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    Family Leisure install

    We had our pool installed by them in 2014 and had no issues although my husband was home to "oversee" the installation :) We have 21 x 54 round and it took a crew of 4 guys around 4-5 hours to install which was starting from scratch. All our pool eqiupment has functioned well over the years...
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    Test results 5/29-opening pool w/new liner

    Opening pool (details in signature) with new liner and city water, filled pool slowly over the last 5 days. Test results 1:30pm Water temp 57 degrees FC 0 CYA 0 TA 260 CH 250 I have chemicals ready but wondering best course of action? it the water too cold to start chemicals? we could heat to...
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    Opening pool, adding stabilizer

    Understood, just trying to plan ahead as I was considering buying powder stabilizer since I don't have any and wanted thoughts on using Granular56 or the old liquid stabilizer I have in my garage. Thanks.
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    Opening pool, adding stabilizer

    Started TFP method last July so this is my first opening with TFP. In the past, at opening I superchlorinated using Granular 56 (which has stabilizer in it) you know what happened come late June as I kept chlorinating pool with that...out of control CYA levels! 1. This year, do I dare...
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    Need new liner, recommendations?

    The ice ring is melting daily and there is no water in the bottom of pool, assuming leak but can't see one (yet). Do I bother with patching? or just buy a new liner, any recommendations for where/what type of liner to buy online for our above ground pool? I was told "20 gauge thickness" liner by...
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    test results after 10 day vacation

    Before vacation: pool was crystal clear, I brought FC up to SLAM level for CYA 60, turned pump off, covered pool. Returned last night to find clear pool with small amount of tree debris. Rain 0.9 inches in gauge. Temp was in 80s while we were away. Test results this am 7/23 after running pump...
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    After SLAMing, balancing other chemical levels

    Almost finished with SLAMing pool looking crystal clear. Thanks for getting me to this point! At what piont do I start testing and adjusting other levels? Before SLAM 7/8: ph was 7.0 Alk 190 Ch 175 CYA 60 does my water need be at “Target FC level” or lower to get true readings?
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    seeking easily removable stair option

    Currently we have a set of stairs that is held in place by cement weights (quick cement in plastic sand holders) not the easiest to move, tends to collect algae, and create flow issues. Anyone know of a better solution? Here is a picture of our setup. One after a storm blew chair into pool but...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Removed stairs yesterday afternoon to find small spots of algae. FC was 19.5 so I added per pool math which brought FC to 28 which was over my FC shock level of 24 for CYA of 60. I used measuring cup so I was surprised it was high. Does that happen sometimes? My 12% chlorine is fresh per...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Thanks! Yes, we have large staircase set. Will remove, was trying to avoid but realize its necessary.
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Checked pool at 11 am and saw about a dozen small quarter sized patches of algae. Checked FC 25. Brushed and vacuumed. Is this normal to still get patches of algae despite having chlorine at shock level for over 28 hours?
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    SLAMed pool all day yesterday 7/8 started at 7 am. CYA 60 so kept Shock FC at 24 (or above, it got to 26 ppm) 7/9 6:20 am readings FC 25.5 PASS (last night at 8:30 was 26) CC 0.5 PASS Pool looking noticeably better, no signs of algae MAYBE What to do? I can see bottom of pool, but still...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    One more question... we added about 45 oz of muriatic acid to lower TA/pH per pool math. 1.5 hours later test result is: Ph 7.0 ALK 190 Is that close enough for SLAM? Thanks for your help! Really want to get it right this time!
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Replaced 30% of water 7/7 4:20 pm Test results water temp: 72 degrees FC 6 CC 0 CH 175 CYA 60 pH 7.5 ALK 260 (our city water is always high in ALK after filling pool or hot tub) Recommendations? lover pH some before starting SLAM?
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Re: Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM? **updated with initial How much? I drained over 27 inches this past week...only thing I kinda know was that my stabilizer was at 150 mark (who knows how much over) before draining. I only used strip to help me guess if I did my first...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    Re: Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM? **updated with initial Just took my first test readings with TF100 FC 8 CC 0.5 CYA 90 (my husband thought maybe 80) repeated several times in different areas didn't complete ALK or ph because I figured I was going to get "drain the...
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    Got TF100 kit this afternoon--too late to start SLAM?

    UPDATE IN POST #22 It's 3:30 here, 1/2 pool is in sun, is it too late to do initial test and start SLAM? I have all weekend to work on this. Sick of looking at cloudy pool.
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    drained 60-70% of pool water, refilled, what to do now?

    While I wait for our TF100 kit to arrive I decided to drain 60-70% of pool water because our CYA was high and we had cloudy water/algae patches. Do I add any bleach or just wait for kit to arrive in few days? According to test strip this evening (7/3) everything is "balanced" but we clearly had...
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    which test kit to purchase?

    Thanks for recommendation! I looked at both TF100 xl with speedster and K-2006-c and decided TF100 will meet our needs better long term. I went ahead and ordered XL because I will probably need to run tests a few times until I figure out kit.
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    assistance with correcting a few problems

    Re: assistance with correcting a few problems New to TFP. Spent many hours here the past 5 days! Cloudy pool and high CYA reading per my strip and machine test at pool store (CYA 111) Just researched recommended TF100 kit and purchased!! Is it premature to start draining pool and adding fresh...
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    which test kit to purchase?

    I see the TF100 and K-2006-c recommended here. We have AG 21 x54 pool (in MN) and I've been using strips for 4 years and now having problems that require better kit. I am used to testing daily and don't mind the work but just not sure what to buy for our situation. I just want something fast...
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    assistance with correcting a few problems

    Re: assistance with correcting a few problems Ok, as I wait for proper test kit, if I follow chlorine/CYA chart for minimum FC, despite CYA being high, I can allow kids to safely swim?
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    assistance with correcting a few problems

    Re: assistance with correcting a few problems I will add more chlorine to keep FC above 10 but should I attempt to lower CYA again? I read that CYA readings are not reliable above 100. Or do I just let CYA go awhile and see if it comes down with a lot of sun? Sorry I am new to all of this.
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    assistance with correcting a few problems

    We have AG 21 x 54 cartridge filter pool, new in 2014. Never really had problems (that I was aware of, as they say, ignorance is bliss) until this year. We had a fair amount of rain in 2 weeks (6 inches) so I shocked with granular 56 (did not realize it also contained stabilizer, you know...
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    Air in my filter

    Hoping for answers...since we are also experiencing air in cartridge filter container. We also get some chugging of air in the return hose and visibly into pool. We've checked all connections and replaced with new filter and still am baffled. ???
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    Can't get my pool to clear completely

    We had cloudy water that we couldn't seem to get clear and found out our filter was "bad" or rather that the pool store gave us the wrong size square foot filter size so it couldn't filter completely. Didn't realize the issue until we rescheduled every angle of our cloudy issue. Bought proper...