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    Big rectangle in Northern California

    I've owned this house for 3 years now, and am finally this year getting a handle on my pool myself after wasting money on a barely there pool service. Our pool is 20x45 with attached spa and goes from 42" to 120" deep. It was built in 1988 and had all the equipment upgraded in 2009 including Pentair automation.

    Last weekend I purchased a Dolphin Active 30i cleaner for the pool, and today had the leak detection company come out and pinpoint the latest leak (which is good for 200 gallons a day), coming from the spa pipes.

    Glad this forum exists as I have learned so much already, and my wife is enjoying looking at all the pool builds for inspiration on our future pool redesign.

    Thanks,
    David
    45000 gallon IG plaster pool, 500 gallon attached elevated spa, built in 1988.
    StaRite System 3 filter, Solar Heat, Pentair VS pump, Pentair automation
    Dolphin Active 30i cleaner

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    Re: Big rectangle in Northern California

    Welcome aboard. Wow that's abig pool. Can we get pictures?
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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    Re: Big rectangle in Northern California

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    Re: Big rectangle in Northern California

    HI there! SO glad you found us!

    Have you been doing much reading to find out how we help you take care of your own pool? Look in my siggy below for some very important links to teach you the whys and how of TFP.

    How are you testing your water? I can point you to a good test kit of your own as we have found that the pool $tores cannot be relied on

    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Big rectangle in Northern California

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    HI there! SO glad you found us!

    Have you been doing much reading to find out how we help you take care of your own pool? Look in my siggy below for some very important links to teach you the whys and how of TFP.

    How are you testing your water? I can point you to a good test kit of your own as we have found that the pool $tores cannot be relied on

    Hi Kim. I am using the Taylor K-2006 test kit. It took a few tries but I have the hang of it.

    My biggest problem now is TA is at 180. pH is good at 7.5 and FC is good too now that I have 10% chlorine from Ace hardware. Tomorrow I will get some Muriatic acid for the TA.

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    45000 gallon IG plaster pool, 500 gallon attached elevated spa, built in 1988.
    StaRite System 3 filter, Solar Heat, Pentair VS pump, Pentair automation
    Dolphin Active 30i cleaner

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    Re: Big rectangle in Northern California

    It will be helpful in the future if you added your test kit in your siggy.

    We have a link for lowering the TA:

    Pool School - Lower Total Alkalinity

    The most important part of this is learning what YOUR likes. What you are looking for it where does your PH like the TA? Take the TA down to 90 and see what the PH does. If the PH keeps jumping up then take the TA down to 80 and see what the PH does.

    Once your PH stops jumping around for a few days in a row you will know you have found YOUR pool's TA sweet spot.

    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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