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  1. Mclarenf3

    Weekly maintenance

    Hey Canucklehead! A fellow BC'er here chiming in. I think you kind of already know from your post that the recommended way is a lot different than what you are doing. The biggest improvement you'll notice is if you do the following: Buy a titration test kit. I bought the Taylor series, and it...
  2. Mclarenf3

    Pool test logistics.....

    Fair enough, I'll start following the rules on the box. I doubt tossing it on the grass is much better though, so I'll find a drain.
  3. Mclarenf3

    Pool test logistics.....

    I grabbed one of those measured squeeze bottles (like those refillable ketchup/mustard bottles) from the dollar store. I put that into the water with the opening facing down so that water doesn't go into the bottle until my arm is elbow deep in the pool. Turn the bottle, let it fill up and...
  4. Mclarenf3

    Switching from power to liquid chlorine

    You're right, I'm still relatively new at this (only had the pool for a couple of months, and only known about this website for a few weeks). Your response and the other one cleared up my misunderstanding.
  5. Mclarenf3

    Switching from power to liquid chlorine

    Thanks, that makes sense now.
  6. Mclarenf3

    Switching from power to liquid chlorine

    What is the Shock column for on the FC/CYA Chart for? I was under the impression that TFP still recommends shocking the pool (with liquid chlorine) on a regular basis. Or is that only when you encounter algae? Thanks for posting the videos, I hadn't seen those yet and they're done very well.
  7. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    Thank you for you're responses and honesty. I understand that this community has found a good method (SLAM) to make pool maintenance easy and cheaper to do. I feel like I have learned a lot reading through the posts and pool school. I can appreciate that most members here do not use Bromine and...
  8. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    So if there is bromide in the pool, and I continue to treat it with chlorine, what risks and/or issues am I opening myself up to here? I really don't have a preference one way or another as to what I run the pool as. I just decided to go Chlorine because it was easier to purchase and way...
  9. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    Yea, the right one definitely does. The left one, I cannot tell. I suspect it is on because I don't see stationary fan blades, but I don't hear anything nor feel anything on either side of it. Still need to look into that further. Also on the right between the rest of the house and the pool area...
  10. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    That makes sense, all the reading I've seen about high CL levels don't mention anything about the CYA, so it must be a generalized rule they are going off of. I'm going to get my CL levels up tomorrow and shock the pool as well as it's been about a week and a half since last shocking (but FC...
  11. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    Hi mknauss, thanks for the response! I am on the hunt for the Test Kits in Canada. It's quite a bit more expensive for the same ones up here, so I may have to make a trip down South. I've added another photo with the swim jets off, so you can see the clarity of the water. I had another...
  12. Mclarenf3

    Just bought a house with a pool

    I bought a house in the Vancouver, BC area with an indoor pool. We've been there for less than 2 months, and finally now that we're settled in my focus has been on the pool. The pool seemed to have been kept in good condition, as per a pre-purchase inspection by a local pool maintenance guy...