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    Mrsquirel1's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Agawam, MA

    New member in Massachusetts

    Split by moderator from HERE. It is better to start your own thread so that the stories do not get intermixed. Thanks, jblizzle

    Good evening all

    1yr old pool owner here. Last year I was chemical dependent on the pool company. I want to ween off of them this year. I see that in this thread CH doesn't matter w/ an AG w/vinyl?

    My location is Massachusetts and right now I am fighting with helicopters

    Just went to Walmart and got Generic bleach 8.25%, borax, and washing soda. Also they had a 6 way test for chump change. Have been looking at the TF-50, but figured, what to heck.

    TA 120
    PH 7.4
    FC 10
    CH 250
    CYA 135
    10K gal, AG, Hayward 1HP
    Hayward Pro S-166T, 100lb, 25gpm, sand
    vari-flow SP714
    18ft round X 54in

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: New member in Massachusetts

    CH doesn't matter with vinyl. If you have a heater, it could be a warranty issue however.
    The 6way test tests total chlorine, not free chlorine.

    If your CYA is really 135 I'd start by draining half the water out and replacing with fresh...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    Ellington, CT

    Re: New member in Massachusetts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsquirel1 View Post
    My location is Massachusetts and right n$2.99ow I am fighting with helicopters
    I feel your pain

    You can get 12.5% chlorine at $2.99 a gallon at Ocean State Job Lot. The store in Enfield CT has a large turnover of inventory so you can get fresh product. Just be sure to check the date on the boxes
    30,000 gal, 20 x 40 ft vinyl, IG, installed 2006
    1 HP WhisperFlo pump, 60 sqft Pentair Quad D.E., Liquidator(8 gallon) with 3/8 upgrade,TigerShark cleaning robot
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