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Thread: It's a racket I tell you!

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    It's a racket I tell you!

    Well, I'm in the middle of de-greening my pool, and I discovered that I am low on R-0871. So when I went to get some liquid chlorine from Lowes, I went to Leslies to get R-0871. Not only does Leslies not have it, they don't even carry the FAS-DPD test kit at all in the store! So I went to another pool store; they also didn't have it. Now, all pool stores around here test your water for free; I think it's a racket that they test the water for free but don't have decent water testing supplies. Get you in when they test the water so they can sell you all kinds of goop and gunk your water don't need.
    (I ordered some refills for my test kit now, btw. I have enough R-0871 to last a few more tests, and I have made some real progress with the degreening. I'll throw more chlorine in than I think the pool needs and actually test levels in the evening.)
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's a racket I tell you!

    If you have a commercial Leslie's in your area, they have it. Lucky for me there's one right by my house.
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    Re: It's a racket I tell you!

    I get my R-0871 from www.tftestkits.net. Cheap too!

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    Re: It's a racket I tell you!

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    I get my R-0871 from http://www.tftestkits.net. Cheap too!
    Yep, that's where I ordered mine too! Just was trying to get a refill locally since I was shocking my pool. But I was able to get by with what I had until it comes in.
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's a racket I tell you!

    Got my refills today! Thanks, Duraleigh. That was sooner than expected.
    Have no algae, but still have dust and pollen making my water look bad (once it's stirred up, like with a vacuum. Otherwise, it settles to the bottom.) Numbers are
    FC - 21
    CC - .5
    TC - 21.5
    TA - 110
    CH - 280
    CYA - 45
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's a racket I tell you!

    Check and see if your FC holds to within 1 ppm of loss overnight. If it does, then you can let the FC drift down to normal levels. Keep running the pump until the water clears.

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