Recent content by TBWB

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    Cloudy and getting greener- help please?

    Thanks for the advice guys. We've added muriatic acid to start getting the pH down and we have pointed all the nozzles up so they are breaking the surface. We've got a pressure washer spraying water into the pool to act as a "fountain" and help create some aeration. I also had this thing that...
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    Cloudy and getting greener- help please?

    Hey guys, we have an in ground pool (approx 25000 gal). Last year we switched from Bacqua to chlorine using the BBB method. This year opening the pool was a breeze and it was sparkling clean for a few months. I have been raving about TFP forums ever since! It was so much better than using the...
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    Not as good as a time lapse but a slideshow of conversion!

    It was this gross white scum that would happen every time we added bleach during the first night. It was really gross!
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    FC is up to 6 and CC is holding at .5. CYA has been in the socks all day but still not reading on the tester. I wanted to show yall this ingenious device my husband rigged up for me. All that getting down on the concrete to test the water was killing my knees so my husband made me a scooper...
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    I also forgot to add-- our water temp is around 93-94 these days.
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Well that's what I get for ASSuming, huh? :) I added some bleach. Will test in a few hours when sun goes behind trees and see what the readings are. Thanks!
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Here is a glance at our numbers today at mid day: FC: 1 (will wait til sun starts to go down to get it to 15) CC: .5 CH: 220 TA: 80 PH: 7.4 ish (I have a hard time judging this one) CYA: just added 96 oz in two nylon socks. Will have to wait and see on this one.
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Man, I can answer my own questions if I would just go READ first. :hammer: Maintain FC level of 15 until the CC holds for 2 nights in a row at .5. :goodjob: :wave:
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Oh, and what do we need to keep the FC levels at while the CYA is in there? Thanks so much for ALL of your help guys! This place has been such a help (and money saver) to us.
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Allrighty-- new sand is in and multiport is being re-assembled. FYI so someone doesn't make the mistake I just made-- Home Depot sells pool filter sand that comes in .5 cu.ft. I had to guess at the weight and of course I guessed wrong and had to go back for more. Those bags (with a blue...
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    There are a lot of these size clumps of goo... not as bad as others I've seen on this forum. Here's what it looks like inside-- And here's how we are keeping the sand from the main drain-- I covered it in Saran Wrap, then put one of my son's Nuby sippy cups ($1 at Walmart) over the pipe...
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    How do you suggest disposing of all this sand? Just dump it in the woods beside our house? I don't guess it's good for a sand box for my son, huh? :) I'm about to run to HD or Lowes and get new sand while DH does the dirty work outside. I'll look for CYA there too. Thanks for all your...
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Nevermind, just read the label (duh!) and it says 300 lbs. :) Here we go.... He got the top opened and there is definitely some clumps of goo in there. I'll be back soon with pics.
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    And away we go!!! Started conversion tonight. Lots of PIPs

    Allrighty, guys, we are ready to change our sand. Husband wants to get this done today while he can-- question- how much sand is needed for our pump? We have a Hayward Vari Flow XL Sand filter. I'm searching online and not finding any info. :/ ALSO-- the guys at the pool store told my...
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    Not as good as a time lapse but a slideshow of conversion!

    This is over a 72 hour period. :goodjob: