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  1. LooLooPoolNoob

    Poolios gonna be an Ice cube!

    Yeah we got a bit and I was soooooo mad!
  2. LooLooPoolNoob

    So frustrated with SLAM

    Oh I so know what you mean, my husband is so convinced that tfp is crazy even though we got screwed over by the pool people. We literally got into a fight over algaecide. Stay strong, the pool aid works, if you need any proof check out my thread from last year. Almost 20 days of slamming but...
  3. LooLooPoolNoob

    New year better Poolio!

    I'm just starting the threat is kind of a comparison from all the trials and tribulations we had from last year, I'm in day three of my slam and in 3 days it is changed as much as it took me to do in 4 weeks last year! I love tfp and the pool-aid tastes just as good as it did last year! My...
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  6. LooLooPoolNoob

    So frustrated with SLAM

    A good thing to keep in mind too is that colder temperatures slow how your chlorine works, everything slows down just a little bit. I hope you stick with it I'm sure it'll clear up!
  7. LooLooPoolNoob

    Covered and unattended pool for three years. What are my first two steps?

    II don't have much to add to what these certified pool magicians say. I was in the same pickle you were last year, my pool have been closed for 5 years completely unattended when we bought our house and with a lot of work and TFT I was able to get it Crystal! Listen to them! Drink the Pool-Aid!
  8. LooLooPoolNoob

    Poolios gonna be an Ice cube!

    Oh my fabulous TFPeeps, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Tried being a proactive good pool haver and opened dear poolios last weekend ...and now it's dropping to 28F(frickin) degrees tonight! Should I just leave the pool on all night to avoid freezing? I haven't started my slam yet because I'm waiting...
  9. LooLooPoolNoob

    I have no need for TFP!

    Helllloooooou friends!!!! It has been a wild winter and polio and I are back!
  10. LooLooPoolNoob

    Algae, followed the SLAM criteria, here's what I've done and measured (timline), still blue & cloudy

    Strap in and get your POP (pool owner patience) at the ready. This is the hardest part of the SLAM. Clean your filters or back wash as soon as you have a 25% pressure increase. If you can get a second set of filters if you use them. That way you don't lose filter time. Let them do their job...
  11. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    Just wanted to throw up some pics for you guys. A little video too. So, a little background my 4th in line, Xavier, is three and has a sensory disorder and is quite terrified of water. Bath time is less than a treat, but this pool has opened up something in him and it makes me so happy and I...
  12. LooLooPoolNoob

    12 days of Slam

    Good luck to you my SLAM took 16 days I think and the last their was just so frustrating because you aren't getting those big "WOW" changes like at the beginning. Strap in, load up on POP, and vacuum vacuum vacuum. Good luck doll!
  13. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    I did throw extra chlorine in before the shindig, figured all the people and their germy lil bodies would crop the FC a bit. Good to know about adding more after too!
  14. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    The haziness is pretty much in the deep end around my SuckHole™ that was where the most of the pine needles and debris was that I sucked out this morning so I'm thinking maybe that's the cause
  15. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    I love you guys! Who knew pool maintenance could be so fabulous! Lol! Speaking of pool maintenance I have a little bit of haze in my pool today. Did a chlorine lost test nothing there. my chlorine levels are dead right where they should be. same with my pH. My TA is a little high at 10 but it's...
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  18. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    Seriously someone needs to get this all into a script! The Wicked Pool Store Lady of the East tries to drop Floc on Dorothy and the gang to make them fall asleep. Algaecide guards man her castle. The trees throw hockey pucks!
  19. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    And now I have a name for burgeoning society of algae that was living in the bottom of my pool, Emerald ScumCity!
  20. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    You are like an encyclopedia of pool knowledge! I love it!
  21. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    Related note. Will the rain mess with Poolio? I've seen some threads where people lost their sparkle after consecutive days of rain
  22. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    If it would stop raining!!! Like everyday this week, doesn't stop till I get home from work and then its dark!
  23. LooLooPoolNoob

    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    16 official days of SLAM PreSLAM pH 7.2 Free chlorine 2 Combined chlorine 1 Total chlorine 3 Total alkalinity 120 Cya <20 PostSLAM (today I've only added LC since finishing to keep up the range) Ph 7.5 Free Chlorine 6 Combined Chlorine 0 Total Chlorine 6 Total Alkalinity 100 CYA 30 All in...
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  25. LooLooPoolNoob

    Hello. I need your help

    Just reading thru and want to give you kudos and encouragement. Everyone here is amazing and they know their stuff and won't steer you wrong! You got this!
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    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    Annnddd now I have "fruit salad" stuck in my head! Lol! This is probably my late night kookiness talking but now I'm imagining my little FC pacmans munching on algae singing "green algae, yummy yummy!"
  27. LooLooPoolNoob

    I'm a failure for father's day

    Have you passed an OCLT? With that much loss it seems like the FC is getting used up by more than the sun?