Recent content by bmj0928

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    SLAMming a clear pool

    I'm down to my normal chlorine level, and it's maintaining with no additions. I haven't added chlorine all week. After the last filter cleaning, my filter pressure has been lower than it has been all SLAM (even though it was cleaned several times during the slam). I think the SLAM made my...
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    TF-100 Chlorine Cylinder Losing Markings?

    Same thing happened to mine. I actually used a nail to scratch the 10 ml line in mine. I thought sharpie would wear off over time.
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    Replacing liner next Spring--should I still winterize and cover or just drain?

    I'd cover it just to save the frustration of having to drain a pool full of debris, and also in the off chance you decide not to replace the liner. Another option might be to replace the liner now, and close the pool shortly after. You may get a discounted liner this time of year. Plus, you get...
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    I have officially ended my SLAM on Labor Day (9/7) after I met all the criteria. A final brush, vacuum, and filter cleaning (see post above) marked the occasion. The chlorine levels are slowly coming down. I haven't had to add chlorine in 3 days.
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    Is the light gray water pouring off my filter dead algae? If so, there's a lot of it.
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    How Clear is TFP Clear? Let's See (Pics Please).

    So clear, at night, when the pump is off, walking around the pool makes the bottom look trippy
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    Last night I had an FC drop of 0, but a CC increase of 0.5 from 1 to 1.5. I guess that falls within the margin of error, but with a CC of 1.5 it seems I'm still killing something. The plan today is to wash down my cartridge filters after a brush and vacuum.
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    Solid main drain cover?

    Does anyone have a solid maindrain cover for a sealed off maindrain, or have fabricated one? I haven't found one on the googles, yet. When my pool was built the main drain was purposely capped off from the outside. However, the installer still put on a normal maindrain cover. Debris and dirt...
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    Thanks. Perhaps this "super slam" is the finishing move I need. :)
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    Well, that was fun while it lasted. I'm super duper chlorinating at the MA level, and got a 2.5 FC loss last night, and a CC of 1.5 this morning. It stormed a bit last night, and I ended up with another inch of water and a few leaves in the pool, but that shouldn't affect chlorine levels...
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    SLAMming a clear pool

    Today is an exciting day for me, TFPers. Today I end my SLAM. Last night I had a drop of 1 ppm and my CC is 0.5. I believe I had a mustard algae problem, so today I am following the mustard algae slam process, and super duper chlorinating for 24 hours, according to this chart: Chlorine/CYA...
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    CYA measurement

    I guess that's the key. If I can see it at 50 and not at 30, I'm in the acceptable range. Maybe being exact doesn't matter that much if it's within the acceptable range. Same with 80-100. That range is high, and being exact doesn't matter as much. The method to bring it down is still the...
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    CYA measurement

    I was mixing it, letting it sit for 30 sec, mixing it again, letting it sit for 30 sec, and then testing. In any event, my pool water measured at 100, according to the sample dot. The dot completely disappeared at 80. Either way, that's high. I'm going to do a partial drain and refill.
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    CYA measurement

    Ok, but clearly the black dot is still visible. So, really, without training your eye with a standard first, CYA could be very inaccurate. Since chlorine levels are based on this, it seems pretty important to get right.
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    CYA measurement

    This is the measurement at 30 ppm