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  1. Oakstone

    Slamming - Running out of reagents! Ruh oh.

    Sooo, since I misfired and had to restart my slam, including having a higher FC target due to my CYA mistake, my brand new 2006 (not C) kit is just about out of trirating agent. I don't think I will be able to get more before the slam is complete. What to do? I have an OTO kit and strips, but...
  2. Oakstone

    Cloudy Again - Tests Results Included

    Heya all, Last year I had this "haze" in the pool, especially after heavy use. I was using test strips and then an OTO kit, but was planning on getting a K2006 this year, which I did. The old thread is here for reference, as the pics show pretty much exactly what I'm experiencing again...
  3. Oakstone

    Confusing Test Results

    Heya, When I filled the pool yesterday, I had the following results: FC - 0.5 PH - 8.0 TA - 30 CH - 30 Using the app, I was instructed to add: 661ml 6% bleach 87ml 31.25% (20 baume) Muriatic Acid 2200gr Baking Soda 2100gr Calcium Chloride I didn't have the full amounts of the Baking Soda...
  4. Oakstone

    Up and Running!

    Thanks to everyone here for some advice on swapping from test strips to a Taylor kit. Startup went well. I managed to hard plumb in my crazy BBQ heater and add a sprayer, so the kids should have a blast this summer. The pool was still filling during the shot, so it's a bit greenish, but you...
  5. Oakstone

    From Strips to Taylor K-2006 - Best Practices

    Heyo, My 2006 came in the mail the other day. I just have a small above ground pool that's not set up yet for the season, but have struggled to have great water over the past couple of seasons. Hoping the new FAS/DPD kit will assist in that. Thing is, I don't really know where to start. After...
  6. Oakstone

    Cutting A New Return Without Reinforcement?

    Heya, I made my return larger last year to accommodate a 1.5" return from my new larger pump/filter and it went fine. I now am left with the smaller pump that came with the pool and I thought I'd make it into a separate system for my BBQ heater contraption. Currently I use a sump pump to push...
  7. Oakstone

    Slight Haze?

    Heya, I have this perception that my small 10ft 1100Gal pool has a white-ish haze to. It doesn't feel "crystal clear" to my eye, but I don't really know how clear to expect the water to be. I opened (setup and fill, no over-winter) it a couple weeks ago, brought the FC to about 10 and let it...
  8. Oakstone

    1.5" Connections to 1.25" Based Pool

    Heyo, I picked up the 2500GPH Intex to replace my 300GPH Bestway. As a starting point, I'm thinking of getting an over the wall strainer for one of my two outlets and then just the 1.5" to 1.25" adapters, maintaining the original hoses/inlet/outlets with the new pump. Pardon the terrible...
  9. Oakstone

    1100 Gal Bestway Pump/Filter Upgrade?

    Heya, Amazon has the 1500 and 2500 GPH Intex pumps that go on sale pretty cheap. Is that a good direction to go for the smaller 10' or would you recommend something else? The one that came with the pool is pretty weak. I don't want to spend hundreds since the pool was only $150 lol, but some...
  10. Oakstone

    Is Cloudy Always Algae?

    Heya, I don't have a sophisticated test kit, but strips are showing me: FC 3 PH6.8 (bringing that up with Borax today) TA 80 CYA 30-50 CH strips don't test I did buy a small test kit as recommended in the AG thread, but the "chorine" part of the test is virtually impossible to determine any...
  11. Oakstone

    My DIY BBQ AG Heater - It Works!!

    Heya, I'm a new AG owner and total pool newbie. I got a 10' AG to splash around with this summer and wanted to be able to heat it up a bit, since sun alone was leaving it quite chilly. Not wanting to invest upwards of 1K on a heater, I started experimenting with various DIY solutions from the...
  12. Oakstone

    Cheapo AG New Owner - A Few Questions

    Hi All, Thanks so much for the forums! There's a ton of info here and I'm learning fast. I do have a couple of questions that I couldn't quite figure out from other posts. Most of my issues are from coming into the forums after doing a bunch of incorrect stuff and not having a lot of season...