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Thread: First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

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    Mar 2015
    Reading PA

    First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

    Good Evening TFP!!

    I had a great season last summer as a newbie to TFP methods and I LOVED IT!! I had great looking water and spent so much less money.

    This year, I am taking the leap to opening on my own. Tonight - I removed the cover, brushed the pool and put the polaris vacuum in for a couple of hours.

    Here is the readings I have .

    pH 7.2
    FC 1.0
    CC 0
    CYA 40
    TA 50
    NaCl 1400

    Water is slightly cloudy but I can see the details on my main drain in my 9ft, there is some bright green algae present along my water line and laying on the bottom of the skimmer.

    Just double checking .

    Begin SLAM until I meet all the criteria? Based on those numbers, I am assuming I can just go right to shock level ?

    Thank you in advance for the hand holding!!
    18ft x 36ft 24500 gal vinyl liner inground
    Salt water pool - swim pure plus
    Hayward cartridge filter

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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

    You got it! Time to SLAM. Good thing is your numbers are in good shape to start a SLAM.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

    Bad baby!

    Numbers look good. Definitely ready for a SLAM. Brush the algae plenty and you'll be finished in no time.
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    Fletcher, OK

    Re: First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

    your all over it, nice job
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: First year opening on my own - second season with TFP method.

    Yes. Bleach for the pool, Motrin for your shoulders and lower back, and pictures for us. Keep FC at 16 and brush brush brush. It wouldn't surprise me if you have to set your alarm clock for a little early on Monday so you can do the OCLT before you leave for work.
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