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    Wireless thermometer

    I have several food/fridge thermometers from Thermoworks. Their thermometers are a bit pricy but VERY accurate. I actually contacted them a few months ago to give them the idea of a remote read pool thermometer. Maybe if we get more people writing to them, they will create one...
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    Closing Pool/OCLT w/ Pump Running Overnight

    interesting - anytime I've followed the overnight chlorine drop test instructions, I've never had the pump running when taking either sample. Have I been doing it wrong? If so, shouldn't the instructions for OCLT say that?
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    Brand of Cover Water Bags and Pillow (or alternatives)

    So I'm looking to purchase cover water bags and cover pillows on Amazon and the reviews are just horrible for everything! Do any of you have a brand you haven't had problems with? Or, do any of you have suggestions for alternatives? FYI, using a 30'x50' cover for inground pool in Virginia...
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    Remove gage when closing??

    thanks! I think I'll remove it then go ahead and order the TFP glycerin-filled gage to install next spring!
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    Remove gage when closing??

    When picking up some anti-freeze, the local store mentioned that I should remove my filter housing pressure gage for the winter (Southern Virginia here). Any idea why I would have to remove it? Can't imagine why. Thanks!
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    PolyQuat- How long should this be mixed before closing the pool?

    Speaking of mixing Polyquat in, I just read a post with strong reasoning that your SLAM should come down to normal levels, THEN add the Poly. The link on here for closing the pool states to add when the SLAM is halfway back to normal levels. Which one is correct?
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    Leebo: Actually, I left the pool open the last 2 winters (Virginia here) but it was a PAIN in the rear keeping up with all the debris falling in, and the freeze protection kicked in quite a bit at night raising my electric bill. I'm going to close it for the first time in late Oct using all TFP...
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    Sounds good, keep us informed on how its going. One question though - how reliable are your pH measurements? I've read multiple times on here that pH is unreliable at FC over 10ppm (which is why you adjust pH prior to a SLAM). Something to keep in mind if you haven't thought about it. I only...
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    Salt level, who to believe?

    I ran into this issue also. Unfortunately, the only thing that matters is what your salt cell is reading. I've been told if your pool system thinks the salt is out of band low (even if it really isn't), it will stop producing chlorine. Compared to my Taylor titration & handheld electronic...
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    hey no problem Dave, I appreciate your help. BTW, waterfall shouldn't be an issue. Its a Rico Rock 28" waterfall with a pretty small basin. Going to plan on brushing at frequencies greater than 1 week and see if that helps.
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    2 weeks ago, then last week right before my SLAM. Both times above the 60 mark, below 70. I'm going to take a close look at my waterfall and see if there is much of a basin inside. I might have to get my Borescope out and slide it inside to check things out.
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    last year was beginning, middle, end. This year mid-May and 2nd week of September.
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    powder is new, drops are less than a year old. Those SLAMs really go though a ton of reagents (thank goodness for Amazon's one day shipping).
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    10ml, is that what you mean? The 25ml doesn't seem useful and a waste of reagent.
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    Additional Methods to Minimize Algae

    To answer all your questions, yes I use the Taylor 2006 kit, take precise measurements, sample often and follow all TFP guidelines. I tried poolmath in the past but prefer to keep an excel sheet that can fit up to 2 months of results at a time (so I can quickly look for any trends). I maintain...