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    opening pool test results

    Opened pool. Initial test results after filling 8 inches of city water to bring up to skimmer level (pool specifics in sig) water cold and clear temp 56 degrees FC 2.5 CC 0 ph 7.2 CYA 20 ALK 150 Pool was balanced and slammed prior to closing in late September. Is city water causing FC to be...
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    new pump recommendation wanted

    Pool specifics listed in my signature. What brand pump and horsepower do you recommend for our pool size? Our original pump is probably nearing the end of its life and would rather start the season with a new one.
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    Test results 5/29-opening pool w/new liner

    Opening pool (details in signature) with new liner and city water, filled pool slowly over the last 5 days. Test results 1:30pm Water temp 57 degrees FC 0 CYA 0 TA 260 CH 250 I have chemicals ready but wondering best course of action? it the water too cold to start chemicals? we could heat to...
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    Opening pool, adding stabilizer

    Started TFP method last July so this is my first opening with TFP. In the past, at opening I superchlorinated using Granular 56 (which has stabilizer in it) you know what happened come late June as I kept chlorinating pool with that...out of control CYA levels! 1. This year, do I dare...
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    Need new liner, recommendations?

    The ice ring is melting daily and there is no water in the bottom of pool, assuming leak but can't see one (yet). Do I bother with patching? or just buy a new liner, any recommendations for where/what type of liner to buy online for our above ground pool? I was told "20 gauge thickness" liner by...
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    test results after 10 day vacation

    Before vacation: pool was crystal clear, I brought FC up to SLAM level for CYA 60, turned pump off, covered pool. Returned last night to find clear pool with small amount of tree debris. Rain 0.9 inches in gauge. Temp was in 80s while we were away. Test results this am 7/23 after running pump...
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    After SLAMing, balancing other chemical levels

    Almost finished with SLAMing pool looking crystal clear. Thanks for getting me to this point! At what piont do I start testing and adjusting other levels? Before SLAM 7/8: ph was 7.0 Alk 190 Ch 175 CYA 60 does my water need be at “Target FC level” or lower to get true readings?
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    seeking easily removable stair option

    Currently we have a set of stairs that is held in place by cement weights (quick cement in plastic sand holders) not the easiest to move, tends to collect algae, and create flow issues. Anyone know of a better solution? Here is a picture of our setup. One after a storm blew chair into pool but...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    UPDATE IN POST #22 It's 3:30 here, 1/2 pool is in sun, is it too late to do initial test and start SLAM? I have all weekend to work on this. Sick of looking at cloudy pool.
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    drained 60-70% of pool water, refilled, what to do now?

    While I wait for our TF100 kit to arrive I decided to drain 60-70% of pool water because our CYA was high and we had cloudy water/algae patches. Do I add any bleach or just wait for kit to arrive in few days? According to test strip this evening (7/3) everything is "balanced" but we clearly had...
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    which test kit to purchase?

    I see the TF100 and K-2006-c recommended here. We have AG 21 x54 pool (in MN) and I've been using strips for 4 years and now having problems that require better kit. I am used to testing daily and don't mind the work but just not sure what to buy for our situation. I just want something fast...
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    assistance with correcting a few problems

    We have AG 21 x 54 cartridge filter pool, new in 2014. Never really had problems (that I was aware of, as they say, ignorance is bliss) until this year. We had a fair amount of rain in 2 weeks (6 inches) so I shocked with granular 56 (did not realize it also contained stabilizer, you know...