Recent content by jamesey

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    Rounding Up CYA

    One bit of information that I left out (it just arrived yesterday) is that we'll have a solar cover on when the pool is not in use. I'll continue to monitor FC daily as the summer heat rolls in and if it gets too much to handle, then I'll boost my CYA up as recommended here. Bit more...
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    Rounding Up CYA

    Ah, yes. Our pool is partially shaded throughout the day by two large pine trees in our yard which helps. I'll keep the CYA as-is and monitor it monthly. Thanks again everyone!
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    Rounding Up CYA

    It's only been about 3 days since the drain & refill, but I'm only losing about 1-2ppm FC daily. I test once in the morning and again in the evening and add bleach as needed to maintain the recommended 6ppm by PoolMath @wireform - curious to know your thoughts. What is it about Maryland that...
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    Rounding Up CYA

    Just completed a drain & refill and added stabilizer a few days ago to bring CYA levels up to 30 ppm. My TF100 test is currently reading between 20-30 ppm (right in the middle). After doing some searching here, I'll be rounding up to 30 and maintaining my FC levels from there. Am I making the...
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    CH results vary between TF-100 and TF-Pro kits

    I just purchased the TF100 XL a couple weeks ago and it came with a defective R-0012 tip. My issue was that the reagent was shooting out small droplets rapidly instead of forming a single droplet like the others. Rebecca @ TFTestKits fixed the issue right away. Great customer service!!
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    What should we do?

    The overall process was super simple and smooth! A local pool water company offered to squeeze us in this week as long as I coordinated the draining with him. Rented an electric 2” pump from Home Depot and started draining right away which took about 5 hours. I was quite the nervous wreck...
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    What should we do?

    I just want to say THANK YOU! I invested a few days this week to perform a complete drain and refill and I’m well on my way to taking control of my pool! I’ve subscribed to the Pool Math app and have been logging my activity as of yesterday.
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    What should we do?

    Looks like I have a fun weekend coming up for me.. I called a few places and confirmed my price quotes to refill. Turns out it will be in the $750 range (about $250 per 6,000 gallon truckload). Everyone's water comes from the city, so they told me that it's metal free. I'm not 100% confident in...
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    What should we do?

    Sounds like a plan! I'll need to find a hose long enough to go from my pool to the edge of my driveway to bring the water to our sewage drain. I'm nervous!!
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    What should we do?

    Sounds good. I'll have to call the companies around here to determine the source of their water and hopefully get an idea of pH and TA. Should I be looking into a complete refill? Or 50%?
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    What should we do?

    @ajw22 - Tested my well water with the following results: PH: <6.8 (color was more yellow using K-1000 test) TA: 30 CH: Did not test. (Left @OTPirate a message today regarding my defective R-0012 tip) There's slight browning around our bathroom rings in our porcelain sinks, so I'll assume...
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    What should we do?

    Appreciate everyone's feedback... Draining and refilling just makes me nervous especially since I have no idea what I'm doing. @Texas Splash - Signature updated! Tried my best to be as detailed as possible with what I can decipher from the equipment labels. @Jimrahbe - Lol! @ajw22 - Of course...
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    What should we do?

    Hi Everyone! New pool owner here... We recently purchased a new home with a pool and I'm diving head first to (hopefully) maintaining it on my own. We had a local pool company come out to do the initial opening and I've been skeptical with the water analysis results I'm getting at the local...