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  1. Chlorine/pH/CYA Relationships

    Iím full of questions tonight. What is the consequence of running the pH a bit low to try to make up for the ďChlorine/CYA lock? I know the...

    Started by Jakebear‎, 08-08-2006 10:18 PM
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    09-05-2006 12:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Safe swimming with elevated chlorine

    There is a controversy regarding the "Safe" Chlorine level for swimming. Most of what I have read says below 5 ppm otherwise chlorine can be...

    Started by fcfrey‎, 07-09-2006 09:43 AM
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    09-05-2006 11:15 AM Go to last post
  3. tds bogus or true???????

    Since he may see it here, I'm putting it here: "turbottt1" has been moved in to a 'banned' group, the "Bad Email Address" group, because his email...

    Started by turbottt1‎, 08-14-2006 11:21 AM
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    08-17-2006 07:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Chemistry experiment in my back yard

    I purchased zeobest ultra because they claim it has anti microbial properties and no negative side effects. I figured if works in ponds itís not...

    Started by jenpen400‎, 08-09-2006 12:38 AM
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    08-09-2006 07:29 PM Go to last post
  5. Thumbs up Salt in non-SWG pool result observations

    After reading several post here about the merits of salt in a non SWG pool I decided to take the plunge and add salt to my pool this last week end....

    Started by medvampire‎, 07-19-2006 01:25 AM
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    08-09-2006 02:11 PM Go to last post
  6. Calling all Geeks

    Hi, Folks, Frequently, I post a statement that may be inaccurate. Usually, something like, "Two things consume chlorine in your pool....the Sun...

    Started by duraleigh‎, 08-08-2006 07:43 AM
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    08-09-2006 08:41 AM Go to last post
  7. Oxidation Reduction Potential -- HELP

    I've been watching this and other forums for a while and I finally found the need to register and "ask the experts" Here's the deal --- I got an...

    Started by hamop78‎, 07-27-2006 09:49 PM
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    electrode, electronic testing, orp, ph tester, sticky
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    08-07-2006 11:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Bartier Disinfection Index

    Any views on this index (link below)? If it is useful? If so can Ben's excellent calculator for CYA be adjusted for shocking? Is it correct or...

    Started by smallpooldad‎, 06-02-2006 07:41 PM
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    08-07-2006 03:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Carbonate Alkalinity

    This is a continuation (or side thread) of this thread http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?p=29505#post29505 that I thought was better...

    Started by waterbear‎, 07-26-2006 09:00 PM
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    07-27-2006 12:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Acid/Base Demand Test

    Evan (waterbear), The acid and base demand tests actually do not make any assumptions about the alkalinity which is why such tests are in fact...

    Started by chem geek‎, 07-21-2006 09:51 PM
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    07-23-2006 11:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Best Guess Table

    Is "Ben's Best Guess Table" too conservative for some residential pools? I've seen more than a few people here claim to keep their chlorine at...

    Started by KurtV‎, 07-12-2006 01:47 PM
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    07-19-2006 04:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Dynamic head, SWCG and 24/hr pump operation.

    I've got a pool with quite a bit of plumbing and filtration for it's volume. It seems to me that as an improvement I'd like to reduce head wherever I...

    Started by sailork‎, 07-11-2006 12:27 AM
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    07-11-2006 02:44 PM Go to last post
  13. Red face Bleach same as Chlorine

    I see everyone talking about using bleach, is that the same as using chlorine? Thanks! I'm a rookie here!

    Started by Lil Bit‎, 07-02-2006 02:16 PM
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    07-11-2006 12:03 PM Go to last post
  14. Re: Help chemical balance whacked

    I suggest that you look outside your narrow-minded box and do more research of your own. I've had a vinyl pool for years. We have used both...

    Started by katw78‎, 06-24-2006 03:44 PM
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    06-26-2006 08:48 AM Go to last post
  15. How Quats and Polyquat Algaecides work.

    Quats and Polyquat Algaecides Quats:- most often found in active concentrations of 5-10%. Such "quaternary ammonium salts" are surfactants (like...

    Started by haze_1956‎, 04-21-2006 09:09 AM
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    06-23-2006 08:16 AM Go to last post
  16. You guys are gonna love this...

    My mom and I both have IG Vinyl pools, mine is slightly larger but roughly the same size. We have been in disagreement over how to maintain them...

    Started by tado921‎, 06-03-2006 07:19 AM
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    06-21-2006 10:58 PM Go to last post
  17. Angry Pro Tease/ SWG CYA

    I never thought I'd start a thread here, but what's a pool guy to do? I caught myself starting to flame...

    Started by waste‎, 05-14-2006 07:50 PM
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    05-20-2006 09:20 PM Go to last post

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