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  1. Husky25

    Clorox vs. Taylor reagents

    I'm running low on OTO and pH reagents. I found Clorox replacements at Wal-mart that only "require" 4 drops. I'm curious if anyone has found success with these with the current beaker (Clorox beaker looks smaller) or do I have use the standard 5 drops? Are they worth it value-wise (under $4.)...
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    First Year Opening After switch From Baquacil (Pix incl.)

    This Thread could probably go in a number of places, but I wanted to share my experiences over the last 12 months on TFP. My pool came with the house my wife and I bought in 2007. I had a pool growing up so I had planned on leveraging my father's expertise, but one problem: Neither of us had...
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    Pool Slide Cover

    I had my slide refurbished back in August and I am looking to protect my investment. While it's been pretty mild so far, Winters can get rough in New England. Incidentally, It was somewhat mild last year as well until January when we had record snowfalls. I'd rather not leave fate to the...
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    Slide no longer the eyesore of the backyard (pix)

    I used to have a Baquacil pool, but since changing out the liner 3 seasons ago, it looked like I had white mold growing the water. Finally, and with the help of TFP, I converted to Chlorine at the beginning of June. In terms of pool enjoyment, it was probably the best decision I could have made...
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    Going on Vacation

    My family is taking a trip for 5 days to Pittsburgh and we leave next Thursday Morning. I've searched for other "Vacation" threads and attached a similar post to an older thread, but realizing that is not exactly good TFP forum etiquette on a couple of fronts, I thought I'd start a new thread...
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    Changing my sand mid-season (post BQ conversion)

    I changed my sand once before, but it was at the end of the season. When I close my pool, I disconnect the tank from the plumbing, so removing the the top shell from the base is easy enough at that time. Being mid-season, the tank is already connected to the plumbing. My question is do I have to...
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    Direction of returns

    I'm not exactly sure where to put this thread, but hopefully those in the know can help... I have one skimmer but 5 returns. 2 on either side of the stairs, 1 more in the shallow end, 1 mid pool, and 1 in the deep end just opposite the skimmer. Question: What is the direction they should all be...
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    Yet another Baquacil Conversion

    Hello, All- Add me to the long line of Baquacil (BQ) converting to chlorine. First a little about my situation...My wife and I bought a house with a pool about 8 years ago in eastern Connecticut. I had a pool growing up, so the prospect of taking care of my own was not really a concern, until I...