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    Refinish Cement Deck

    Looking for advice based on your own experience on whether to try some type of resurfacing (if so, what product?) or go with a pool paint (product preference?) to alter the appearance for the better and to keep "sand" from the cement getting into the pool after rains. This IG vinyl pool is about...
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    Time of day to add liquid chlorine?

    I tried to find a post on this. Sorry if it is a repeat (seems like it would be) I’m manually adding liquid chlorine and testing. I am finding a reliable pattern emerging which is nice. I’m adding in the morning before work with the pump running. Does it matter what time of day you add liquid...
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    Total Alkalinity target

    Using the TF100 test kit I get a TA of 90. My pH is 7.5. I am now manually chlorinating with 10% pool essentials chlorine and watching my CYA go down! Thx everyone. My question- TFP pool math calculator says TA target should be 50-90. However the laminated card in the test kit says the target...
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    Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite vs Calcium Hypochlorite

    I'm a winemaker by trade and am used to buying chems in bulk. In fact I have soda ash in house that I've used effectively to adjust pH. I just joined here and received invaluable info to my newbie posts. I'm waiting on my TF-100xl test kit and as suggested on the forum I loaded up on some...
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    Bought a pool that came with a house, now what?

    As the title suggests we moved states to the western mountains of NC and bought a pool that came with a smallish house. Pool - inground L shaped vinyl 36,000 gallon, 2 skimmer baskets, a third skimmer converted to a vacuum line and a main in the deep end (diving board), Pentair Intelliflo 3 HP...