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    Taylor test kit in Canada, again

    You folks south of the 49th must get tired of reading about how we Canucks have trouble obtaining the Taylor Test Kit. Months ago, one of you recommended a seller in Ontario. I decided to wait until closer to the upcoming pool season, so that the reagents will have a little longer shelf life...
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    Highly-modified SLAM routine

    Wow. mknauss, with people like you around, I don't need math. Much as I would like to know where I went wrong, I will easily remember that 1 litre = 1ppm FC, for my pool. Thank you so much.
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    Highly-modified SLAM routine

    D'oh! I guess I can't even figure out how to make the Pool Math calculator work for me; I got 5-7ppm for the SLAM FC. I'll get there. I don't need more people telling me: I already know I'm not doing it right. I do like the way you folks make me think. Rather than reading bleach labels, I just...
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    Highly-modified SLAM routine

    Now there's some advice that shows promise. A couple of questions, if I may: (1) Will that move not further increase an already quite high FC? Are you saying that it's not an issue, since the green algae are still evident and still need to be eradicated? (2) A more practical point: the labels...
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    Highly-modified SLAM routine

    Hi all. Time to shut down for winter. We're just back from a month's vacation during which the house-sitters allowed green algae to make themselves a home. I'm slowly transitioning to the TFP system. I will finally have a Taylor test kit in 3 days (when I take a drive to Bellingham, WA) and I've...
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    Dead, brown algae?

    Nobody can advise how easy it is for Canadians to obtain the Taylor reagents? I'm putting off the purchase until next season, given that this pool season is almost done, and the reagents have limited shelf life. (Plus Mr Lowry's quote of CAD175 for the "non-C" version of the kit. About USD130.)...
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    Dead, brown algae?

    Au contraire, by creating the impression that he is saving the customer some money, he is hoping to gain a long term following? He felt that the 2006-C was more suited to public pools, with more frequent testing, higher FC requirement, etc. He also commented that certain reagents would last...
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    Dead, brown algae?

    Okay... but another member has advised that it's not a good idea to use pucks in the skimmer, which is what I've always done. So then it's okay to use pucks in a floating device while away? They won't circulate when the pool is covered. And how does one decide how many pucks to leave in the...
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    Dead, brown algae?

    Canadian members of this forum who have tried to purchase the Taylor K-2006C kit will be aware that they are referred from the Taylor website to <www.lowryassociates.ca>, the Canadian agent. To make a long story short, Mr Lowry will phone and advise that a smaller version of Taylor K-2006C is...
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    Dead, brown algae?

    Hi all. I'm just learning the TFP system, and have not been able to get into it yet. I still have about 60 chlorine pucks that I bought earlier this year, and I can't just send them to the landfill! Today, after 2 days of cloudy weather and some rain, I uncovered our vinyl pool to find several...
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    Weekly maintenance

    I've been putting "Pucks in the skimmer" for 34 years, so I guess a lot of damage has been done already. I'll try not to lose sleep over it.
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    Weekly maintenance

    Thanks all. I apologize if I gave the impression that I use Shock in the skimmer. Pucks only, with rare exceptions, and never Shock. The "professionals" at the pool shop say that my CYA is 39, so I don't think that's currently a problem. I will look for the Taylor K 2006-C test kit, since I've...
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    Weekly maintenance

    Merged threads. In search of clarification on the question of adding chlorine... a June 2018 thread suggested that we should test FC and add Cl daily. I'm still doing things (what seems from Pool School and some messages to be) the wrong way, with chlorine pucks and occasional shock. The pucks...
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    Weekly maintenance

    Moved from here. Responding to this 13 month old thread, in search of clarification on the question of adding chlorine. I'm still doing things (what seems from Pool School and some messages to be) the wrong way, with chlorine pucks and occasional shock. The pucks are in the skimmer basket, 1...
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    TF-100 CC and TC question! Help!!

    Thanks. I guess it was just the terminology that confused me. "Combined chlorine" is NOT the combined sum of all the chlorine numbers. Combined is not the same as total. :rolleyes:
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    TF-100 CC and TC question! Help!!

    CC is not the same as TC? Yes, I did do the Pool School. I've been trying to care for our pool for 34 years, testing only the pH and free chlorine. DIdn't know any better. On occasion (like at pool opening + when I have trouble) I take a sample to the pool shop where they do more thorough...
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    Have house with pool, 34 years

    Happy to have found a forum where pool users can share the pain and the joy of owning a pool. The in-ground, vinyl pool came with the house, and when our kids were 7 and 9, the effort, compared to the enjoyment made it all worthwhile. Not so much now that they're grown and I'm in my 70's. So...