Recent content by Mam262

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    No bleach available due to corona virus

    Lowe's in Southeastern PA has plenty of Pool Chlorine -- 10% at $3.23 per gallon.
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    Pool opening SLAM

    Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. I will put this statement in my notebook: "if I overshoot my SLAM level by too much, the FC will be unpredictable and fluctuate, potentially resulting in a failed OCLT or other odd testing behavior. This is one of those cases where more is not...
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    Pool opening SLAM

    Thank you. I do have a question. Even though it has been cloudy and cool this week, the FC would still burn off during the day if not enough CYA to support it? I thought that would only occur in hot/sunny weather. Mike
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    Pool opening SLAM

    Hello, Thank you for all that everyone does here, it has been so very helpful. This is my 3rd pool opening. I seem to really struggle with my opening SLAM each year. I open early when air temps are in 50's - 60's and water temps are in 50's. My question is regarding my opening SLAM as my...
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    Calcium Hypochclorite Shelf Life

    thank you again. I really appreciate it. I was looking for regular bleach.
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    Calcium Hypochclorite Shelf Life

    Noted. Thanks again. I will keep looking for bleach. I have been checking in my area and most stores are sold out.
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    Calcium Hypochclorite Shelf Life

    I do have a salt water pool. I am going to be opening it in aa few weeks and usually use bleach to SLAM the pool at opening. With the shortage of bleach I was going to use the Cal Hypo instead.
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    Calcium Hypochclorite Shelf Life

    Thank you very much!!!
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    Calcium Hypochclorite Shelf Life

    Hello, Does Calcium Hypochlorite have a shelf life? With the shortage of bleach, I was considering using Calcium Hypochlorite instead. I have some that I bought 12-18 months ago. Thank you, Mike Lansdale, PA
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    Pentair Acid Pump Not Dosing

    Just a tip. I fill my tank 2/3 acid 1/3 water. It does require re-filling more often but the equipment lasts long due to the diluted acid.
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    Add Liquid Chlorine To Closed Pool

    Sure, what specifically?
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    Add Liquid Chlorine To Closed Pool

    I also have a gunite pool and close my own pool, typically not until late October. (Live near Philadelphia). After my pool is closed, I add chorine about once a month to get the FC up. So far this has seemed to work as I open to a clear pool each spring when I open it in April.
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    New Pool Build in MD!

    Providing my opinion, which is only an opinion, I prefer the first design because it does allow for a longer swimming area. I agree that you want a way to walk around the entire pool. Could you use the first design but rotate the entire pool clockwise so shallow end/ledge is farther away from...
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    1" x 1" glass tile does not look straight

    Keep in mind, the only time you will really notice it is when the water is 100% still. With people in the pool and the water moving I would not think you will notice it. I am sure you want it 100% perfect, but overall it does look very nice.
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    What are we doing wrong?

    I noted you said you only keep your pool open 3 months out of the year. I am not that far from you and we have our pool open 7 months out of the year. Late opening and early closing could be making it difficult to manage your pool as you will be closing it when the water is still warm and...