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    Another Convert

    A few weeks ago I visited a friend just outside Washington DC. His pool care was pucks, shock and strips. I admit, the water was sparkly clear.

    I took my K2006 with me and discovered his water all messed up. Worse was his pH at 6.8 and CYA 120.

    During my week there I visited WalMart several times and got his water perfect. With the amount of adjusting I had to do the pH was well below 6.8I left him with a balanced pool and even bought him as TF-100 teaching him how to use it.

    I just got a call from him today thanking me. So far all he has had to use is bleach. With him no longer using the pucks and his pH has been rock solid.
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    Re: Another Convert

    Nice work
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    Re: Another Convert

    Pass it on Brother!
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    Re: Another Convert

    NICE! I offered to take my test kit a friends house as he had said it had some algae. He said "no thanks, the pool store sold me some stuff that should work" When I asked him how much it cost and how many treatments it was he told me $35 bucks and it was a one time treatment. He also told me this was the THIRD time he had to buy/use it this summer! Hummmmmmm 35+35+35= a good test kit and more!!!!

    Maybe one day he will listen to me. Until then...........I do NOT swim in his pool as I do not want to bring it to my pool!

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    Re: Another Convert

    I figured I give an update. My friends are visiting me from the DC area.

    According to him he is now down from $30 - $40 a month (tabs/shock/potions) from the pool store to 2 gallons of bleach a week. Now that they are not using the tab/shock they have not needed to adjust pH in a month, it's rock solid at 7.5.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: Another Convert

    27' AG 18K Gallons ~ Cartridge Filter ~ Pentair 1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: Another Convert

    New pool year update.

    He uses a service to close and open his pool, so it was closed last year having been cared for TFP.

    It was opened Friday and he left word for the pool company not to add anything other than two bottles of bleach he left next to the pool. He said they didn't even question the request. Are pool companies learning?

    He added two more Saturday (OK, maybe doesn't have the whole system down yet) without testing. The pump has been running 24/7 sense the open.

    Testing this morning-
    FC 11.5
    pH 7.5
    TA 90
    CH 100
    CYA he forgot working on it now

    Crystal clear water. He has a solid LoopLoc cover so very little trash gets in the pool over the winter.

    I will be there about a month from now so I can verify numbers and do a little on site training.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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