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    karengr

    Excited to be here, and learning a lot.

    Today, I learned how to make my pool cloudy, by adding Soda Ash directly to a plaster pool that is already got plenty of calcium. That was cool.

    Tomorrow, I'll learn how to clear it up, I'm sure.

    Glad to be here!
    2,600 gallon outdoor pool/spa, rectangular 15' x 8' x 3.5'Deep, IG plaster (age 25+years)
    Yosemite Hetch Hetchy tap water, nice and soft.
    DE 60sqft 120 gpm Hayward, Filter Pump 2.0 hp with 10.5 SF, Jet Pump 2.0 hp with 1.0 SF, Rheem 400K BTU/hr
    BBB starting Aug 2012.

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    Re: karengr

    Greetings! I am curious to see your pool/spa, sometimes I refer to mine as a "big cool spa" because all the adults just sort of hang on the edges. Please post pics... if you don't mind. Thank you, and welcome!
    22'x52" AG Ultra Frame Intex - 12,500 gal (47K liter)
    Manual Liquid Chlorine - 1HP 100# Hayward sand filter
    Lots of sun, trees, pollen & wind - 50ppm Borates
    4nd season grateful TFP fan

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    Re: karengr

    Here's a shot of our pool. It makes a nice place to talk, in the summertime.

    BTW, my cloudiness cleared up overnight, and my pH adjusted back up to 7.8 b/c I added soda ash (super washing soda). My TA went from 0-40 to 40-80. Great, but I think I need it higher.

    I cannot wait for my TFT-100 to arrive . . . those test strips are like looking through dirty glasses.



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    2,600 gallon outdoor pool/spa, rectangular 15' x 8' x 3.5'Deep, IG plaster (age 25+years)
    Yosemite Hetch Hetchy tap water, nice and soft.
    DE 60sqft 120 gpm Hayward, Filter Pump 2.0 hp with 10.5 SF, Jet Pump 2.0 hp with 1.0 SF, Rheem 400K BTU/hr
    BBB starting Aug 2012.

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    Re: karengr

    Quote Originally Posted by karengr
    Here's a shot of our pool. It makes a nice place to talk, in the summertime.

    BTW, my cloudiness cleared up overnight, and my pH adjusted back up to 7.8 b/c I added soda ash (super washing soda). My TA went from 0-40 to 40-80. Great, but I think I need it higher.

    I cannot wait for my TFT-100 to arrive . . . those test strips are like looking through dirty glasses.



    Karen
    When you do get your TF100, test your fill water. I'm betting you'll have plenty of TA.

    You got those readings from test strips, huh? Don't get too surprised when everything is suddenly different when your kit arrives. 15th post
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: karengr

    Welcome to tfp, karengr

    As Richard said, the strips are often outright misleading. I would hold off doing much else than adjusting FC and ph until you kit arrives.
    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: karengr

    Thanks, Linen and Richard.

    I will not add anything more, except bleach to keep my FC up, until I get proper test readings.

    Pool School is certainly keeping me busy.

    Karen
    2,600 gallon outdoor pool/spa, rectangular 15' x 8' x 3.5'Deep, IG plaster (age 25+years)
    Yosemite Hetch Hetchy tap water, nice and soft.
    DE 60sqft 120 gpm Hayward, Filter Pump 2.0 hp with 10.5 SF, Jet Pump 2.0 hp with 1.0 SF, Rheem 400K BTU/hr
    BBB starting Aug 2012.

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    Re: karengr

    That is very cool... thanks for the pic.
    22'x52" AG Ultra Frame Intex - 12,500 gal (47K liter)
    Manual Liquid Chlorine - 1HP 100# Hayward sand filter
    Lots of sun, trees, pollen & wind - 50ppm Borates
    4nd season grateful TFP fan

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