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  1. aerospa

    What Are These White Flakes in Liquid Chlorine?

    Thank you Richard!
  2. aerospa

    What Are These White Flakes in Liquid Chlorine?

    I poured out some 12.5% Hasa Chlorine into a measuring cup and it seemed a little more foamy than I expected and there were small white flakes floating on top. Picture attached. Is it bad chlorine, or anything to be concerned about?
  3. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    $2200!!!! :O I calculated $120 for a hypothetical drain/refill at the max tier water rates. Actually I didn’t include sewer charges. My sewer and water are two different companies and I’m not sure if they talk to each other, I assumed my sewer bill wouldn’t change. Similarly, TF100 says my...
  4. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Hi All, I just wanted to close out this thread with an update. I have reactivated our water softener and used the CH test to show that it indeed removes most of the calcium in the water ~25ppm residual. I can confirm the soft water feels more silky/slippery. I’m doing it mostly for the benefit...
  5. aerospa

    Can I Put 12.5% Liquid Chlorine in an Igloo Dispenser Cooler

    Ok fair enough, good point. I won’t do it.
  6. aerospa

    Can I Put 12.5% Liquid Chlorine in an Igloo Dispenser Cooler

    I buy my liquid chlorine in 4 one gallon batches. I'd like to just dump all four gallons into one of those orange 5 gallon drink dispensers that I'd keep in my shed. See attached for an example. Then I can fill a pint of chlorine out of the dispenser every morning and dump that in the pool. Is...
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  8. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    This is where I got lucky. All of the copper plumbing is exposed in the crawlspace under the house. In fact, it looks like it used to be plumbed so the pool filled off the softened water. My concern is my water softener is old - probably 90's vintage - and is likely not as efficient as a...
  9. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    This is really interesting, I did not know this. That was particularly insightful and it sounds like a nice quality of life improvement. I'm going to get the softener going and see how it goes. Edit: Oh, and I looked up the water quality test reports from my water provider. Here are the...
  10. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Yes it seems that a drain/refill is inevitable for multiple reasons for me. Yes I plan on doing so. We've been living without the water softener for a couple of months now and things have been fine. Didn't have one at our old place where the water was the same. Maybe I can hook up the water...
  11. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Wow that's crazy! Hard water makes pool care less fun for sure. Well a bit of unfortunate news for me tonight. On a hunch I went crawling under the house to look at the plumbing, and sure enough the pool fill valve is fed off a cold water line that bypasses the water softener. Not that it...
  12. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Ah, I knew I was paying for something, I just figured it was for electricity. Hopefully the economics of the water softener work out. I did some math, and if I assume I have to fill my pool in the top tier of water cost then it would be $114 to drain and refill. That doesn't seem too bad if I...
  13. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Thank you for your quick and thorough response, Rancho! That's a shame but it makes sense. We need to have some tile work done on the pool, and maybe a total replaster (pool built in 1993, no update since then) in the next couple of years, so I'd like to try to manage the condition until then...
  14. aerospa

    Knocking CH Out of the Park

    Hi, my TF100 arrived yesterday and here are the numbers: FC - 3.0 CC - 0.0 PH - 7.6 TA - 70 CYA - 40 CH - 1100 Yep, 1100. It took 40 drops. I did it twice. My fill water CH is 200 (phew), so in searching the forum it seems the "solution" would be a substantial drain and refill. In the...
  15. aerospa

    Here We Go...

    Too much Rancho, too much... Yes, haha
  16. aerospa

    Here We Go...

    I've been taking care of the mechanical portion of my in-laws pool for years now, but I never thought I'd have to take care of one myself now that we've bought a house with an in ground pool and spa. I knew nothing about pool chemistry before this website, so I thank this community for its...
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