Recent content by Oakstone

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    Slamming - Running out of reagents! Ruh oh.

    Heya @frogabog I've just been a bit spotty with doing the recordings into the app. Typically when you see a 10.5, that's after adding up to 20 the night before or in the morning before I leave for work and it's the result after losses over that time. I've not been re-testing 30 mins after the...
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    Slamming - Running out of reagents! Ruh oh.

    Ah ok thanks @Fast7 I will do the 1ppm to save. @frogabog looks like it's going to work out fine. There's a company that specifically does courier runs for $17 for the 1st 5lbs, so all in I'll be about about $100 CDN for the refill kit from TF Test Kits. Should give me a lot to work with. I...
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    Slamming - Running out of reagents! Ruh oh.

    Yeah I’m looking to get the reagents to Washington and then pop them over via a courier who does that a lot. The amazon.ca prices are crazy. I have done all the googles ;)
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    Slamming - Running out of reagents! Ruh oh.

    Sooo, since I misfired and had to restart my slam, including having a higher FC target due to my CYA mistake, my brand new 2006 (not C) kit is just about out of trirating agent. I don't think I will be able to get more before the slam is complete. What to do? I have an OTO kit and strips, but...
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    In other news, I lost 3.0 FC last night. I guess it's back to the SLAM. This time I'll go for the 20, now that I know my CYA is 50 not 30. Live and learn.
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    @Tjones3129 Heya! It's Cyanuric Acid, or "Stabilizer". Prevents your pool from losing free chlorine due to sunlight and stuff like that. You want a CYA reading of 30-50 parts per million generally.
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    Interesting development today. Yesterday during the day I lost 0 FC. Overnight loss was 1.5. So, I figured I’m probably pretty close to finishing the slam and would add the water as discussed above and re test everything. During the tests, CYA came back between 45-50, which means I’ve had...
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    So another question has come up. During my SLAM (into day 3 now) I've lost a bit of water, just due to evap and we went swimming once, so a bit got sloshed out. It's down about an inch and getting close to the top of my return jet. Not that it's a big deal, but will just cause a lot more...
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    Hahah @frogabog definitely wouldn't be surprised if they dragged all manner of dirt and dust in there.
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    Ah ok, didn't know if it was a threshold amount in the test or a specific ratio of powder to water. Thanks for clarifying. :)
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    @IceShadow oops I've been using 2 scoops of powder on the 10ml sample. Might have my readings all out of whack then right?
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    Intex owners, trim your pool!

    Interesting! I am currently SLAM'ing and had an OCLT that was way worse last night after doing a full vacuum that included pulling back the "flap" around the edge and vacuuming under it. It would totally make sense that algae could be hiding under there and I loosened/exposed it by manipulating...
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    SLAM is in progress. First night OCLT was 2.0 ( down to 10 from 12) . Did a full vaccuum from inside the pool yesterday so I could get in all the nooks and crannys. OCLT last night was 5.0 ( down to 7 from 12). Is that kind of increasing loss common? I assumed I must have knocked loose some...
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    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    Perfect thanks for the confirmation. :)