Recent content by Tim Bish

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    Chlorine/bleach availability and price

    When I did start up, my CH was just over 200. I haven’t checked it since because I thought with a vinyl pool it wasn’t as important as the other chems. I guess I was looking more for a cheaper cost for chlorine more so than availability. This COVID has all the cleaning supplies up in price
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    Chlorine/bleach availability and price

    Hi everybody, just throwing this out there and asking if anyone is having trouble purchasing liquid chlorine and/or bleach. I bought up 8 gal of Walmart 10% early in the season and they have since sold out. I was told nothing available on the horizon. So figured I would get GreatValue bleach...
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    Opened late, but Crystal clear

    I think the CYA was around 40 but not 100% sure. I know it was very high before I changed the liner last year. I need more reagents to test CYA along with chlorine too
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    Opened late, but Crystal clear

    Got a late start this yr due to the cold and rainy month of May. I was worried the water would be a swamp but was crystal. Her is my problem. I forgot to order new reagents from TFT, so can not test right now. We are leaving tomorrow evening for the weekend. What amount of 10% chlorine should...
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    New liner installed

    Thank you Marty. I got home and walked past the pool and I just want to say the water is like crystal. It has such a bright sparkle to it. Gives this old guy a big smile ��.
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    Test kit question.........

    I use the K-2006 kit along with the speed stir and that’s all I need. The salt testing additions are if you are using a SWG I guess the ph meter may be nice but that is an easy test with the K 2006
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    New liner installed

    Stabilizer and Chlorine put in this morning before work. Will recheck levels this evening. My TA is at 50, isn’t that a bit low or should I just keep an eye on it and PH for the time being?
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    New liner installed

    Fc. 0 cc. 0 cya. 0 ta. 50 ph. 7.2
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    New liner installed

    My pump has been on for past 24 hrs and all seems well. I was wondering if I could use liquid stabilizer to get it into the pool faster. Also not sure what level to shoot for, 40 or 50 ? Last summer it ran high due to pool shop and switching from baqucil. Please advise. Pool math says to...
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    New liner installed

    Hello again, my first post of 2018. As the title states we had to install a new liner and the pool is almost full. I just used city water to fill and I’m probably not going to be able to install pump for at least two days from now. So I’ll be asking some questions soon about water testing and...
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    Pea gravel

    Hi, welcome to TFP! What would worry me is that pea gravel never really compacts. I have never seen the foam panels that people put under the liner, I have always used sand or sand vermiculite mixture. I guess the only way I would even consider leaving the gravel is cover it with a good layer...
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    help me help my friend. Sulfate

    That sounds like a good idea except I'm a teetotaler Lol
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    help me help my friend. Sulfate

    Thanks for the quick response. I know that he uses all dry Chems for ph+/- and same for alk up or down. I don't know if the item he uses is dry acid or something else for ph- but I doubt he even knows
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    help me help my friend. Sulfate

    I've been telling my friend at work that I found this site and how much it helped me get my pool looking great. He has been having trouble all summer and asked if I could bring my test kit to work and he would bring in a sample for me to test. He just told me that the pool shop told him that...
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    Just bought a house with a pool

    Welcome to TFP buying a test kit is the beginning of your Freedom from paying big $ at the pool store. They will have you add stuff you do not need. The test kit seems like an unwanted expense at this time but it is really cheaper than listening to the "song and dance" info you will get there...