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  1. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Felt like I was back in college chemistry!
  2. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    We actually have a 2nd pump that we have been using to vacuum. It just goes out onto the ground thru a pipe we connected. Yes I am aware of the difference between TFP and pool stores. I went to the pool store to have the water tested per my husband to compare to my TF100 test kit. Everything...
  3. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    So...I took my pool water to the pool place bc they read my daughter's Facebook post about how the pool chemical guy treated me and gave me a call. She figured we would be dealing with metals. Iron was 0.1 and copper was 0. So she was floored. She gave me several tubs of ph and Alkalinity as...
  4. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Ok. Here are my numbers. FC = 4 CC = 0.5 Calcium Hardness = 150 CYA = 0 (I could still see the black dot) Alkalinity = 30 Ph= 6.2 (Color was lighter than 6.8 and it has been testing on strip at 6.2) Total Chlorine & Bromine = orange...not yellow (see pic) I am testing iron tomorrow. I have been...
  5. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    I started keeping samples yesterday. My daughter suggested it. Someday...that water is going to be crystal clear and inviting.
  6. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    I have checked around me within 50 miles. I have not found a company to provide water service. My parents live about 4 miles and we have plasic 500 gal. water tanks that we may resort to. That's our only option. I wish though!!!
  7. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    I want to thank everyone on here for their advice. My TF100 will be here Thursday. ? I sent this link to my husband to read while at the fire station today. However, he wants to give it a little more time and see what happens after we get the test kit before dumping it. He doesn't understand...
  8. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    My husband is actually a captain in Little Rock and on the local volunteer. However they quit doing that around here. Trust me...I wish it were that easy. I would love for that to happen.
  9. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Oh...let me tell ya! I do have the pool calculator but I still keep hard copies. I do that at school with my grades. I keep a grade book and computerized grades. Lol It's a trust issue between me and technology!?
  10. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    We are on a cistern so that is not an option. We have a 1,000 gal holding tank on our cistern to feed our house. If we have to dump, we will be trucking water from my parents who are on city water. I see a lot of trips in our future.
  11. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Thanks for the help and encouragement. My husband actually made a bucket with poly fill that did some filtering (obviously not a lot) as we filled the pool. Just to clarify, I have read the ABC's, I have watched many videos in the Pool School. I even have notes on what each tested level stands...
  12. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    The well and pond are right next to each other but different sources. This area has a lot of iron with deep wells (avg well is 120'+) but we actually have a cistern water supply with a natural spring supplying the house. No major iron problems. I will call tomorrow to our local pool store (not...
  13. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    I have 23 gals of bleach. I figure at this point I am on some watch lists here in Arkansas!?
  14. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Oh Lort! More info please? We have several swimming pool pumps that we own, my husband suggested running a 2nd pump with a filter to help. Will the Tf100 test for iron or is that a different test?
  15. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Yes, TopShock by Pool breeze (6 bags over the last 2 days 78% Cal Hypo) and now I have 24 bags of AquaMate Shock (68% Cal Hypo). Whichever will be best is what I will use.
  16. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    So until the test kit gets here (no date given with Covid-19 crisis) what should I do while I wait if I decide to keep the water? Thank yall for the help so far.
  17. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Sorry...I was referring to what the pool store told me vs what I am hearing here. So do I drain it down and start again or start slamming what I have? Also my test strips only show FC. I don't know how to figure out the slam without the CYA. I think I have read so much until I am completely...
  18. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Ok. So he had me buy a box of shock (24 bags). I have 20 gal of bleach...for stand by I guess. Bought that prior to starting this. So I need to stop adding the shock? I'm telling y'all...I know nothing. He also told me not to vacuum or backwash until it was blue. My husband back washed today and...
  19. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    I added 3 cap fulls each day for the last 2 days. Basically the whole bottle. It said it was a 2 lb bottle but was 1/2 full. (Maybe thats how it was supposed to be.) That's awesome! Just what I wanted to hear. I did a test strip late this p.m. don't know why...just curious...and the ph was still...
  20. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Will th TF100 test for everything I need? Is there anything else I need?
  21. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    No the pond and well are not supplied by the same source. I was looking at purchasing a test kit. I got a bottle of strips and that's it with our pool starter pkg. I asked about a test kit the same day and was told the strips are all you need. No what I need is a computer to pour water in and...
  22. Dunkinpool

    Pond Pool

    Just got our 1st pool It is a 33' AGP approximately 27,000 gal. We are on a well. So we filled the pool from our pond. Needless to say it is brown. I tested it and the only thing that registered was a ph of 6.2. I took a sample to the local pool place the next day for help. (Don't judge). The...