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    Green to Clean in 4 days

    Hi all,

    Last post was about the awesome price of chlorine here in Central Florida. I needed some because my pool went to heck while I was away on business and the weather warmed from high in the low 60's to high in the upper 80's during the week I was gone. I bought 10 gal of 10% from my local pool store for $14 out the door. 5 gal a few filter cleanings and a lot of brushing later and my pool was clean.

    Before and afters:
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    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    I thought I pulled the attachments back out. Oh well, the link to Flickr shows both before and after.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    I was able to post the Before/After photos from your Flickr account in this post for all to view. Looking at these photo's I would be concerned that your are not completely finished with the SLAM process. Can you post a set of your personal test results so we can help improve the quality of your water?
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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    Thank you for helping with the pics, not sure what I was doing wrong.

    FC=7
    CC=.5
    PH=7.2 (aerating to bring up slowly, my eyes are happy at 7.4)
    TA=90
    CYA=40
    CH=190 (little low, bringing up now)

    Pictures are a touch cloudy because my filter is undersized so I had just cleaned it and brushed. Water is much clearer than the picture does justice. No more sediment when I brushed today.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    And if it is the step stains you are referring to. I inherited the pool from a 2 year vacant foreclosure. There are stains and plaster imperfections all around the pool. It will need a refinish (and new tile as you can see from one of the pics) in the near future. I drained the pool a long while ago while I was battling a leak and I did a straight chlorine and an acid wash (not at the same time) on the steps and it didn't help.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    Your pool, although pitted and needing a new finish, is not done SLAM'ing. When I see haziness where the Sun is beating on the side of the wall and spa, it does not reflect clear and sparkly water. It should shimmer like glass regardless of how ugly your finish is.

    Keep going. You will see what I'm talking about when the pool gets there. And is that a mosaic of a crab? I should be able to see that without asking.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    I will snap a new picture tonight when I get home. All of the OCLT tests and conditions say it is done. As I said before, those after pics were taken 4 minutes after brushing and there was some gray sediment clouding the water a touch. I have a 75 sqft cartridge filter and it takes a bit to finish making the water sparkling clear. As of yesterday there was no more sediment when I brushed.

    The mosaic on the floor is a lobster, there are 2 turtles and a crab on the side wall. I will turn the pump off and get a pic of them tonight.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    Cool. I'd like to see them!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    I would love to know what distributor your pool store can sell you 10 gallons of liquid chlorine for only 14$ that seems odd but kudos to you

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    I hear you, I posted the deal in this thread.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    Pics?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    Sorry was out of town for a while and then back for only a few days and out again. Here are the pics.
    16'x35' Gunite/Marsite Kidney shaped 12500 Gal,Old (read Original) Sta-Rite TXC-75 75sqft Cartridge (Now a Single cartridge replacement, used to be two separate carts one 50sqft and one 25sqft stacked), Built with the house in 1989

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    Re: Green to Clean in 4 days

    looks nice! like the lobster!
    12000g pool + 1000g spa. Jandy 2.0hp epump + separate Jandy pump for Sheer Descent. Jandy CV Cartridge Filter. Jandy Lxi gas heater. Tropical Breeze PebbleTec. Aqualink. Aquapure SWG. Nature 2. The Pool Cleaner 2x. Taylor K-2005.

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