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  1. Rattus Suffocatus

    Am I crazy? (don't answer that)

    So when you are starting up a salt pool, is it normal to have mixing issues with the salt in what I would call both directions? I just measured the salt level again, twice, and now my level which shot up unexpectedly to 3000 PPM is down to 2400. My pH finally went up a bit which is good...
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    Vertical Installs

    Is there any issues with installing the cells vertically than horizontally when using a VSP? would I have to increase speed/pressure much more than in a horizontal install at low speeds? I can do it horizontally but it's going to be more Rube Goldberg than I thought! Vertical would be much...
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    TA woes with Arizona water...

    Okay.. I am about to add a Circupool SWCG in a matter of several days (it's on its way), and I have been having the same sort of issue I always have had here in Arizona with Low pH and high Total Alkalinity. I admit I need to get the kids in the water and splash a lot.. but it's still cold...
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    Article about pool chlorination and Coronavirus...

    This should be no surprise to any of the TFP people, but apparently it seems the COVID-19 virus is even more sensitive than most other viruses to Chlorine. This also means that if you are on a city water system you don't have to buy out Costco's entire supply of bottled water, either. Enjoy...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    Continued from the "introduce yourself thread". The pool was laid out on Friday and we will have the dig on Wednesday (of course moved from Tuesday). We saved a little more gravel. I calculated the volume to be about 14,500 gallons, so yes it's intentionally a small pool. PB thought 15k to...
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    The beginning of an odyssey

    A brief hello since it is suggested.. I'll add more as the next weeks go by. I moved to the Tucson area from Iowa about a year and a half ago and I made the promise to my wife that I would find her a place with a pool. When she decided to buy a house without one, I figured... whew! I dodged a...