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  1. Laker

    Closing Kit

    Before finding TFP we purchased a Winter Closing Kit from Doheny's. From their website: Kit #3- for pools up to 35,000 gallons. Includes Doheny's Metal Out ultimate stain, rust, and scale preventer, Doheny's Winter Guard 35 algae control, Doheny's Oxidizing Shock, and Winter Oxidizing...
  2. Laker

    Close with algae?

    Our bout with Boatman and Backswimmers has taught us we definitely have algae in our pool. Nothing green or visibly attached to the walls or floor, but light colored powdery deposits on the floor that slowly turn brown (dead algae?). We've only had our TF-100 test kit for a few days and have...
  3. Laker

    Algae/Boatman/Backswimmers

    We've been struggling with keeping backswimmers out of our pool. Everything we read says algae leads to boatman which lead to backswimmers. We are very new pool owners (installed late August) and had been taking advice from the pool store guys until earlier this week when we found this site and...
  4. Laker

    Add CYA during OCLT?

    Performing OCTL tonight. We pulled our CYA sock out of skimmer 30 min before FC test tonight. Now that we have tonight's FC level, is it ok to add CYA back into skimmer for the night? We plan to SLAM tomorrow based on tonight's test but would like to increase CYA as much as possible overnight as...
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    Backswimmer Infestation

    Our above ground pool was installed late August 2020 in northern Nebraska. Took a while for the water to clear. Now we cannot keep backswimmers out of the pool. Dozens in skimmer every couple of hours and more being manually skimmed daily. I'm talking thousands of them. We've been vigilant about...