Recent content by JessM

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    Covered with Loop Loc but not closed - pump running

    I tried to find an answer for this, but a response in the old thread from 2013 that I linked below is the closest I could find. I would like to follow the TFP guidelines of not fully closing my pool until the water temperature is below 60°. I’m in Oklahoma though, and our weather varies wildly...
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    How to kill springtails!!!???

    Been there and done that with the springtails. We came home from a three day vacation to find the entire surface of the pool COVERED in them. We are still kind of fighting them, but just a little here and there. Our pool is new this year, and we laid sod all around it. We think that's where they...
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    Pump Not Working - How to Keep Pool Clean

    Me yesterday: Look at us! We are going to get through our whole first season without one pool problem! Me today: We have no power to the pool. Aaarrrgghhh! So I have read some posts here about non-working pumps. I get that while waiting for an electrician to fix the power issue I need to move...
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    Alternate cal hypo and bleach

    @Newdude Thanks! I was worried about the two mixing, even in the pool, which is what originally brought me back here looking for some great advice. I appreciate you guys!
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    Alternate cal hypo and bleach

    Like always, you guys are so helpful! Thanks for the info about switching from cal hypo to bleach (and maybe back again) and for the extra tips about keeping FC a little higher. I so appreciate all the help!
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    Alternate cal hypo and bleach

    Ok! So I can see two ways of being sure my FC never goes below the minimum as a result of a super sunny high-UV day. One, At night when I add cal hypo or bleach I can raise my FC levels 2 or 3 ppm higher than the recommended level so when it fades during the day, it fades to number above the...
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    Alternate cal hypo and bleach

    @mknauss - Thank you for the advice. The test I shared via screenshot was done at the end of a sunny, high-UV index day. My test results were 2 after a full day of sun, so I added cal hypo to bring my FC to 5, using Pool Math, of course, to help me know how much cal hypo to add. 😀 Are you saying...
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    Alternate cal hypo and bleach

    Short version: Can I safely use 73% cal hypo one day and then try the bleach method and then switch back if I don’t toting lots of bleach around? More detailed version: This is my first summer with my 19k fiberglass pool. My pool builder is my pool installer. He said treating water means just...
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    Mosquito larvae (maybe springtails)

    Short Version: I did read some posts here about mosquito larvae on a pool, but can’t tell if what I see is mosquito larvae. Any experts care to weigh in? Longer version: I went out of town for three days. Before I left my water was amazing. FC: 5.8, CC: 0, Ph: 7.6, TA: 80, CH: 130, CYA: 35...
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    CYA - Define “disappear” please

    Hi, @Texas Splash. I used the 25 ml test to test for CH. @HermanTX - I will test my tap water this evening. I’m on rural water out in the country in Oklahoma. I always thought I had hard water here. I’ll find out for sure tonight! We do not have a water softener. Thanks for the link. I’ll...
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    Marina Supply - Response Time

    I’m a newbie, but on advice here ordered my Warrior SE from Marina. I reached out to them via email first to ask questions. They responded three days later. I was ok with that. Then I got on the phone with them to place my order. The robot was at my house three days later. Great service so far...