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    Hello, I'm new to TFP

    I am happy I found this site. I have owned a home pool for 25 years and I look forward to learning from everyone.
    John Rogers
    24 foot above ground, 13500 gallon, Hayward Power-Flo LX (70 GPM) with 1.5 HP Motor, 18 inch Pentair Sand Filter , Chlorine

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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Welcome
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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!!!
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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    thank you,
    I have some initial questions, should I post them here or start a new post for each?
    John Rogers
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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Here is fine.
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    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    For years when adding CYA to the pool I have always added it to the skimmer. Usually in 5 pound bags. It always stayed in the skimmer for a while and then dissolved. I was always told not to back wash for at least a week. While reading some of the posts on this site I read a neat trick of putting the CYA into a sock and putting it in the skimmer basket. I like this idea because it seems a little cleaner and CYA doesn't spill into the pool and doesn't clog up the skimmer.

    1. Why can't the CYA be added directly to the pool. (Like dropping a sock into the pool)
    John Rogers
    24 foot above ground, 13500 gallon, Hayward Power-Flo LX (70 GPM) with 1.5 HP Motor, 18 inch Pentair Sand Filter , Chlorine

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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Actually we usually recommend hanging the sock in front of the return jet in the pool ... then there are no concerns about backwashing.

    You do not want to just set it in the pool as it is still acidic and could damage the surface.
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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Hello, I'm new to TFP

    Hanging it in front of the pool return was going to be my next question....thank you for the prompt replies.
    John Rogers
    24 foot above ground, 13500 gallon, Hayward Power-Flo LX (70 GPM) with 1.5 HP Motor, 18 inch Pentair Sand Filter , Chlorine

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