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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    I haven't had an hour to watch the video yet but it's relevant to my observations. In my pool the TA is 80 and has been stable. I have not, however, been able to keep ph above 7.2 regularly. I have added borax a few times but it settles right back at 7.2. It seems the ph will stay there with...
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    ph vs FC levels

    Ok thanks. I only ask because, for the first time, I did note a change after setting the test aside for a moment. My chlorine was 8.5. The ph test looked like to went from somewhere just above 7.2 to a solid 7.5. It had sat for no more than two min.
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    ph vs FC levels

    So is the proper method to put the drops in, tip gently to mix, and read immediately or is it more accurate to wait, say a minute or two?
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    ph vs FC levels

    That made me wonder, under normal circumstances is there a correct or preferred amount of time to wait to read the ph level after adding the 5 drops? Does the result change (darken or lighten) with time?
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    Water boatman but algae extremely unlikely

    Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it. I checked again last night and there weren't any in the skimmer and I only saw one alive. I'm hoping they moved on, which would also confirm my thoughts on not having any algae for them. If they are still around war will be declared!! War I say!
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    Water boatman but algae extremely unlikely

    Does the dish soap foam? A cup in 19,500 gallons?
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    Water boatman but algae extremely unlikely

    They are fast little buggers, hard to net. I've just been killing the ones in the skimmer sock and the couple I've netted. I also plan to shock tomorrow evening after the swimming is done for the day since it will be cool the following two days. Any way to kill them all off immediately?
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    Water boatman but algae extremely unlikely

    For the past two days I've seen a handful of water boatman alive in the pool and a few in the skimmer. Based on my reading they are a sign of algae. I don't believe that's the case in my pool because they showed up right after a hard rain for most of the weekend but I had my chlorine level...
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    Pro-Clor Liquid Pool Shock

    Our local menards switched from Splash to Pro-Clor Liquid Pool Shock. Any experience with this brand? I didn't think to check the date codes, but if you are familiar with that I'm interested too.
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    Warrior SL vs Dolphin E10?

    I'm told they are literally the same unit, just an E10 rebranded for Pentair. The difference is about $100 more for the E10, both with the ultra fine filter. Warrior is one year warranty and E10 is two. And, yes, they are both above ground robots.
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    Warrior SL vs Dolphin E10?

    I just hung up with Marina and the Pentair Warrior SL was reccomended. Best I can tell, the only difference is the warranty on the Pentair is 1 and the Dolphin 2 years. Is the warranty worth the cost savings?
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Menards has 12.5 at less than $4/gallon, same as last year. 418 gallons in stock as if now so it doesn't seem supply will be a problem this summer. https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/pools-accessories/pro-clor-liquid-pool-shock-1-gal/pc160003/p-1444426383664.htm
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    First time DIY AGP and excited

    Hello! I'm pretty new myself but thought I'd mention keeping an eye out for weather warm enough to set your new liner. I'm not sure what the fall is like in UT.
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    Winterize Hayward heater

    Thank you. So to be clear, drain/blow it out and call it good? Nothing to address with the pressure switch? Do you suggest covering the openings after it had been drained?
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    Winterize Hayward heater

    Also, does anything need to be done with the pressure switch?