Recent content by DerekP

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    Refinish Cement Deck

    I do like that a lot as well. The before after pics tell the story. I will definitely consider that option strongly! Thank you!
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    Refinish Cement Deck

    It does look good. I had a neighbor use it on his wood deck and he had issues with peeling. Have you had any peeling problems? I did like the texture for traction with water. - Thank you for your thoughts. I'll also see if I can find a resin based crack repair to. Was it a tube or something you...
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    Refinish Cement Deck

    Looking for advice based on your own experience on whether to try some type of resurfacing (if so, what product?) or go with a pool paint (product preference?) to alter the appearance for the better and to keep "sand" from the cement getting into the pool after rains. This IG vinyl pool is about...
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    Filtering out concrete

    You could build your own depending upon needs and budget. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/countyline-stainless-steel-transfer-utility-pump-1-hp?cm_vc=-10005 I’m a commercial winemaker and I use this pump to clean wine tanks when my pumps are in use or I just don’t want to add hours to...
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    Time of day to add liquid chlorine?

    Consistency is the take away I get from you all. Thanks! And yes I keep an eye on CYA. I’m new to a pool and TFP. TFP has been a savior - no more of those dastardly pucks and their insidious CYA additions.
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    Time of day to add liquid chlorine?

    I tried to find a post on this. Sorry if it is a repeat (seems like it would be) I’m manually adding liquid chlorine and testing. I am finding a reliable pattern emerging which is nice. I’m adding in the morning before work with the pump running. Does it matter what time of day you add liquid...
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    Total Alkalinity target

    Same here. I'll keep that in mind. Thank you
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    Total Alkalinity target

    Guess I've got lots baking to do ; )
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    Total Alkalinity target

    Using the TF100 test kit I get a TA of 90. My pH is 7.5. I am now manually chlorinating with 10% pool essentials chlorine and watching my CYA go down! Thx everyone. My question- TFP pool math calculator says TA target should be 50-90. However the laminated card in the test kit says the target...
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    Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite vs Calcium Hypochlorite

    Do you mind sharing your source? Thanks in advance.
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    Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite vs Calcium Hypochlorite

    I'm a winemaker by trade and am used to buying chems in bulk. In fact I have soda ash in house that I've used effectively to adjust pH. I just joined here and received invaluable info to my newbie posts. I'm waiting on my TF-100xl test kit and as suggested on the forum I loaded up on some...
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    Just recently bought a house with a saltwater pool. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!

    Welcome Iskellyrn, I just joined and filled out my signature. Go to the upper right corner of you browser. Click on your login name. It'll give you a drop down menu. You'll see "signature" next to account settings. Click it, and you'll be taken to a text box editor where you write in your pool...