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  1. edif30

    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Holy Smokes! - I've got some reading to do!
  2. edif30

    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    This is interesting. Is there any documentation or something that explains why chlorine breaks down faster when the concentration is higher? I'm mainly curious of the scientific reasoning.
  3. edif30

    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Yes, I actually wait longer. Usually an hour. But like I said. From 33 in the morning 8am to 10pm it shot down to 20ppm FC. Its now 10:40am and the FC is 19ppm. Sun is not out though. I have brand new DPD powder with a best date of 5/2021.
  4. edif30

    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    Just an update. I just checked FC and it is at 19. So, from 10pm last night until now which is 10:32am, I lost 1ppm. It's also very cloudy, not any sun, and heavy rain.
  5. edif30

    FC Drop - Is this normal?

    I have been a TFP supporter and following the great advice on this forum. I am back for another scenario. This pool season has been great. Only adding in liquid 12.5% bleach daily. Typically my CYA was 45 and my daily chlorine dump was around 32oz to 64oz depending on how much sun was out...
  6. edif30

    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    The skimmer does collect debris. My old pool only had 1 return in the same exact spot. Wind played zero role in how fast the water was moving. Same with this current pool I have. Different location yes but on a zero wind day you can most certainly tell the difference.
  7. edif30

    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    I only have 1 return and it is at the end of the oval about 3 feet to the right of the center of the end. Hope that helps understand. I've had kids pool toys in there and while they move a little its nothing like my older pool where it was literally a whirlpool in some respects. What is the...
  8. edif30

    Circulation (15x30) Above Ground - Need Advice

    Hi TFP folks! My pool is 15x30 (per my signature) and for the last couple of years (prior to finding this site) I have been wondering and researching on the best circulation for my pool water. My pump is a 1.5 HP Haywood and is the same pump as I used to have before when I had the same type of...
  9. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    I just sent you a direct message as I am not sure about posting links to other online stores in the forum.
  10. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    I would agree there. As long as the local business is honest, I'll support.
  11. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    $2.50 a gallon for 12% near me and I got two 5 gal containers. Personally I'd rather get direct from the pool store because it is a local business and its 2% more. I like to support local businesses first.
  12. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    Update... I was wrong. Pool store near me is accepting online orders and curbside for liquid chlorine!! YES! So its 12%. I cancelled the HD order. I pick up the chlorine tomorrow and I guess I will decide to either open now or wait a bit.
  13. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    I just picked up 5 (3pack 10% HDX) at HD for 8 bucks a pop. Not bad. 128oz each. So, thats 1920oz of 10% to at least get me started. Opening pool now would just be way too early. I'd be running the pump a full two weeks or more and that water is not going to be any where near close to...
  14. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    Few things come to mind... right now no pool stores are open. Getting liquid chlorine is like finding gold. So I may be regulated to buying 10% HDX from HD. I was planning on opening possibly by 5/14. Thats 15 days away. But it is going to be 74 on Sunday. I venture to guess that water...
  15. edif30

    Water cloudy under cover

    So its a really windy day and a small section of my pool cover came off today and it gave me the chance to check the water quality. I closed the pool in perfect condition. Water looks cloudy and possibly starting to turn green. With nearly a month or so to go before opening, what can I do to...
  16. edif30

    Going to convert to SWG - Need some assistance.

    Thanks! I spoke to a few people and mentioned the thought of going SWG and their first reaction is "for an above ground pool it's going to damage your pool with all the metal on it". And I immediately start doubting things. Is this truly the case? Lots of reading on here I've not once read...
  17. edif30

    Going to convert to SWG - Need some assistance.

    Yea I already closed the pool. I am just beginning my research in prep for next year.
  18. edif30

    Going to convert to SWG - Need some assistance.

    My signature has my inventory of equipment. I believe all I would need to do is get the SWG. But not 100% sure. Would need someone who has had experience with what I have or near it to chime in. The controller/timer I use is a zwave 40amp switch. It ties into my smart home system and I can...
  19. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Good to know. Is there a general rule of thumb or calculation that is done to give an expectation of how much chlorine is lost at a particular level?
  20. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Township workers. Lawn cut and brush cut. But like I said... I have to do a lot of it. Last year I made my kids collect the water bottles and trash that accumulated from wind in winter to be environment friendly :).
  21. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    It's a township water runoff pond. All the properties have slopes which is great, no basement flooding! Might as well be mine though... I'm the only one who takes care of it. (Except this year as I didn't have time.) As much as I can :). From Easter until the first freeze there is a...
  22. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Thanks Kim. I really appreciate that and very much appreciate all the help and information on this site. I plan on staying and being active because not only will I have this pool for at least 1 or 2 more years but we plan on doing an in ground and thats when I will be having A LOT more...
  23. edif30

    Going to convert to SWG - Need some assistance.

    Hi all! Before my journey and education that has transpired in this post WOW What a learning experience... so far.... I had been hearing about a SWG for the last few years and I was always on the fence about making the decision. Since I am now at least armed minimally with knowledge from...
  24. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    It's closed. FC 20, CYA 35-40, and Poly 60. Man.. What a last three weeks! This site/forum is awesome and thank you to everyone that helped. I hope this thread can help others too. I also didn't realize how much chlorine I was losing on a daily basis due to the sun. My yard gets DIRECT sun...
  25. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    It definitely doesn't. Soon as stores open, going on a Poly hunt! I guess I add this while filter is running for a couple of hours then close? Dosing instructions on bottle will probably say so but figured I'd ask...
  26. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Thank you for that link. I just read it. Now the question is, what in the heck is in this winterizing kit that I have here. I bought it about a month ago in prep before I started this journey because it is what I had always done. So, breaking that trend I want to make sure I have the right...
  27. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Update! Last night: FC: 21.5 CC: 0.5 This morning: FC: 21.0 CC: 0 CYA: 30-35 PH: 7.2 TA: 130 Floor is clean! Saw 1 small spot of dead algae but I vac'd that up. Other than that. I'd say this pool is in great shape. FINALLY! Time to close this SOB! Question... Do I let the FC come down a...
  28. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    Thanks will check them out!
  29. edif30

    WOW What a learning experience... so far.

    This is quite the education.