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    Preaching TFP in the land of infidels--so is Cl an evaporant?

    I´ve been visiting my ex- and kids in Brazil for the last month and the pool guy and I are having the predictable lack of understanding. He basically throws in an inadequate dose of Cal-hypo once a week (even though he comes Mondays and Thursdays) and makes up for it with cheap copper algaecide...
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    NEC (not elsewhere classified) Justified: "Pool"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcKoX8DilUs [The [youtube] coding doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to embed video on here?]
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    So what's wrong with ALC = 50?

    I've been doing BBB on a plaster pool built in 2004 since 2006. Every year I would go through a big bag of baking soda and a couple of gallons of MA to hold ALC at 70 and keep the pH between 7.6 and 7.8. pH would hit 8.0 and I'd knock it down to 7.5/7.6 and then I'd need some baking soda. This...
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    Are these tri-chlor tabs OK?

    [Don’t start with the tab hate please. I use them in the Spring when my CYA is low until it gets to 35ppm and then a few weeks when I am out of town. I usually finish around 50 before I close. I use LC 90% of the time.] Costco now carries Aqua-Chem Plus tabs at a good price in 40 lb. tubs. This...
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    I have this MPS...

    I have this MPS acquired years ago by another family member who got 'pool-stored.' I know it's an oxidant and not a sanitizer and that it messes up FC readings by FAS-DPD. I have about 24 one-pound bags that are seven years old stored in my nice cool basement. Is there any intelligent way to use...
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    Pentair Valve Gasket--any tips?

    I have the Pentair version of the Jandy Never-lube valves on my 2004 A&S pool. The diverter valve between the main drain and the skimmers that feeds the pump intake has developed a slow drip (when pump is off) and air leak (when pump is on.) The drip is coming from the joint between the top of...
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    Does chlorine attack covers?

    I was in my FLPS refilling my LC carboy and looked at the closing display. Big red-lettered signs were warning people "DO NOT USE CHLORINE TO CLOSE YOUR POOL--IT WILL DESTROY YOUR COVER". I have used BBB sans borates in the summer for a few years now, but I have closed since 2005 using either...