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    What reel to purchase

    Thanks a lot!
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    What reel to purchase

    Hello community, I plan on buying a reel for a solar cover and I see I can spend anywhere from $150 to $1,000. Any particular suggestion? My main concern (maybe unjustified) is that the reel will tip over when reeling in the blanket if I factor the cover weight and the drag on the water surface...
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    Small white particles floating

    Wow, thanks! Loved your scientific approach :thumleft:
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    Small white particles floating

    Thank you, this is the latest pre SLAMMING. FC: 7.5 Ph: 8 (I since corrected it) TA: 110 CH: 250 CYA: 60 Two questions: Based on pictures, could they be dead/white algae? Could they be the residue of Calcium Chloride I added weeks ago? Thanks!
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    Small white particles floating

    I returned to my pool after Irma to some debris and algae. Worked my way through the SLAM process and now the water is clear. I keep finding on the surface some extremely small particles that appear "hard" as per picture. They are so small that my skimming net wouldn't pick them up. I read some...
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    Prep for hurricane

    Does anyone recommend to leave the cover in place? I would imagine only extreme winds would be able to physically lift it given water superficially tension... Thanks in advance
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    The neighbor came to check the level because of some rain. he never drained before. He was ready to maybe drain yesterday when discovered the level so low
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    I have a valve before the filter to direct water to waste. However the hose for that was already close to the front of the house so that could quickly be deployed. They should've seen a ton of water out there.
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    Thanks will keep your suggestions in mind. Especially to mist the plaster.
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    I've been out of town for a few weeks and for good measure I drained the pool a bit to compensate for rain abundant in this period of the year. I also pointed an old webcam to the pool from the inside to get a sense of the pool. My concern was overflow. Up until last week the level appeared ok...
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    PH reagent

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    Burning eyes

    Thank you Joy very helpful and enlightening!! Appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Burning eyes

    Thank you Joy! However before slamming Ph was at 7.6 too. Should I expect a big swing in Ph? Could FC be the cause? Not questioning your advise just trying to understand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Burning eyes

    Help, I need this to be taken care or my wife will get a pool service :) I had algae and followed the instructions to SLAM my pool. Now the water is crystal clear. After a few days we finally get back in the pool. However eyes are burning and the smell of chlorine is very strong. Tested the...
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    Borates addition calculation spreadsheet

    Well that was a waste of everyone's time! :) Thank you for the info!
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    Borates addition calculation spreadsheet

    I read the add borates section and created an (extremely ugly) spreadsheet (xls and xlsx files available) to simplify the decision on which way to go (easy with poolproof) or still easy with the TFP system (20 mule borax and muriatic acid). All you need to do is add the gallons of your pool in...
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Thank you pooldv!
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    Do I need to close an inground pool in central florida?

    That's what I thought...thanks. What are the main reasons for closing a pool? Debris/freeze? I understand some are antithetical while others might cause serious issues.
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Great guys! Thank you all so very much! I feel relieved. I'm puzzled how lightly these products are sold in stores without informing about the consequences. On the bright side, should bromine work as a sanitizer too? Not that I want to go in that direction but it should still contribute to the...
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    It was the main ingredient in an algaecide that was recommended (yellowtrine)... I now understand a bit more about the mistake. What would be the implications now?
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    Do I need to close an inground pool in central florida?

    Thank you jblizzle! Just for clarity with inside you meant screened in, right?
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    Do I need to close an inground pool in central florida?

    Hello all, I'm new to pools and this forum but I can already sense I'm in the right place. I'm currently getting ahead of an algae issue due to high CYA and too many tablets in the past. Should I close my pool for the mild Tampa area winter? Pool is screened in and could definitely use some...
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Thanks. Well I needed to buy chlorine because of algae problem (due to high CYA I assume)...and yes...I cracked and bought algae killer (shame on me :)) Speaking of which, now that I introduced 4 caps full of sodium bromide anything in particular I should be in the lookout for?
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    I meant that if I have to go to the store I also bring the water along... What do you mean with:
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Thanks YippeeSkippy. Yes I'm equipped with Taylor K-2006. When I feel lazy and need to run to the local pool store (Pinch a penny) I also get them to test my water. I noticed they use the professional version of the test kit and their results converged with mine, so I assume they're reliable.
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Hello, I purchased a pool with a house in the Tampa area 4 weeks ago. I've been doing a good bit of searching to come prepared to the task at hand, which is maintain my pool with no professional intervention. Unfortunately I came across this forum a couple of weeks too late. Previous owner has...