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    Pool stored!

    Hello,
    After playing the pool store game for three years I'm ready to understand my pool's chemistry and take over its maintenance.

    I have had to shock my pool with calcium hypo every other week, while using about 6x 3-inch tablets per week, just to keep any chlorine in it and I don't think that is right - since it did not keep algae from growing last year. Your explanation on the effects of trichlor and calcium hypo in the water's chemistry now make sense. I was even sold on buying and using Kleen Pool Algeacide this year, which may have been my biggest mistake.

    I have ordered a TF-100 test kit and I'm ready to start using liquid bleach or chlorine and follow this forum's advice. I'll be posting more questions once I get my kit and start testing.

    Thanks
    30K gal, 20x40 ft, IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP pump, 120 sqft cartridge, TF-100 Test Kit, 16 mil solar blanket

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    Re: Pool stored!

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on ordering the TF-100. You've taken the first step towards taking control of your pool. Here are a couple more resources to familiarize yourself with :

    1. ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    2. Chlorine CYA Chart
    3. Recommended Pool Chemicals
    4. Pool Math
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Re: Pool stored!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Just figure the TF-100 was a couple of bottles of algecide you won't need anymore.....

    We are here to help!!
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    Re: Pool stored!

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Good to have you with us, and hope you enjoy your stay. No surprise, there isn't much I can add to the posts above. Let us know when you need something.
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    Re: Pool stored!

    Welcome, and I can almost assure you that a water drain and refill is in your very near future!
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    Re: Pool stored!

    Shame you had to go through all of that with the local stores, but you're not alone. Many of us did too. Knowing you have already ordered a trusted test kit with proven results is great. Post those numbers once it arrives and you'll have more replies than you care to deal with. Stay in touch!
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