Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: A Big Thank You

  1. Back To Top    #1

    A Big Thank You

    I am a brand new pool owner(built in August) and I am so glad that I found this place. Of course all of the advice I received before coming here had me on track to spend a fortune to keep my pool "right". I started out using triclor and cal hypo as instructed by my pool builder. Luckily I came here before CYA got out of hand(~73 currently) along with CH(330 currently). I now have a Taylor 2006 kit and use nothing but bleach to chlorinate. I'm still trying to learn the amount that is needed but I'll get there soon enough. I tend to over chlorinate at this point according to the best guess(and other) charts so I am slowly backing down. I also added Borates via boric acid granules. My already very nice looking water became eye popping clear. Even my wife, who tends not to notice things like that, noticed as soon as she came out the door. OK, enough rambling on my first post. I just wanted to say Thank You very much to all who contribute to this great forum. The information is invaluable.

    FC-9
    CC->.5
    TA-80
    PH-7.4
    CH-330
    CYA-~73
    13,000 gal. - IG w\ attached spa
    Cartridge Filter
    Plaster w\ mini rock finish

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    15,001

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Welcome to the Forum Robert!

    Glad you found us and congratulations on getting it done. It will get easier from here and you'll love having TF Pool.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Posts
    5,061

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Welcome to TFP!. Numbers look good. Keep it up!

  4. Back To Top    #4
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Welcome to tfp, Robert LG

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert LG
    CC->.5
    Do you mean CC greater than 0.5 like you wrote, or did you mean less than 0.5?
    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.

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Welcome to tfp, Robert LG

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert LG
    CC->.5
    Do you mean CC greater than 0.5 like you wrote, or did you mean less than 0.5?
    definitely <
    13,000 gal. - IG w\ attached spa
    Cartridge Filter
    Plaster w\ mini rock finish

  6. Back To Top    #6
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: A Big Thank You

    That sounds better
    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.

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    10,045

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Congratulations on taking control of your pool

    My only suggestion would be to get a speed stir, if you don't already have one.
    Swirling and swirling and counting and counting can be boring, tedious, and some of us even lose count!

    Welcome to the forum
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    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.

    ~ One should not use a sledge hammer to swat a mosquito. ~

    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Re: A Big Thank You

    Speedstir just came in yesterday! I am anxious to use it tonight or in the morning. I need to test my tap water as well so I'll break it in right. My CH creeping up is kind of bothering me so I need to find out where I am at with fill water. A small drain and refill won't hurt my slightly high CYA number either.

    Thank you all for the warm welcome and unbelievable knowledge.
    13,000 gal. - IG w\ attached spa
    Cartridge Filter
    Plaster w\ mini rock finish

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •