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    Chlorine Levels AND Importance of replacing your test kit

    Sooooo I had my TF Test Kit a year and a half and I knew it was needing replacement as the chlorine test powder was hard but we were still using it as we were likely moving. Long story short we ended up accidentally leaving our test kit out in the sun while we were away for two weeks and...
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    Brown Wall & Stair Stain

    It was iron! Couldn’t believe it! But it was amazing to see the stains magically disappear. I put a metal remover tab thing in the skimmer and so far even with high PH or Alkaline levels we have not had it return. thanks for the tips as always
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    Should I book a company to install the new board and cell or do you honestly think I could do it myself. I can change a light fixture but wouldn’t call myself handy!
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    I don’t know enough about them but we have never been able to get power to it. It apparently was fried? Haven’t seen it work since we moved I. Two years ago.
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    the board hasn’t worked since we moved in, I had a company come out and they said it was fried. At that time we only needed a new board but dogs chewed up the cell wires so now we need both!
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    I believe the plumbing is already there I just need a new board and salt cell?
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    Based on what I have been able to research seems the Circupool Universal40 may be a good option for us.
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    Brown Wall & Stair Stain

    Thanks to TFP we have been able to keep our pool cleaner than ever and have done a much better job on our own than when we had hired people. However, I noticed when the leaves fell in over fall and spring despite us cleaning them out the stairs turned brown and the there is a bit of brown along...
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    Best Options for SWCG (what brand do you recommend)

    When we purchased this house a the SWCG board was fried so we have yet to use our pool as a salt water pool. Since then my dogs chewed up the wires to the salt cell so we are finally ready to purchase a whole new system and put a fence around our equipment. I am also having our lines blown and...
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    Turned my pool cloudy with Pooltime PH Up

    All right I will keep the pump going and keep brushing the walls.
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    Biggest problem with TFP

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    Turned my pool cloudy with Pooltime PH Up

    Okay looking for anyone's advice that may have had the same issue when raising their pH levels? I added a 6 lb bag of pH up which is basically soda ash and one carton of baking soda which was another pound to get my pH up to the desired level based on the pool math calculations. Our pool...
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    Alkalinity vs PH Levels

    Thank you all so much! This is so much better than using a pool service or doing things through a pool store. I am finally enjoying the pool since it is no longer a money pit. I am literally saving over $300 month!!! I was doing my happy dance today and pinching myself!!!
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    Alkalinity vs PH Levels

    https://troublefreepool.com/mypool/O76r9yr Okay so pretty similar to last week I'm guessing I should just leave it as is because it's still at the top? I have acid that I can add if you think that is better but it will lower the pH level I'm assuming? So I was just wondering if I should lower...
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    Alkalinity vs PH Levels

    Ohhhhh okay, got it. My FC should be below 10 today. So I should get a true reading of pH finally. The pool math app said that I need to add some acid but I didn't feel like doing that because the pH reading was still lower than where pool math said it should be. Okay let me go do my test now...
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    Where are you buying bleach at?

    I found a ton at Home Depot and it is just under $5 for 2 gallons at 10% concentrate. I also found out that the pool stores carry them for the same price but you can buy a ton and use their coupons to get it even cheaper but you have to ask them for it because they won't put it out on the showroom.
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    Alkalinity vs PH Levels

    Hey everyone I'm just wondering if anyone can help me understand the science behind why I would need to add acid to my pool if my pH level is still a little bit below where it should be? I assume that adding acid will lower the pH and then I will have to maybe add pH Up from Home Depot to get...
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    Mustard Algae or Metals

    Yeah I don't think it is producing chlorine but I have no idea how our levels got so high? At least we passed the slam process and it is now safe to swim in the pool with no algae hopefully for the rest of the season 🤞
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    Mustard Algae or Metals

    My husband lets me do everything but sometimes interferes without talking about things, like adding the tabs. The SWG board is dead but the cell is running I believe as I still see water passing through it? No salt has been added to the pool for at least a couple years. But I definitely hope...
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    Mustard Algae or Metals

    So here is an interesting reading... I added 9 1 gallon bottles of liquid chlorine last night at 10pm. It looks like my husband also added 3 chlorine tabs before i did the initial test (he has not been willing to read up on the better methods yet, as I am aware those aren't good for the pool...
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    Mustard Algae or Metals

    I was luckily able to find liquid chlorine bleach at home Depot at 10%. they just had enough bleach bottles as well but the liquid chlorine was a better deal. Is it safe to up our chlorine FC levels by 19 in one day? If so I will add all nine bottles tonight ?
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    Just joined TFP

    I did not add anything yet. I was trying to figure out how to log a test and did it wrong. Okay then my CYA is 60 as it was just below the line. So I will update that if the app lets me.
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    Mustard Algae or Metals

    Okay I was able to find liquid chlorine at 10% at home depot so adding 5 bottles this evening. Fingers crossed i pass the three tests in the morning.
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    Just joined TFP

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