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    Update on Troublesome Pool

    At the beginning of the season, I was having a great deal of trouble with equipment and getting the pool chemistry right.
    Following the advice given by other list members, using a proper test kit, following basic guidelines in pool school, and dosing per the very helpful pool calculator "app" I have had great success. With a little patience the floating layer of scum resolved, the CYA levels dropped to manageable levels, and the pH came up to normal levels. With the addition of about 1gallon of 8.5 bleach every week, I keep my FC levels between 4-6; crystal clear water, no algae. So that's less than $3 per week. It is also key to have a properly operating skimmer which greatly reduces the amount of work.
    So the reason for this post is primarily to say THANKS, and also to give my endorsement to this system and encouragement to anyone having frustration with their pool.
    Sacramento CA
    33,000gal, IG, circa 1970, (now) fiberglass over plaster, pac-fab paper cartridge, 1.5hp pump, polaris 280 (inoperable, UV damage) with booster, solar heat (inoperable, leak in powermat), skimmer (inoperable, line clogged & possibly fractured under concrete), main drain inoperable (long standing problem), jury rigged deep intake, skimmer line work-around in progress.

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Update on Troublesome Pool

    Congratulation on taking control

    We love hearing these success stories
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
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    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
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    Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Update on Troublesome Pool

    Yes we do. Way to go Conrad, it only gets easier from here. Glad you are enjoying the forum. Welcome to TFP!
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
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