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    Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    So, I've been fairly active here mostly asking questions over the last couple of months.

    The reason is I am in the Navy and have been away from home, and have been doing my homework by reading pool school, checking out the CYA charts, the Pool math, etc...

    Going through and reading the slime to sparkly stories have inspired me to do the TFP method, and I have my swamp to sparkly pool story.

    The story goes as this... We purchased the house last year, and the pool must have started with at least 100 CYA... from there it only got worse as I got pool stored. I wised up to the scam once I went in the store and was told I needed to "stabilize" my pool right after I was told to Shock it.

    Anyways, I decided that since I knew the CYA was high, I needed to order the TF-100 kit so i could test for myself... It was waiting for me when i got home 2 days ago.

    About a week before I returned home we had a filter blowout due to the lid clamp failing.

    I repaired the filter, and got started on the SLAM.

    Here are the pictures from about 6pm Wednesday to 5pm Friday











    Trust me... TFP method works...

    Now for the numbers.

    (Still in SLAM)

    FC 19
    CC 0
    CYA 45
    TA 120
    PH 7.4

    Thanks for all the advice all the pros here give!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Well done!

    You've got it figured out -- pass it on and answer some questions!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Great job!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Gorgeous! and BTW..my husband is a retired submariner..GO NAVY!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    I just feel i got real lucky with this much progress in less than 48 hours.
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Very nice!

    With a hearty Thank you for serving!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    SWEET! You did it! That is great for only 48 hours.

    Is that a lab I see behind the fence in one picture? Is the fence to keep him out of the pool???????? LOL We cannot allow our lab/mastiff mix on the deck unless we want to help him OUT of the pool! He gets in just fine by his self! The getting out is a problem.

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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    SWEET! You did it! That is great for only 48 hours.

    Is that a lab I see behind the fence in one picture? Is the fence to keep him out of the pool???????? LOL We cannot allow our lab/mastiff mix on the deck unless we want to help him OUT of the pool! He gets in just fine by his self! The getting out is a problem.

    Kim
    He's actually a lab/st. bernard mix... he got into the pool a few times before we got the fence installed, even though his hair still ends up in the pool... he sheds a small chihuahua every day it seems.
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Congrats on defeating that green monster and thank you for your service!

    I have a German Rottweiler and I sweep up baby Rottweilers every 2 days.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    I am surprised your dog has trouble getting out, or is it just he does not want to?

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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    What a change in only 48 hrs. Well done
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    He does not want to and our steps are the ladder like ones-straight up and down.

    I hear you on the hair. I have two dogs. Bos is an American Bulldog. He does not shed much. Bull is our Mastiff/ lab mix sheds a LOT! I brush and brush and brush (which he loves) and 30 mins. later can brush more out! Oh well I still love him! LOL

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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    This is obviously off topic but since the pool looks so nice (an inspiring story !!) I'll just point out that (believe it or not) vacuuming dogs is a great way to keep the hair under control. Some dogs never get to like it, but we had a couple of dogs that would follow anyone with a vacuum cleaner around the house and whine to be vacuumed.

    Vacuum once a day and you have an almost no-shed dog, much easier than crossing it with a poodle
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Wow your pool came out great... time to enjoy
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    If I give him a peanut butter kong I bet he would let me vacuum him! That is an idea! I will have to try it! THANKS!
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    And here is the labrenard Jack in the pool
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    Re: Gone for 2 months and return to a swamp

    Looks like fun for all!

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