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  1. 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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    07-14-2007 07:15 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    02-07-2007 11:47 AM Go to last post
  3. A Theory About Rising pH in SWG Pools

    Theory: SWGs are generally placed on higher-end pools that are more likely to have other high-end features such as water falls, sheer descents,...

    Started by KurtV‎, 08-16-2006 09:25 PM
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    09-25-2008 11:40 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    09-12-2007 03:18 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Domestic pool turnover rates

    I couldn't agree more Mark, The chlorine kills what it can in under a minute, what isn't killed by chlorine has to be filtered out. How quickly...

    Started by Anonymous [GDPR] European in the UK‎, 07-23-2015 02:53 AM
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    09-13-2015 07:35 AM Go to last post
  7. CYA in a sock

    I have to get something off my chest. Mods, move or delete this if you feel it's appropriate. I have to say something about the so called 'sock...

    Started by waterbear‎, 06-28-2010 12:40 PM
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    07-03-2010 01:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Cool Can I Use Salt As Sanitizer Instead of Chlorine?

    I'm having a hard time finding information on using high saline as a permanent, maintenance-free solution. To avoid corrosion issues, I envision on...

    Started by catfish‎, 07-05-2012 06:44 PM
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    edit, sticky
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    09-07-2012 12:57 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Acid and Base Demand tests: Useful or Not?

    I want to clear up a few misconceptions since I have seen some confusion in this thread about the K-1005, K-2005, and K-1000 test kits, Taylor has a...

    Started by waterbear‎, 08-29-2011 12:55 PM
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    acid/base, sticky
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    06-04-2012 05:10 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    11-19-2006 03:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Cool The Great Nature2 Debate

    Nature2 IS too good to be true. See if you can figure out how it works....good luck! What N2 does is dump silver and copper into your water. ...

    Started by CarlD‎, 06-25-2010 11:51 PM
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    06-27-2010 10:28 AM Go to last post
  14. Safe pH levels for vinyl pools

    It was wrong on so many levels that I just couldn't respond nicely.

    Started by SalemCastles‎, 07-24-2011 07:00 PM
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    08-10-2011 10:08 PM Go to last post
  15. New China Shop Topic: How Accurate is the Pool Calculator?

    Today I saw this post from one of our regular posters, AnnaK, whose contributions are always welcome. So I decided to manually calculate the...

    Started by CarlD‎, 06-10-2011 09:09 AM
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    07-25-2011 02:31 AM Go to last post
  16. 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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    06-02-2007 02:28 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    09-20-2006 07:53 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    11-27-2006 02:35 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Question Help interpreting FAS-DPD FC/CC test results **Sorry, long, techy post**

    Fair warning....this post is very long with details because they are necessary to get the level of help I need right now; to get to the bottom of a...

    Started by JuJuBee‎, 05-23-2012 11:58 PM
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    endpoint, fas-dpd fc testing, k-2006
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    06-05-2012 12:12 PM Go to last post
  22. Alum, borax, etc.

    Several years ago I discovered the joy of flocculent and vacuum to discharge. Yes, outdoor pool. The local pool store charges $20 for a four...

    Started by paulvzo‎, 08-05-2012 09:51 PM
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    08-11-2012 11:09 PM Go to last post
  23. Is a Pool Chlorine Level Above 10 PPM Unsafe?

    Admin note: this is a copy of the first 4 posts of this thread: http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?15974 Hello everyone. I recently...

    Started by han78216‎, 05-24-2012 12:16 AM
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    hic2, sticky
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    05-27-2012 11:43 PM Go to last post
  24. Cost Comparison of Chlorine Sources

    I originally posted the following on another forum, but thought it was valuable enough to post here as well. First, I describe exactly what is in...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-07-2007 05:36 PM
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    chemical cost, cost comparison, sticky
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    06-26-2013 02:10 PM Go to last post
  25. Calcium Hardness (CH) for Vinyl Pool Liners

    There is this discussion over at Trouble Free Pool that has uncovered the apparent fact that granulated calcium carbonate is the common filler in...

    Started by chem geek‎, 05-01-2011 03:48 PM
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    06-28-2012 08:46 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Algae, TA or what?

    couple o' things: first, what kind of pool do you have? If it is plaster how old is it? Are you only using bleach for chlorination? Second, drop...

    Started by waterbear‎, 07-08-2010 12:44 AM
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    07-21-2010 12:54 PM Go to last post
  30. Seapool? Nope - C-Pool!

    Read this in another non-pool forum. Person posted about more efficient pool pumps, and I posted links to pool solutions, then this post showed up. ...

    Started by Spensar‎, 07-21-2010 09:56 PM
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    07-27-2010 02:34 PM Go to last post

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