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    I’m back in the water business with a new hot tub!

    Thanks for the response @tmm1. I just saw that SmartSpa system. That looks great. Since I already have ozone it makes sense. I shouldn’t need much capacity either. Where did you get yours? How much did you pay? As for the water softener, I’m hoping it doesn’t hurt anything because that’s what...
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    I’m back in the water business with a new hot tub!

    Hey everyone! I missed you. I sold my home a couple years ago and left a TFP maintained pool and hot tub. I’ve just now acquired a used (2015) LPI X-12. The deck is built. Wiring is going in as we speak. Big strong people are on the way to haul all 975lbs off the trailer and onto the spot made...
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    Pool Dust/Debris only when filter on

    I think your logic is right on. I would not assume that "running either filter still causes the debris so it must not be the filter" is completely true though. From what I read, it sounds like the filter is the only likely cause. I can relate my experience with DE and a sand filter to your...
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    Goodbye, to my pool/hot tub

    Good ideas. I think I'll do that. I can only hope. A pool is high on the list of 'wants' for the new place.
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    Goodbye, to my pool/hot tub

    The house is selling and we are hoping the new owners enjoy the pool and hot tub as much as we did. TFP has made things great. I'm wondering if there is a way I can promote TFP to the new owners. Do you have a logo, or something I could print out and leave by the pool/hot tub referring them to TFP?
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    New Intex pump trips GFCI

    Same pump, same setup, same problem. That was my original pump. I ran it for 3 years and had to cut the gfci cord and put a standard cord on it the first year. Toward the end of the third year, the gfci on the wall started popping and would take multiple attempts at reset to get the pump...
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    Down converting from 240 to 120V Marquis Leisure tub from about 2002

    Did you figure this out yet? This panel is very similar to the Balboa in my Jacuzzi. I have had to do a lot of work on it. Lots of problems with the mechanical solenoids. So I am somewhat familiar with it if you still need help. When I zoom into your wiring diagram pic, it gets a little blurry...
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    Will bleach damage my above ground vinyl pool?

    My point is, mine and apparently many others' liners were bleached out completely, by bleach. If the water had had no chlorine in it, the ink would still be there. That's not to say that bleach is the sole source of the "problem". Low quality inks and age likely play a part too. But it is most...
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    Will bleach damage my above ground vinyl pool?

    I'm afraid I have to disagree with one of the most experienced posters on here. I will qualify though. Bleach will "bleach" just about anything at high enough concentrations. The thread below, I started, discusses the causes. Most likely for me is aging and low quality inks. It seems to be...
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    2016 bleach prices

    Verdict is in. Top Job worked out to be 1.4%! 96 oz for $1. So $.74/oz percent. Pass.
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    Liquid chlorine

    There's been another thread ongoing for a bit longer on this topic. Lots of good info in there on bleach prices. http://www.troublefreepool.com/showthread.php/t%3D111189&share_tid=111189&share_fid=4767&share_type=t
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    2016 bleach prices

    Another similar thread started: Liquid chlorine http://www.troublefreepool.com/showthread.php/t%3D125972&share_tid=125972&share_fid=4767&share_type=t
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    Liquid chlorine

    I called my two local pool stores. One sells HASA 12.5% in recyclable containers for $18/case ($4.50/gal). The other sells another brand 10% for $24/case. I also contacted HASA directly through their web form and got a response. It turns out we have one of their manufacturing facilities right...
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    2016 bleach prices

    I wrote HASA through their web contact form because a search showed they have a location in Bryan, TX. It turns out it is a manufacturing location. No retail sales. So they referred me to a couple of pool stores. $4.50/gal in recyclable containers for 12.5% and $6/gal in disposable jugs for 10%...
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    2016 bleach prices

    I'll be able to put the debate to bed soon. I bought 2 jugs just to try out. The dates on the bottles I bought were 222.
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    2016 bleach prices

    Yes, you are right... 'Top Job'. Almost everything else there is 'somebody's choice'. So 6-7%? The pool essentials 10% was $2.50 for 128oz, therefore, $.195 per ounce percent. Assuming 6% for 96 oz at $1, that is $.173 per ounce percent. And 7% would be $.149 per ounce percent. Is my math...
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    2016 bleach prices

    Same at our Wal-marts. All pool supplies have been replaced with college student supplies. The Great Value 8.25% was $2.96/121oz. There is a $1/64oz "Top Choice" but it doesn't have a concentration and I couldn't find anything about it online. I bought a couple jugs. I'm going to try them in the...
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    Filter for top off water

    I don't have to have perfectly clean water. My main motivation is to filter out the alkylines so my TA doesn't go up with every fill. Those with metals or calcium might need a different type of filter. If there is no such thing, I know some people who could probably invent it. Maybe we can sell...
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    Tf 100 test results in. Now what?

    I once read (somewhere else) that a couple drops of dawn dish soap in the middle of the pool will cause that film to move to the edge and collect on the walls and allow it to be cleaned up there. I haven't seen anything here about soap in a pool though. You might wait and see if anyone else...
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    Decanting acid--what to use

    Nope. I'm right there with you. One of the most used movie lines in my circles. "I said 'with all due respect'".
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    Leaving on vacation for 2 1/2 days FC and PH concerns

    I would think your low CYA lends itself perfectly to using trichlor pucks while you are away. I did it for 5 days and raised my CYA about 10ppm during that time. As for how many pucks, I could only suggest following the directions of your floater. Mine has an adjustment to allow for more or less...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    So you are trying to 'sanitize' the conversation? That sounds like censorship! Hey, it's not my board... [emoji12] I was only half kidding about the sparkling clearness of the water being a contributing cause. As one responder said, with the fading being below the water line, it's not JUST UV...
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    Filter for top off water

    My house RO filter makes beautiful completely neutral TDS free water at the cost of a lot of backwash water and time. Is there a good filter that will do something similar on a larger scale for water used to replace evaporation in the pool? It seems like I get my TA just right just to have it go...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    That is the conclusion I reached as well. This year being the 3rd year of life for my liner, it is an Intex pool, and I have been within the cya/fc zone all year where last year I was likely below it much of the time add up to ink that finally gave up. And the parallel conclusion is that...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    I figured someone on this board was going to be offended by my question. But if you follow the logic, the bleach is a natural conclusion. And your insinuation that TFP has exposed my liner to less chemicals is surely wrong. On the contrary, when I was treating with dichlor and tabs, my cya level...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    Yeah, I was happy to pin it on her but she's actually pretty good at testing. Then she calls me and I look up the quantity to add via pool math. My CYA has been at 50 and I've been running FC between 5 and 9. That may not be exact. I go by pool math. Whatever it says. I've been using Wal-Mart...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    Mine was fine until about a month ago when it started bleaching out very fast. Everything below the water line but the bottom is almost completely white while the sides still have a little bit of color. This is the first year I have used bleach to treat the pool. So I have three theories. 1...
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    Anybody have their Intex AGP liner lose its color?

    All of the color in mine has gone away below the water line. It's just white now. I've been pretty religious about keeping the FC level inside the FC/CYA chart. I did SLAM once for 4 days with one overshoot but the fading started well after. It happened over about a month, or maybe three weeks...
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    Clorox bleach crystals

    Well then, I guess it would work great with a SWG. [emoji12][emoji13]
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    Clorox bleach crystals

    Just saw a commercial for "Clorox Bleach Crystals". It was along with "Splashless" liquid. I've seen warnings not to use Splashless. I wonder how the crystals are bound. Depending on the dissolving rate and the byproducts it would leave in the pool, it might be a good material for a chlorine...