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    New guy from Louisiana

    Hello!

    Totally new to pools, have been following the BBB method since I moved into my house in December. Sparkling clear water from day 1.

    Only issue I have with my pool (so far) is its missing a few coping clips, the clips that cover where the two pieces of coping meet. I have an older vinyl liner pool with the aluminum coping and I just can't seem to find a place to get these clips. Any one know a place???
    44,000 gallon IG vinyl liner pool. 1.5 hp single speed motor on E Z flow pump/sand filter. Unknown age of pool, Kreepy krauly vacuum, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Can you post a pic of the clips and the coping you have? Believe it or not, there are several different shapes of aluminum coping.
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    sure will let me get one....
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    I'm at work so I couldn't get pictures of my pool, but these I found online and are similar. I think its refered to as "bullnose coping"



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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    It's an idea but you could try and find a piece of PVC pipe the same size inside diameter and cut it the same width as the clip. Then cut a section out of it horizontally so you can snap it on the coping. It might be a little thicker than the aluminum but it would do the job.

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Thanks, and that's a pretty good idea. thanks! PS whats your water like? 76 here, swam today a tad cold!
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    Great looking pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    We are at around 78. Not quite ready yet. We hit 84 two weeks ago before all the rain. Had too much going on to swim.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Hey, welcome to TFP!

    Seems we are getting more and more from LA all the time. Good to have you with us. Enjoy the forum.
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGuyInNOLA View Post
    We are at around 78. Not quite ready yet. We hit 84 two weeks ago before all the rain. Had too much going on to swim.
    I wish my pool was at 78! I'd be swimming!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Casey, maybe I am just getting old but I have to be at least at 82 to swim. My wife wants it at 86. I hate waiting for those
    last few degrees!
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    I'm old with you, 85 min and 87 preferred by me and wife.
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    Up to 80 today!!
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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    We hit 84 yesterday. Spent all day in the pool. I was so excited to swim I forgot to put sunscreen on. I will pay for that.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: New guy from Louisiana

    I have a beginner question I can't seem to find an answer to..... When do you SLAM? I understand when you see algae, cloudy water, or CC over .5. but what if your water is crystal clear, with 0 CC, but using a high amount of chlorine daily. Right now i'm good, i'm only burning approx. 1 ppm daily, but if that goes up will something else change to indicate a SLAM is needed?

    Also, Louisiana People, with our weather with a CYA of 50 how much on average should I be losing a day before I get worried?
    44,000 gallon IG vinyl liner pool. 1.5 hp single speed motor on E Z flow pump/sand filter. Unknown age of pool, Kreepy krauly vacuum, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.

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