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  1. joemkraus

    PH Levels - time of day

    Pool is not covered, and I agree with the comment about the pH should not very. Every night when I measured it is consistent and only changes very slowly but for some reason in the morning it registers higher. OK, I don’t know why the pool pump Hass to be running but I will take your word for it...
  2. joemkraus

    PH Levels - time of day

    My PH levels measurements vary widely as per the time of day. EG. in the morning when the pool filter has not run for 12+ hours I get almost and 8.0, but in the evening, while pump has run all day and is still running, I get around 7.5. I tend to believe the evening one as when I put in MA is...
  3. joemkraus

    FC levels

    Thanks
  4. joemkraus

    FC levels

    yesterday, ~ 40 maybe a tad higher
  5. joemkraus

    FC levels

    In the heat of summer now I am losing FC about 4ppm/day. my CYA is about 40, so as per the TFP suggestions should I be raising it to 60? seems high "It is very common for a manually dosed pool to lose 2-4ppm Chlorine daily however some users may experience a larger drop, especially in areas...
  6. joemkraus

    vacation chlorine?

    my CYA is 40 so I have a bit of "headroom"
  7. joemkraus

    vacation chlorine?

    ...maybe 1" tablets??
  8. joemkraus

    vacation chlorine?

    This is the first year I have been following TFP religiously, and the best year I ever had! I only use LQ (jug dumper), but on vacation for a few days I use pucks in floaters. However, in this hot season I need the pucks to dissolve quicker despite heaving two floaters. Other recommendations?
  9. joemkraus

    Calcium last 10%?

    thanks, worked better than I would have thought, I appreciate the tip
  10. joemkraus

    Calcium last 10%?

    I have been at this house for 33 years with a pool, and while I maintained Chlorine levels (mostly), I never really paid much attention to PH levels until this year where I am religiously following TFP. In those years my pool tile have become severely caked with calcium (PH too high I think). I...
  11. joemkraus

    Severe Scaling - solved?

    I have been at this house for 33 years with a pool, and while I maintained Chlorine levels (mostly), I never really paid much attention to PH levels until this year where I am religiously following TFP. In those years my pool tile have become severely caked with calcium (PH too high I think). I...
  12. joemkraus

    FC measurement

    OK, I have switched to evening checking and LQ dumping, thanks for the tip, yea, my FC stays pretty high all nite, so great suggestion!
  13. joemkraus

    FC measurement

    I always did in the morning, as my pump quits around 6pm for the solar heating and then the LC would not circulate, but guess I could do around 4pm
  14. joemkraus

    FC measurement

    OK, thanks so much confirming that my FC loss of 4 is not out of the question (yes, warm sunny California weather here and pool is in sun most all day). I don't mind the jug dumping just the expense, but don't really want to complicate the process with SWG, but will look into the chlorine...
  15. joemkraus

    FC measurement

    thanks yes, CC=0 guess was hoping drops test (OTO ) more accurate, therefore having to use less LC :(
  16. joemkraus

    FC measurement

    FC=6, PH=7.6, CYA=40, CC=0 I have been trying to keep my pool FC at 6 each morning and the following morning it has gone down to about 2.0-2.5 powder test, so I add about 1 gallon of LC. Getting expensive, but OK if that is what I have to do. However, this morning when I measure again the FC=2...
  17. joemkraus

    3" tricolor tablets

    OK. I know that tablets in skimmer is often frowned upon due to high concentration when pump off, but on the rare cases where I travel, I thought that may be a good alternative as they dissolve faster in a skimmer. But your SLAM is a good alternative
  18. joemkraus

    3" tricolor tablets

    FC= 6, CYA= 40, PH=7.8 Been religiously following TFP this year and so far so good. Only use LC, but when I am away for a few days at my cabin, I have to use tablets. Trying to minimize there use so do not increase CYA much so trying to determine how much to put in to dissolve while I am away...
  19. joemkraus

    Measurement units - just curious

    OK, thanks. That's what I thought, but today in reading an article about pools opening post covid-19, they said as long as "FC=3 parts per liter or more", so I think they just got it wrong. And yes of course was not thinking about PH being a ratio, but yes makes sense
  20. joemkraus

    Measurement units - just curious

    I know that it makes no difference, but just curious to know. I cannot find anything about the units of our measurements. For example an FC=6 is 6 what? is that ppm (parts per million), ppl (parts per liter). and are all measurements the same units eg. PH=7.8? Thanks if anyone knows
  21. joemkraus

    LC Consumption

    no I do not. last year it seemed like I only used about 1/2 gallon per day and we're not even into the hot season yet. however last year I was also not following exactly trouble free pool methodology
  22. joemkraus

    LC Consumption

    pool is in sunny area, but for example yesterday was cloudy, and cool and still this morning FC at 3.5. So actually not a full gallon of LQ at that would take me to 7.5. I will take the advice to try closer to FC 6. I keep the CYA now at 40 because some weeks I go away to my vacation home and...
  23. joemkraus

    LC Consumption

    Finished SLAM and all good now, but with CYA 40, TA 100, PH 7.8, 22K Gallon pool, I am trying to get my pool to FC to 7 each morning but it is taking almost 1 gal of LC 10% to achieve. Seems high (and expensive) any recommendations?..or I just have to live with it?
  24. joemkraus

    does chlorine burn off faster when it's at high level?

    OK, so it should level out to a more slow FC burn off as it gets closer to my target of 7? Just to understand
  25. joemkraus

    does chlorine burn off faster when it's at high level?

    now fc 9. cya 40. ph 7.5, ta 100, cc 0.5
  26. joemkraus

    does chlorine burn off faster when it's at high level?

    yes as mentioned as no loss on oncl test