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    Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    I love this pool I like to be lazy and really happy I have good fill water, as well as those 65 inches of rain a year that can help fix just about anything! This is also a far cry from the weekly, wild swings when still maintained by the previous pool service.

    Pool running, but ignored through the winter. Time to start peeking:

    4/6 FC 6, PH 7.1, TA 40, CH 60, CYA 40, Borates 15.8

    Added a little baking soda, calcium (vinyl but I try to keep at 80 to prevent any foaming), CYA, and more Borax.

    4/11 FC 10, PH 7.4, TA 60, CH 80, CYA 60, Borates 47.4

    Since then I have added nothing at all, and only tested each weekend. After all this time I still have:

    6/26 FC 5, PH 7.4, TA 50, CH 80, CYA 60, Borates 40.5

    Perfect "Lazy Man's" pool My lawn service even empties my skimmer baskets for me, hehe. I meant to get CYA a little higher, but I am also in an enclosure so it was close enough I haven't bothered. I'll also need to bring TA up again soon since it always slowly drops and PH seems to dive right around 40, but this is just too easy
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Thats awesome
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    That's what it's all about!
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Sweet!
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Yup. I'm pretty lazy too, so this TFP stuff really suits me!


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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Quote Originally Posted by NeedMoreSun View Post
    I love this pool I like to be lazy and really happy I have good fill water, as well as those 65 inches of rain a year that can help fix just about anything! This is also a far cry from the weekly, wild swings when still maintained by the previous pool service.

    Pool running, but ignored through the winter. Time to start peeking:

    4/6 FC 6, PH 7.1, TA 40, CH 60, CYA 40, Borates 15.8

    Added a little baking soda, calcium (vinyl but I try to keep at 80 to prevent any foaming), CYA, and more Borax.

    4/11 FC 10, PH 7.4, TA 60, CH 80, CYA 60, Borates 47.4

    Since then I have added nothing at all, and only tested each weekend. After all this time I still have:

    6/26 FC 5, PH 7.4, TA 50, CH 80, CYA 60, Borates 40.5


    Perfect "Lazy Man's" pool My lawn service even empties my skimmer baskets for me, hehe. I meant to get CYA a little higher, but I am also in an enclosure so it was close enough I haven't bothered. I'll also need to bring TA up again soon since it always slowly drops and PH seems to dive right around 40, but this is just too easy
    Are you saying that from 4/11 to 6/26 you only lost 5ppm of chlorine?

    Man, I need one of these 'special' enclosures like you have...... I go through 2-3ppm a day.......

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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Very sweet


    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    Are you saying that from 4/11 to 6/26 you only lost 5ppm of chlorine?

    Man, I need one of these 'special' enclosures like you have...... I go through 2-3ppm a day.......

    Dom
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    Are you saying that from 4/11 to 6/26 you only lost 5ppm of chlorine?

    Man, I need one of these 'special' enclosures like you have...... I go through 2-3ppm a day.......

    Dom

    LOL, well, if the SWG adds it then I still didn't add anything
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    I am so lazy that my heat pump is still sitting in the box, 6 months later! It happens every time my pool water gets to 84. Nothing. Nothing happens after my pool water hits 84.
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    Re: Lazy Man's Pool, the ultimate in Trouble Free Pool :)

    LOL, that and it's too dang hot out to be fighting with moving it, plumbing, and electrical when a pool is so close by!!! Better have it ready for Fall though!!
    Scott
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