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  1. Texas Splash

    Algaecide and getting rid of Algae in Pool, most effective and economical?

    My statement about (perhaps) changing the water every couple years was solely related to the concept of controlling exceedingly high CH levels. Some in the SW with really hard water simply can't avoid it depending on the CH content of their fill water and refills due to evaporation. For those...
  2. Texas Splash

    Algaecide and getting rid of Algae in Pool, most effective and economical?

    Been a while since I visited this thread. I see it's gotten a bit exciting - and moved. :poke: :rant::geek: I went through all the work to type this so I wanted to post it anyways. No worries though. As long as we can pass info back & forth without pitchforks we'll be fine. ? So my final...
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    Algaecide and getting rid of Algae in Pool, most effective and economical?

    JR, algaecides have their place here at TFP. They are commonly used as a preventive treatment either at winter closing or specific processes like Ascorbic Acid treatments when the FC level must be low. When they are used, we recommend a Polyquat 60 product. Experience has shown that we tend to...
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    Replies which discourage further replies

    Every situation is different. In many cases, we "try" to leave new posts/threads untouched until someone with experience in that specific area can reply. That way it still shows as an unanswered (new) thread in the que. But in some cases, a leak for example, there may not be much time to...
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    Why so much hate on pool store's water test?

    ZionLG, the fact that you have a TF-100 and are able to confirm relatively consistent results is promising. As you pointed-out, not all facilities offer that type of testing accuracy and/or reliability, which is why we encourage pool owners to obtain a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C of their own...
  6. Texas Splash

    Yellow Out

    Re: Have automatic chlorine generator on high, but FC is almost always zero Yellow Gone is not normally a product advised for use here at TFP as noted HERE.
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    Yellow Out

    Re: I need help.. major algae issue I wouldn't recommend the yellow based on previous discussions and experience here for normal pool use.
  8. Texas Splash

    Trying to understand why stabilizer is necessary

    We have many, many members who arrive to TFP because of skin sensitivity issues. Many of them attributable to public pools and/or incorrect chemical management. Once they follow the Recommended Levels Chart (link below) they find their water to be very comfortable while remaining effective for...
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    Trying to understand why stabilizer is necessary

    I wouldn't say it's less effective, it's just a less amount. It's still disinfecting, but as that FC number gets lower it can be overwhelmed by organics. Chlorine is always being used and replaced. It's a constant cycle. So if you add bleach manually like I do, FC gets used to kill organics...
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    Trying to understand why stabilizer is necessary

    Hello and welcome to TFP! :wave: You may receive another more detailed explanation later, but I'll give you the basic version. Pools are required to maintain minimum standards for sanitation. There are a small handful of unique sanitary methods in existence, but by far the most common and...
  11. Texas Splash

    Losing my mind (and my money)

    We'd love to help, and it sounds like you've exhausted most of the mechanical issues. First thing we need ..... a full set of water test results from your TF-100 or Taylor K-2006. Do you have one of those? That has to be #1 (link below). Everything you hear from so-called professionals and...
  12. Texas Splash

    Blast it with chlorine

    Jason stole some of my thunder and posted as I was typing my short-story :), but it is very important to reconsider adding random amounts of bleach for the concerns of the pool and personal safety. While it may seem acceptable by some to treat cloudy/green water aggressively, many pool owners...
  13. Texas Splash

    Chas' Method

    What a difference! Amazing.
  14. Texas Splash

    Chas' Method

    What a great thread to read from beginning to end. Great job by all. :goodpost: