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    End of season chlorine levels

    thank you. did not know that and assumed there was a standard formula. Not even sure how I found it. I assumed it was through a TFP link.
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    Polyquat for winter?

    Oh yeah. super cold. thanks.
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    End of season chlorine levels

    Yes, I'll use baking soda in future but I already bought this so figure I'd use it if harmless.... https://app.poolcalculator.com/
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    Polyquat for winter?

    Does everyone use algaecide before you close? One of the most appealing things about TFP protocol is not needing to use algaecide. I am not big on chemicals so would love to skip this! If it's balanced and opened before it gets warm outside (I am in the Northeast and my pool gets very little...
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    End of season chlorine levels

    PS It's also 80-120 on the pool calculator site- to add to my confusion.
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    End of season chlorine levels

    I am clearly not used to these new numbers yet! (100-125 range @ Agway). Thank you for setting me straight. If I do ever need to raise it, though, can I use what I have (bioguard balance product) without affecting CYA or something else critical?
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    End of season chlorine levels

    Thanks for your reply. I just checked the ALK again and it's at 80 (CYA still at 95/100). Since I have a whole bag of Bioguard alkalinity increaser can I add this without affecting my CYA levels? I don't want to go backwards!
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    End of season chlorine levels

    Hello, I did not know about the dangers of pucks until this season so have removed about 4-5" of water three times this summer but the pool is 24,000 gallons and we now have a local water use advisory so I can not do any more with this. I was able to get it down from 160ish to 100/110 and it...
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    Questions about my switch to liquid chlorine

    Hello from central NYS. I am working on lowering my CYA- now at 100- and have just switched in the last two weeks to liquid chlorine so am very unfamiliar with how quickly this breaks down. I recently got my proper TF test kit and am aiming for about a 9-10ppm. The pool is unheated and coolish...
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    Yellow algae

    Thanks for the tips and encouragement.
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    Yellow algae

    Hello again. Raising my chlorine level seemed to take care of the beginnings of what I thought was going to be yellow algae. Very sparkly. My CHL is maybe around 10 right now or a bit higher. My kit arrived. But it's a bit intimidating! I tried the chlorine test unsuccessfully so will try again...
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    Yellow algae

    Hello, yep, until my test kit arrives (next day or two) this is the best I have to work with.
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    Yellow algae

    It vacuums up. There was none yesterday since I raised the chlorine to probably about 14 or 15 for my 132 CYA. And the water is sparkling clear. I did see about a 3" piece in one spot this morning. This is what it looked like last year and then the water did get that yellow algae cast-- no...
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    Yellow algae

    Hello again. The pool looks totally clear (so slightly off in deep end) but in the mornings I see small patches of what I think are yellow algae. They seem to come back to the same places but not always (ledge and side wall mostly). Here they are attached. I vacuum in the morning then it looks...
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    Yellow algae

    Thank you for your note. The pool is very clear. By tomorrow morning I may see a few small spots of the yellow algae but have raised the chlorine now to 11.65. CYA is 132 (according to Agway if it can be trusted) So when I look at the CYA chlorine relationship charts it looks like my suggested...