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    New owner of Hot Tub and new to Bromine

    Have a new Nordic Hot Tub and will be using Bromine as a sanitizer. This site has been amazing and have been happy that I found it. I have had no issues with my inground pool where I am using Chlorine, but am a little confused on the Bromine in terms of testing. I have been reading through...
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    First open with TFP

    Thanks Richard. SLAM I go!!!
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    First open with TFP

    First time opening pool after using the TFP method last year. It worked great last year, probably the best I've had the pool. Everyone said pool was great and no irritation issues or anything. Switched from using pool store product (Sustain) and multiple trips to pool store for tons of...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Calcium hardness Readings from pool today CC - 1.0 FC - 3.0 TC - 4.0 PH - 7.7 TA - 120 CH - 675 CYA - 20 (pretty close) i know I'll have to do a drain. Steel wall vinyl side pool so can't go too low and may have to do in steps. But until then, just want to know how worried should I be...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Thanks. As soon as my CYA is over 20 I'm going to SLAM.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Most recent TA was actually 140 not 150.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    First month with test kit. Done 4 tests so far and getting better at doing them, and enjoying it too. Using up the last of the Sustain (cal-hypo) I have. Been adding CYA but not all at once as what I read I didn't want to overshoot. I think last dose I'm doing today should be good. Then I...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Re: Anyone good with sustain? Thanks. Looking to move from the Sustain. Just seeing what issues I might run into as I do this year.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Anyone good with sustain? First off so glad I found this site and you all. Really informative and feel like I am learning a lot in just the few short weeks since I've been here and got my test kit. Had inground pool installed installed in fall 2012 so this is the start of my 4th summer. Have...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Novice - 2nd day test - CYA and SLAM questions Greetings. Owner of an inground pool. Got my TF-100 Friday and like a kid on Christmas opened it up and ran my first tests yesterday. Pool is crystal clear. No chlorine smell. But can't keep Chlorine levels up. Readings yesterday were: 1st test...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Re: 1st Test - help for a novice Two holes. And what looks like a flap that can slide and cover one of the holes to seal it.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Re: 1st Test - help for a novice I drained some. About 6in or so down. Once it got fellow the side skimmer basket nothing came out. It has a bottom drain. Is there another way I should drain lower? Can I do this multiple times over a period to get the same result if I can't lower more than...
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Re: 1st Test - help for a novice Tested the water from the hose. It's at 125. With a steel wall vinyl pool don't believe I can drain too far. I'll see if I can do 1/4 and see if that works.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    Re: 1st Test - help for a novice Thanks. I'll see about doing a partial drain today and refill.
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    Newbie still - when should I be concerned on levels

    1st Test - help for a novice Greetings. Owner of an unground pool. Tired of going to the pool store and not knowing what I need and trusting them and buying all sorts of stuff. So trying to educate myself and be better at maintaining pool. Ordered my TF-100 as I had been using test strips...