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    NEw to TFP

    After 4 frustrating years of bad advice from multiple pool stores, I have found TFP and will prepare to open next spring to a new school of thought. My Taylor test kit arrived today and I am full of excitement. Why wait you ask? That is because this July some pool store employee, whom I was thinking was a trusted pool expert... had me add CYA when I was testing at 70. Yes and now my pool is running at CYA of 180. So while my pool is still clear for now, I know I am currently dumping in way more chlorine than I should be. But as temperatures here are in the low 70's and we will close the pool in a few weeks, we have decided not to drain the pool to lower the levels until we close for the winter. So for now... Lots of great reading here, I will study up for the new season!
    I will also be removing the Nature-2 cartridge this winter but am thinking I will leave the in-line chlorinator in just in case we can pull off a vacation and need to chlorinate with thichlor pucks in our absence.
    Looking forward to a Trouble Free Pool!
    Thanks in advance.
    30ft 54" AG Strong Pool Collosseum aprox. 29,000 gallons
    Waterway 2HP 2 speed pump (10hrs/day)
    Sta-Rite 150sq ft Cartridge filter
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: NEw to TFP

    leave the inline chlorinator for sure, just make sure there are no pucks in it. you can use it when you go on vacation like you said. sounds like you are setup for success for next year! will you be completely draining the pool for the winter, or do you leave it up?
    Dan
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    Re: NEw to TFP

    Happy to have you join us. Keep in touch!
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    Re: NEw to TFP

    Get some practice with your kit by testing your fill water source for TA and CH. Then you'll know when you refill a bit more about what your chemistry levels will be at next year.
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    Re: NEw to TFP

    When I redid our pool and the pool pad plumbing, I also put back the puck in-line chlorinator just in case. I still have some pucks from 'back in the day' and I'll use them to raise my CYA a bit. I'm loving my Liquidator thus far.
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    Welcome to TFP
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    Re: NEw to TFP

    Thanks, I tried running a set of tests, but I think everything is so far out of wack from what the pool store had me put in. I know my CYA was reading over 200. I did the half pool, half tap water test. Not good. And I know i p've dumped in a ton of chlorine which is now just stuck there. I couldn't even get my test to turn clear. So I gave up and drained half the pool. I know it needed to be done. I'm sure it needs more than that.
    30ft 54" AG Strong Pool Collosseum aprox. 29,000 gallons
    Waterway 2HP 2 speed pump (10hrs/day)
    Sta-Rite 150sq ft Cartridge filter
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: NEw to TFP

    Next time you get a chance, post a full set of numbers and we'll compare notes to see how you're doing.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Re: NEw to TFP

    any update? not sure if draining 1/2 the pool was enough. have you run new tests?
    Dan
    9,000 gallon in-ground Saltwater pool, plaster, cartridge filer, 1.0 hp pump, Hayward T-15 SWCG, TF-100
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart; Pool School - Test Kits Compared;

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