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  1. Rangerman

    Combined Chlorine

    The water is really cloudy with all the dead algae in there. I'm letting the sand filter pressure get a little higher than normal op so as to help trap finer particles. Getting a verrry late start this year and it was kelly green!
  2. Rangerman

    Combined Chlorine

    I'm slamming to clear pool. Have been slowly decreasing added amounts of 10% sodium hypo based on the TFP calculator. I have 2 ppm CC and the "smell". Ph is 7.6, CYA 40, 30,000 IG vinyl. Will this ordor eventually clear. Shocking I thought was supposed to break locked chlorine. No?
  3. Rangerman

    Vinyl liner Pool brush

    Wall Whale is worth it. The "tail" by design forces pressure down on the brush. Really helps on walls. When the pool has been recently brushed and small areas collect, I prefer the brush for concrete pools with the wheels. The wheels allow about a half inch clearance off the floor which makes...
  4. Rangerman

    How Fast does your pool water evaporate ???

    This may be of help. https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/soilmst/e.shtml
  5. Rangerman

    ALWAYS check CYA at start up

    This year I didn't and got myself into a real mess. Last season I went off the reservation and used Tri-Chlor pucks because I was lazy. Over the season the CYA built up and didn't completely diminish over the winter. This year, assuming there was no CYA in the water, I added enough to bring...
  6. Rangerman

    Winterizing question

    Just curious is all.
  7. Rangerman

    Winterizing question

    I've heard of a baseball size product that is supposedly an all in one for winterizing. One per 15,000 gallons. Anyone have any reviews or familiar with this?
  8. Rangerman

    FC consumption

    Long story on the CYA. Assumed wrong there was no residual from last season. I added the amount to bring to 40. Subsequent test showed 100+. Confession, I went off the reservation and used Tri-Chlor pucks last year. I am paying for it now. Have been replacing water and trying to work with...
  9. Rangerman

    FC consumption

    CYA 70 (I know its too high) Ph 7.5 TA 70 FC 20 (of SLAM 29) Brought to 29 last night according to the calculator. This morning's reading was 20. Pool is full of algae (dark green) Shouldn't there have been more than 9 points of FC consumed overnight?
  10. Rangerman

    Oh Boy!

    Thanks Richard ... I'll brush to stir up the algae to lower the FC. I'd rather not drain since its 30,000 gal. I usually replace quite a bit of water when vacuuming to waste. AND, I forgot tri-chlor adds CYA. What a mess!
  11. Rangerman

    Oh Boy!

    Just getting opened this weekend. 30,000 gal - in ground FC 22 CYA 100 Ph 6.4 TA ? Usually have no CYA following winter. I added to bring to 40. Its way high. Must have been sime residual this year. Should have checked before adding. TA test sample turned reddish pink following R0008. So...
  12. Rangerman

    Filter question

    May not make any difference. I did change the sand this season. I'll try the deep clean.
  13. Rangerman

    Filter question

    Roughly 5 days ago.
  14. Rangerman

    Filter question

    This evening I added some washing soda to the skimmer (55 oz). When it made its way through the filter green cloudy stuff came out of the returns. Bad spider in the multi-selector or just should have backwashed before adding the soda?
  15. Rangerman

    TA Question

    I used tabs to open because bagged shock is pricey. I know, should have used bleach instead. I will be adding the soda for the ph and ta. I have a mesh cover and used tabs to shock level to water cleared, vacuumed and didn't use floc. There are no shortcuts to properly opening.
  16. Rangerman

    TA Question

    The numbers: FC 12, CYA 78, PH 6, TA - NOT CERTAIN CYA is high because I used tabs (I know). Water is clear. When I add the R-007 and R-008, the solution instantly turns red not green. The calculator indicates a 50% water replacement or 15,000 gals. Not gonna do it. Will replace as evap and...
  17. Rangerman

    TriChlor to bleach

    Not that high. Yes, I use the calculator with the CYA/FC chart.
  18. Rangerman

    TriChlor to bleach

    At what would number would be too high?
  19. Rangerman

    TriChlor to bleach

    Any problems switching over after starting with the tabs?
  20. Rangerman

    Tri-Chlor and CYA

    Just as a follow-up to being thoroughly chastised for falling from TFP grace by using tabs, I discovered one of our Wal-Mart stores is selling 10% Liquid Chlorine this season for $2.50/gal. A five-gallon 10% from a local chemical company is $35.
  21. Rangerman

    Tri-Chlor and CYA

    Message received LOUD AND CLEAR. I have used bleach in the past. Honestly, I just got tired of lugging those jugs around. One fell over once. It leaked and destroyed the carpet in my Tahoe. OK, so . . . till something comes along to prevent the increased build up of CYA, I'll go back to...
  22. Rangerman

    Tri-Chlor and CYA

    Has anyone figured out a way, short of replacing water, to keep the CYA levels from increasing higher and higher as the season progresses? I'm using stabilized Tri-Chlor 3" tabs. Apologies if this topic has been posted before or stickied somewhere. Thanks -
  23. Rangerman

    Filter question

    When opening the pool and vacuuming to waste, I noticed green algae slowly coming out of the returns into the pool. Is this an indication something is worn in the multi-selector? Thanks.
  24. Rangerman

    Weird stains on liner

    ...it looks like just a standard 'needs brushing' appearance. The liner is mostly a sky blue so it really shows up. A friend said he had something similar a few years ago. His installer said it was behind the liner and was 'showing through'. Anyone ever had a similar experience and can it be...
  25. Rangerman

    TA test question

    Today I began the process . . . on the TA test using the Taylor K-2006, the sample turns red rather than green immediately after adding the R-008 drops. These are last year's test chemicals since I have been lazy and not ordered fresh. Problem with the TA or just tired chemicals? Thanks.
  26. Rangerman

    Unexpected high FC levels question

    yes and getting near shock level on the count ... that's what the mystery is.
  27. Rangerman

    Unexpected high FC levels question

    I have the FAS-DPD kit and the two scoops of 870 turn the sample hot pink as in lots of FC in the water. Over night test shows no loss which is weird and the water is clearing. Still lots of algae on the floor and side walls which is typical at opening. I started the opening/clearing process...
  28. Rangerman

    Unexpected high FC levels question

    What could cause my FC number to still register high after brushing the entire pool. I applied the initial dose of bleach to the specified shock level, rechecked and brought it back up to shock. Now the last few times I've checked it the FC level is very hot pink (high). It appears there is...
  29. Rangerman

    Acouple of quick closing ?s

    I can't really speak to your questions, but I will say $500 for closing is absurd! I never have anti-freeze pumped in, only the lines blown, capped and the cover put back on = $150.
  30. Rangerman

    New liner install

    Why the caulk?