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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 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 03:22 PM
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    07-28-2014 10:06 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What can I do with old pool chlorine and chemicals?

    What can I do with old pool chlorine and chemicals? This topic comes up frequently, most often with respect to pool owners who discover, just...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-12-2014 11:38 PM
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  3. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: PoolForum abbreviations => DE, TA, CYA, etc.

    Also all the other abbreveations de,cc,tc,cya,and so forth can you explain as i think i got all but de? Also my test kit should be in in a day or so...

    Started by airraid1999‎, 06-02-2011 01:18 AM
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    06-02-2011 11:39 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Filling from a well or have metals in the water?

    If either of these apply to your pool, please post in the metals forum. Our resident metals expert Marie will better be able to find your post that...

    Started by Watermom‎, 06-01-2010 05:07 PM
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    06-01-2010 05:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Green, Cloudy, Disgusting Pool? You have ALGAE!!!

    If you are a new member and you are looking for help with your water being green, dirty, cloudy, ugly, etc, here's what you need to do: You need to...

    Started by CarlD‎, 07-06-2006 11:15 PM
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    05-11-2007 05:16 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Yellow/Brown dusty deposits that reappear repeatedly

    I have a 24' ag pool that has been perfect until last week. I have been using the BBB method since installing the pool in July. However, late last...

    Started by jstonemo‎, 08-29-2006 11:31 AM
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    05-04-2007 05:56 PM Go to last post
  1. 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 02:54 PM
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    09-21-2016 09:43 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 08:17 PM
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    08-23-2016 09:55 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 02:08 PM
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    08-23-2016 08:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Talking Rio 2016

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

    Started by Teapot‎, 08-10-2016 03:46 AM
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    08-13-2016 12:15 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 06:55 PM
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    08-02-2016 01:55 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 11:44 AM
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    07-26-2016 02:20 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 07:58 AM
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  8. 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 10:31 PM
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    06-16-2016 10:54 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:03 PM
    cloudy due to bubbles
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    05-10-2016 12:37 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 11:02 AM
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    03-24-2016 11:02 AM Go to last post
  11. Stains in skimmer???

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

    Started by Honda450‎, 09-11-2015 11:13 AM
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    01-10-2016 07:54 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 04:15 PM
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  13. 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 08:38 AM
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    08-03-2015 12:12 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 11:23 PM
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    07-14-2015 12:34 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 12:51 PM
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    07-06-2015 11:48 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:42 PM
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    07-02-2015 10:14 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 11:25 PM
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    06-30-2015 09:49 PM Go to last post
  18. New (and very unexpected) pool menace this year in Connecticut

    I live in Connecticut and opened my 21' round above ground pool last month.Got my water nice and clear with good chemical balance. I started noticing...

    Started by porkypete‎, 06-27-2015 12:07 PM
    caterpillars, green, oak tree, poop
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    06-29-2015 05:03 PM Go to last post
  19. K2006 results NEWBIE

    So I'm completely new with this Taylor K-2006 test kit and really can't figure out if I need anything. I think mostly I'm good. I have a 38k gallon...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 05-29-2015 04:33 PM
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    05-30-2015 04:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Green chewinggum like residue on sides of spa after using cleaning chemical

    Following the use of SeaKlear System Flush I am left with a green and very sticky chewing gum like residue on sides of spa. This is very hard to...

    Started by poolaris‎, 02-16-2015 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-22-2015 12:34 AM Go to last post

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