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  1. AusPhil

    Falling PH in vinyl AGP with swcg

    Test overview from today CC is 0 The solar cover on and has been for about 14 days now as the weather has been variable and not really conducive to having a swim. The SWCG was off for about 5 days and has been back on for the last 4 @ 10% for 6 hours seems to be holding FC at the upper end of...
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    Debating the turnover is a myth belief

    Yes i'm in questioning mode again ... that nuisance newbie from down under. I have tried hard to keep this impersonal as these statements are repeated by many. A number of statements that get repeated, especially to new members who will not have the knowledge yet to correctly interpret them...
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    Australian dust and ash - a photo of the Crud falling in the pool

    Well actually a photo of what fell onto the nice white unicorn floaty thing today. i walked past the Unicorn float ring this afternoon after a dip in the pool and noticed how water spotted it was, looked a little closer and thought it was a good example of the Crud that has been falling into...
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    Fun - Pools are meant to be fun ... and they are [img heavy]

    This sort of fits into the equipment use forum as we are using the pool and having fun, and i couldn't see anywhere else .... In a far cry from the hail a few weeks back the Australia Day long weekend was generally quite warm and friends were down for the weekend. So here's some random pictures...
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    Testing sample size variation with Clear Choice Labs kits - should be 10ml

    Firstly I would like to thank Brett from Clear Choice Labs (CCL) for answering my questions both promptly and honestly. This is excellent customer service and the obvious choice for Australian members for their test kit resources. Whilst the following specifically applies to my personal...
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    The AGP journey part 2 - it's swim time down under

    The journey for this year includes a new three speed pump, SWCG unit and a new equipment pad to set it all up on. Let's get out of winter mode first though........ It's Springtime down under and time to prepare to open the pool up. Last summer we put up a 24x12 Bestway pool Bestway 12'x24' x...
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    at Australian members help needed on SWG for 12x24x52 AGP

    The question is what do OZ people use for SWG and any specific comments on Eco Chlor RJ45 Salt Water Chlorinator | 100-180,000 Litre | 7-Year Warranty The Zodiac LM3-40 is also on the short list Happy to have advise though from the specialist here though on the general area of sizing :) I have...
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    Time to close it up - thanks TFP for clear water

    Thanks to the forum we have had crystal clear water since we got the pool up 2 months ago but Autumn is here and it's time to cover it all over :( Thought i'd throw a couple pics up and say thanks We are using 12.5% bleach at the moment and with the cool water and covered we used a grand total...
  9. AusPhil

    Bestway 12'x24' x 52" Site Prep, setup and Post setup changes and mods

    This might be a boring story but hopefully when we get further into the saga there will be some interesting modifications and tweaks to the AGP that people will find useful or helpful. I really meant to do this as we did all the prep work but when it was clear that it was going to be slow I...
  10. AusPhil

    3D printed CCL test kit holder and eBay stirrer adapter for test tube

    Not even got the pool up yet but ordered the Clear Choice Labs fresh water test kit (salt to come later) and when I got the kit in the box I wanted something a bit more solid to stand everything in so I broke out Fusion360 and designed a multi part holder for the kit. I broke it up into sections...
  11. AusPhil

    Hi from Canberra, Australia

    Just wanted to say hello to TFP, been lurking for nearly a year as we have been planning to put up a 12x24 Bestway for summer :) well summer is here and work is still underway. I'll throw up a new install thread soon once i organise some of the photo's from the last six months. about 12 years...