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  1. Holydoc

    Hurricane Sally and My Pool

    So typical thunderstorms and torrential rains typically hardly move the scale on my pool's chemicals. However here comes Hurricane Sally with 20 inches of rain in my area and limbs, leaves, and other debris. So what were the results of all of this except for the hours to clean all the debris...
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    Screen Pool Enclosure ~ Pros and Cons

    I noticed that most people do not have their pools enclosed in a screen enclosure. I was wondering if there is a reason why you chose not to enclose. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of having your pool enclosed? I was thinking a huge advantage was preventing critters and...
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    SWG and SLAM

    Just a hypothetical here... During a SLAM, it is typically recommended that you turn off your SWG. If you are a follower of TFP, you most probably purchased an SWG that is twice the size necessary for your pool. Given that if you had to perform a SLAM wouldn't it be beneficial to bring your...
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    CircuPool RJ series Spring Time Gotcha

    Well when it started getting colder and the pool water dropped into the 60's, my CircuPool SWG started giving strange error messages starting with the word "Temp" and the generator light started blinking. These forums once again came to my aid and quickly identified that the controller error...
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    Chrome and the Forum

    I am having a very weird problem with the Chrome browser and my new Surface Pro 7. When bringing the forum up in Chrome only the top half of the screen contains the forum unless I scroll to the bottom of the forum. Once I hit the bottom of the forum and scroll back up towards the top of the...
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    SWG and Return Fitting Fountain

    OK, this is a strange question. I have a new SWG that is connected near the return eye. I also have a PVC fountain that works by replacing the return eye with the fountain. We basically have been using this fountain when the pool gets too hot to help in cooling it down. The SWG produces...
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    Pool Math App ~ New Feature Request ~ Out of Range Warning

    Let me start out by saying, I love the app. But the only complaint that I have is that you must compare your results to the APPs recommended range to determine if your test results are correct. A new feature that I want you to consider is to have the APP highlight a test result that is not...
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    Total Alkaline and Salt Water Generator

    Reading Pool School, the recommended TA setting is between 60-80 ppm. Matter of fact the exact quote is: "Adjust your Total Alkalinity to 60-80 ppm. (This is IMPORTANT!)" I do have mine currently set at 60 ppm, and my pH has been rock steady at 7.6 for 13 days. My question is why is the...
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    Pool Math App ~ Export to EXCEL

    I am an EXCEL addict and would love to have my test results from Pool Math App to EXCEL so that I can plot them, produce trend lines, etc. Is this a feature being considered? Comma delimited would be great since it would be much easier to implement. BTW... wonderful App! The only criticisms...
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    CH & Your SWG

    According to recommendations for a vinyl pool: FC = 4 pH = 7.5 TA = 70 CYA = 75 Salt = 3200 and CH = 0 <-- don't add You will get a CSI of around -2.89. My question is "Will this do harm to the SWG?" Does CSI matter in a vinyl pool even with a SWG? I have no heater. Only the pump...
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    Aboveground Pool with Only 110v Outlets Available

    I have an aboveground pool that I want to add a CircuPool RJ-45+ SWG . The plumbing is very accessible, and I can place a post in the ground to mount the RJ control box. The problem I am running into is that my pump is a two-stage pump (Pentair Optiflo 1.5hp) that is plugged directly into a...
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    CYA 50 Standard Go Bad?

    Almost exactly a year ago, I purchased the CYA Standard from TFTestkits. When I received it, I used it to ensure that I knew what it looked like to get a CYA of 50. It worked great and I was confident in my testing. Today, I was questioning if my pool CYA was 40 or 50, so I brought out the...
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    CSI in an Above Ground Pool

    I know that Pool School says that CSI is not that important in an UGP. However is there some particular CSI I should shoot for? In other words I have had CSI range from -0.22 to -0.97. Is this bad? When it gets around -0.97 should I add Calcium to raise it above -0.6 or just don't worry...
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    When is a SLAM complete? The definitive answer

    This is just for my own curiosity, so I thought I would post it here to see what the consensus really is. According to Pool School: However I also here others say that another criteria is: While I have also seen areas where long time users expand the latter to say: So who is correct? Is...
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    I hate Weeds!

    So as I was vacuuming my pool today, I noticed this leaf kind of floating around at the bottom. I attempted to vacuum it but for some reason, it would not come up. So I reached down to grab it when I discovered it was attached! A WEED! had grown up through my liner into the pool! :mad...
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    Returned to Pucks!

    Yes, I finally did it. Put away the bottles of Chlorine and filled my little Duck with 6 pucks so that he could swim again. :paddle: Ok, so that is not the entire story. In reality, I have this huge container of pucks that I put away in storage when I discovered this site. I had CYA over 90...
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    First Swim This Year

    I was checking the Chlorine and discovered that I needed to add more. During the winter, I was adding about 1 gallon of chlorine every couple weeks. Well when it started to warm up, I started having to add chlorine every week, and then recently every two days. Well yesterday I discovered I...
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    Purchased Dolphin Nautilus Plus Today

    Well I just received my first robot and used it today. What an awesome little guy! He walks up walls, sucks up debris, and is quiet as a mouse. After he is finished (2.5 hours), you just lift him out of the pool, pull out his two sets of filters, and spray them off. Talk about easy. If I...
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    Walmart has Chlorine Back on Shelves

    Bought some of the 10% today. It was dated for mid December, but that is close enough in Winter time. Surprised they already started rolling it out. :)
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    Speed Stir and your Hands

    I just bought the Speed Stir and love it. However how do you guys drain the cylinder and catch the spinner after testing is complete without getting the chemicals all over your hand? I have had to pour the liquid out very slow leaving the spinner in the cylinder. I then fill the cylinder with...
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    Chlorine Dissipation ~ Or Vacation Planning

    I did a little experiment to see how long I could leave the pool and go on vacation if I brought it to SLAM level before I left. The goal here was to learn the rate the pool dissipated the chlorine so that I would know when I would need someone to come over and add chlorine. With CYA=70, my...
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    The Pool Calculator Sticky Link

    I am a little confused why we have "The Pool Calculator" sticky link at the top of the forum. The standard answer from the long time members has been to use the "PoolMath" link at the top of the page since it is updated and avoid "The Pool Calculator". It just seems confusing to me (and...
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    Size Matters When Testing

    When I was running low on reagents, I made a reorder basically to use to refill my bottles in my Taylor test kit. I ordered the 16 oz bottles of the reagents with one exception, the R-8071 reagent. For the R-8071 reagent, I had ordered the 2 oz bottle. I was pleased to find that when the 2oz...
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    Teach Me About Algae

    First off, thanks everyone for being so helpful on this site. I love the TFP way and love my pool. So to continue with my education I thought I would ask the experts. How do you know when you have a cause to SLAM? I am a new pool owner. I am not familiar with terms like "I had an algae...
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    Mobile Version

    When using the mobile version of this forum, how do you mark a forum as read?
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    So How Much Money Could this Newbie Save with TFP?

    This is not my first post or the first thread I have started with TFP, but I am still a newbie at all of this. I am also a newbie at pool ownership all together. I purchased a pool, not because I wanted it, but because my wife wanted it. You know, “Happy wife, happy life”? Of course, I am...
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    First Pool and Glad I found You

    This is my first pool and my first post. We are trying an above ground pool before we make the commitment to dig a huge whole in the ground for a permanent oasis. I will be sure to add a signature so that everyone will know what I am working on. Also thank you for this forum and for PoolMath...