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  1. skydiva44

    Brand new pool, but same as what I had...

    I do know how to use the Pool's a lifesaver! Love this place! Thank you both....wish me luck!
  2. skydiva44

    Brand new pool, but same as what I had...

    I read on the start up page for temp. pool that you should use diclor - shock treatment that comes in small packs, saw the Shock and Swim at Wal-Mart thinking it was the same thing. I bought the wrong stuff I guess, I just went by the name and not ingredients...duh :oops: But it does say to use...
  3. skydiva44

    Brand new pool, but same as what I had...

    I didn't find this website until my pool was in trouble 3 years ago. We got rid of the old and got a new exact same pool, only this time I want to start off correct. I just got it filled and then read your instructions on what to do, my question is, I bought the HTH Shock and Swim, is this the...
  4. skydiva44

    FC & CC ?

    I have been in the shocking process for a couple of days. My FC held overnight, but my CC is 1, the water is still in that cloudy stage....because of the CC, should I continue the process even if I held FC overnight? FC 16.5 CC 1 CYA 45
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    FYI: Intex Magnetic Wall Light

    I was looking for this light for my pool, checked online at Target and Wallyworld...same price at both places $50.00, sold out online so I went to Target and they had them marked at 50% off in the it was $24.99....just wanted to share this info about a good deal! I actually just put...
  6. skydiva44

    Energy Bill...OUCH!

    Ours was $500 this month and DH was actually happy about that.....he thought it would be $800 like August last year. We have 2 units, one for upstairs and one for downstairs..3,000 sq. ft. I think next months bill will be huge! :shock:
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    Here's my little oasis...

    Just beautiful...that Chimney needs a BIG TEXAS STAR right on the front of it! lol
  8. skydiva44

    LOST.. HELP!!!!!

    I, personally have never used Algae guard ever, all I have ever used to get my pool clean is the Bleach, sound like it's going to take a lot of bleach to get it cleared up though. I think your pool is just a tad smaller than mine...
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    LOST.. HELP!!!!!

    Someone should be coming along soon to answer your technical questions. Bleach is the same thing as Liquid Chlorine only much cheaper and a lesser % of strength...good luck to you! It's going to take some time to get it sparkling...BUT it will happen if you follow the directions that the...
  10. skydiva44

    LOST.. HELP!!!!!

    Yes Clorox...or the Wal-Mart brand...just make sure it is plain and not scented, it works, trust me! I have been where you are...just takes time and a lot of patience
  11. skydiva44

    Final pics I never got posted

    Wow! It's awesome...I would never leave that spot all summer with that view..... :goodjob:
  12. skydiva44

    Who else is watching frustratedpoolmom's post count?

    Gee FPM...I'd like to help you along with this...BUT my pool is sparkling clean thanks to your other posts, I think about 300 of those were helping me last summer.... :goodjob: :thequeen:
  13. skydiva44

    anyone having a pool party for the 4th of July?

    Hey, I'll bring the "Bacon Explosion" to the party... :wink: :party:
  14. skydiva44

    Census Poll on Intex Users

    Hey js...I have the pool with the blown up ring at the top, do you think that light would fit properly over that? Thanks!
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    Census Poll on Intex Users yours the Easy Set or the Metal frame one?
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    Census Poll on Intex Users

    Would that magnetic light work on the Easy Set 18 x 48 pool?
  17. skydiva44

    Preparing for heavy rains glad you asked that question, after reading this I have brought mine up to shock level....not going to chance it! Good luck my fellow Houstonians...hope the rain that falls makes our lawns very happy! :wink:
  18. skydiva44

    More Braggin' - This time on you

    Hey's you guys who are the hero's! I can't begin to name all the people who have helped me thru last summer of being a new ABG pool owner and the beginning of this one....I truly think I get it finally.....I believe I have found the "Formula" that is right for MY pool by reading and...
  19. skydiva44

    Do you test other people's water?

    I WISH I would have had my test kit at the Hotel in Galveston last week.....not green water BUT I could not see any of the feet of the children that were playing in the pool...these were not my children, but if they were I would not have let them get in! As for myself, I just sun-bathed and...
  20. skydiva44

    How about a thread for good jokes???

    THE SKIRT ZIPPER! As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus. Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a...
  21. skydiva44

    Shock level and swimming

    Call me crazy...but I am going for it! I'll let you know tomorrow if I can still type....CHEERS! :cheers:
  22. skydiva44

    Shock level and swimming

    LOL you are obviously speaking from experience and you still have all your body parts? Yeah, Hubby is a little bummed that he can't jump in the pool after doing yard work in 90 degree weather....and he soooo rarely wants to get in my blow up pool! haha! Dave Who? :lol:
  23. skydiva44

    Shock level and swimming

    That's what I thought...just wanted to see if anybody was crazy enough to do it! You are right, it is scorching hot today here. MY FC held overnight Friday night finally and no CC's, so it's just coming down from that now. I washed all floaties in Clorox/water and left the brush in the water...
  24. skydiva44

    Shock level and swimming

    Last week I had a CYA of 70 and I felt that I was dealing with mustard algae, so therefore I was at a higher shock level. I just checked my CYA and it is now 60 after a partial drain/refill suggestion to lower it.. Today my FC is at 28 coming down from that high level, but my CYA is 60 with a...
  25. skydiva44

    Reagent Question

    Thanks Bama,FPM and to the pool store I go! But that's ALL I am getting is reagent.... :-D
  26. skydiva44

    Reagent Question

    So what your saying is that it is made by Arch, which is correct, but I can't use it for my CC test like I do the Taylor #3?
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    Reagent Question

    Thanks Bama...but darnit! :(
  28. skydiva44

    Reagent Question

    Is the yellow capped OTO from Wallyworld the same thing as the yellow capped Taylor Reagent #3?
  29. skydiva44

    Post a picture of yourself

    This was in the Bahamas...wish I was there right now!
  30. skydiva44

    How do I know if I have mustard algae?

    Sorry to butt in...but if it tends to come back after shocking correctly, then HOW do you get rid of it?