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    Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    Background - My wife and I bought a "new" house (circa 1966) with a 10-15 year old pool that had been on a constant puck diet. The CYA was north of 180, CH was well over 1000 and the rest was just jacked.

    Fast forward a month (been considering a drain and fill - waiting for a weekend that wasnt precluded by a massive rainstorm). I've been keeping my eye on the chlorine and testing CYA after each rainstorm and what do you know: This morning I'm at a CYA of 45, PH 7.4, FC of 4, CH of 620 (still high but ...), TA of 120 and the pool is BEAUTIFUL.

    Thanks guys.

    Pictures to follow.
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    Re: Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    VERY nice work!
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    Re: Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    Isn't free, Calcium-free, water great?

    You coulda really dropped that CH if you had routed a downspout into the pool. Then you get whatever hits that area of the roof. I use the spa as a settling tank for all the fine silt. Next time

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    Re: Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Isn't free, Calcium-free, water great?

    You coulda really dropped that CH if you had routed a downspout into the pool. Then you get whatever hits that area of the roof. I use the spa as a settling tank for all the fine silt. Next time


    Totally wanted to do that ... but the gutters on the house were rotted so we ripped them down with the roof replacement. They are on the list when the budget allows.

    My fun budget item for the weekend .... PE653RC - it solves the timer / 2 speed issues and gives me some growing room for automating valves.

    again ... YOU GUYS ROCK!
    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
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    Re: Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    Good job!

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    Re: Thank God for TFP and big rain storms

    karmabiker:

    That's a tremendous improvement in your pool's numbers in a month's time. Great job!
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