Recent content by Nitrock28

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    Pool is two weeks old and I’m brand new.

    What I do for chlorine is prepare a jug in advance with marks every 1ppm up to the full volume of the jug. I did this with water so i can do it by weight (in metric it's easy, I think there are scales that convert weight to volume for imperial, anyway the math has to be done once). LC quantity...
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    Leak at vinyl junction

    Thanks for the advises, I think we won't bother trying another fix. We will go for the liner replacement.
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    Leak at vinyl junction

    Hi, My in-laws have a pool in France which has been losing water since last season. The leak seems to take place at the junction between the vinyl liner and the fiberglass stairs. At the end of last season, I went and used a special silicone that can cure under water, specifically designed for...
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    SWCG installation in vacation house

    Thanks for the hindsights! The cover is pretty awesome, it helps a lot with the water temperature, especially in the spring, it can partially open to protect from the wind, and it can be removed during summer :cool: The plan was to go with the neighbor's friend, he seems to know what he does...
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    SWCG installation in vacation house

    Hi! My in-laws own a vacation house in the south of France. There is a pool there which has been managed using the pool store "1 puck a week" method for as long as it existed. Last year, the pool turned green 2 times, which helped me convince my in-laws to to things the TFP-way. The problem...
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    Video about Pee in Pools :)

    Hey! Mark Rober just released a video about urine in pools i I thought it might interest people over here : S32y9aYEzzo I particularly liked the experiment about chloramines and smell :)
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    CLICK HERE to Become a TroubleFreePool.com Supporter!

    I just became a supporter after a dip in my sparkling, non smelly, non eye-stingy pool.:cool: Thanks a Lot TFP!!
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    CYA gone, no algae and pool sparkling clear

    Can this really be used as a way to reduce Cya? is it controllable? My pool was left unattended for two years before me, and the CYA level was still over 250 when I first tested it. there was no chlorine in it for at least a full year and no cover to shade the sun. There has to be some...
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    Reducing CYA, the Tarp method

    No it's City water, the pool store tested the water before the refill and it was at zero for both Copper and Iron, I could go and check again to see what are my levels now that I drained and refilled.
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    Reducing CYA, the Tarp method

    Hi guys, I'm back with some news of my pool, and some questions... :D So I had to delay the beginning of my slam due to the installation of my solar heater. It is still in progress but now I can run my pump if I use the bypass. Here is the full log of my levels since the beginning 6 days ago...
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    Pool Math........The App

    Hi, First I want to say thanks for the great tool you gave us, it's Awesome! I have just seen that I can't log any decimal value for my results. Also in pH, Fc and borates, the hint uses comma as separator, but the CC hint uses a point. It may have to do with the fact that my phone is...
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    strength in Chlorometric degrees

    Oh I see where I got it wrong, I (mis)read somewhere that it was 1 CD = 3.17 gram/Kg, or 0.317 % by weight. I think that's where my confusion about specific gravity comes from. Thanks a lot !
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    strength in Chlorometric degrees

    Hi ! I would like to know with a little more depth what strength is the chlorine I add to my pool. I live in Belgium and they display the strength of the chlorine in degrees (°) as shown here : http://www.forever-products.com/media/images/upload/eau_de_javel_18_5L_BD.png They also sell 50°...
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    Reducing CYA, the Tarp method

    Thanks Everybody, I'm glad I could help the community after all I'v learned here! The pool is 12' x 22' (if my conversions from meters are correct :p ) and the tarp is 8x5m (around 26' x 16' 1/2), it was clearly not big enough to hold the full volume of the pool, but since you can always...
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    Reducing CYA, the Tarp method

    Yes I have seen only a few posts showing this method, so I thought it would be interesting to take pictures. It is really easy to do once you have a large enough sheet. He is always there to help me tend to the pool, he can't wait to take his first swim!