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    Flawed

    Booyas to the TFP crew!! Greetings from the great Commonwealth of Kentucky! First time pool owner here. Wife thought I was *crazy* when I bought an Intex Easy Set 16'x48" off CL for $80.00. a little scrubbing, and wah la! It's filling now. Been thru the Pool School, went over the BBB twice already. Let's get this baby rolling!! The Kids/Grandkids/Nieces/Nephews are already dancing around wanting in. Thanks for this awesome resource, can't wait to "get er done".... Next up - the TF-100!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    Welcome to the forum

    Sounds like you got everything under control
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Flawed

    I sound like a pusher ... but, if you become a lifetime member of TFP you save $10 on the TF100 ... both of which help keep this site going.
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    Re: Flawed

    yessir yessir! already added it to the cost of the kit, XL style... pool maintenance/upkeep you know. The wife is gonna s%^t when I start rolling in bottles of bleach, boxes of borax and baking SODA (*not* powder). She has a friend with a 21' that absolutely *devastated* their bank account last year. Went to swamp, it took three months, and many, many 'pool professionals' to get it right again. Can't wait til her friend sees this!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    Welcome to tfp, flawed
    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: Flawed

    Welcome! We also really love pics
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    Last minute upgrade from 27' due to error in dealer inventory *yikes*

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    Re: Flawed

    Don't sound very Flawed to me!

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    Re: Flawed

    AG, 10,400 gallons, filter cartridge, 2HP pump
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    Re: Flawed

    Thanks for the hi dee ho!! I'm an amateur photographer, so yeah, we get pics!!

    They were so excited, I let 'em in half filled.....
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    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    Nothing wrong with that, throw a little dichlor in there if you have any and let them swim! If you don't have dichlor, keep some FC in it.
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    Re: Flawed

    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Flawed

    Welcome aboard!
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/½ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
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    Re: Flawed

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< BOOYAS!!

    now the interminable wait for the TF-100..... go baby go!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    BADA BING!! TF-100 Delivered today!! I'm gonna go dig in it and start reading *right now*.....

    3 freakin days, are you *kidding* me?? nice job!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    Yeah, tftestkits (and duraleigh) has very fast shipping.

    Post your numbers once you get em!
    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: Flawed

    Love that white liner - just gives the water the prettiest color! Was that purchased this year?
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Flawed

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    Love that white liner - just gives the water the prettiest color! Was that purchased this year?
    I got it used off of CL for $80.00 Pump Included! Cleaned it up and got it going. I think the white liner is actually from the PO not knowing anything about pools. Looks like they overchlorinated it, *alot*.
    I got this pool so I could do a year of testing/pool school/education before I went crazy and spent a ton of dough on a bigger pool.

    I'll post up numbers, asap. I'm thinking I want to do *full* testing in the early a.m. I did run out and do the T1000 test though (had to) It came back 2-4 and 7.4pH. So, I think I'm alright for now.

    I'm off to read Pool School one *more* time, then off to work.
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    My First Test Numbers....

    How I collect test water:
    I plunged a 2'x1/2" piece of pvc into the pool with my thumb over the end. Released my thumb, let the tube fill, and pulled that as my sampling water. My sample water goes into a clean, plastic 12 oz. kids cup.

    My Pool history:
    I've had the pool filled for two weeks now, over that time I have intermittently added three gallons of bleach. I've always put it in at night, so as to not lose it to sunlight. I've ran the pump/filter probably sixty hours. I.E. every other day, 10 hours a day. I vacuum/skim/net it * religiously*.

    My first test results:
    FC/pH: the water never turned pink after adding r0870. re ran the test twice, still no pink.
    TA=10
    CH=120
    CYA= I filled it to the 20 mark, i could still see the black dot.

    My water is clear. When we swim, no one complains of 'red eye'/smells/'feel' of the water.

    Questions:
    Why no pH/FC reading? I'm guessing 'cause there aint none in it.
    Why no CYA reading? Again, I'm guessing 'cause there aint none in it.

    Possible Solutions:
    I'm thinking I should run to wally world and get some tabs. Add one or two to my skimmer and let it run til dissolved. Test again in a week.

    What do you think?
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: Flawed

    No need for the tabs, have you read this link: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ary_pool_guide
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Flawed

    Just out of curiosity... did you try the OTO (yellow) chlorine test?
    Did you try the combined chlorine test even though the DPD powder didn't turn pink?
    I believe I read somewhere on this site that DPD is known to give a false negative if the chlorine is high but bound; however the OTO will usually turn yellow... maybe ChemGeek or one of the mods will confirm/deny this?!
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