Recent content by joemkraus

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    PH Levels - time of day

    Pool is not covered, and I agree with the comment about the pH should not very. Every night when I measured it is consistent and only changes very slowly but for some reason in the morning it registers higher. OK, I don’t know why the pool pump Hass to be running but I will take your word for it...
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    PH Levels - time of day

    My PH levels measurements vary widely as per the time of day. EG. in the morning when the pool filter has not run for 12+ hours I get almost and 8.0, but in the evening, while pump has run all day and is still running, I get around 7.5. I tend to believe the evening one as when I put in MA is...
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    FC levels

    Thanks
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    FC levels

    yesterday, ~ 40 maybe a tad higher
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    FC levels

    In the heat of summer now I am losing FC about 4ppm/day. my CYA is about 40, so as per the TFP suggestions should I be raising it to 60? seems high "It is very common for a manually dosed pool to lose 2-4ppm Chlorine daily however some users may experience a larger drop, especially in areas...
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    vacation chlorine?

    my CYA is 40 so I have a bit of "headroom"
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    vacation chlorine?

    ...maybe 1" tablets??
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    vacation chlorine?

    This is the first year I have been following TFP religiously, and the best year I ever had! I only use LQ (jug dumper), but on vacation for a few days I use pucks in floaters. However, in this hot season I need the pucks to dissolve quicker despite heaving two floaters. Other recommendations?
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    Calcium last 10%?

    thanks, worked better than I would have thought, I appreciate the tip
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    Calcium last 10%?

    I have been at this house for 33 years with a pool, and while I maintained Chlorine levels (mostly), I never really paid much attention to PH levels until this year where I am religiously following TFP. In those years my pool tile have become severely caked with calcium (PH too high I think). I...
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    Severe Scaling - solved?

    I have been at this house for 33 years with a pool, and while I maintained Chlorine levels (mostly), I never really paid much attention to PH levels until this year where I am religiously following TFP. In those years my pool tile have become severely caked with calcium (PH too high I think). I...
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    FC measurement

    OK, I have switched to evening checking and LQ dumping, thanks for the tip, yea, my FC stays pretty high all nite, so great suggestion!
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    FC measurement

    I always did in the morning, as my pump quits around 6pm for the solar heating and then the LC would not circulate, but guess I could do around 4pm
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    FC measurement

    OK, thanks so much confirming that my FC loss of 4 is not out of the question (yes, warm sunny California weather here and pool is in sun most all day). I don't mind the jug dumping just the expense, but don't really want to complicate the process with SWG, but will look into the chlorine...
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    FC measurement

    thanks yes, CC=0 guess was hoping drops test (OTO ) more accurate, therefore having to use less LC :(