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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. Seaklear Phosphate remover

    This product did not seem to change Phosphate level much. Level was at 500ppb initially before adding 2oz SeaKlear. 3 days later it was about the...

    Started by poolaris‎, 04-11-2018 08:18 PM
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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Can't get chlorine levels up

    I posted a while back curious if my chlorinator was working. Since then I have replaced my old offline Rainbow 300 with a new inline 320. I still...

    Started by MarkyMackSTL‎, 06-20-2018 10:37 PM
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    06-25-2018 12:26 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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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    06-13-2018 08:54 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    06-11-2018 06:21 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    06-07-2018 10:42 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 Leslie’s 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. Does anyone use thier Aerator?

    Living in the Phoenix area it gets real hot and the water temp in my pool is warm to the point that I really don't even enjoy being in it for long. ...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 07-23-2016 01:08 PM
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  17. Talking Rio 2016

    Anyone going down to Rio to help them with their green diving pool?

    Started by Anonymous [GDPR] European in the UK‎, 08-10-2016 02:46 AM
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  18. Cloudy Water

    A few days ago I did a partial drain on my pool to lower my CYA levels. The CYA level was about 100 PPM. After the partial drain and refill, I...

    Started by skizz0tt‎, 07-31-2016 05:55 PM
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  19. Unhappy chems good...bright green cloudy pool

    CYA - 50 FC - 18 to 25 for last 2 days PH - 7.6 ALK - 80 cal - 90 dead algie on the bottom but still a bright green. Put 2 gallons of splash...

    Started by paigemetoo‎, 07-12-2016 10:44 AM
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    07-26-2016 01:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Cloudy Please help

    I originally put this post in the wrong spot...sorry We have had issues in the past with metal in the water so when I opened the pool a week ago...

    Started by mrszaff‎, 06-18-2016 06:58 AM
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  21. Levels Way Off!

    I had a mishap upon removing the cover that resulted in lots of debris clouding the pool. Several vacuums have cleared it up for the most part, but...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 06-02-2016 09:31 PM
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    06-16-2016 09:54 PM Go to last post
  22. Best way to use DE to clear water bubbles from a sand filter pool

    Through the years the pool has been balanced.. it looks cloudy and I have to use DE (diatomaceous earth) to clear the pool of those tiny...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-08-2016 09:03 PM
    cloudy due to bubbles
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    05-09-2016 11:37 PM Go to last post
  23. Using Liquid Muriatic after cleaning DE fingers

    Quick question, after soaking de fingers in muriatic acid, can I pour the acid back into the bottles and use it to lower the ph in my pool or do I...

    Started by let_her_flicker‎, 03-24-2016 10:02 AM
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  24. Stains in skimmer???

    I realize a skimmer is going to get dirty but is this normal??? ...

    Started by Honda450‎, 09-11-2015 10:13 AM
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    01-10-2016 06:54 PM Go to last post
  25. Used Polyquat to help clear pool.

    Wanted to share my experience with a cloudy pool that wouldn't clear. Recently had a couple of dust storms and constant smoke from the fires all...

    Started by swimdaddy‎, 09-01-2015 03:15 PM
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  26. ph 7.7

    My ph 7.7 but it did just rain last night. Should I add something? If so what? I've never had it that high. And my cl dropped to 5.5? Please help so...

    Started by cdingess‎, 08-03-2015 07:38 AM
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    08-03-2015 11:12 AM Go to last post
  27. Sand filter failure

    My pool water won't clear. I used a filter cleaner and I have used clarifier multiple times bu the water is not clear. It used to be clear after...

    Started by Old Eagle‎, 07-04-2015 10:23 PM
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  28. Need yall to check my test numbers please.

    Hello "Yall", Ive been treating my pool now for a week. It was green to start. My water is still cloudy and I dont really see a difference in the...

    Started by dncellis2‎, 07-02-2015 11:51 AM
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    07-06-2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
  29. Taking over care of parents pool

    I'm glad I found this forum as I'm taking over the care of my parents pool since they are no longer able to keep it up. I went there yesterday and...

    Started by cconte‎, 07-24-2014 01:42 PM
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  30. Pool chem great but having some algae

    Chemistry is Ch 1-1.5 FC 2 TA 150 PH 8.4 Calcium 400 CYA 140 Before the readings above the pool was nearly at the dot with PH 7.6, TA 90 and...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 06-29-2015 10:25 PM
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    06-30-2015 08:49 PM Go to last post

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