Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: New to AG pool in TX....

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    21

    New to AG pool in TX....

    Howdy all, I am new here and new to above ground pools. We had a huge homemade inground pool since for 30 years that was easy to take care of compared to this above ground. Totally different environments.

    I too have given up on the pool store water testing. Always different results and then the recommendation to buy something else to dump in to fix the issue. When you finally discover root cause, you wonder if they sold you all those chemicals intentionally knowing they wouldn't work. I don't think that is the case but still very aggravating.

    Quick info on current pool condition..let it go throughtout the winter due to it getting filled with leaves from all the huge oak trees which have since been trimmed to hopefully mitigate that issue...drained and refilled twice due to first time shocked using granular dichlor and raised cya to crazy levels but that was before I found this place.

    I think I am on the right track. Testing chlorine daily
    PH was 7.4 yesterday
    CC was 2 which is odd because it was 1 the day before?
    FC 11 was 12 day before
    TA showed to be 150

    I have since determined I shouldn't be testing anything but FC and CC at this point, correct?
    Also, water is cloudy but clearing up slowly, backwashing about every two to three days.

    Thanks folks for all the wonderful info you have here.

    Bill
    13000 AG (above ground) 24 ft round
    Carefree High Rate Sand Filter 19 inch, 150 lb capacity
    Waterway Hi-Flo Two Speed Pump Model No SD-10-2N11MB
    June 2014 / Taylor K-2006 / City Water

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    8,999

    Re: New to AG pool in TX....

    Are you currently in the SLAM process?
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,998

    Re: New to AG pool in TX....

    Welcome to TFP!
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

  4. Back To Top    #4

    TFP Guide

    Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Hudson, WI
    Posts
    2,602

    Re: New to AG pool in TX....

    Welcome to TFP moondogtn
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
    Please help keep the lights on, become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    21

    Re: New to AG pool in TX....

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Are you currently in the SLAM process?
    Thanks for the welcome. I am currently in the SLAM process. If I am understanding this correctly, I need to maintain a Chlorine level of 12 since my CYA was between 20 and 30 the other day. This is what I am attempting to do at this point. I live just south of San Antonio and we have had quite a bit of rain which I am enjoying for the yard but not digging for the pool.
    13000 AG (above ground) 24 ft round
    Carefree High Rate Sand Filter 19 inch, 150 lb capacity
    Waterway Hi-Flo Two Speed Pump Model No SD-10-2N11MB
    June 2014 / Taylor K-2006 / City Water

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    10,157

    Re: New to AG pool in TX....

    Welcome!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •