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  1. What is the best HOCL (as ppm CL2) number to aim for

    What is the ideal "HOCL (as ppm CL2)" number to aim for and does it matter what the temperature is if one uses the "Pool Equations" spreadsheet? If...

    Started by smallpooldad‎, 06-12-2008 06:31 PM
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  2. Liquidator and the sodium chloride deposits at the bottom

    I read the manufacturer’s manual on line and also the patent which is also available on line. Their proposed mechanism of the formation of NaCl...

    Started by Water_man‎, 06-08-2008 03:24 AM
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    06-16-2008 01:12 PM Go to last post
  3. Does local Govt participate in spreading the stabilized chlorine deceit?

    The members and readers of this forum know that habitual use of “stabilized chlorine” products such as dichlor and trichlor is bad for your pool and...

    Started by Water_man‎, 06-06-2008 12:51 AM
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  4. Chlorine/CYA and Combined Chlorine

    This is a continuation of a discussion from this post. First, for information about the chlorine/CYA relationship, you can look at this thread. ...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-19-2008 03:59 AM
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    06-05-2008 10:30 PM Go to last post
  5. TA, Borax and Alkalinity test

    I wonder what Taylor's TA test actually measures. It can't be the actual amount of the bicarbonate anion, because Taylor Tech warns that you have to...

    Started by Water_man‎, 05-29-2008 12:41 PM
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  6. Frog mineral systems

    I was reading through the Aqua Magazine site today and noticed this: http://aquamagazine.com/render_site.asp?sectionpath=173/183&processor=content...

    Started by Waterworks‎, 01-11-2007 12:55 AM
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    04-25-2008 07:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Downsides to salt pools

    OK, I'm starting a thread to examine the downsides to a salt pool. Yes, there are many benefits and these have been talked about on other threads,...

    Started by chem geek‎, 12-22-2006 03:12 PM
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    pix, salt, sticky, swcg
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  8. The Great Tetraborate Experiment!

    I have been toying with the idea of adding borax to 50 ppm to see exactly what effect, if any, it would have on stabilizing pH. My borate test...

    Started by waterbear‎, 07-27-2006 03:01 PM
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  9. Peristaltic pump information moved from Chlorine forum

    Edit: Just to keep this in context --- this thread evolved to this discussion from the original "Normal "burn" rate for chlorine in a day" thread in...

    Started by fcfrey‎, 05-22-2007 08:00 PM
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  10. Maintain water quality with no chems!?!?!

    OK folks, Have at it: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/solar+powered-floatron-cleans-your-pool-and-cuts-down-on-chemicals-274836.php

    Started by Wayne LaBanca‎, 07-03-2007 07:27 PM
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  11. Acid Column Myth

    Here is a link to a paper on the myth of lowering TA by the 'slug' or acid column method. Interesting reading!...

    Started by waterbear‎, 06-15-2007 11:02 AM
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    06-17-2007 10:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Carbonate Alkalinity (adjusting TA)

    In Ben's sticky on lowering TA (http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=191), he says that the 4 carbonate-ish (my term) players in the mix...

    Started by Ohm_Boy‎, 06-13-2007 04:49 PM
    alkalinity, carbon dioxide, sticky
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  13. Question Suction-side chlorine feed?

    I was wondering if anyone has tried rigging up a liquid chlorine feeding system that injects on the suction side of the filter pump. I've seen a...

    Started by stualden‎, 06-10-2007 08:48 AM
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  14. Pool Water Chemistry (Warning: Can Get Technical)

    This thread presents my findings so far on pool water chemistry including the following: More Accurate Calcite Saturation Index (CSI) to replace...

    Started by chem geek‎, 07-16-2006 04:15 AM
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  15. CYA disappears over the winter

    This thread is a (vain) attempt to understand why Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels drop precipitously over the winter for many pool owners. Before...

