Recent content by BoDarville

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    Heater doesn't click on

    Two quick things to rule out before calling for service... 1) Did any part of the heater get wet recently? With all the rain that much of the country has had, this could be a possibility. It's happened to me on occasion, especially during wind-driven heavy downpours even with top of heater...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Home Depot has their HDX 10% liquid chlorine in a 3-bottle pack. Just be sure to check the dates on the box (they are in Julian format). Word seems to have gotten out as I am noticing faster turnover vs. previous years, especially since Clorox diluted their chlorine from 8.25% back to 6% a...
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    Outdoor TV help please

    Another vote for a standard TV. Ours is wall-mounted under a solid patio cover well out of the way of weather exposure. Going on 5 years now. I was advised to go this route by a professional A/V guy. I would have to go through about 8-10 comparable standard TVs to equal the cost of a...
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    Outdoor kitchen under pool house overhang

    I have 2 gas grills under a patio cover that appears to be about the same height as yours - only difference is that patio cover ceiling is made of wood and not vinyl. Still, I think you should be OK. After several years, I've never had an incident, but I do keep an eye on the grills when they...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    85 heater-assisted degrees plus an unusually sunny and warm May (typically our wettest month of the year).
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    New Member from Northern California

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    It definitely does seem that way. But there is hope! Another company, unrelated to bleach, tried a similar approach and it finally caught up with them: Gillette, Bleeding Market Share, Cuts Prices of Razors. The same thing could happen to Clorox if enough of us fight back by considering other...
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    You and I must have went to the same school because whenever I see some new marketing jargon emblazoned on a product or a change in the packaging, I go straight for the label. Marketing jargon such as "Now with CLOROMAX Technology" is designed to catch and divert your attention. I'm...
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    Lowe's and Home Depot also carry liquid chlorine (bleach with at least 10% concentration of sodium hypochlorite). Will check next time I go there. My concern with buying this product at either store is that it usually sits outside in the garden and patio area. While it is usually kept out of...
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    Might be time to consider converting to a SWG pool.
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    I've noticed the same thing. Went to Costco recently and all they had was this "new" Clorox with "Cloromax Technology". Sam's is beginning to stock it too. Looks like the warehouse clubs have no choice as it appears to be all Clorox's doing. The Clorox web site no longer lists the...
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    Newbie getting started. Please advice on best pool solutions and where to buy

    Welcome to TFP! For the CYA, I would use the Clorox Pool and Spa Stabilizer - this is what I use when I need to increase CYA. It consists of 100% cyanuric acid and this is exactly what you want for increasing CYA. The Natural Chemistry product contains additives that are not necessary. Stick...
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    Official 2017 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Re: Official 2017 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread Thanks for the info. BTW, here is a link to the Grill Toppers that look like...
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    New owner/Saltwater lots of ?'s

    Welcome to TFP! Yes, if your pool is currently in good shape, it should be relatively easy to maintain. The answers to your Q's can be found here: ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry, Chlorine CYA Chart, Water Balance for SWCGs, Determine Pump Run Time. If you need any clarification on the info in...
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    Refilled Pool after Draining - Ready to SLAM But Have Questions

    Richard and I are essentially saying the same thing. Since I have it written up, I'll post - if nothing else, it is validation that our recommendations are consistent. Make sure pH is between 7.2 and 7.8. Adjust if needed. Add 3 ppm chlorine (using liquid bleach) to the water and maintain at...