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  1. CarolineM

    Ledge Loungers

    I have 2 Ledge Loungers, I do not find them comfortable at all they are very hard and I am constantly slipping down on it. I find they lay back a little too far, nothing that a pillow behind your head wouldn't help.
  2. CarolineM

    Giardia Shock Recommendation

    Giardia lives in the ground and also carried on the fur of the dog around their anus, and on their paws which they pick up the cysts from the area when they walk. It is recommended you wash their paws and bum and do not allow them lick you as the cysts can be passed that way to humans. If...
  3. CarolineM

    When to open pool - NoVA

    Opened mine on Monday, sparkling clear water. I always open when water gets to 58-60 degrees
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    Loop-Loc Aqua Extreme mesh

    I have the cover, worked great. Opened to a crystal clear pool this spring. Hardly anything in it but a few leaves.
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    Winter cover.. which to buy....

    I have a Loop Loc Aqua Xtreme cover, it is very tightly woven mesh so leafs and small junk don’t get through. I have a forest on one side of my pool so I deal with a lot of leafs. Once a week in the late fall I blow the cover off, during the winter no leafs. I opened to clean and clear pool...
  6. CarolineM

    Middle of Slam - First time testing FAS-DPD

    I see you have stairs in your pool. Pull those out and check them over well for Algae, wash them well with chlorine/bleach. Algae hides in stairs and ladders, and in light niches.
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    A Convert to the TFP Methods

    Nice job on the pool, looks great!
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    Pool water for dog's normal drinking water

    All I can say is yuck! My dogs get fresh water multiple times throughout the day. I can’t even imagine how warm water left outside would be. My dogs also live in my house and aren’t left outside, even if they were they would get fresh water more than once a day. Their water bowls are cleaned...
  9. CarolineM

    Algae in my above ground pool

    I see in your picture you have a ladder/stairs in your pool, pull those out and clean them well with bleach. Algae hides in them. I would leave them out for the SLAM
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    Do you have a salter water generator? If you do then yes the CYA would be higher.
  11. CarolineM

    First test results with TF-100

    I would raise CYA by half the amount suggested, test after 48 hours and add more if needed. Edit using pool math I get 50 oz by weight to go from 20 CYA to 50 CYA
  12. CarolineM

    Starting my first SLAM

    Bring your PH down to 7.2 before you start your SLAM, one your chlorine is at and above 10 you won’t get an accurate PH reading. Test and add as often as you can and the SLAM should go quickly. Remember brush the bottom and sides often. If you have removable ladders or stairs take those out...
  13. CarolineM

    Leaf net or mesh net for very large Oak

    Wet or dry I use my leaf blower to blow everything off of my solar cover. It works pretty well, a bit more difficult when it’s wet. I then have my leaf rake ready to get anything that fell into the pool once the cover is off. I have a Dewalt battery powered blower just for the pool area.
  14. CarolineM

    What's your current pool temp?

    93 and awful. With very high temps and heat indexes all this week it is only going to get worse. My pump runs 24/7 added a fountain yesterday, water temp only dropped to 90 and already climbing. I’m ready to a have an ice truck deliver a dump truck full of
  15. CarolineM

    Use well water after the well has been sanitized?

    I would not use that water. The chlorine was put in to more or less SLAM your well. It is killing bacteria and other gunk that’s in there. Because of that it will have high CC’s, you do not want that in your pool. I have been through a well sanitizing and the water you flush can be nasty.
  16. CarolineM

    Help! cloudy pool

    If the lights are removable, take them out and clean the niches.
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    Pool SLAM advice needed

    Also, take out any stairs or steps as algae hides in those. Give them a good cleaning with bleach and leave them out during the SLAM. Check your skimmer area for signs of algae and gunk also.
  18. CarolineM

    Cloudy white water

    If you have ladders or removable stairs you need to pull those out and clean them well. They are great hiding places for Algae. Also, if you have pool lights remove those and check the niches, also check your skimmer box and weir door.
  19. CarolineM

    New Pool Owner, Need Help in sequence for correcting Levels

    You can start the SLAM right away, just base your target chlorine level on the target CYA added.
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    A renter with a pool!

    Are you using the 10 ml pool water for the test?
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    pH still high but other numbers good

    Do you have water features that are running? Aeration causes PH to rise
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    Trying to get started with TFP method

    Use these instead of skimmer socks, cheaper and disposable and they work
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    Boatmen and/or backswimmers

    I get millipedes (first time this year) spiders and copper colored beetles in my pool. The beetles end up in my skimmer sock, spiders can swim and the millipedes drown and sink to the bottom. I have a forest on one side of my pool about 25 ft away and we are water front on the Chesapeake...
  24. CarolineM

    replastered pool first time adding chemicals

    Wait 15 minutes after adding either of the two before adding the other. Pump on, poured in slowly in front of return.
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    Help! cloudy pool

    If your ladders are removable you should take them out and check them over well, Algae loves hiding in ladders. If you have lights in the pool you should take those out and clean in the niches.
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    Pool SLAM advice needed

    I would shop vac out that stuff. My 1st pool was an intex and I took it down every year, the shop vac worked great at getting the last of the water out.
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    What order should chemicals be added

    Right now you need to raise your chlorine. With a CYA of 50 your minimum is 4 and your target is 6-8. Letting it go below your minimum is an invitation to algae. You probably need to increase your SWG setting or runtime. I would add liquid chlorine right now to get to my target and not wait...
  28. CarolineM

    Where do you drain your pool TO?

    Out to my 5 acre pasture.
  29. CarolineM

    New Saltwater pool, when to add quemicals and on what order

    It wouldn’t provide any benefit, but I am with you I would want to test the system before next season. Since you have a heater, I would go ahead and keep the pool open to enjoy. My pool does not have a heater, but with a solar cover on it I was swimming up until mid Oct last year in MD.
  30. CarolineM

    Trying to get started with TFP method

    Your volume of bleach is correct according to pool math. You can pour the 1 jug in, that leaves you with 39 oz to measure. You can buy a 4 cup measuring cup (be sure it’s plastic, as you don’t want glass around the pool)