Recent content by dnor28

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    Feeling overwhelmed

    ohhhh ok....ty so much for that information. I never knew that. Guess I will always learn something new when it comes to the pools :wink: I will try this and also I am going for a new camera today too so hopefully I will get to get some before and after pics this time. I will let you guys...
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    Feeling overwhelmed

    Hey Richard! Thanks for the reply. I am going to get some of that today at the pool store when I leave work. I have a question though...you said to vacuum to waste. On my filter system it has a whirlpool setting, backwash, test, and filter. Would I do it as a vacuum to backwash at the same...
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    Feeling overwhelmed

    Well guys, I had every intentions of keeping you guys up to date and getting a pic on here but many things happened that got in the way :? My camera broke, my daughter is very sick with gallstones (and she is only 14) and it rained a gazillon times so we always had to start over again on the...
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    Feeling overwhelmed

    Thank you so much for the encouragement everyone! I was having a terrible day that day and felt very much defeated. We have begun the process of cleaning the pool that afternoon after posting and this morning it is a very light green already...yippy! :lol: I can't see anything on the...
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    Feeling overwhelmed

    Ok, I know I messed up and messed up bad. Our pool was installed April 2007 and I started the BBB method at that time. I have stuck to it and tried to close my pool as best I could understand when the swimming season was over. During swimming season, I only had one issue with algea and that...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Thanks for the reply Dave! Ok what I will do is watch it for the next 3 days and then come back and post on how it is testing over those 3 days. I am feeling confident that I probably have nothing to worry about: You guys are so good :wink: and I love this forum!!!!! And thank you so much...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Here are my pool lvls today: FC - 5ppm TC - 5ppm CC - 0 TA - 160 PH - 7.2 CYA - 20 The alk came down some and so did PH but I was expecting that with using the pucks. I ended up using 3 pucks to see what would happen. I was hoping that my CYA would come up just a little more. CYA is still...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Thanks chem geek! I will keep a watch on it today. I will post later on what my water lvls are today cause I just got back from the dr's office and about to go out and enjoy the pool but also do the normal maint on it too. I am hoping that it hasn't changed and it is just nothing really at...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Thank you so much Jason! I was so scared that I might have done something wrong and might have another algea breakout. I hated when that happened and I learned a great deal from it. I watch my pool like I do my kids...haha My kids are probably wishing I would quit standing over the top of...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Oh wow...I never thought of that. Thank you for that info! My daughter had to have allergy shots for the longest time cause she is absolutely allergic to everything known...lol But she is slowly but surely growing out of some of it. But some comes and goes, like she can eat a strawberry no...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Thanks for the reply's! Ok I have the TF Tester kit. And I was going to do all the testing today on it cause I just got the tester, but right in the middle of me testing, I had gotten a call to come to work early..ugh :( So I will have to test the other stuff tomorrow morning. For the...
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    Questions about my pool lvls

    Ok so I have not have one problem in the 2 months I have had my pool installed. I go out today as a normal day and test my lvls and this is what I got. Chlorine - 2ppm CYA - 20 (checked this past weekend and it was at 40) TA - 170(checked it 3 days ago and it was at 130 and I did not add...
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    dnor28

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I don't have pictures yet of my pool, still working on getting the deck built half way around it and cleaning up the back yard. Ugh that is a lot of work :lol: We are working on also trying to get a few trees that we didn't know where going to shade our...
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    Started out an Algea problem, now.....

    Just wanted to update on my issue. I continued to run my filter 24/7, while shocking at around 15ppm, brushing the sides daily and vacuuming daily. By that following thursday, it was almost clear. So I went and bought Polysheen Blue by Bioguard cause I didn't want to raise or lower any of my...
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    How long do you run your pump?

    I am by no means an "expert" and this is my first pool season, but I have done lots and lots of research on owning a pool and all the maintenance. I have asked everyone I know who has a pool, which is a good 25 people. And I called every pool place within 50 miles of me. They all said almost...