Recent content by Michaelg90

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    SLAM ?

    Thank you kind sir!!!
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    SLAM ?

    So Friday I came home after being away for a little with the parents watching the house and had some algae. I slammed the pool that evening and with 40 CYA kept it at 16 or so for until this evening. The pool cleared up last night actually only after 24 hrs. My pump has been running 24/7. My...
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    Would be safe to assume I would only raise TA if my CSI index drops below -.30? 60 seems to be the cutoff for that. Below that it goes beyond -.30
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    Cal hypo: It would be Leslie’s powder plus. Just have to see how much I have to put in.
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    Yes I’m sorry, we have both an overflow and auto fill. So let me ask another question. Give the TA of the fill water, due to the PH rise it has been difficult to keep TA at 80 or 90. It usually decreases back down to 70/60 with two 1/2 cups of acid or so a week. In about two weeks it will...
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    I use 31.45 MA and yes I have an auto fill. The auto fill is what has drained a good deal of water plus the builder had to drain 20% because of an area under some rock formations we have that I didn’t like how it cured so they touched up a few areas with fresh plaster. We’re talking small...
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    My fill water has a PH of 6.8, TA of 120 and CH of 100. My TA right now is 70
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    Pool was finished being built second week of Feb. so 7 months old. I have turned off fountains (we have 3) no kids, but no screen so lots of Florida heat but no trees around so no leaves or organics.
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    So let’s walk through an example: if Its the evening of day 1 and I have zero FC (to make it simple)and I bring this to 3 for my CYA level of 40 and the pool has PH is 7.5. When I come back to the pool the next evening to check FC and it states 2 and PH is the same or slightly below 7.8. I...
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    Better understanding of the TFP Method

    So reading the pool school PDF off amazon and reading this site for better of a half a year I still have trouble understanding the FC and PH testing sced. Normally I test my FC twice to three times a week and PH twice. Usually Tuesday and Saturday. I normally only use liquid bleach however...
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    Vacation and FC

    If I plan to add slam level FC tonight, do I have to keep pump on 24/7 or can I let the pool run for 2 hours and then let it turn off until normal operating hours? I don’t plan to keep it at slam levels as I have no algae or unclear water. Simply trying to add a lot of FC at once for vacation.
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    Vacation and FC

    Yeah I can do that. They have a pool so they can test PH.
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    Vacation and FC

    I’m heading out of town for 14 days and my parents will be staying at the house. They can place FC and acid in the pool when necessary. I was thinking of placing SLAM level FC (currently FC of 16) the night before we leave with instructions to place the same amount of 238oz every 4th day. I have...
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    CYA Test Question

    I’m testing my water this morning and doing a full round of tests. I took some photos of my CYA test because I’m stuck on what I should choose. Here are photos at levels 40, 30 and halfway between 30/20 which from my understanding would be rounded down to 20. Thoughts? I’m leaning toward 30.
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    Rebalancing after Jack's Magic #2

    I plan on using this product to get rid of some scale stains once the weather in FL cools down. It seems based on the instructions and this forum that my FC test will be affected for some time. So to clarify your experience, once the #2 product was used, stains removed and then chemistry brought...