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  1. dorpo75

    Sanitization, water dropping, wack-o levels

    Hi all, Used to be a pool owner, moved to a new home and now have a hot tub here from previous owner. It is a 350 gal 2005 Dimension One Spa which I don't even think is made any more. We had some of the hoses replaced last year, but others are still leaking. We add about 6-8 gal water every day...
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    Backyard almost complete

    your backyard is looking better than our home! nice job!
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    Chemical # question-new to hot tubs

    I will update you with this response. We drained, cleaned and are re-filling the hot tub as I write this post. As soon as it is up and has run for a bit, I'll take another sample and post a new set of numbers. Thanks for the help.
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    Chemical # question-new to hot tubs

    CYA over 100, will be draining at least half and refilling to decrease the #.
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    Chemical # question-new to hot tubs

    Hi all-was a previous pool owner but we sold the house and along with it, the pool. The house we purchased has a hot tub in working condition (amazed)...I am currently testing the water to see where I am with the levels and have a question about the TA test. I put the 0007 in the vial and when...
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    Is it SUMMER Time yet?!!!!!!

    "Oh and BTW, I will be welcoming my very first granddaughter on May 8th! I have reasons to get this show on the road! :mrgreen: " Congrats on the upcoming new granddaughter. A great reason to be welcoming the coming of summer!
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    Is it SUMMER Time yet?!!!!!!

    It can be summer any time now. I am sick of the winter but jobs and bills and all of that other stuff we working stiffs have to contend with get in the way of moving to warmer climates and having time to do other fun stuff wherever we want. I, for one, am READY to be warm again.
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    When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    [attachment=0:2ac10ptk]newbikesize.jpg[/attachment:2ac10ptk]Love all of the replies. Here is what I am currently riding when the weather permits. (NE Ohio. Always an adventure!) 2005 Heritage Deluxe. Found it last year on sale in Crystal River Florida. Wasn't intending to get a new one, it just...
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    When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    DH and I are noob Harley owners. Only been riding a year. He rides an ultra classic Electra Glide and I ride a Heritage Softtail. I'll post pics when I'm not ridin' or swimmin'. :cheers: ( but never on the bikes)
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    So I Was At Walmart Today

    Re: So I Was Alt Walmart Today Nice job :goodjob: Lets hope he decides to take your advice. Best thing I ever DID was join this group and learn all about my water and such. I recommend TFP every chance I get. Some still won't jump in, though and continue to be Pool Stored. You can lead a...
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    Hot tub in hotel

    The hot tub in the hotel at which we are staying has foaming bubbles on the water when the water is churning at any speed. The high speed has a TON of bubbles and foam. Is this normal or should we stay OUT?
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    The Good News Is....

    Congrats on the open pool. Looks inviting!
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    About finished with drainging the water off pool cover

    Unless you fill your pool with trucked in water how else would you fill it? I used our regular garden hose and the water was just fine. Are there any extenuating circumstances that would prohibit the use of your hose?
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    What I do when I am not enjoying my pool

    Hi all, I am having a small affair with tie dyeing. Here are a few samples of my stuff. I made socks to match, too. Weird, eh? Hope you like them. Making them was a blast. http://s755.photobucket.com/albums/xx20 ... niac%2012/
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    Anyone here on FB, too?

    There really isn't a TFP page so to speak, it is more like a group page for folks who like the TFP way. This is the url I got when I used the search box: https://www.facebook.com/groups/75928810807/
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    Anyone here on FB, too?

    There is a TFP FB page. I was there a bit ago and there doesn't seem to be a lot of action on it. Maybe because we come here to get good info? I know I will keep posting here with questions, but it might be nice if we "socialized" a bit more on FB...just thinking out loud.
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    Praising the BBB method of pool care

    We are starting our 3rd year using the "Trouble Free" way to maintain our pool and I am happy to report that when we took the winter cover off of our pool this past Saturday the water was crystal clear with the exception of about 5 leaves that had made their way to the bottom of the pool! Some...
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    Uncovered to clear water with rust stain on the bottom. ACK!

    Re: Uncovered to clear water with rust stain on the bottom. Thanks. I had forgotten about the vitamin C tabs. I'll give 'em a try.
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    Uncovered to clear water with rust stain on the bottom. ACK!

    Hi all. Here's hoping someone can help us out with this problem. We shut down last fall to clear, clean water and opened today with clear, clean water, about 3 leaves and a rust stain about the size of a small egg on the bottom. A plug had fallen out of one of our barrels we use to put under the...
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    Very sick friend & wondering what to do to help

    Thank you all for the kind words and condolences. We start school tomorrow and many of the students don't know that she has passed away. It will be a rough few days for sure.
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    Very sick friend & wondering what to do to help

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. My friend has passed away. She died on Tues evening with family at her side. She was only 59. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. It is never easy when one loses a friend or family member.
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    Very sick friend & wondering what to do to help

    I am very honest with her and won't give her any b.s. or shallow words and she knows this just as she doesn't b.s. me. I just feel so helpless. thank you all for your kind responses.
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    Todays Project: Homemade Fountain

    That is a great way to recycle! So sweet. Love it.
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    Very sick friend & wondering what to do to help

    Hi all. This has been weighing heavily on my mind, so I am throwing it out to the folks out here who may have some ideas on what I can do for a friend of mine. She has CA that has recurred and metastasized to two other places. She was 14 years CA free.... I already plan on sending humorous cards...
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    How's the water?

    In NE OH I purposely run the heat pump to get H2O close to 90. It has been Hot outside but windy, and being the "delicate flower" that I am, :shock: I get cold. Actually stays warm enough for a night swim. It has been a hotter summer than usual, but a welcome change from the cruddy weather we...
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    Walking path to pool-pea gravel or mulch with stepping pav

    Re: Walking path to pool-pea gravel or mulch with stepping p We have river rock with big flagstones set into it. Very clean and easy to take out any weeds which may pop up. Always have landscaping fabric under all applications. Saves a ton of work!
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    cdc guidelines for disinfection...

    Funny stuff here. I spit my drink on the keyboard after reading both comments. Awesome.
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    AGP install...bumpy liner, should I drain and reset???

    I think sand just does the dippy thing. we have the "happy bottom" on top of sand and there are still dips on the bottom with more popping up now and again. In my opinion, I think it would be more of a pain than it would be helpful resetting the liner, but that's just me.
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    Hi - From scorching hot PA

    How did you make that aerator? It looks pretty sweet.