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    Just have to brag!!!!!

    I have learned so much information from this site and today I was able to use it. I went to the "pool store" that had given me so much bad advice, only because I was in the area. I told them that I need some cyanuric acid. They said "Oh you mean Muriatic acid?" I said "No that is to lower the PH. I need the cyanuric acid to prevent the sun from lowering my FC." They asked me if I brought pool water to sample. I said, "Oh no thanks. I do that myself now." They said, "With a Wal-mart kit?" And had that, "you don't know what you are doing" look. I smiled and said, "Nope I have a Taylor K-2006 test." Then I looked at the other customers and said, "You really should check out troublefreepool.com. It would save you tons of money and frustration. Then I turned to the owner and said, "Oh well guess I'm off to Wal-mart to get my stabilizer." And walked out the door with the biggest smile on my face.

    Thanks again for educating me and allowing me to take control of my pool rather than it controlling me.
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Congrats on your new found control

    ...nice job being evil in the pool store
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Great story.
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    If I had to bottom-line what BBB is all about, it's this: Having a solid understanding of what parameters to measure in order to properly manage your pool along with knowing what chemicals/dosages are needed and their effect on the water.

    I've been through the "old way" of randomly dumping this and that chemical in the pool hoping a miracle would occur. It never happened.
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    Knowledge is power! Woohooo!
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Go poolmama....go poolmama
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    I have a Pinch A Penny 1 mile away on my street, I just buy 10% chlorine and every once in a while a part like a hose or fitting, Oh I think I bought a 9.95 gauge, I'm a big spender!
    My problem to be able to talk to anyone there I'm in and out under 3-4 minutes, no time to talk there! But all my friends are talked to...and all have loved what can be learned here and have testing their own water!
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Way to go Arkansas girl!
    Brent

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Awesome! Luckily after our pool was built I found this place. Only go to the pool store for MA
    11,000 Gallons, Clean and Clear Plus Cartridge Filter, Pentair SWG IC40, IG Plaster/Pebble, Intelliflo VS Pump, Build Completed Feb 2012

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rimalm
    Only go to the pool store for MA
    MA is at most hardware stores and home centers around here.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Quote Originally Posted by rimalm
    Only go to the pool store for MA
    MA is at most hardware stores and home centers around here.
    I went to Home Depot and I found some, but it was only 14%. At the pool store it was 31.45% for the same price. I'll have to look around other hardware stores to see if I can find a better deal.
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    A gallon of 31.45% is ~$4 at my local hardware stores.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    I found a sale last year on 31.45% for $2.50/gal, but it's back to the regular price of $3.99 now. I'm lucky my pH has been stable and I only need MA because of aeration. Fill water TA is around 150.

    My water should have been 86 this morning, hopefully it will be under 90 when I get home
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    I definitely have to look around the store for the stronger stuff. I walked around the paint aisle and had no luck. The MA around the pool supplies is too expensive for the concentration. Right now I'm spending around 12 bucks for 2 gallons of 31.45% at the pool store.

    Any tips where I should look around the hardware stores?
    11,000 Gallons, Clean and Clear Plus Cartridge Filter, Pentair SWG IC40, IG Plaster/Pebble, Intelliflo VS Pump, Build Completed Feb 2012

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    Found 21% at Home Depot for $7 per gallon. It came as a two pack only though.
    Brent

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville
    If I had to bottom-line what BBB is all about, it's this: Having a solid understanding of what parameters to measure in order to properly manage your pool along with knowing what chemicals/dosages are needed and their effect on the water.


    I've said elsewhere, and I'll repeat here...

    Some people like to understand why and how things work at a basic, fundamental level, and then manage the system to take the best advantage of those processes. We call them BBBers.

    Others like to be told what to do and when to do it. We call them pool store customers.

    To each his own.
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    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    I found the 31.45 in the paint section with the paint strippers for $7+ at Lowes.

    Btw, I looked in the pool section before leaving for a new, bigger brush and ended up chatting with a lawn and garden guy about pool keeping, he said he was so frustrated with his, he thought about plugging it on new years eve .... Yes we live in the part of nw fl referred to as L.A..... Lower Alabama .... No offense to anyone from 'Bama ... Sure you have heard that before (And to clarify, he was shooting off a handgun)... Glad I live in the "city" ...

    He was telling me about how expensive it was to keep up his pool as he was walking away in a hurry to answer a page... When I go back tomorrow to return some other stuff and ooogle the PVC for a fountain I am going to give him this website, written down... Hope he looks it up!

    Btw.. May be changing my username to happiest.pool.mom!!!!! No longer exhausted!!!! Still clear and sparkling clean!
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    So proud of my current levels:
    FC-8
    CC-<.5
    PH-7.6
    TA-90
    CH-80
    CYA-45

    tested at 10:30 am
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    So proud of my current levels:
    FC-8
    CC-<.5
    PH-7.6
    TA-90
    CH-80
    CYA-45

    tested at 10:30 am
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Just have to brag!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gboulton
    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    So proud of my current levels:
    FC-8
    CC-<.5
    PH-7.6
    TA-90
    CH-80
    CYA-45

    tested at 10:30 am
    Hi All,
    Mine's at:
    FC 8 (after dosing/very hot/lots of sun now)
    CC 0
    TC 8
    pH 7.5
    TA 100
    CH 220
    CYA 50

    On very hot and sunny days with usage, I lose 3 to 3.5 ppm.
    I keep mine a tad high, never know when I come home from work and find 4-8 people in the pool! We all love it!

    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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