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    Update/Success Story

    I realized that I haven't been around to give you guys an update. In short, following my SLAM, pool maintenance has been an unmitigated success. Today's test was as follows:

    FC: 6
    CC: 0
    TA: 140
    CH: 225
    CYA: 50

    Last year it was Di-Chlor, Cal-Hypo, Liquid Chlorine, PH Up, PH Down, Algaecide, whatever else the pool store could find (probably based in part on their expiring stock).

    This year, I've bought a few cases of Chlorine and 3 gallons of Muriatic Acid. All we have to do is add chlorine daily and enjoy the pool. I don't think it has ever been clearer. This place really saved me. Another year of what we went through trying (futilely I might add) to keep the pool balanced last summer and I might have seriously considered filling it in.
    25,000 gallon vinyl pool, Hayward sand filter

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    I'm glad you have found our information helpful and have saved money over the pool store and their sales, please consider making a donation to TFP.
    We are staffed by volunteers and are registered as an IRS 501 (c) (3) charity and donation are what keep the electrons flowing.
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    Re: Update/Success Story



    Stick around and answer a few questions. There's an endless stream of new people who need to be convinced that the pricey test kit will actually save them money over pool store testing. Your recent membership and low post count adds some credibility... I know people think the guides and experts and moderators are all shills for test kit sellers. I wish I got a kickback!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Congrats on getting your pool back in shape! This type of thread is music to the ears of us that embrace the concept that a test kit is a required item if you own a pool, regardless of its size. Owning a pool without a good test kit is like trying to drive a Lamborghini without gasoline. It may look great parked in your driveway but you will never get the full enjoyment out if it unless you fill it up.
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    Outstanding! Glad TFP and you have made your pool awesome! Thanks for the update!

    +1 for some sparkly pool pics!
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    I'll have my wife get you some. Probably around the same time I talk to her about what level of supporter we will become. I'll try to check around now and again for a question or two I can answer. I will have to learn how to link to the thread with all the pictures showing the day to day improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I'm glad you have found our information helpful and have saved money over the pool store and their sales, please consider making a donation to TFP.
    We are staffed by volunteers and are registered as an IRS 501 (c) (3) charity and donation are what keep the electrons flowing.

    Just made the donation, but because I'm a dummy I forgot to include my user name. How do I get someone that info?
    25,000 gallon vinyl pool, Hayward sand filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor6408 View Post
    I'll have my wife get you some. Probably around the same time I talk to her about what level of supporter we will become. I'll try to check around now and again for a question or two I can answer. I will have to learn how to link to the thread with all the pictures showing the day to day improvements.

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    Just made the donation, but because I'm a dummy I forgot to include my user name. How do I get someone that info?
    we will let Lee know. He will PM if need be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor6408 View Post
    I'll have my wife get you some. Probably around the same time I talk to her about what level of supporter we will become. I'll try to check around now and again for a question or two I can answer. I will have to learn how to link to the thread with all the pictures showing the day to day improvements.

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    Just made the donation, but because I'm a dummy I forgot to include my user name. How do I get someone that info?

    Just took care of all the info you'll need! Thank you greatly once again for your support. Please check your email very sorry for any other info you may need.
    Lee

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    You're the best.
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    Thanks for your support Raptor6408!
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    Thanks for supporting TFP!
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    Thanks for the support!
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    Pictures as promised. That is the drain 10 feet down:

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    The problem with such clarity is that every flaw in the plaster shows up. And you can spot a stray leaf sitting next to the drain from 50 feet away.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Yeah, we are in the middle of a tree shedding, so I had finished skimming five minutes before. We are having my son's 7th birthday party today, so I will be skimming again in an hour or two.
    25,000 gallon vinyl pool, Hayward sand filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor6408 View Post
    Yeah, we are in the middle of a tree shedding, so I had finished skimming five minutes before. We are having my son's 7th birthday party today, so I will be skimming again in an hour or two.
    Boost the FC a couple ppm before the swimmers hit the pool. And again when they get out.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Woo Hoo! I'm getting it. I hit it this morning already (before the sun came up) when I was doing the morning maintenance (usually I add only at night).
    25,000 gallon vinyl pool, Hayward sand filter

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    Good job! Nice pool! Have fun
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