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    What is happening here?

    We just opened our pool after winter and vacuumed the pool to waste. Yesterday, via help from the Pool Calculator, I added 4 gallons of 12.5% liquid chlorine while filtering, and tested after 15 minutes with results including FC=6ppm and CC=0.6. I was more or less testing for that “winter...
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    Chlorine Tabs or the Lack Thereof...

    Great to know. Thanks so much.
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    Can you help me identify the Waterline Material?

    Well....I kindly thank you, KimCats, for your response. As luck would have it, our pool came today to open our pool, and I asked him. He said only the floor of the pool is cement. The entire side walls are fiberglass! I had no idea. To me, it looks and feels like 2 separate pieces. But he said...
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    Can you help me identify the Waterline Material?

    Thanks so much for the reply. I have a few pounds of Ascorbic Acid on its way. I was going to try to make a rub out of it and go along the sides. I think you’re right about the fiberglass. If I compare it to the construction of a shower, per se. I know that a shower is constructed from cement...
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    Chlorine Tabs or the Lack Thereof...

    That’s what I thought....Thx! And yes...I’m already looking into a SWG. ;)
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    Chlorine Tabs or the Lack Thereof...

    In utter desperation, I came upon the TFP Methods of running our pool, midway through last summer. I am so, so glad I did! I am to understand that I can forgo the use of Chlorine Tabs altogether if I keep the FC and CYA balanced?
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    Can you help me identify the Waterline Material?

    Getting ready to open the pool, and the time has come to address the icky waterline of our cement pool that was built in 1976. We have well water, hence the discoloration and staining of the waterline, and I seek to rectify that, but I need to determine what material this may be first. Any...
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    Sand Filter Sizing Recommendations

    Tomorrow afternoon I will gladly post pics (or video?) of the skimmers, valves, etc. I did try to wipe down the ANTIQUE filter last year. LOL It is located in the pool house. Nicely sheltered, considering our harsh, harsh winters here. Concerning your inquiry about backwashing, the water...
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    Sand Filter Sizing Recommendations

    Ahhh..... I forgot to say that last summer we did all we could to make a go of it to no avail! Cloudy water and then a burst of green algae. It was a constant cycle of misery. Thank you all so much! I'm already a fan because now - I have hope!
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    Sand Filter Sizing Recommendations

    Hello again... I've included a signature and pics of the filter and pump. I have yet to order test kit, but I will take your recommendations and order one, especially after one trip to the pool store. :rolleyes: Water results are as follows: pH: 8.7 Free Chlorine: 0.2 Saturation Index: High...
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    Sand Filter Sizing Recommendations

    This is our second summer in our 1976 home. Our pool filter might be as old as the pool and home itself. Last summer, we called the pool guy the previous owners had used for years. He commented on the fact that the filter was OLD, and we'd be needing a new one sooner than later. He's a nice...