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    Experts: TA levels--SWGs

    I'm a manual doser of LC, aka bleach, but I'm interested in how the experts recommend helping SWG operators keep pH as steady as possible, because I keep reading in the forums about a pH drift problem for those who use SWGs; and how, at least the sense I'm getting, this is something they have to...
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    Chlorine demand?

    Did I learn something new this year? It started with overshooting my cya level goal in the Spring. My test back in May after adding stabilizer and an extra week of mixing was 60. I began keeping a higher-than-ever fc level in my pool. I dose with LC, aka bleach, daily. From the previous six...
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    Swim University now says fc/cya 7.5%

    Swim University is probably the biggest Youtube channel teacher of the traditional method of pool care in video. They are also probably the best for thoroughly teaching the traditional method to the highest standards. I've been commenting on all their uploaded videos this year telling them where...
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    Vinyl CSI -.94

    FC 5-9 all summer test and target levels CYA 60 TA 50 CH 100 pH 7.4 *no drifting all year CSI -.94 This is exactly what I've done going on four years now. I have an extremely trouble free pool thanks to TFPC; just mostly dosing with bleach each day; but this year I overdosed with cya a tad and...
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    Will the Industry Ever Change CYA/FC Parameters?

    I know my topic title, CYA/FC, seems backward from the way TFPC talks about the ratio, but that's the way it seems to be presented to a council this year for a change to recommendations. Please forgive me if you gurus already know about all of the following info that I've researched and found...
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    Reading an old thread from Chem Geek

    I was researching my mustard algae problem that's hopefully gone for good by completing mustard algae SLAM and noticed that ChemGeek was discussing a recommended FC level for mustard algae on an old thread; not a shock level, but a regular maintenance level FC level. It was said to be 15% of the...
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    PH and Sodium Hypochlorite

    What's going on with the chemistry when maintaining fc above, say 6 with regards to a red-drop ph test when using sodium hypochlorite as the source of chlorine? I know that you guys say don't test for ph above 10 or so in order to get an accurate ph reading, but my experience tells me that...
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    Dreaded mustard algae

    7,400 gallon ag non slatwater vinyl Latest numbers: FC 6-10 daily maintenance CYA 60 (sadly over shot cyanuric acid this spring but dealing with it) CC .5-1 PH 7.3 (when fc is below 6; shows higher ph. Assuming the lower fc is the more accurate reading) TA 50 (have kept it at 50 three years with...
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    Algae Growth in Cold Water.

    I work at a national fish hatchery rearing over 300,000 pounds of trout species per year in Tennessee. I'm always finding interesting relationships between our water quality and other water issues and testing protocols, etc for our discharge and how these things often relate to pool chemistry...
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    Kudos TFP Email

    Maybe I missed it, but I've never noticed getting an email before that's organized like a news letter with a couple of linked articles/videos. Keep this up; it's fantastic! I thought the Youtube video describing the cornerstone of TFP methodologies in very simple terms; relating minimum...
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    Cryptosporidium?

    News: The CDC issued a warning yesterday about an outbreak wherein swimming pools is one of the biggest sources of spreading this disease. Supposedly, this parasite is resistant to chlorine...
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    Health Department Standards: FC:CYA

    I've not been actively reading the forum for a while. I've gotten behind on changes in the industry, if any, which I keep hoping for but can't figure out whether it's happening or not. Specifically, I'm trying to gauge whether or not one of the main TFP tenants that differs from the...
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    Any new TFP recommendations on TA

    I revisit this same topic every year. I think TFP should figure out a way to rephrase how we should manage TA. Just like traditional pool care, TFP lists a range for TA. Problem with a range is that conscientious followers will try to maintain that range. Problem with trying to maintain a range...
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    TFP follower for almost 3 yrs.

    From April 2016 to July 22, 2017 using TFP methodologies and recommended test kit (TF-100) Number of times cc's have shown up on test 0 Number of super chlorination events 0 Number of PH required adjustments after following recommendations to slowly adjust...
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    Thanks TFP!

    This has been my first full season 100%, as much as possible, following TFP methodologies. Last year, I tried following TFP except w/o a recommended test kit, which in retrospect, is a really bad way of caring for a pool; almost as bad as following traditional methods. Even though I feel I...
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    Home page and pool school organization confusing? Lacking?

    Before I give a critique on the TFP site, I want to say in no way am I unappreciative of what the folks on here who do the designing of the webpages and information or to those who offer advice to the droves of folks who come on here daily asking for help. It has made my pool care management...
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    TA Recommendation Change?

    Last year I came upon a discovery through the help of experts on here, that has helped me mange pool care much easier and faster and cheaper. I later found that I was not alone, and there have been some other members come to this same realization due to the characteristics of our pools that...
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    TFPC TA recommendations?

    Should recommended TA levels for vinyl pools (70-90); and possibly other outdoor pools, be updated and further explained in Pool School? maybe under the section about TA? or as a note under recommended levels? A more complete explanation permitting lower, natural TA levels under curtain...
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    Ever get an aha moment!

    I've been very fortunate. I bought and had my AG, vinyl liner pool delivered and set up late July 2013. Like most people who are new to pools and pool care, I did not know that the whole industry and my pool store were all crazy, so of course, I followed their advice. That first summer I did...
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    Test kit? High PH creep?

    First off, let me say that I don't have any problems with my pool, it's pool care that I'm questioning. The money and time I'm supposed to spend. Is it all necessary in my case? I read pool school last Spring and then went back to school again this Summer after asking a question on the "deep...
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    Why so much acid?

    I'm doing the TFP method. Easy to add a little bleach every day. Works great! A wonderful sense of satisfaction and pride when you get the dosing just right, and your tester confirms that you're staying between min FC and the target, and you know your pool is staying clean. But I'm constantly...