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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    Thank you, Chris. I just reread the “abc’s of pool chemistry” and I understand now ( I think). I only get morning sun on a portion of my pool so this could also be a factor, along with the daily debris. My skimmer isn’t that great but I’ve ordered a solar cover to use to help cut down...
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    I was advised to keep FC at 10 for a few days to lower my CC. Results after using PoolMath—- 7/18 Ph 7.5 FC 10.5 CC .5 No chlorine added this day 7/19 PH 7.5 FC 5.5 CC .5 7/20 PH 7.5 FC 8.5 CC .5 I added chlorine this morning with target of 10 for FC. Since it only registered 10+ one day...
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    Leaf net or mesh net for very large Oak

    @CarolineM That’s a great idea! I just ordered the solar cover, I’ll soon find out how well they work.😁
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    Leaf net or mesh net for very large Oak

    Lol..It’s mostly my tree , my pool is under it. It shades most of my backyard, which I love, but it does make a huge mess. I’m getting a little obsessive about getting the leaves and twigs out that drop all day. I’ll probably use the cover that came with the pool for the big drop of leaves and...
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    Leaf net or mesh net for very large Oak

    Thanks for your reply! I guess there is no perfect solution except tree removal which won't happen unless a hurricane takes it down.
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    Leaf net or mesh net for very large Oak

    Lol,my kids are adults now so it's my job to deal with the leaves. I bought a leaf rake but I'm trying to decide between a leaf net and a solar cover. Is it easy to remove the solar cover without dumping the debris into the pool? I have a 16' AGP and thought I could cut the cover in half or...
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    Thank you, Chris. Will this be a continual battle with the tree droppings? This is light compared to what will happen in a storm, fall, and spring. Or is it because I was keeping my chlorine too low to begin with? I clean the leaves out several times a day and will start vacuuming daily until I...
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    Rectangle mesh pool cover

    Are you talking about the leaf net covers made for pools or something else? I tried to figure out how to make one but I didn’t get far. I looked at fishing cast nets and seine nets but realized I wouldn’t save money and I’d have to do some rigging. I want something to catch the catkins, too.
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    Rectangle mesh pool cover

    I’m in the same boat with my pool under a massive oak. We haven’t had a bad storm since we put it up, but I know what happens in a tropical storm. Fall leaves and the pollen drop will also be a nightmare. I’ve been trying to decide between the leaf net or solar cover since the solar cover would...
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    My TA was 80, I didn’t check it yesterday before adding the chlorine and acid. The water doing the cc test is slightly pink. So, even though I’m at 8, I’m just barely there with the 1 reading? I added a cup of chlorine this morning and usually add 1-2 daily except for yesterday when I was...
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    Today’s results after adding chlorine and muriatic acid... Ph 7.5 Fc 7 CC 1 TC 8 CYA 38 Temp 86 Looks good ! Right? Pool math worked like a charm!
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    @IceShadow Thank you... I’ll use pool math to raise my chlorine e and then later I’ll do the same for the acid. Appreciate your advice!😀👌🏻
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    I didn’t know what you meant by dry acid, but have since read about it. I already purchased the 2 pack of muriatic acid from Home Depot. We should get some rain this week so I’m holding out for that unless it’s critical I bring my PH down now.
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    FC -4 CC-1 TC-5 PH-8 Temp- 85 I didn’t do all the tests again since these are the ones in question. Does this seem right?
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    Got my TF-100 Kit today!

    No shock. Only chlorine. I followed directions carefully but I’ll repeat again this evening to make sure. I have been using test sticks and thought my ph was too high after adding borax. I was waiting for my test kit to have more accurate reading. I’m a little leery of muriatic acid.