Recent content by derek533

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    SWG Installation Help

    Long story short, I bought a complete Aquarite Gold system and T-15 cell at a garage sale for $40 a few years back! The guy's story was that he had it installed but could never get it the way he wanted and was selling the home. He didn't like the buyers of his home so he pulled it off and...
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    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    Home Depot sells liquid chlorine for pools but beware that around here, it's always stored outside in lawn/garden where there is so much temperature fluctuation that any benefit of getting the higher percentage bleach is negated. It's usually also much older and will have lost 50% of its...
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    Drained pool, SLAM'ed, and now CYA too low?

    Welcome to the forums kind southerly neighbor! I recommend this CYA kit as it includes much more reagent and to me, is much easier to use than the portion of the Taylor kit for CYA. Amazon.com : Blue Devil Cyanuric Acid Test Kit for Swimming Pools, 4 oz. : Garden & Outdoor I used to get...
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    Chlorine deal

    You're lucky. Around here, as soon as the 4th of July is over, the Walmart locations around here all believe that no one swims after the 4th and they start to deplete their inventory without re-ordering it. By the end of July and first of August, it becomes an exercise in frustration even...
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    Walmart Pool Essentials - Stock Up?

    Both Lowes and Home Depot carry liquid chlorine but the problem is, they stock it outdoors and don't seem to ever get rid of old inventory so you could effectively be buying chlorine from the previous season if you're not careful. Even here in Oklahoma where it's not uncommon to go for a dip in...
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    CC rising, very windy and tons of pollen and organic debris being blown in

    It came back down after about 24hrs to .5 at best (very, very slightly pinkish hue to the clear water). So it most likely was the pollen and Crud blowing around.
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    CC rising, very windy and tons of pollen and organic debris being blown in

    Could this be the cause? FInished a SLAM and passed the OCLT test last week. Numbers are near perfect, yet CC started off at 0 after the SLAM, stayed that way for a couple of days, then rose to .5ppm. As of yesterday, it's now at 1.0ppm. Here in Oklahoma, everything is off the charts...
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    Anyone have experience with Tiger Shark In-ground Pool Cleaner?

    I have a Hayward Sharkvac which is a lower tiered cleaner than the one you posted. It's pretty simplistic in that it doesn't have a caddy, remote, or any of the bells and whistles of more expensive cleaners and isn't designed to climb walls (it sometimes does until it realizes it shouldn't...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    PIcked up some Pool Essentials at the local Walmart. Date was 22nd day of 2019 so fairly fresh.
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    New re-plaster in the fall, rough finish / scaling on first spring opening.

    Wow, 20x40, the photo really obfiscates the width of it and makes it look much more narrow. As long as you know what it is, that's all that matters!
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    New re-plaster in the fall, rough finish / scaling on first spring opening.

    Just looking at your picture, you sure that's 36K gallons? Looks more like about the mid 20's to me judging by your fence, post spacing, and pavers measuring it out in my head. Just something to keep in mind when figuring your pool math.
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    Changes in Kroger Bleach

    Aldi has done the same thing as well. 8.25% last year, now 6%.
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    A Huge Thank You to TFP and Pool Math!

    Hey all, I've been using the TFP method now going on my 3rd season. This season however, was the first time I followed the method for my opening whereas last year, I used shock and jacked my CYA too high resulting in several partial drain/refills. My pool stays uncovered for the winter as the...
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Aldi has since dropped their concentration as well from 8.25% down to 6%. Same price as always though at about $2.59/gallon. Problem I ran into with Aldi however is that sometimes I swear the bleach I got had sat somewhere in a warehouse or stockroom for eons as the color was all but gone when...