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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. "Recipe" for SWCG pools??

    I remember reading a long post -- I think it was actually in a thread somewhere -- that one of the pool experts on here wrote detailing exactly where...

    Started by Jodester‎, 09-21-2010 05:49 AM
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    09-22-2010 06:50 AM Go to last post
  2. Cool .5 cc after closing

    I cleaned my pool as best I could and covered it. I measured the chemicals today, as I've read to keep an eye on the readings and I was suprised by a...

    Started by newtopools‎, 11-22-2006 09:45 PM
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    11-23-2006 01:56 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. Smile 1st post: recurring brown dust on the pool bottom

    Hi, I hope Im doing this 1st post right... I have several questions, but i think i need to give my pool info 1st in another section. I...

    Started by sunniesblair‎, 06-19-2014 05:06 PM
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  5. 1st post: White hard crystal like deposits on the pool stair steps

    Does anyone know what the hard crystal like deposits could be that have formed on my pool steps? Thanks.

    Started by suz15‎, 09-11-2011 02:50 PM
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  6. 20k gal pool in Sol Cal. .....needs to be drained.

    Good old Leslies did a test on the water and dissolved solids are at 5000. Plus 2 other readings are high. Of course Mr Lesiles said I have to drain...

    Started by pmaru77‎, 04-06-2014 08:50 PM
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  7. Question 3" Black line around pool

    Hi, I'm a new fiberglass pool owner with a salt chlorinator. The pool was completed about a month ago and I finally got all the chemistry within...

    Started by DaveS2‎, 05-17-2006 09:55 PM
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  8. 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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  9. 4 Little Tricks I've Learned

    Hello all. I wasn't sure where a good spot for this post was but since my water stays crystal clear I thought I'd place it here. Here are a couple...

    Started by dirtysouth‎, 06-16-2006 04:10 AM
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  10. 400 cya

    Tock H2O sample to dealer and he measured over 400 PPM CYA. Said the only way to reduce is to drain pool. Any other suggestions? Thanks kevin

    Started by atkinson40‎, 04-30-2012 04:44 PM
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    color blind, ph meter
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  11. Wink 5k gallon pool -- my water is never clear

    Hi! I have had a 5,000 gal pool wth a Hayward sand filter for several years. I used walmart's pool chemicals for a while & in the last few years, a...

    Started by Tressa‎, 06-07-2012 04:45 PM
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  12. a little cloudy

    i have an inground 21,000 gallon sand filter. just starting opening this week..it is still just a little cloudy and looks a little dingy. i vaccum...

    Started by poolhelp101‎, 06-03-2012 12:53 PM
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    06-03-2012 05:30 PM Go to last post
  13. A pool newbie with a few questions!

    Hi all! We recently obtained an Intex 18x48 metal frame pool from my husband's cousin. They are getting a new one, so they decided to give it to us....

    Started by mama_to_one08‎, 06-07-2010 12:40 PM
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  14. About to open pool for summer

    This Forum was awesome 2 years ago when I switch over to the BBB method and after I puchased a kit that PoolDoc recommended, He/She helped me get the...

    Started by Zac851‎, 03-27-2015 09:55 PM
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    03-28-2015 11:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Acid startup 3M Colorquartz *NEWBIE HELP!!*

    Hi; We are owner builders and the pool is now plastered. The plasterer's couldn't give much specific information and 3M refused. I found some...

    Started by bradjo‎, 06-22-2006 03:57 AM
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  16. Acrylic Spa?

    I know this is a bit off topic but I just purchased an acrylic spa to go along with the pool. Can anyone provide any guidelines of what I need to do...

    Started by BigButz‎, 01-12-2007 01:11 PM
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  17. Add CYA?

    What is the best way to add granular CYA to the pool. I would rather not put it into the skimmer. Thanks...

    Started by errodr27‎, 08-16-2006 06:46 PM
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  18. added 'chlorine enhancer' to my pool; now I have no chlorine

    Back in December when I closed the pool I treated it with a chlorine enhancer. After that none of my chlorine tests (DPD, OTO or strips) worked, not...

    Started by ggilpu‎, 04-04-2014 01:03 PM
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  19. Added Clorox Outdoor Professional cleaner to pool

    Thought I was buying super concentrated bleach but after reading a post here I'm concerned. No obvious ill effects yet- I added two gallons after...

    Started by Kayakersmith‎, 05-12-2014 12:09 PM
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    05-13-2014 08:33 AM Go to last post
  20. Adding bleach to fight algae without knowing the exact chlorine and stabilizer levels

    Hello all, My pool had been sparkling clear for the last three years, and I had my water tested by a local pool store. Upon coming back from a...

    Started by galaxyraider‎, 09-15-2011 05:30 PM
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    09-19-2011 06:20 PM Go to last post
  21. adding DE to a cartridge filter

    Hi all, I recently read, in a post, that you can add DE to a cartridge filter. I've never heard this before and since I own a cartridge...

    Started by gonefishin‎, 06-15-2006 01:07 PM
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    06-16-2006 10:02 AM Go to last post
  22. Adding sodium bicarbonate AND calcium chloride at the same time

    Boy I wish I had found this site before. I went to the pool store and let them test my water for my 20 X 40 vinyl pool, they said I needed 50 lbs....

    Started by thr56‎, 05-22-2006 12:02 PM
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    05-23-2006 02:03 AM Go to last post
  23. Cool adjusting alk, PH, and cl

    I have a 16'x32' doughboy AG. 13000 gal. I'm trying the BBB method. 2 days ago everything was where it should be. Today after 1/2" of rain, my...

    Started by spongebob55‎, 06-23-2007 02:17 PM
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    06-23-2007 06:02 PM Go to last post
  24. Advice for Easy Set 12' x 36" pool

    Bought Intex 12'x36" pool. Heard that pumps dont work so well. Can anyone give me advice on buying a larger pump to work with this pool (1800...

    Started by golfwig‎, 06-19-2006 04:33 PM
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    06-20-2006 01:29 PM Go to last post
  25. Advice Needed - High CYA, High Nitrates, and Lots of Algae

    Hi Folks, We live in Southern Maryland and have the following: 20' x 48' gunite pool 36,000 gallons Jacuzzi tri-clops filter Jacuzzi pump...

    Started by capshockeyfan‎, 06-21-2012 05:12 PM
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  26. After adding Borax, water is drying out skin.

    Hello, and I'd like to thank everyone in advance. This forum has been enlightening. I'd always been interested in the Borax treatment to the...

    Started by Willjay‎, 07-05-2011 11:32 AM
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  27. Algae and now ph issues

    18' round 48" high AGP Sand filter (that can handle a 24' oval) I posted a week or so ago that we had just opened the pool for the season (late...

    Started by ComeShareACupofTea‎, 07-20-2011 08:00 PM
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  28. Algae on the Solar Cover

    We had a warm weekend two weeks ago so we opened the pool and have the water adjusted near perfectly! We bought a solar cover for the first time...

    Started by Leehicks79‎, 05-29-2013 06:36 PM
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    06-01-2013 12:50 PM Go to last post
  29. algae or metal??

    I have written in a few times with questions about our above ground pool. We were finally looking like we were winning our battle with algae, then...

    Started by woman.n.a.shoe‎, 07-03-2006 07:49 PM
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    07-03-2006 10:46 PM Go to last post
  30. Angry Algae or not ??

    FOR the FORUM EXPERTS:::I have a pretty general question that I KNOW will help me and I'm sure, other viewers to the Forum: IF my water IS green...

    Started by stma‎, 06-08-2008 08:24 AM
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    06-10-2008 04:44 PM Go to last post

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