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  1. Noobpool

    For Sale - PoolSkim

  2. Noobpool

    For Sale - PoolSkim

    Ok thanks for the response. I think that I am going to hold off for now.
  3. Noobpool

    For Sale - PoolSkim

    Why do you want to get rid of the poolskim?
  4. Noobpool

    Baquacil conversion

    I have one question that hindered me when I was doing my first slam. Are you taking pool math FC based off the chlorine you add or waiting 30ish minutes after last addition of the night to test again?
  5. Noobpool

    Test Kits: TF-100 & Taylor K-2006

    K-2006C. I bought a k-2006 and it has a smaller amount of reagents. But honestly I would go back and buy the TF100 with speed stir if I could go back in time. I do believe he also has an option for expedited shipping as well.
  6. Noobpool

    Baquacil conversion

    FC will constantly drop. It gets consumed by organics and sunlight so it is a consumable substance that needs replenishing. The process that enables it to sanitize your pool water is the one that causes it to be depleted. It definitely takes some practice to find the sweet spot of adding enough...
  7. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Just orange sorta. I am going to try the magic eraser today. I have not gotten a chance yet
  8. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    No but that is a great idea.
  9. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    None about pool chemistry or anything like that. I do wonder if there is something I can use to clean my stairs since below the water line it appears to be a slightly different color. Other than that I am ecstatic about how my pool is looking.(it looks better than it did when we bought the...
  10. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Right. I popped it up to 16 last night and will maintain that through Saturday just to carry the load and see what swimmers do to my balance
  11. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Let chlorine drop and tonight it was finally down to below 10ppm FC. So here is updated tests. Cya is kinda rough just because time of testing had to use indoor light so I will be retesting that one. CC test did not ever pick when I added the 5 drops of reagent TA oddly dropped a lot and ph...
  12. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Vinyl pools did not have to worry about CH I thought?
  13. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Works through phone browser. Also the emoticons don't work. Interesting.
  14. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Your de link always sends me to a post about cabbers pool. I am not sure if that is because I am using tapatalk app or what. Pool School - Add DE to a Sand Filter Yes. I can not access pool school through the tapatalk app
  15. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I have only been maintaining FC/CC testing since I have such a high level of chlorine needed. I need to order more reagent for CYA because I am certain that has to be lower by now between all the rain the past 2 weeks plus all the water lost vacuuming to waste. here are more pictures under noon...
  16. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I have vacuumed 4 times. 2x Saturday and 2x Sunday. It is getting better but I go through water like crazy. First picture is algae waste right where my pool drops off to the deep end. The 2nd is where you can barely see the floor drain.
  17. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I did not backwash since I was at 8psi which is my base. But yes I saw that in pool school. I am learning it all since I am new to pool ownership. So I am going to vacuum the poo out of it which might also marginally lower my cya since I lower water level so much. Hopefully I am on the downhill...
  18. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Ok vacuumed and pantyhosed. Skimmer basket gave up the ghost but most definitely it is not sodium bicarb. Y'all know your business 😉 It appears to be bleached out algae. Since I could see the bottom of my shallow end I also learned all the vacuuming I had been doing was way to fast. Seems like a...
  19. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    TA is a bit high but figured I would get slam finished and leveled to normal before I wrestled anything else. Cya I am hoping will naturally drop due to the sheer volume of rain we get. I added 2 gallons of 10% just now which pool math says will put me back at 28.
  20. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I will run more tests tonight. I am still maintaining slam. 28 ppm I have not run a oclt since the last time I mentioned it. Yes the pool passed. Just staying cloudy but slowly getting better since I am starting to see bottom and get a lot of sparkle on the surface water
  21. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Update: I have been battling rain for 5 days now. Maintaining chlorine and not having the pool overflow have been pretty much the focus of my home life. Today I came home and when I looked outside the pool was sparkling and was very visually appealing compared to the dull patina it has been. I...
  22. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I maintain 8 psi when my filter was freshly deep cleaned. There seems to be a wide disparity of when the best time to backwash occurs. Some folks say that a couple of psi is indicative of needing backwash while others say that they only backwash once a season. I will reread the de to a sand...
  23. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I am maintaining slam at 28ppm . My pool is still cloudy. I have passed OCLTs twice. Both times I had tested with verified chlorine before bed ~9:30pm cst and staying within 1ppm at 5:45ish am. Obviously keeping testing procedures as similar as possible I. E. Getting my sample from the same...
  24. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    When I slammed I maintained 28-30 ppm of FC. The theoretical fc vs actual makes sense. I will retest that tonight.
  25. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Tested this morning and FC was 8.5ppm. I dosed to be right at 9pmm so from 9pm to 5am I lost .5% so yet again passed OCLT. FC still on the bottom end of .5%. I am tempted to try a clarifer just to see if I can get it over the hump. I have had a lot of sand backwash in out (to my inexperienced...
  26. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I mentioned in my post that I added 2 gallons of 10% to get back to 9ppm which in conjunction with rain was lower than usual loss. I quit slamming when I passed OCLTs twice consecutively. I have since passed several other OCLTs just going back over the results. CC is closer to 0 than to .5 based...
  27. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    I passed the 2 OCLTs about 2 weeks ago. So filter has run 24/7 since. I backwash as needed. Experimenting with de always ended with a backwash because my pressure skyrocketed quickly
  28. Noobpool

    Pool still cloudy

    Ok please see the attached photos. Slammed until I passed 2 consecutive OCLTs. Deep cleaned the filter added 120 pounds of sand to bring it up to full. (it is on the small side per my math pump has to run 22 hrs to turnover all 40k gallons) Tried to experiment with DE but never worked well for...
  29. Noobpool

    Chlorine overnight

    I check mine every day around 9pm local. Since I got the water balanced it has been fairly predictable on chlorine consumption based on usage. So I think if the morning works for you if you have the correct range of cya then no worries. But I would aim for the higher end of your optimal chlorine...
  30. Noobpool

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    My closest store evidently...