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    Anyone purchased refillable chlorine? Container choice?

    I use the 7 gal blue potable water jugs designed for camping. Had a pair since I built the pool. Replaced the spouts once. (Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container - AMAZON)
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Tune up day. A few #s of CA to bump up the hardness, a couple of socks full of CYA to bring up my Stabilizer levels. Water still a touch brisk for my liking but it is warming up. Certainly warm enough for poolside 🍹
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Napco @ Spring,TX. BYO containers, $24 for 14 gal of fresh 11.5% bleach. 🎤 drop!
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    Spa spillway tile question

    My spillway does have the same tile under the spillway. All of miner is some form of travertine. The stacked stone is the same travertine as my coping except with a hand chipped edge. My waterline tile is a small 1"x2" travertine of a darker mixed color.
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    Liquid chlorine

    Sure will. It will be a little weaker. You will just have to retest after using it to work out how much weaker.
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    FC not rising per pool math?

    Pool volume was my discrepancy when I started. I began with what the pool builder said and then corrected my expectation based on TA and FC adjustment results. Now I have it dialed in, I get the expected result from and given chemical adjustment. Having a consistent bleach supplier helps...
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    Chlorine Loss Jumped

    If, at the time you sampled, the pool had not been circulating for a while, you may have got a suppressed FC level due to your sample not being from homogeneous pool water.
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    Keeping pool open all year a good idea?

    I have always got my bleach from a bulk chemical supplier so it's availability is not seasonal and it is a higher concentration. I never close my pool. When water temp is 60 or below the FC consumption gets really low. I also go onto a shorter filter cycle once leaves have stopped dropping.
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    Checking in after Harvey!

    Well we did well for Harvey, buying in the high point of our neighborhood paid off. Spent the entire next week and weekends helping gut peoples houses. Having 25 gal of 12% bleach was a godsend for making some of those houses sanitary. As most southerners know bleach isn't the solution for mold...
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    Hurricane Irma Clean-up

    That will slowly bring it back up, very slowly. That said, there is no harm using all those tabs up over the long term. When you run out of tabs you can make the last adjustment with some powdered stabilizer. I just had to do that with Harvey.
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    New from Silicon Valley

    Welcome Dodger. Your pool appreciates you.
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    theory vs practice - filling a pool

    So after all this to and fro, I guess the pool is already full
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    Swim jet recommendations.

    My swim jet setup is not an 'off the shelf' type. I did not want to spend Riverflow sort of money and was happy with the idea of aerated water stream. I looked at the Badu system and found that unless you went for their largest triple jet setup, the width of stream would be difficult to use...
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    Who are you? How did u choose your handle?

    OZ = from Australia Diver = I enjoy scuba diving. (It is also my personal Domain name)
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    Share with me all the things you do to have a successful summer fling pool party!

    Insect Control: Don't know what the mosquitoes are like where you are, but if they are around it is miserable. Fog the yard a few hours before the party. Citronella candles are not needed if you do this, they stink the place up anyway. Around the Pool activities: Horseshoes, corn hole, they...