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  1. jjwalker

    New liner, new water, help!

    SWG off?
  2. jjwalker

    Dirty Pool! HELP!

    SLAMming takes consistency and a whole lot of POP (pool owner patience). depending upon how consistently you are measuring FC, has everything to do with how well the SLAM will go. if you really do well for a week, and then lapse for a couple of days, you might as well have thrown all of your...
  3. jjwalker

    clear well water turned Iced Tea

    put the polyfill in a small laundry netted bag with a zipper...the kind a spouse may use to wash her unmentionables in the washing machine it will keep it out of your plumbing, pump and filter
  4. jjwalker

    Overwhelmed

    Hey Sue, when you post your test results, follow this path, it helps when everyone is on the same page FC CC ph TA CH CYA as far as your numbers, don't touch the ph...go swimming! splash and play naturally aerate the water, which will ever so slightly raise your ph naturally with a CYA of 40...
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    For those in the SE parts... how long do you run your pumps?

    looking very tough...we didn't even deserve to win that one :bang head:
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    For those in the SE parts... how long do you run your pumps?

    live in SE Louisiana, run it on low 4-6 am, on high for one hour while adding bleach in evening done. crystal clear, no problems
  7. jjwalker

    First pool drain-High CYA

    any tool rental business will rent a sump pump with hose attachments that will drain a pool in a matter of hours...$50 is a ballpark
  8. jjwalker

    Still Losing Chlorine

    You have organics somewhere....behind the lights or check the Polaris .... inside the hose?, cleaning bag?, it's somewhere you just need to find it
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    New to TFP with 5 yr old pool

    ^^^^^^^ do exactly as she says...do not pass go, do not collect $200
  10. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    instead of posting a new thread on my test results, I just decided to bump this one...I know Kim will see it eventually :lol: so, after playing with the water chems for 2 weeks now, ive come to the conclusion my CYA is a solid 20 at this number, I'm adding exactly 1/2 gal bleach everyday...
  11. jjwalker

    Yellow/Green Water

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/141086-Rusty-well-water-and-TFP-first-timer lots of resources on this subject...if you need help or advice afterward, pls post, i'll do the best I can
  12. jjwalker

    First test kit arrives tomorrow - what chemicals do I need to have on hand?

    there's a difference btwn pretty clear and 'gin clear' :kim: I'm sure you've seen the threads....nice thread you have going, enjoyed reading it...good luck!
  13. jjwalker

    Help!!? Any electricians on the board?

    sorry about him being a jerk, what voltage is the pump? I believe those are 110 pumps and need to be on a GFCI breaker...do the instructions have electrical requirements? have you tried the AG pool forum, we have some pretty knowledgable folks on here, I'm sure someone will chime in in a minute
  14. jjwalker

    2.5 days into SLAM

    CYA isn't quite responding as anticipated though, so adding a bit more. be slow in adding your CYA, its hard to go backward. and keeping it low is conducive to an easier SLAM, having to meet lower chlorine numbers. if you've had rain and not a real sunny day to take a measurement, wait until...
  15. jjwalker

    2.5 days into SLAM

    how are you determining what your SLAM level of chlorine is? don't want you to get frustrated when you think you are 2.5 days into a SLAM, when actually you are just pouring bottles of bleach into a body of water. it looks good! if you get your CYA/chlorine ratio nailed...this shouldn't take...
  16. jjwalker

    Rusty well water and TFP first timer.

    have you tested your well water? eventually you will need make up water to replenish your pool, so this will be an ongoing problem for as long as you live there. I deal with manganese which is similar to iron, I put a softener on my well and it dropped my Mn content to .1ppm. when I filled, the...
  17. jjwalker

    Pool toys - storage

    we have the pvc bins with the net also...just got them to stick all of the floaties in
  18. jjwalker

    Before and after paver patio

    nice! like it...
  19. jjwalker

    Cloudy pool water

    Richard320 / woodyp rotflmao!! you guys...
  20. jjwalker

    Testing for Metals

    what metal(s) are you suspected to have? filled from a well, I'm assuming iron? look at my pool build thread on pg2 of the Under Construction board...Swampwoman helped me out a bunch, there are solutions, you just need to read and decide what is the best way to tackle it. I would suggest...
  21. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    this is a pic from today. not much sun, but water isn't looking too too bad. got the ph up to 7.2 and FC is at 7.5
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    New build in South Louisiana...

    oohhhh that's her, I've actually read that before...pretty impressive. and now y'all are helping me!! :cheers:
  23. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    do I reeaallllly want to? lol I'm gonna do it
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    New build in South Louisiana...

    ^^^^^ invaluable info...thanks. I filled the pool from the hose bibs on the house, so it was softened pre entering the pool. ICR what our manganese content was pre softener....IIRC it is .6 or 6 ppm. .6 sounds more like it, I would have to look at the well test before. and surprisingly, we do...
  25. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    ok, will do... I read your post last night late. this morning the pool has cleared considerably, I left pump on last night with the skimmer full of the poly micron (?) don't know what they really call it...but it had caught a lot of brown manganese. I'm wondering when I add chlorine again today...
  26. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    you were right Kim, CYA showed up ASAP...after reading for 2 yrs about the difficulty on reading the CYA test, I thought it was pretty straight forward. the dot became obscure between 25-30. anyhow, so I added a gal of bleach (8%) and disaster struck...the water turned brownish green, which I...
  27. jjwalker

    New build in South Louisiana...

    so the pool finished filling almost to the skimmer Sat morning...left the house to a dance recital, and while we were gone, the bottom (of the sky) fell out. We got home to a pool running over the top...lol and a muddy mess around it. I hadn't even turned the pump on (trying to figure out the 2...