Recent content by HeyEng

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    Pucks

    Wow, that is significant! It wouldn't take very long to get the CYA up to 100+ with that concentration.
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    Project in SE PA, bought a foreclosure w A&S pool

    That is looking fantastic! I anxiously await the next update!!!
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    Bleach: how old is too old?

    It amazes me how much folks will spend for convenience. We have a fairly large yard with fescue grass and it takes quite a bit of time to manage it. We called in a couple of estimates for a fertilizer service and that would cost us about $180 *per* treatment!!! No way, No how!! Nonetheless...
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    Why I don’t swim in ponds...

    Blah! That is a disturbing picture! I had to go add a couple of FC's to the pool "just to be safe" :laughblue: I don't have a LOT of goals in life, but not having a case published in a professional medical journal is NOW one of them!
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    New Coke

    All I know is that new Coke was terrible. But, very happy that it's quite easy to find the Mexican Coke around here (the beverage!) that uses cane sugar instead of HFCS...it's so yummy!
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    That's only a week old...I think you might hold the record for "newest" bleach! ;)
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    Frustration with pH testing

    I too see 7.2 I bought one of the meters and haven't been too happy with it. Between the calibrations and numbers not matching the Taylor kit, it's just garbage as far as I am concerned. When I test, if I have any doubt that it's "close" to 8, I will knock it down to 7.5 and that has been...
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    Draining pool necessary when CYA is 120+

    Well, I would take that as a win...I am surprised they did *that* much!
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    Draining pool necessary when CYA is 120+

    It would take a long time to let it "creep down" to a level that is more manageable. The odds of having the old service company compensate you are very, very slim. Since most of the companies use pucks, then over time all those pools will have high CYA and eventually reach "chlorine lock" where...
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    Someone must make this?

    If you don't want to spend $500+ for a Sonos amp, you might look at the TIC AMP 50...it's $169 on Amazon and in my opinion works pretty darn well. They have a 4 channel as well for $249.00. I have found that the Bluetooth range is excellent and for the most part, I am not having to use the...
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    VS or 2 speed pump

    We are in a "new" home and have yet to install a surge suppressor. In our last house, we had one at the meter (through the power company) and also one installed at the main panel. I also had surge power strips for the electronics. Was it over kill? Probably. But, where we lived...there were lots...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Ours stayed fairly warm after we ran the heater last week...well, until it rained. It's now down to 65 and even a little chilly to stick my arm in for water samples. Pretty sure it would take a couple of bottles of vodka to convince me to jump in! ;)
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    Can you run a cartridge filter with only 1 cartridge?

    I have (but haven't used) one of these that is recommended by a few folks here...sure seems like it could help make the task a little easier.
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    Skimmer cover attachment

    A rock?
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    Fighting High pH and other test results...

    Thanks for the answer. My TA tends to hang around 90, but PH doesn't trend up too much. We had a good bit of rain/churning over the weekend and it pushed the PH up, so I added the recommended level of MA and noticed a "warning" in the app that high TA could require different "dosing" of MA but...