened...

    Started by mtehonaker‎, 07-24-2018 10:39 AM
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  19. Foam in Jacuzzi

    I have an in-ground pool with an attached jacuzzi and we started getting foam in the jacuzzi a couple of weeks ago. The pool chemistry got out of...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 07-07-2018 10:21 PM
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    07-08-2018 12:58 AM Go to last post
  20. black lines inside skimmer

    I have a 16 X 28 above ground pool that I opened one month ago. Nobody has swam in it yet. Inside the skimmer at the water line I'm getting a few...

    Started by Booter‎, 06-30-2018 12:51 PM
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    06-30-2018 11:11 PM Go to last post
  21. No free chlorine but crystal clear blue water

    Vinyl pool - 22k gal => PF=5.5 Im a bit confused about why I cannot get any free chlorine count 0 FC. I drop 1 bag of shock per day. Water color...

    Started by tile man‎, 06-19-2018 11:02 AM
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    06-19-2018 12:14 PM Go to last post
  22. Problems with scale build-up on Arizona pool

    what is the best chemical to add weekly to help prevent calcium buildup

    Started by bumberger‎, 06-13-2018 08:10 PM
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  23. Tannins in Pool Water?

    Hello! I am from Illinois and recently filled my pool. Right or wrong, I knew that tannins is in the water. But how do I get rid of it? The rest...

    Started by nrbarnard‎, 05-24-2018 10:33 AM
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  24. First time pool owner needing help balancing my levels

    I have a 20,000 in ground pool. I purchased a Basic Pool Care DPD Test Kit at my local Leslieís pool store. The water test reads: P.H. 6.8...

    Started by rdow48‎, 05-30-2018 07:17 PM
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    06-03-2018 09:52 PM Go to last post
  25. Will it affect my swimming pool warranty if I use bleach?

    Will bleach affect my pool warranty? Pool is green!!!

    Started by coryg‎, 05-27-2018 01:11 PM
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  26. Looking for simpler pool chemistry in Rochester, NY!

    Hi, I am new to the forum so I am always searching for good information. Last year, we moved into a house with an in-ground pool having come from a...

    Started by dtsdig‎, 05-23-2018 11:28 AM
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    05-23-2018 02:20 PM Go to last post
  27. Clear green pool water: could it be "small cell algae"?

    I have small cell algae in my pool. my pool was opened may 7th and is now a clear green color. i have a pool company and they have shocked it 3times...

    Started by ebatch24‎, 05-23-2018 12:52 PM
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  28. PoolForum Abbreviations, 2018

    Pool Testing DPD => a test chemical for chlorine that turns pink or red. It is available in tablets or as a liquid. It will bleach out at high...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-19-2018 03:23 AM
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  29. Best Shock for Algae

    Hi, I am new to the forum and have been searching to see if there is a post that shows what brand of chemicals everyone prefers. The only pool...

    Started by spatt‎, 08-24-2016 01:54 PM
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  30. Pool maintenance -- what about Aqua Finesse

    What is the most popular pool maintenance system available today? Salt system, aqua finesse , chemicals chlorine tabs, etc

    Started by Csnelson13‎, 04-29-2014 07:17 PM
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    08-23-2016 08:55 PM Go to last post

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