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    Why can't I get the chlorine to go down?

    pH was.. 8.4? Hard to say because it didn't quite match the color scale. I'm working on lowering it now. 15 ppm FC, 0.5 CC 160 alkalinity I haven't added in CYA I have pool math but I don't think I've linked it. I don't know how chlorine is generating- I'm more than willing to believe that...
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    Why can't I get the chlorine to go down?

    Hi everyone, I posted a while back about some weird issues and it was recommended I get the TPF kit and I did. My pH was really low and I tried to bring it up before fixing the alkalinity... You can guess what happened...:) Overshot the the pH. I just added a bit more acid (after after measuring...
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    I am negligent and ready to get straight :) Re-opened above ground after winter, did a bad job. Does algae grow in floating balls??

    Cool, thanks. If you are correct, according to the interwebs, "They are not toxic, venomous, or harmful. They don't really seem to cause problems for people, except for the "ick" factor and occasionally clogging underwater screens or pipes." That's what I like to hear. Gross I can handle...
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    I am negligent and ready to get straight :) Re-opened above ground after winter, did a bad job. Does algae grow in floating balls??

    Ordering now. Also added Salt strips as I assume what I have is of equally cheap quality. I feel like maybe I should add some borax soon though because I think the pH really is quite low and I'm worried about the heater
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    I am negligent and ready to get straight :) Re-opened above ground after winter, did a bad job. Does algae grow in floating balls??

    I'm a horrible negligent pool owner. Now that we've gotten THAT out of the way... I have an iPool on my porch (covered, screened in). This is basically a very small, 1500 gal 4ft deep pool that is like a vinyl intex above ground pool meant to swim in place (via harness from the ceiling). Last...
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    The Physics of Freezing and Freeze Protection

    Firstly- thanks very much to everyone who has contributed to this thread. Very helpful and very timely. Secondly- apologies in advance for the "what about my specific situation?" nature of my next question. I have a small, 1500 gallon above ground pool (used to swim in place with help of a...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Thanks, Kim! I'm looking as well. The SWG is all hooked together but perhaps that is something I can adjust and bypass the chlorinator part. With the blanket on, I've found that even 2 hours/day is sometimes too much and I wind up with "spa" levels of chlorine, so maybe I can make that the less...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Hi Chris, Thanks so very much, although I have to say that I'm not loving those numbers (not your fault), although the worst case scenario is below my worst nightmares so that's good. Re: calculations- I would love to know how to calculate that, if it's not terribly complicated (I suspect it...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Thanks, Kim! I'm actually really pleased with this idea- keeping it outside where it is (with insulation!), and changing over the PVC pipes (with insulation!) and moving the pump/filter and heater to the porch. Here's a question- if the heater needs say, 6 hours to heat up the pool, but I...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Wow this is great information, thank you! I searched high and low for some of this but I think it's just such random questions with common words that I couldn't find what I needed, so this is really helpful. Previous owners had a hot tub... I don't know the exact size but it looked to be maybe...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Thanks for the notes, Chris. Some of the information requested: https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-CSPAXI11-11-Kilowatt-Electric-Heater/dp/B002EL40RW is the heater (CSPAXI11 if you prefer model number). I believe you are correct in the type. Aren't natural gas heaters super expensive, though? I do...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Thanks! It's hard to resist. I bought a house 2 years ago, which was a fantastic buy and I don't regret it, but OMG I want to do so much and it all costs so much! Trying to pace myself and get out from under the loans at the same time. I'm still getting over sticker shock for how much it costs...
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    Setting up iPool for year round use

    Hello, friendly TFP folks! I am new here but have been doing a LOT of searching through your forums. I've read a lot of great stuff, but need some help with some very specific circumstances. I want a swimspa. I can't afford a swimspa. I will get a swimspa one day (in a few years- I promised...