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    FYE - Pool Store Test

    For your entertainment...

    It's overcast, some rain, and had our July 4th party yesterday so, what to do... let's go to the pool store and get that new float for the Polaris. Oh look, they offer $5 off if you get their "free" water test...

    Theirs:
    FC: 5
    CH: 140
    CYA: 45
    TA: 80
    pH: 8
    TDS: 900
    Phosphates: 300

    Recommend:

    1 lb 11oz dry acid or 20 oz muriatic acid
    30 lbs Hardness Plus
    23 oz PHOSfree

    Yesterday we had as many as 7 adults and 2 kids (ages 2 and 4) in the pool for 5 hours. Boosted the FC night before and right after party.

    My TF-100 tests:

    FC:
    on eve of 7/2: 4.5 (this is normal), boosted to 7
    morning of party, 7/3: 7
    after party: 4.5, boosted to 7
    this morning: 7

    CC: 0
    pH: 7.8 (before party was 7.5, I'll add acid today or tomorrow)
    TA: 90
    CH: 250
    CYA: 30

    So, I think I'll pass on the pool store recommendations, haha and just put on the new float that cost $2 after the coupon.

    Oh, and of course a pic just taken... like I said, it's overcast so I couldn't capture the usual TFP sparkle right now:
    TF-100 Test Kit
    22,000 gallon, 20x40 kidney-shape IG plaster pool built in 1986
    Nautilus NS-36 DE filter, Hayward Self Prime Super Pump 1HP
    Polaris Automatic Pool Cleaner, PB4-60 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: FYE - Pool Store Test

    Did you price out the items that you "didn't buy". Just wondering how much $ the TFP method saved you today.

    It makes me feel sad for the folks that just plunk down cash and walk away with the recommended stuff.
    27,500 gallon in ground gunite/plaster (1995). Attached Spa with fountain, spillway, and 2 lion heads streaming into the pool. Hayward pump and AO Smith UST1152 1.5 hp motor (single speed). Hayward 60 sq ft DE Filter (Model DE-6000). Kreepy Krauly cleaner.

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    Re: FYE - Pool Store Test

    Yes, it would be interesting to see how much you just saved.

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: FYE - Pool Store Test

    Isn't the Phosfree over $40? I bet they recommend that too every customer to cover the $5 discount
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    Re: FYE - Pool Store Test

    Good question...

    Dry Acid, 2lb container: 10.99
    Hardness Plus, 45 lb container: 65.99 ($1.47/lb)
    PHOSfree, 1 liter: 24.99

    Total Not Spent: $101.97

    More than covers the cost of the TF-100!!

    Muriatic Acid costs me $4.99/qt at ACE - haven't used 2 qts yet this season

    Calcium Hardness - paid $7.99 for 9 lb at Ollies earlier this season since I expect I'll need to add some due to backwashing & excess water due to rain before the end of the season ($0.89/lb). With the winter we had there was no ice melt to be found even during the winter.

    Oh, they asked if I had recently "shocked" since my FC was so high. I just said yes The report also recommended chlorine reducer but the employee said not to buy that since I had just shocked the pool and that's why the FC was high.
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    22,000 gallon, 20x40 kidney-shape IG plaster pool built in 1986
    Nautilus NS-36 DE filter, Hayward Self Prime Super Pump 1HP
    Polaris Automatic Pool Cleaner, PB4-60 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: FYE - Pool Store Test

    Last year I discovered TFP a day or so after Leslies sold me on buying about $40 of Phosfree to take care of my 1000ppm phosphate "problem". Then I discovered TFP. The Phosfree is still sitting in my garage, unopened. Guess I should just throw it away.

    Anyway, thanks for posting the "Not Spent" amount. Very good testimonial for TFP.
    27,500 gallon in ground gunite/plaster (1995). Attached Spa with fountain, spillway, and 2 lion heads streaming into the pool. Hayward pump and AO Smith UST1152 1.5 hp motor (single speed). Hayward 60 sq ft DE Filter (Model DE-6000). Kreepy Krauly cleaner.

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