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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

    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?

    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

    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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    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...