Recent content by joemkraus

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    Winter FC

    OK, I have just had my first trouble free year with TFP!!! Now winter is approaching, wonder about FC levels: Does it need to change now that it is colder, i.e. no algae growing in the cold, can it be lower? Still jug dump chlorine (no SWG) or add pucks? If pucks, how much is needed in the...
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    Pool pump in Winter

    thanks! I run now in winter a really low RPM for around 8 hrs. Perhaps I should run at highs RPM ( for skimming) and less hours. Nice to know that amount of circulation in winter (yes, I keep the pool "open") is not so critical, so will adjust accordingly
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    Pool pump in Winter

    I have learned a lot about pool chemistry this year. First year no Algae at all! Before TFP I was told that even in winter you need to run the pool pump 8 hrs or so even in the winter. I reduce the RMP to save money, but in one of my posts this summer regarding pool chemistry I was told that...
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    will ash from fire raise my pools PH

    I am in Northern CA, with tons of fires around us and lots of smoke. My PH had been holding steady but suddenly jumped higher. Can this be from the smoke and some ash from the fires?
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    A little different - Crushed Tablet Trichlor

    thanks to all. Will "crush and float"
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    A little different - Crushed Tablet Trichlor

    Thnaks, I do have a floater, was just trying to be expedient, but will take your advice
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    A little different - Crushed Tablet Trichlor

    My CYA is a bit lower than I originally thought (30 vs 40), so to raise it I was going to smash some tabs (pretty easy to do as they come in plastic wrap) and throw the powder into the skimmer. Any thoughts? I know, "not the skimmer!" but will be running the pump and will dissipate quickly...I...
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    Vacation

    Thanks, never used Cal Hypo and have no experience, my calcium level is pretty low so I understand that is the only downside but in my case I guess It’s not gonna be a problem. No problem with using it with liquid chlorine? Do they make Cal hypo tablets?
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    Vacation

    CYA is 40, and yes floating tabs this time as well as took it to slam levels, just wondering if I needed to float the tabs next time
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    Vacation

    If I typically lose 4ppm per day of FC with my recommended range of 5-7, and before I go on a 3 day vacation Take it to 16, will I still lose only 4ppm per day so on return I would still have 4ppm, or does it deplete faster at higher levels?
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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...