Recent content by Fast7

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    Finally got my K-2006 and first test results!

    Yes, test at least 2-3 times a day and whenever your FC tests bellow your SLAM target, bring it up. Don't test anything else, just FC & CC while SLAMing.
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    New doughboy startup

    Do you remember how much chlorine was added after filling the pool? I guess over one gallon? You indicated 7.8 FC on Monday afternoon and 3 FC on Tuesday morning, than adding 3 FC and measuring 11.2 FC at 11 am on Tuesday. It looks like 3 FC reading was incorrect for some reason and 8 + 3 = 11...
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    Question about Alkalinity

    Hi Julie When you plan to add anything to your pool, it's best to use PoolMath calculator first to find out how much product to add. Based on that it looks like 2 gallons of muriatic acid (31.45%) would lower your pH to less than 6.7 You have to be careful with that. If you can, please add your...
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    TFTestkit finally in! Results posted, SLAM needed.

    It should be doable. Pour slowly mixture of DE & water directly into your skimmer basket. It should get sucked in. Just go slowly.
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    TFTestkit finally in! Results posted, SLAM needed.

    Did you read this guide? Add DE to a Sand Filter Your thru the wall skimmer should have a cap on top of it that you remove to get access to your skimmer basket. Remove the cap and with pump running slowly pour mixture of DE & water as outlined in the link above. Make sure to note filter pressure...
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    Taking the Plunge (literally and figuratively) with My Pea-Green Pool

    I'm concerned about your CC, it should be close to or at 0. Is your pool covered?
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    Fresh Start - New Liner - Fresh Fill - Crazy Numbers

    Don't stress about TA too much. It's not hurting anything in your pool and it will come down eventually. I was pretty much in your shoes last year when I got my pool installed in August last year. Fill water was 300 TA, at pool closing in early November I was down to 170. After opening this...
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    New Member in New Jersey

    Did you add any liquid chlorine since your test? It was almost nonexistent and for your CYA you don’t want ever to drop it below 4 FC
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    Just want to cry 😥

    OP acctually have very high CYA over 100. There is another thread where they were advised to do dilluted test. Once completed we can make recommendation of how much water needs to be drained.
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    Drain My Pool Again!! 2nd Time in 6 Months!! URGGGGGGGG

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Good decision on cutting ties with pool stores. You can easily maintain your pool with regular household products. The staple of your pool diet will be liquid chlorine, aka bleach. You probably will need also muriatic acid to lower your pH, when needed. The most important...
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    Just want to cry 😥

    You had the right idea how to measure CYA above 100 before. Use this trick again. Mix equal parts of pool water & fresh water, this will be your test sample. Add reagent and measure CYA than multiply your number by 2, this will be your CYA.
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    Hi Nana, welcome to TFP. What was pH before you added Borax? Your TA (Alkalinity) is rather high and because of it your pH will tend to raise. There is no need to raise it with Borax. Your CYA (stabilizer) if correct is too high. If that value is true you will need to do at least 50%...
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    brown slimey pellet looking goo on the ladder and bottom of intex ultra ag pool

    What is your CYA & FC according to the tests you are able to do?
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    Getting My Act together

    Yes, according to PoolMath for such high CYA, daily maintenance FC should be around 17-19 and if it ever dipped bellow 12, that might allow algae to grow. Once algae is visible, it would require FC of 63 to SLAM it. It looks like it would be highly impractical if not downright impossible to...
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    Removing water based paint from pool

    I'm pretty sure the paint will sunk to the bottom, so you might try vacuum it out.