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  1. roamin

    First SLAM... Question about pH levels and water temps

    Two main questions relating to the SLAM process: How important is the 7.2-7.5 pH level during a SLAM? Does water temperature affect the SLAM process? (Water temp just hit 60F last night/today) I started my first ever SLAM today. During the swimming season I kept the pool at 6.5-7.0 FC and 7.6...
  2. roamin

    Thank you TFP! New Pool Install 2020

    Many thanks to the folks here, not just for answering my questions but for years of searchable history that made researching what needed to be done so easy. After months of work we finally have our pool installed! It was a journey for sure. What started as a, "oh, we'll just cut a little dirt...
  3. roamin

    New Pool - Slight Green Tinge After Rain - Should I SLAM Already or am I Just Paranoid?

    We've had our new pool setup for almost a week now, and it's been great. Still working to get all of the chemicals to the proper levels, but have been trying to stay on top of FC like a hawk and water has been crystal clear. I brushed the pool for the first time yesterday evening, and then we...
  4. roamin

    Brand New Pool - First Fill Questions

    After months of preparing the ground, we're about to (finally!) set up our new 15ft intex above ground pool (w/ sand pump and SWG) tomorrow. I've run the tests with my TfTestKit on the water coming from the hose that'll be filling the pool and received the following: FC: 1 pH: 7.5 TA: 280 CH...
  5. roamin

    Question about overfilling on (modded) Intex pool

    I'll be setting up a new 15x48 metal frame Intex pool soon and would like to add vinyl flaps to cover the tee connections like @beggehorn outlines in this post: Idea to help keep water out of Intex rails and t-connectors.... My question is, he mentions that the holes in the walls at the tee...
  6. roamin

    Hello from Sunny Florida!

    Hi All! Brand new here and the owner of a new 15x48 metal frame Intex pool that I'll be setting up in a week or so when my ground-work is finished. So thankful I found this site, and have learned so much already by just lurking. Seems like a great community of folks, and the wealth of knowledge...