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    Just donated and joined

    This is my 3rd season of owning a pool with a 3 year old liner. I started wondering what was going on when my deep end liner would get lighter and lighter each year. I looked up some info and found this site. I'm sold on BBB and plan to switch. For the last three years I've been watching my CYA go up and I didn't think there was a feasible alternative to pucks. So each year, I would buy my pucks, shock, and algaecide in bulk at Sam's to "save money" all the while wondering when I would need to drain my pool. It turns out Algaecide is a waste of money and shock is bleaching my liner. Screw that.

    When I find out how to get the 10 bucks off, I'll be buying my test kit and doing Chemistry the right way.

    Thanks for the great resource

    Mike
    20k vinyl lined pool (replaced liner early summer 2010). 1.5 hp hayward pump with cartridge filter
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    Re: Just donated and joined

    Welcome.
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    Welcome

    You will get an email to use for your discount. Wise purchase
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    Welcome to tfp, mikelishan
    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 donated and joined

    Welcome to TFP!

    Consider using your discount toward a Speedstir ... makes the testing easier and more fun

    Posted from Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if I sound short
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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    I second the SpeedStir motion, I even use it with taylor's 1766 salt kit. This makes mixing accurate & fun.
    16k 17X33 IG Vinyl(2000), Pentair Intellifo Variable Speed Pump(2006), Hayward Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG w/T9 cell(repl 7/2011), Hayward Natl Gas Heater, TF100 w/magnetic stirrer

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    Welcome to the forum
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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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    I already had the SpeedStir in my radar. We used magnetic stirrers all of the time in back in my engineering lab technician days in the Navy. It will be fun to reminisce.
    20k vinyl lined pool (replaced liner early summer 2010). 1.5 hp hayward pump with cartridge filter
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    Polaris 360 pool cleaner (2011)

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    Just bought my kit and speedstir.
    20k vinyl lined pool (replaced liner early summer 2010). 1.5 hp hayward pump with cartridge filter
    tf-100 test kit with speedstir
    Polaris 360 pool cleaner (2011)

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    Re: Just donated and joined

    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
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