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  1. planoattorney

    Help Choosing SWG

    Every year I say this is the year I convert to salt - this time I really mean it. LOL I looked here for feedback, opinions, etc. on what I should consider (i.e. what is best) and the general consensus seems to be all the major players are good / best in their own way. With that in mind, I...
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    Sta-Rite Manifold Leaking

    We don't get much freezing weather here in North Texas so we leave out pools filled year around. A freeze switch kicks the pump if temps hit freezing and generally, moving water is more than adequate to protect our equipment. Last week or two, we hit freezing several days - no biggie, I assumed...
  3. planoattorney

    Low TA & High PH that keeps rising no matter what

    I think I screwed up and I need help. First, converted to BBB method this year and I have been very happy, so maybe this is more a problem in my head: Second test results via a TF-100 kit and results from pool store (theirs are in parenthesis) FC = 2.0 (2.0) CC = 0.0 (0.0) PH = 8.2 (8.0)...
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    Chlorine Test Results

    I converted to the BBB method this year and got my own Test Kit which makes me as happy as a 14 year old boy with a junior chemistry set and a poster of Kelly LaBrock.:p However, I am having confusing readings and need help figuring out what I am doing wrong. Using the small blue box (the...
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    Pool Store Brand vs. Big Box Store Chlorine Pucks

    Okay, let me start by saying my pool is on a strict liquid diet this year. FYI - anyone on the fence about the BBB/TFPC method (what I call the liquid diet) - do it! You may end up with questions like mine below, but this was the single best decision I ever made in pool ownership. I love my...
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    Thinking About Converting

    I have considered a SWG for years. Local pool store talked me out of it many times. This year I drained and converted to the TFPC method, found a good source for liquid bleach and bought all the borax at Wal-Mart and Target. Then bought a good test kit. I am very happy with that choice which...
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    CYA Level - Lot's of Sun

    Moderator comment: This post was separated out from this thread: CYA Level... How much is "too much"? I did an OCLT last night. Zero drop in FC over 8 hours. CC is 0.5 or less (the sample turns the faintest shade of pink and that could be debated) one drop knocks it crystal clear. So...
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    New Member, not so new pool owner

    Hello: I am in Plano (suburb just north of Dallas) and I am going into my 12th season with a pool - still learning and found this site when I decided to try liquid chlorine. As you all seem to already know, and I finally realized, there is a better way. I am still trying to get accustomed to...