Recent content by TazJMT

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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Ah yes didnt read that you have a heater in your signature
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Great thanks-I'll let it drift down to about 6 (CYA between 30-40) and then add poly 60 and let it circulate for about an hour @ajw22 Since you are in NJ also, are you closing soon? I assume your water cant be down to 60 or so yet-mine is still 70
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Thank you. Didnt know CL eats poly 60
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    Getting a winter cover to last longer

    Do you let the chlorine level drift back down before closing or close it at/near SLAM level?
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    Getting a winter cover to last longer

    What in the world do you do to get your above ground winter cover to last more than 1 season? I always buy the "Best" cover (thickest, best quality) of the kinds offered. Every year when I take it off to open the pool, I hold it up to the light and can see pin holes of light/porous through it...
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Hello All, Ok so this was my first full season using TFP, so I would kind of like to get the closing right also. I have read the pool school closing article and some closing threads on here. Here is what I normally do (with some questions sprinkled it), want to see if I am missing anything here...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    I think i might be on double secret probation
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Update-tested pool at night was 5.5 tonight with 0 CC. So it only lost 2 FC is 24 hours. Having trouble believing this is organic with that result. But i dont know why this is in the pool then
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    How would i even clean that? I took it off of the pool on purpose while SLAMing as I thought that the high FC levels could make it fall apart. If I did this whole process for nothing-ugh. It has a rip in it anyway so we are throwing it out when we close the pool.
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    So, the stuff is back. I haven't brushed the pool in a few days (but assume you aren't supposed to have to brush every day when not SLAMing) and the solar cover was on. I just took a peak underneath and see plenty of it again. Last night, I checked the FC and it was 7.5. The last time I added...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    A little update-the last time I added any liquid chlorine was monday night. Yesterday I didn;t even test it because I knew I wasn't going to drop from 20 down under 6 in one day. So I tested tonight 48 hours later and am still getting a reading of 14 (it was cloudy/rainy all day today). Sure I...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Vacuumed and brushed about an hour ago. Backwashed also even though i backwashed after vacuuming yesterday (i normally dont like to backwash that often but in case any of the dead stuff was going to recirculate i wanted to blow it out) So i will check in a couple hours and see-thats plenty of...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Going outside to vacuum now. If that stuff comes back, i'll report that-dont know what the next step would be if it does is it normal to have to SLAM every year? I know pool school recommends SLAMing for opening and closing, but can i expect most (or every) year, this process will be necessary...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    I was just following the extended test directions. It says to use 2 level dippers, but then later says "At very high FC levels it is likely that you will need to use more than the normal amount. " So if the normal amount is 2, then more than that is at least 3, right? Does the size of the drops...