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    Kids Pool Birthday Party - Checklist?

    Hi Tara! Such a small world....we live in Nazareth.....not too far from you at all. Enjoyed following along with the pool build and this checklist as well.
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    Test Results

    Thanks a lot! I appreciate it! I'll get that chlorine higher.
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    Test Results

    Hi everyone....any suggestions/advice for my current test results? Thanks! TF-100 test kit 18,000 gallon vinyl pool Free chlorine - 2.5 Combined chloramines - 0.5 Total chlorine - 3 Calcium hardness - 175 Total alkalinity - 130 Cya - 30 PH - 7.85
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    Help with balancing

    Awesome thanks a lot! How would I bring CYA up?
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    Help with balancing

    Free chlorine - 5 Combined chloramines - 0 Total chlorine - 5 Calcium hardness - 100 Total alkalinity - 60 Cya - 20 PH - 6.8 I tried plugging everything into pool math app but not sure where to start
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    Wow, that is great stuff!! What was the total cost for the cabana, kitchen/bar area?
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    Very nice setup....would love to see more pics of it too. That's some great counter/bar space!
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    That is amazing stuff!! How much was the total cost for you?
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    Those are all great reasons you provided....thank you for making the decision easier :)
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    That's a great call. I will definitely be looking into that! I appreciate your help with this!
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    Thank you so much!! Does that can cool off a good area? We were thinking granite over concrete too for that exact reason.
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    That's exactly what I was expecting as well. Do you think this adds value to the house? (My wife doesnt believe so, but I definitely do haha) Also, where did you get that fan? Looks great and would cover a lot of area. Lastly, do you believe granite would be best for the countertops? I'm...
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    That is great! Exactly how I wanted to do it....thank you for sharing! How much did the granite on the countertops cost you? And for the total?
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    Show Off Your Cabana/Pool House/Outdoor Tiki Bar

    Hi everyone! I am trying to get ideas on a Cabana/Outdoor Bar to build. I have a general idea, but would love to see pictures of what you all have, so that I can get a better picture of details I could give to the person constructing this. Any tips and/or advice would be great too! Thanks a...
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    Water Test Results

    Okay thank you! How can I go about raising my FC to 13?
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    Water Test Results

    Okay so tested the CYA with step 8 method and came to about the same number 100-110 (after multiplying 55x2)
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    Water Test Results

    Thanks man I appreciate it. I'll do that. The pool store guy (when I got the results those morning) was concerned about the chlorine potentially fighting something because the free chlorine was low
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    Water Test Results

    Dam! Alright thanks man
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    Water Test Results

    So do nothing to the pool i.e.shock or bleach until I get CYA down?
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    Water Test Results

    Okay here we go with the tf100 results. Any feedback is appreciated 7/12 Free chlorine - 3.5 Combined chloramines - 0.5 Total chlorine - 4 Calcium hardness - 100-125 Total alkalinity - 110 Cya - 100 PH - 7.5
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    Water Test Results

    Just trying to get the chlorine straight since my total chlorine and my free chlorine are out of whack
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    Water Test Results

    I have a vinyl pool. Should I use liquid bleach our shock it?
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    Water Test Results

    Hi everyone....here are my latest test results. I have a 19,000 to 20,000 gallon Grecian (just moved in) my clarity is good. What do I Neff to have done? PH - 7.5 FC - 0.3 TA - 61 Total Chlorine - 2.4 CH - 118 CYA - 150 These are pool store test results. I just got my tf100 test kit so I'll...
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    Broken Pool Pump.....

    .....or so I think. I have a Century ST1102 with Hayward Super Pump and after opening my pool this past weekend, the noise coming from it is obnoxiously loud! I have to turn it off right now until I get the new pump motor in. What do I need to do to save my pool until I get this within the...
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    New To This

    What are the main essentials/chemicals I should have on hand when I open my pool this week? Thanks!
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    New To This

    That definitely helps.....thanks a lot.....I'll get all of that information together.
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    New To This

    Okay thank you....I will do that. Am I using the squirt tubes/test tubes that came with the test kit, or am I just using the contents in the box that looks like a first aid kit?
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    New To This

    Hi everyone.....sorry for the newbie post, but we just purchased a house with a pool recently so this is a new ballgame for me. I would love a rundown of the steps I need to take when opening my pool this summer. The weather in NE Penn. has been crazy....90 one day, 65 the next. Hoping to get...
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    my outdoor kitchen build. built to withstand a tornado

    Yeah I hear ya....I was looking at the Dallas U (I think that's what it was) and it was pretty pricey. May just try and build with pressure treated wood....not sure if that'll be good in the elements though. Trying to be cost effective as much as possible with the bar build. How are you doing...
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    my outdoor kitchen build. built to withstand a tornado

    Ahh nice....got ya....I have checked those out before....that's what I was figuring. How much did that model set you back? Wasn't sure if they were reasonably priced. I like the idea of stack stone. Very interested to see your progress pics!