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    Question about Trichloro %

    I appreciate the explanation, I rarely use trichlor tablets, except when i go on vacation, but I was always curious. Thanks
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    Question about Trichloro %

    Love the site and all the help I have gotten here. My question is about % of ingredients when I look on a package. For example when I see trichloro tablets it says 93.6% trichloro, and when i look at pool schock that uses trichloro it says 43.46%. Does this mean the say one 8oz tablet has...
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    Having some trouble this year

    What FC level would algae start to grow. According to the CYA/FC chart my target FC is 4-6 and the minimum is 2.
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    Having some trouble this year

    I've been following this site for a few years with great results. This year I had to replace my liner so when I refilled my pool I got my CYA up to 30 and I keep my FC at 5 to 6. I have had issues with cloudy water twice this year. I get 4 weeks of perfect water, then it starts to get...
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    Looks like the ph worked ... Got it down to 7.2 and this morning the water already looks better Thanks
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    Yea I've heard that too, I try not to backwash too often. I've tried the de in the filter before but every time I do it the pressure rises after an hour or so and I have no return pressure back into the pool. Almost like the filter is dirty again. I wasn't adding much, about 1 cup total, but...
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    The sand in my filter was changed last year. I recently backwashed and my clean psi is 17 and the current psi is 18. I'm going to lower the pH and see what that does. Thanks for all the help and I'll update later
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    FC was still 6.5 this morning at 7:00
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    My CC is currently 0 ( just tested it) My FC is 6.5 tonight at 9:30pm, I'll post my FC for tomorrow AM. What kind of overnight loss would I look for to SLAM? And what is that overnight loss telling me is going on? Also should I be running 24/7 until I get the problem fixed ? Thanks for all...
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    Pool clear but not crystal clear

    Pool was crystal clear then all of the sudden I noticed it was clear just not crystal like it should be Here are my most current readings Cya-50 FC - keeping at 7 Ta -90 Ch - 90 Ph 7.8 The only big change from the last time I checked all my numbers is the ph is higher. Any suggestion...
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    Overcoming resistance to convert to TFPC.

    I agree with everyone else, once you learn and understand what you are doing, you spend less time and less money and your pool will never look better. I tell everyone I know to use this site
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    My 2nd year on the TPF method

    Thanks for the advice. The water looks good today, but just not crystal clear yet. I'm hoping it just needs more time. Do the rest of my tested levels look ok?
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    My 2nd year on the TPF method

    No I didn't, as soon as I got the FC level up the green cleared up. Should I always SLAM when I see any green?
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    My 2nd year on the TPF method

    Last year I discovered this site and it was the best thing for my pool. I opened pool this year and it was a little green and cloudy. My numbers are Ph 7.6 Ta 90 Cal 80 CYA 50 FC 6.0 I've been testing FC everyday and trying to keep it around 6.0. I usually lose about 1.0 FC/day It has...
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    First I wanted to say my pool is looking awesome, sparkling and crystal clear. You all really know your stuff here, thank you so much. I have a 2 part question: What is the best time if the day to test and add chlorine to the pool? Is it normal to lose 2ppm over a day period? Yesterday I...
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Thanks, that makes sense. How concerned should I be about small changes in my pH? My recommended range is 7.5 a 7.8. I tested a few days ago and it was 7.6 and today it is 7.4. Should I try to adjust it?
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    If I have to maintain a higher FC level because of my cya, is that harsher on people swimming? i.e. skin, eyes
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Pool is looking much better today, but I have a few questions. I added a cup of de last night and when I woke up the return jet had barely any pressure and the pressure was up to 25psi. So I back washed and all was well, pressure back to 18psi and pumping well. I added another cup or so of...
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok, so my clean psi was 18, and today it is up to 22 (I added 1 cup of DE which pushed it from 21 to 22) so might be time for a back wash once it goes up to 24 or so? Is the bleach ok to add right to the skimmer? If my FC range is 5-8, is it better to be at the high end of that or aim for the...
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Awesome thanks Question about back washing, should I only backwash when my pressure rises 10psi from it's starting point? I've read before that backwashing too much can cause filter to not work as well, is that true?
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok, the fc/cya chart says between 5-8..should i drain some water to get my cya lower? Or am I ok? Also i assume i should stick with plain bleach so i don't mess with my other levels? How often should i be testing everything? Thanks
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    I tested this morning at 7am, the sun was up but not directly on the pool. Fc 9.0 Cc 0.5 So looks like it passed. Ill try the de in.the filter. How do the rest of my numbers look? Thanks
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok, so my fc was 9.5 and ill.compare it to tomorrow AM, and im looking for a drop of 1ppm or more to fail? If not ill just keep running the filter. And i actually did change the sand in the filter a few weeks ago. How much de would you add to the filter? Thanks
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok, I finally got my test kit. Here are my numbers FC 9.5 CC 0.5 pH 7.6 TA 100 Hardness 150 CYA 65 The water is a little cloudy, but blue. Over the past few week the water has been good, but just not crystal clear like I want. Thanks for any help
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    What is your recommendation on the best kind of chlorine to use?
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    I used baking soda since my TA and pH was low, was that the wrong move? I'll post my results as soon as I get them. Thanks for all the help
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok thanks, I will get one of those right away. So are you thinking the cloudiness is caused by this high CYA, because it was getting a little cloudy last week, but when I tried to raise the pH it is when it went to super cloudy. What should my next steps be to get my pool back?
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    Ok so my stablizer is too high, so how do I lower that down, or do I just need more chlorine? They are test strips, but from what I am reading I think I need something better than that
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    Please help with cloudy pool!!!!

    I have never been very vigilant with watching my pool chemistry. Usually I just throw a bag of shock in once a week, put chlorine tabs in my floating frog and run the pool 12-16 hours a day. I have always had a crystal clear pool. But now I have an extremely cloudy pool. Here is my...