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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I have 2 back ups from warranty and old pool and neighbors old sand filter if really needed. The 2500gph pump would cut run time down and increase turnover in such a small pool 6000 gallon
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I understand , my writing skills often do not translate to what I think I want to say. I tried my best to test and add chlorine often to keep slam levels up I even came home from work to brush and clean /test at lunch. I had to add and test when possible thats all. I tested the chlorine...
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    Just a up date: So saturday evening i took a reading it was 6ppm sunday morning it was 5ppm. i decided to bring it up to SLAM level which was 16 on the app. I added the amount of fresh Chlorine and off i went. I checked it around 9pm last night and it was at 17ppm this morning it was down to...
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    Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

    Summer waves is 1.5" vs intex at 1 .25" Im trying to avoid replumbing everything . The intex 1.25 to 1.5" screw on adapters look like a nice clean quick set up but they are 1 .25" on the " hose" end. The problem with the local HD and lose is serious lack of any decent inventory...
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    Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

    Going to bump this as i still have not found a good simple method of conversion from the summer waves to the intex pump with out buying all sorts of sleaves and adapters. There has to be a simple conversion from slip on hose to screw on ends?
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    This is what i was just thinking, im going to take a FC reading now and check it early AM if its below 5 I will do that
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    My wife purchased them for quick checks of FC as the local stores where out of stock on the simple FC/PH test kits she likes to use everyday. i do the K2006 testing as shes not interested in learning . So the quick test keep us from getting in trouble as she can see quickly if the FC dropped...
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    Thank you, So when I do the CC test and it does not change color with the 5 drops of R-003 all is good, correct. I dont think I will need to test CYA again as the seasons winding down. looks like next week is anothwer hot one but the sun is not on the pool as much these days. Pool get taken...
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    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I have a 6000 gallon UG round pool. With the help of TFP and the Taylor test kit I have had a good run this year and with just a few weeks left I have only had 1 little algae bloom. I under estimated the chlorine use on the hottest week of the year. Quickly caught and corrected. That said...
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    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    just want to say thank you for helping me get on track, once I figured out how to use the taylor test kit and followed the TFP tips pool has been clean and clear. Looking forward to getting to the end of the season with out the swamp.
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    Is our pool sloping too much?

    Been working on my pool spot for years, each increase in size I get it more level. If you dont know whats under your spot it can “sink” over time. For example if you dont know there was a old tree stump under some earth as it decays it will sink. also always take away from the high side dont...
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    Going on vacation

    So this is the time when I have the problems, and then the bloom comes when we return from vacation. 18’ 6000g UGP This year I have stepped up my game and have been following TFP tips and procedures and so far even with the heat the “bloom” had not presented it self. Usually by this time I...
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    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    just checked pool math app, 6000g vinyl ? Maybe the paid app is different? anyhow things are going well water is clean and clear and cover is keeping the filter fresher longer.
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    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Thank you, figured as much Every time I see or use any of the pool chems I,think of how badly things could go. I will check my pool math I'm pretty sure I picked vinyl but I did erase and reset , but though that was just chem data ?
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    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    would pre dissolving the tablets be better. My wife bought a large bucket of them. I have been using 12.5% Chlorine as I bought a case a while back.