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    Water badly discolored

    Awesome, thanks for all the help. The pool looks much better now after using the DE, but still has a slight discoloration which I think is now due to stains on the liner. We bought this house last year and it had a very old, stained liner that always made the water not look its best, but not as...
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    Water badly discolored

    I will check again when I get home. I have been losing very little FC, and almost 0 overnight. I put DE in last night and checked this morning and it was better, but still discolored. The water is very clear and loses very little FC each day. I am going to keep SLAMing it and using the DE. If it...
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    Water badly discolored

    Ok, so I have been doing the SLAM for a few days and the pool is changing slightly, water is very clear, but still discolored. I looked into it and I believe it is all the pollen (we have a ton). So would some DE in the filter take the pollen and discoloration out of the water?
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    Water badly discolored

    Just started to open the pool yesterday. It was a little dirty on the bottom, but water was clear. So I filled it up, got the pump started, and vacuumed out the dirt. I had to leave for my son’s soccer game, so I put some shock in it until I could check everything. A couple hours later we got...
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    Trying to covert sister to TFP method

    Quick update, things are looking better now that she is keeping the FC level at her SLAM levels, but she still has a ton of really fine particles and cloudiness. I sent her the steps for adding DE to her filter, but I have a question about that since I have never done it. After you add it, and...
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    Trying to covert sister to TFP method

    Thanks for the help! I will let her know what y'all said.
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    Trying to covert sister to TFP method

    She is at work, but this is what she remembers from this morning: FC - 5 CC - 0.5 CYA - 35 pH - 7.4 She has a 30,000 gallon, inground pool with a vinyl liner, and sand filter. The sand filter just got installed the beginning of this season (a little over a month ago).
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    Trying to covert sister to TFP method

    Let me ask her and I will post them.
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    Trying to covert sister to TFP method

    So, I have been on this site the past few years and think it is the best. I recommend it to everyone I know that has a pool. My sister FINALLY decided (after fighting with her pool and spending tons last season) to try it the TFP way. I have been helping her through the process so far, but she...
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    CYA levels

    Awesome, thanks guys. I'm doing the OCLT test tonight, and picked up stabilizer to add that in tomorrow. Just wanted to double check before adding the stabilizer as to not over do it.
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    CYA levels

    So I have been doing the TFP method for a year now and just had the liner changed in my pool a week ago. With the liner change they were supposed to put in all the startup chemicals. When I tested it the next day there was no chlorine in the pool. So I got the chlorine level to normal and tested...
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    How do I start?

    A week
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    How do I start?

    What should I do if I haven't passed all the SLAM criteria before I have to go out of town?
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    How do I start?

    So a quick update. It's been about a week of SLAMing, and it's looking better, but not there yet. We have been getting rain and I know that is not helping get rid of the algae. I ran out of reagent for chlorine for a couple days but ordered and just got it from the testkits site. Here are my...
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    How do I start?

    Awesome! I did use a sock (3 to be exact) so I will try and start the SLAM process today. Should I vacuum up the stuff I see already, or just bring it up to shock level and brush? Also, how long should I leave the socks in the skimmers? Will all the stabilizer eventually dissolve away? This...