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  1. schrody

    Chlorine Gas

    Thank you, Richard. That definitely explains the CYA. It also explains why they would want that pH range before adding gas...but the site reads more like they expect your pH to remain high. Maybe I read it wrong. In any case, I'm not currently using them or gas (if you could only see all the...
  2. schrody

    Chlorine Gas

    Anyone have experience with it? How much would the recommended levels of other chemicals change while using it? I'm asking because I found a local pool that uses it and their website states these recommended levels: pH7.8 - 8.2 Alkalinity 90 -130 PPM Chlorine 4.0 + PPM Conditioner 100 PPM The...
  3. schrody

    Water Balance for SWGs

    So at what point do you take action for high salt levels? And what action do you take? A friend's pool is testing 3840 ppm right now and is asking my advice.
  4. schrody

    It's been green awhile

    Better late than never... for anyone curious what the bottom of my pool looks like... [attachment=0:1z9fapkk]cleanpool.JPG[/attachment:1z9fapkk]
  5. schrody

    Looking for a nice little form/log to record my test results

    So far I think Woodberg's will work the best for me...but I do like the separate tabs and running totals of jjdurrant's. I'm going to guess Need to Learn's was written with SWG in mind? It only has a column for pH down and nothing for pH up (easy to add another column though). The doc file...
  6. schrody

    Looking for a nice little form/log to record my test results

    I count four in this thread so far. Any votes for the best one? :)
  7. schrody

    How much CYA do trichlor tablets add?

    I'm in a similar situation where my CYA is low and I have a ton of tabs. I noticed someone mentioned 8 oz per tab...is that for the 1" variety? Anyone know the approximate weight of 3" tabs? I also like the idea of using them for a little while to keep the pH low so I can slowly add some more...
  8. schrody

    Considering a Pentair Intelliflo VF - Comments Please

    Wow, my pool plumbing stinks. Getting only 17 gpm at a cost of .36 kW.
  9. schrody

    Laterals - sand filter

    Thank you, sir! I'm just about to cover them. 8)
  10. schrody

    Laterals - sand filter

    That would be my guess too. Thanks for one vote backing it up! :) Adding to the problem...the plastic holder at the bottom of the filter that the lateral assembly sits on top of has come loose. So to add to the debate: do I center it as best as possible and let the weight of sand hold it in...
  11. schrody

    Laterals - sand filter

    When screwing the laterals back in...does it matter what direction the slots are facing? Or is it more important to screw them in tightly? I seem to recall the slots facing down when I disassembled but if I screw them in tightly they point in all kinds of directions. PS. I'm not claiming my...
  12. schrody

    WalMart Ultra Bleach - $2.54 now

    Ouch. HD here just raised their price on 1 gallon of 10% (brand Smart Liqui-Shock) from $3.58 to 4.79!! :shock: The slightly further drive to WalMart just become much more worthwhile! Looks like it is back to strictly 6% for me. Haven't found any other place that sells 10-12% around here...
  13. schrody

    Whats behind the name?

    Like "meatloaf", I'm using one after a singer, Everlast. Unlike meatloaf, he is not my favorite...just one I used at one time and haven't changed. My favorite musicians range across many genres from Ozzy to Jimmy Buffett to Keb' Mo' and many in between.
  14. schrody

    About to be a new Baquacil Owner...Help please..

    Update: I did find a Tagelus manual that says you can replace the first 50 lbs of sand with 1/8" to 1/4" diameter pea gravel. In a TA-40 that would leave you with 125 lbs of sand and the "free board" (distance from top of sand to top of filter) should be 7.75 inches. Attached is a screenshot...
  15. schrody

    About to be a new Baquacil Owner...Help please..

    I'm sure the pool sand from Ace would be fine. The filter says .018 - .022 inch (~.45 - .55 mm) or "20 grade" sand. If yours is a TA-40 it should only require 175 lbs (4 bags) if you don't use any pea gravel. I just paid a little more than $15/bag at Leslie's...so Ace sounds like a good deal...
  16. schrody

    About to be a new Baquacil Owner...Help please..

    I have a TA-60 if you have questions about the sand replacement. It isn't too difficult. A good wet/dry vac will help with the removal of old sand.
  17. schrody

    Zeolite

    FWIW...I'm about to switch away from zeolite to sand/DE. Yes, I did recharge my zeolite towards the end of last pool season but it is still not filtering well enough to remove what I am identifying as pollen based on pictures in this post...
  18. schrody

    Any Pool Calculator feature requests for spring 2009?

    What about my S60 phone?? I jest, I jest. I've got an iPod touch lying around here somewhere that could finally be put to use. 8) Seriously, thanks for the Pool Calculator! It is extremely helpful!! :bowdown:
  19. schrody

    Not loosing chlorine overnight, but pool green

    I hope that CC number is a typo! :shock: I'm still learning but a CH (calcium hardness) reading may be requested as well. I would wait to add more CYA after you fix the pool color! :)
  20. schrody

    new pool owner - baptism by fire

    Ouch :grrrr:
  21. schrody

    T.V. Addict?

    Lost, NCIS, and lately The Mentalist. (Along with the Monday comedy fix of Big Bang and HIMYM)
  22. schrody

    T.V. Addict?

    Enjoyed the first season! Never watched another episode. (How many bad days can one guy have??) :shock:
  23. schrody

    Algae I.D. PLEASE!

    Good topic! I have lines of this stuff all over my pool too. It is the reason I have been considering a cartridge filter. My FC has been good lately and still no signs of CC...but the temp is still pretty low. I never considered it might be pollen. I assumed it was my zeosand. If I try...
  24. schrody

    Using High pH in pools

    Thanks Jason...that answers my question!
  25. schrody

    Using High pH in pools

    Maybe this topic has been discussed on here but if I search "high pH" in the forums it ignores both words because they are too common. This is an article I read a while back and wondered if the gurus here could shed some light on it: http://www.poolsolutions.com/gd/hiphpool.html If this has...
  26. schrody

    New Pristine Blue Chemicals Available

    Yup! They're just wasting space in a storage container outside. :) I think that is my only happy story from Leslie's. The rest are campfire tales.
  27. schrody

    New Pristine Blue Chemicals Available

    Don't even know what those are but I know about them not taking back chemicals in TX. I had just bought a huge bucket of tabs before converting to BBB. I thought it was funny when I returned them to Leslie's and the nice guy did give me a refund...but still wouldn't take them. So I still have...
  28. schrody

    Linux users?

    Y'all lost me long ago. I guess that's what I get for asking who tinkers with Linux. :-D
  29. schrody

    Linux users?

    I got the last line of your sig right away. I think they sell those shirts on thinkgeek.com. They have some pretty funny stuff on that site. It's exceptionally amusing that they didn't teach COBOL back then. It was a required course for my MIS degree and that was in the fall of 1998 when I...
  30. schrody

    Linux users?

    waterbear: Wow, that is a lot of great information. I can't go back that far in history...but will say my first home PC came with Win 3.11 that never got used. I loved tinkering in DOS back then! Even ran a BB for awhile on it. :) New2Me: I'm less concerned with the distro right now but...