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  1. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Well the OCLT is complete and if I read the directions correctly I have passed :cheers::cheers: My morning numbers are exactly the same as my start numbers. FC 16 CC 0 CYA 50 (That dot test is a pain hahaha) Now I have crystal clear water which is awesome. Now am going to let FC drift down a...
  2. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Start OCLT readings: FC 16 CC 0 CYA 50 (Doing it the way you explained. I was doing it at chest level. After swimming today I had a little stronger than faint chlorine smell of chlorine but nothing like some pools I have been in. Wish me luck.
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    Intex 20'x52" Ultra Frame with dual suction/strainer holes (and one return hole)

    Re: Intex 20'x52" Ultra Frame with dual suction/strainer holes (and one return hole) I may be missing something here but are you saying that the 2 suction fittings that go through the pool wall are not threaded to hold them in place? If it is an Intex it should only have 2 holes one for supply...
  4. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Hey needsajet! Check out my sparkling new pool! After 7 days of newbie stress my numbers are as follows: FC 18 CC 0 CYA 60 pH 8.2 I am on the last leg of SLAMing. Tonight I will do the OCLT since I am meeting the other 2 requirements. My wife and kids are on me to start swimming and I may...
  5. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Well got the test kit again and here are the results: FC - 19 TC - 25 CC - 6 CYA - 50 Pool is clear and looking great but my I know it is not swim ready. I will continue to sweep and vacuum to waste till I get CC down to 0 and a lower TC number. My CYA jumped today due to my wife seeing the...
  6. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Came home late for lunch and was only able to vacuum the pool but low and behold I could totally see the bottom of the pool. I actually have "clear water". Still some work to be done and won't have the test kit till later this evening. But things are looking up
  7. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Thanks needsajet! My neighbors has cases of reagents for the test kit. He was paying a pool maintenance company to take care of his pool but got wise and told them to pack sand after he had to drain his in-ground pool twice in 2 years because it would not hold chlorine anymore. He got his test...
  8. G

    New Member in California & Test Results

    Good Day pool experienced people. Newbie here trying to get my family swimming in our new 16' above ground pool. We set it up on June 11, 2016 and the water from the city line was "TERRIBLE!" Basically, the pool was greenish-brown by the time I could turn the pump on. Anyway, I borrowed my...