Recent content by CarolD

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    Cloudy water?

    Agreed! I generally lose 4.5 to 5 ppm per day in the heat of the Summer. I use the Pool Math app and aim to keep my lowest FC at least 1-2 ppm above the minimum....which means the app yells at me every day when I tell it I want to dose above the recommended maximum!
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    Cloudy water?

    Ok. Passed the OCLT test. Water looks much clearer today. I’m guessing I need to run the pump constantly when we have these days long stretches of rain that wash a bunch of debris into the pool!
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    Cloudy water?

    OCLT is the plan...
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    Cloudy water?

    Help! A few weeks ago I slammed my pool because I was seeing a little bit of algae. Slam went fine, got through OCLT, CC at zero and pool was crystal clear and beautiful. Since then, I've maintained my CYA at 60 and then 50. Since completing my slam, I haven't let my FC fall below 5ppm...
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    What is your daily dosage?

    Depending on how sunny it is, I average 3-5 quarts of 10% a day during late June through mid August. My pool gets a LOT of sun. My CYA is 50, and I try to never let FC go below 5ppm.
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    SLAM questions

    Thanks for the info! I have been watching the pool and adjusting chlorine every 2-4 hours (I had to leave for an appointment...thus the four hour gap). I noticed that I am burning chlorine like crazy...way more than before I started the SLAM process yesterday. Over the past few days, I have...
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    SLAM questions

    Hi TFP gurus! I am mid-SLAM and I have questions! 1. Vacuuming to waste. Several posts I've read said to vacuum to waste to get rid of the dead algae and other debris. My vacuum is integrated to the pool and runs into the filter. If I *can* vacuum to waste, I don't know how. I usually just...
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    Slamming with an ozonator

    Well, I went out to brush the pool this afternoon and saw a bit of algae brush off the walls of the pool. Sad. Other than the algae, the pool is clear (I can see the individual pebbles in the plaster on the floor of the pool.) Numbers generally look good, and I'm pretty religious about...
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    Winter Chlorine Dosing

    Yes, I am losing less than 1 ppm of FC per day....thanks for your quick response!
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    Winter Chlorine Dosing

    Well hello again. I have a question about dosing LC in the winter for a pool that remains open (50-60 degrees typically.) As cooler weather started in November, I was still testing daily, and found that I needed just under a quart a day to keep my pool at 8 FC. When the weather is cold and...
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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Your water temp was 87°?!? In November? Can that be right? Here in Texas my water temps are down in the 60's with daytime temps anywhere from 40-90....
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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Oh wow...you were REALLY close before you moved...we are in Long Meadow Farms.
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    Hot climates chime in! Summer vs Winter time FC usage?

    Hey djdonte, you are just down the road a few miles from me. I was using a gallon a day back around the end of June/ first of July. My LC usage dropped off to about 2 quarts a day by September (give or take a bit), and with the recent cold snap (who would have expected 32 degrees in Houston...
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    Choosing the right SWCG

    Thanks, @Jimrahbe for your response! For my own education, assuming I had a much larger pool (say 45,000 gallons) and Hayward automation, what would I do then for the SWCG, since the 40,000 Acqurite looks to be Hayward's largest unit?
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    Choosing the right SWCG

    I've been doing research on which SWCG to buy to convert my pool from liquid chlorine. I have all Hayward equipment and automation right now. I've read where I should size the SWCG at twice the size of my pool, so minimum 42,500 gallons. I saw a previous post where someone suggested going...