    Started by chem geek‎, 01-13-2007 04:03 PM
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    05-21-2007 12:54 AM Go to last post
  16. CYA and Lifetime of Chlorine

    After accumulating multiple pieces of conflicting evidence, I think it's about time to discuss and investigate the mechanism of how CYA protects...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-11-2007 09:07 PM
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  17. A possible explanation of how borates work to stabilize pH

    I was soaking in my hot tub this afternoon and I was thinking about what I know about borates and came up with this theory of how they stabilize pH....

    Started by waterbear‎, 05-14-2007 12:23 AM
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  18. Measured Density of Dry Chemicals

    (I also have this post duplicated at this post on the TroubleFreePool forum.) I just used some Borax for the first time to raise pH. Usually,...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-12-2007 05:46 PM
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  19. Miscellaneous Short Discussions

    Carl, In this post you said that TA has a theoretical upper limit of 200 ppm. How is that so? There is a limit to calcium carbonate saturation,...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-05-2007 10:39 AM
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  20. CYA for Salt Chlorinator Pools II

    Hi folks....I'm new, but eager to be part of this 'wet ' wild' pool community. ;) My present concern is about the best CYA level to maintain for...

    Started by Karin‎, 06-22-2006 11:01 AM
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  21. Pump Efficiency, Head, Flow, and related technical info

    I'm adding this thread in The China Shop to move the more technical discussion that was originally started in this thread at post #14 and should get...

    Started by chem geek‎, 01-22-2007 12:55 PM
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  22. Disinfection Rates and Minimum Chlorine Levels

    The purpose of this thread is to document the disinfectant Concentration times contact Time (aka CT) constants that determine how much of a...

    Started by chem geek‎, 01-04-2007 08:21 PM
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    01-06-2007 02:53 PM Go to last post
  23. PolyQuat and Shocking with Chlorine

    Carl, You mentioned in this post how large quantities of polyquat consume large quantities of chlorine (or vice versa) and others have reported...

    Started by chem geek‎, 10-11-2006 10:09 PM
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  24. Saturation Index (Langelier, etc.)

    This thread discusses the Saturation Indices, especially Langelier and some corrections I made to that index. I've read the following three...

    Started by chem geek‎, 07-23-2006 12:40 AM
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  25. 40% Polyquat

    I was just wondering as I have a bottle of algaecide that I used this year with the ingredients listing 40% poly and 60% inert ingredients. Has...

    Started by jonv112‎, 10-02-2006 06:30 PM
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  26. Info from Clorox on using their bleach for pools

    In trying to determine if the percent concentration of bleach on the Clorox bleach bottles and on their Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) forms was...

    Started by chem geek‎, 09-13-2006 01:22 PM
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    bleach, sticky
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    09-22-2006 10:32 PM Go to last post
  27. " Unattended Puck feeders " & the uninformed

    Waste, I think that your absolutely right on this one. I think people with automated chlorine dispensers get a bit lazy with pool maintanence ( I...

    Started by RavenNS‎, 08-12-2006 07:51 PM
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  28. Breakpoint Chlorination

    This thread is to discuss breakpoint chlorination. Does it work? If so, under what conditions? If not, then how do you get rid of Combined...

    Started by chem geek‎, 08-11-2006 02:53 PM
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  29. Lowering pH with CO2

    Here's one for the Chem Geek--- I read you can lower the pH using CO2 --- how much would it take to go down let's say --- .2 ?? (More than the...

    Started by Jakebear‎, 09-06-2006 09:02 PM
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    09-12-2006 12:21 AM Go to last post
  30. Do borate products (Supreme, Optimzier, etc.)work as claimed?

    Several companies are selling sodium tetraborate pentahydrate as a pool additive under such names as Proteam's Supreme, Bioguard's Optimizer plus,...

    Started by waterbear‎, 08-18-2006 06:22 PM
    borax, sticky
    • Replies: 9
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    09-08-2006 07:16 PM Go to last post

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