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    New to TFP

    Hello Everyone,
    I stumbled accross this site last week and have been reading some of your posts. This is a great forum and I want to thank you all for allowing me to participate and look forward to receive your insights and feedback.

    I have two primary problems, my CYA was measured at 120ppm and my CH was said to be at 680ppm according to Leslie's last week. Due to water restrictions I plan to put in Bio-Active soon. My plan is cover off, pucks out, no superchlorination or algecide for 8 days and wait to receive my new tf-100 test kit. My current DPD test kit handles CH, PH, and Total Alkalinity just fine. Oh, I have a healthy supply of bleach on-hand to maintain the chlorine level.

    FC 2.5
    TC 3.0
    PH 7.2
    TA 110
    CYA 120
    CH 680

    I look forward to any and all thoughts you have concerning my current water problemd.
    Nick O.
    14' x 32' oval with spa, in-ground plaster pool holding 13,500 gallons. Hayward, 48 sq ft, DE filter and Hayward, 3400 VSP pump. Pool was installed January 1990. Currently we are in water restricted drought conditions. Normally I keep the pool covered to slow evaporation.

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    Re: New to TFP

    I hope it works for you. So far results are mixed, a little more to the negative I think.

    No more pucks is a good thing.

    Good accurate testing and documentation will help your fellow forum members.
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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome. I hope you like it here as much as I do. Everyone is very helpful.
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    Re: New to TFP

    I understand it doesn't always work as advertised but my choices are limited. The plus side seems to be that there is not a downside to the product, other than its cost. Thanks for the feedback.
    Nick O.
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    Re: New to TFP

    Although the high CH is another reason to consider water replacement, or an RO service if you have that available. At least both of those are guaranteed to work.
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    Thank you. I know I will like it here already because of the helpful suggestions the community provides.
    Nick O.
    14' x 32' oval with spa, in-ground plaster pool holding 13,500 gallons. Hayward, 48 sq ft, DE filter and Hayward, 3400 VSP pump. Pool was installed January 1990. Currently we are in water restricted drought conditions. Normally I keep the pool covered to slow evaporation.

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    That's true. I have not checked into a RO service but I will look into that tomorrow. The only water replacement I looked into was through the city that provides my water.
    Nick O.
    14' x 32' oval with spa, in-ground plaster pool holding 13,500 gallons. Hayward, 48 sq ft, DE filter and Hayward, 3400 VSP pump. Pool was installed January 1990. Currently we are in water restricted drought conditions. Normally I keep the pool covered to slow evaporation.

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    Re: New to TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by NickinCa View Post
    That's true. I have not checked into a RO service but I will look into that tomorrow. The only water replacement I looked into was through the city that provides my water.
    A quick Google search came up with these "Swimming Pool Water Delivery"

    1. DC Waterworks
    5430 College Ave
    Riverside, CA 92505
    (951) 218-0765

    2. Bullfrog Water Truck
    5579 Riverview Dr
    Riverside, CA 92509
    (951) 757-6297

    Not sure if they are actually close, Google does have it's limitations...
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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to the forum Nick!

    Good to have you with us, and I hope you enjoy the forum.
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    Welcome to TFP....
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    Re: New to TFP

    Hi Nick!
    Welcome to TFP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Although the high CH is another reason to consider water replacement, or an RO service if you have that available. At least both of those are guaranteed to work.
    Thank you for getting me back on the phone. Earlier today I left messages with pool water suppliers and I called the city again. I take the blame for not getting the facts correct. It seems that the city will let me drain down the pool and refill it as long as it gets completed before the 15th of this month. Needless to say I will start this by this Friday. City inspector needs to verify the PH and chlorine level before putting it in the sewer.

    Thanks again for the push.
    Nick O.
    14' x 32' oval with spa, in-ground plaster pool holding 13,500 gallons. Hayward, 48 sq ft, DE filter and Hayward, 3400 VSP pump. Pool was installed January 1990. Currently we are in water restricted drought conditions. Normally I keep the pool covered to slow evaporation.

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    Re: New to TFP

    Glad we could help. The combined knowledge around here is amazing.

    Stick around, I think you will like us here....
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    Re: New to TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Glad we could help. The combined knowledge around here is amazing.

    Stick around, I think you will like us here....
    That is the reason I am here, the combined knowledge and sharing it. I really appreciate the whole community in TFP.
    Nick O.
    14' x 32' oval with spa, in-ground plaster pool holding 13,500 gallons. Hayward, 48 sq ft, DE filter and Hayward, 3400 VSP pump. Pool was installed January 1990. Currently we are in water restricted drought conditions. Normally I keep the pool covered to slow evaporation.

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