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    Can I use the Tablets to raise my CYA?

    My current CYA is 30 and I'd like to get it closer to 50 as we are now getting warmer. I've used the conditioner and sock in the skimmer to get it here but wondering if I should or could just get some Chlorine tablets and add both at once? I am using liquid chlorine now.
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    Top Drain - Overflow blocking device

    Has anyone used this or similiar items to block the overflow and keep water from going out when you go swimming? We used our pool for the first time and don't like the idea of loosing the water for no reason. https://www.texaspooltechs.com/top-drain/ Top Drain
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    Basketball Hoop Comparison

    Thoughts / advantages on using the hoops with the bases that have more traditional rim vs having one of the floating styles? Is it just preference. My kids are older and not much for basketball players but looking for activities and thought the floating style may be just enough.
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    Solar cover or heater?

    Wondering about a solar cover will it add enough heat to make the work and from reviews repurchase every few years worth it. or Do we spend more on a solar panel heater unit? Problem is where my equipment is currently located, there is a large shade tree covering most of that roof area. Can...
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    Little to no CYA, do I add or wait?

    Still getting used to this stuff. I've been adding liquid chlorine instead of using the pucks as i was trying to avoid CYA. But doing the dot test from my kit, I'm not sure I have any CYA or at least I can fill up the tube and still see the black dot. Should I buy a bucket of tabs for use to...
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    My 1st test. Now what

    21,000 gal pool Tablet Feeder 1st time pool owner, 1st time tester. Bit freaked out Did my 1st test with the TFP test kit. Pool has been taken care of by install contract until last week. My numbers are below. 1st time so hopefully correct FC - 1 PH - 7.8 TA - 110 CYA - 30 CH - 300 CSI - says...
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    Correct pool RPM question

    Our pool is up and running now. I'm wondering what the correct RPM I should have the pump at when it runs. I currently have it set at 2k and set to run for 8 hours a day. Our free pool service just ended and I'll be taking over. Waiting for the arrival of my TFP kit so I can get numbers and...
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    1st timer

    We are about to put in our first pool. I'm excited and anxious as this has been on the wish list for over 4 years when we made the move from Nebraska to Texas (south of Dallas). Inground approx 21,000 gal Overall 40' x 18' Depth 3.5' to 6.5' Tanning Ledge 8'x6' Extra seating. Straight old...