Recent content by Sandi DC

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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Great reminder! I did donate when they guided me through my initial SLAM :-). I am also obsessed with YNAB budgeting and have a reminder set to donate annually when my app fee hits my budget! Long live TFP!
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Thank you for being so incredibly kind and generous with your time and experiences.
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    that's really awesome! Thankfully, our high calcium level isn't due to our fill water. When I started with TFP, I believe the cause was narrowed down to pool store products and was over 600 back then. I dumped some water but was nervous because the pool was sooo new so didn't dump "enough" to...
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Thank you, Dirk. You really did make my day. I really need to find time to hang out here more to learn allllll the tips and tricks!
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Thanks for the reply! An automatic chlorinator is on my wish list for sure! Once my PH reaches 8, I lower it to 7.4-7.5 and it usually takes 2-3 days to bounce back to 8. Is it inefficient to keep lowering that far? My CH is over 400 so I have to be careful to keep the PH in line to prevent...
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Wow! That made all the difference! The amount of drops doesn't affect the accuracy of the results? I would totally agree with JamesW that this is a 7.55 (jussst shy of 7.6). That's pretty cool. It does make me wonder if I should only be using 4 drops from now on? or only when I have trouble...
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Thanks for the link. I did learn that I should be rinsing with pool water, not tap water before testing. I retested and used the extra drop of reagent and the results look the same to me. I might use pool math and add acid to reduce from 7.7 to 7.4 and see what happens. My pool was filled on...
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    This is my first year with a pool. Are you joking (I can be gullible.) or is there something that gives you that precise reading?
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    Help me decipher my PH level please

    Not sure why but it seems as though the colors have changed or my eyes have. Would you say this is a 7.7 since it looks bright orange with no pink tint?
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    Is this Calcium?

    Your pool is beautiful! I am sure hoping I can get if figured out and it is fixable. So far, we have tried the MA (spray bottle 1 oz acid with 16oz water). Next we tried white vinegar. Prior to any chemicals, we tried a pumice stone (lightly) on just 1 tile. And we tried a scrubby type sponge...
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    Is this Calcium?

    Our pool was completed last October and I didn't start the TFP methods until this spring but believe I do a fairly good job of keeping my CSI in line. Prior to that we were using chemicals which y'all told me was likely the cause of my high CH (was over 600 in the spring) I test water daily and...
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    How is my CH going down?

    I am fairly new to TFP so just want to be crystal clear on this... so... drops 5 & 6 change from green to red but go back to green. Drop #7 stays red. Does that mean my reading is a 60? (I have been recording this as a 70) Thanks so much!
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    chlorine dosing pump diy

    i am contemplating adding a stenner pump to inject liquid chlorine into my pool and right now i have a nature pro fusion chlorinator inline with an empty cartridge, what are your thoughts about putting the injector in the top of the empty cartridge so i dont have to drill a hole in my piping...
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    Dog in Pool

    So odd..I clicked on the link and at 1st had an option for hair nets or beard nets. The hair nets showed not available with no timeframe for availability. I accidentally closed the page so came back to the link and clicked again and now the option is for beard nets only. I wanted to see if the...
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    order of events while replacing water due to high calcium hardness

    Thanks for checking on me. :-) I would be lying if I said that I never considered giving up. I came across a post somewhere that said 1-3 weeks is common so I was determined to hang in there awhile longer. It was so crazy how the water was clear for so long before it passed. Today, full sun and...