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pH and TA
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Why is My Pool Water pH Rising?

I’ve figured out how to get my chlorine levels to stabilize, more or less, in my pool, but how do I get my pH levels to remain within range. It seems that the numbers rise almost daily. I’ve been adding pH Decrease (which is basically muriatic acid) to bring the pH levels down only to […]

Where Did My Pool’s Chlorine Go?
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Where Did My Pool’s Chlorine Go?

After doing all of the hard work in getting the pool clean, now I seem to have a situation with disappearing chlorine. Back when I used Baquacil, I don’t remember fooling around with the pools chemistry so much. I’d regularly added algaecide once a week, a bottle and a half of Baquacil every week or […]

Dirty Pool Water
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Why is My Hayward EC40 DE Filter Not Working?

This is a common question. The scenario goes something like this: You turn on your filter, the water flow is great but shortly thereafter, anywhere from 2 minutes to 15 minutes or more, you notice the water flow slows down. If left alone the flow coming from your Hayward EC40 DE filter all but stops.

Oooh Baby, I’ve Got Clear Pool Water!
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Oooh Baby, I’ve Got Clear Pool Water!

After a couple of days of applying a full-court press, I am seeing a big difference in my pool water. Recovering from green cloudy pool water isn’t hard, but it does take diligence and time.

Pool with Algae
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Progress Has Been Made!

It’s around 8:00 PM and I went to do my final filter cleaning for the night and didn’t need to! If you have been following this blog, you know I’ve been cleaning a very dirty neglected pool. I’ve been working on clearing my green cloudy water (now that I’ve removed all of the decaying leaves).

The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH
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The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH

Having your pool at the proper pH helps prolong the chemical’s cleaning ability (among other things). A pH that’s too low allows your chemicals to quickly dissipate, and a pH too high prevents optimal sanitizing action. Since I’m currently struggling with high pH, I’ll share my tale of high pH woe.

Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water
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Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water

I’m so close to having a pool in swimable condition. Well, it would be if it weren’t for the annoying algae. I’ve got to say, it’s a nice looking green, but who wants to swim in green cloudy water?

Cleaner Water
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Dirty Pool Full-Court Press

I know full court press is a basketball analogy but that’s what I decided to do to get my pool clean. Enough of this half hearted attempt at getting the pool clean. It’s time to spend an entire day getting up close and personal with the pool. I decided to treat the pool like a […]

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