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    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Holy Smokes! - I've got some reading to do!
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    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    This is interesting. Is there any documentation or something that explains why chlorine breaks down faster when the concentration is higher? I'm mainly curious of the scientific reasoning.
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    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Yes, I actually wait longer. Usually an hour. But like I said. From 33 in the morning 8am to 10pm it shot down to 20ppm FC. Its now 10:40am and the FC is 19ppm. Sun is not out though. I have brand new DPD powder with a best date of 5/2021.
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    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Just an update. I just checked FC and it is at 19. So, from 10pm last night until now which is 10:32am, I lost 1ppm. It's also very cloudy, not any sun, and heavy rain.
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    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    I have been a TFP supporter and following the great advice on this forum. I am back for another scenario. This pool season has been great. Only adding in liquid 12.5% bleach daily. Typically my CYA was 45 and my daily chlorine dump was around 32oz to 64oz depending on how much sun was out...
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    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    The skimmer does collect debris. My old pool only had 1 return in the same exact spot. Wind played zero role in how fast the water was moving. Same with this current pool I have. Different location yes but on a zero wind day you can most certainly tell the difference.
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    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    I only have 1 return and it is at the end of the oval about 3 feet to the right of the center of the end. Hope that helps understand. I've had kids pool toys in there and while they move a little its nothing like my older pool where it was literally a whirlpool in some respects. What is the...
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    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    Hi TFP folks! My pool is 15x30 (per my signature) and for the last couple of years (prior to finding this site) I have been wondering and researching on the best circulation for my pool water. My pump is a 1.5 HP Haywood and is the same pump as I used to have before when I had the same type of...
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    Water cloudy under cover

    I just sent you a direct message as I am not sure about posting links to other online stores in the forum.
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    Water cloudy under cover

    I would agree there. As long as the local business is honest, I'll support.
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    Water cloudy under cover

    $2.50 a gallon for 12% near me and I got two 5 gal containers. Personally I'd rather get direct from the pool store because it is a local business and its 2% more. I like to support local businesses first.
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    Water cloudy under cover

    Update... I was wrong. Pool store near me is accepting online orders and curbside for liquid chlorine!! YES! So its 12%. I cancelled the HD order. I pick up the chlorine tomorrow and I guess I will decide to either open now or wait a bit.
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    Water cloudy under cover

    I just picked up 5 (3pack 10% HDX) at HD for 8 bucks a pop. Not bad. 128oz each. So, thats 1920oz of 10% to at least get me started. Opening pool now would just be way too early. I'd be running the pump a full two weeks or more and that water is not going to be any where near close to...
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    Water cloudy under cover

    Few things come to mind... right now no pool stores are open. Getting liquid chlorine is like finding gold. So I may be regulated to buying 10% HDX from HD. I was planning on opening possibly by 5/14. Thats 15 days away. But it is going to be 74 on Sunday. I venture to guess that water...