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  1. Wobblerlorri

    BESTWAY 5613HE STEEL PRO MAX 14' x 48" (4,024 GAL) - Pump/Filter Recomendations

    That pump is probably overkill -- 1 hp should be sufficient.
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    Resort Pool... Gross.

    I'm going to Pensacola, FL the first of October, and the hotel has a pool. Wonder how cloudy it is, and whether we will want to swim in it!
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    Extra Pool White Goods

    Craigslist and eBay are good points of sale, too.
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    Chlorine test

    It's normal for the water in the cylinder to go pink after standing. However, you should always dump and rinse your cylinders after use. Did you add chlorine and redo your test after 30 min of mixing? What was your FC then?
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    So you are new to testing

    It really is easy. And that easy. Just stop thinking of the test kit as OMG A TEST KIT WITH SCARY TESTS OMG!!!!! and think of it as one test at a time. It's an FC test, it's a CYA test, it's a TA test. Just one test at a time.
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    Only drawback so far is the cars get HOT sitting out in the sun! That tree shaded the house and the driveway.
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    Well, it's done. The base of the trunk was almost rotted through. The supervisor of the team said a good strong wind could have taken it down just about any time. So good thing we took it down! They finished up around 2. That was amazing! DH and I would have sworn it would have taken until dark...
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    Too late for time lapse. You'll just have to take my word for it!
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    They've been here since 8 am, it's now 1054 am ET, and have most of the branches over the house and pool down. No damage to the pool -- YAY!! They're really moving fast, a lot faster than I expected. I imagine they'll have it down to just a trunk by noon, if not sooner. What's surprising me is...
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    I hate those lichen covered sticks! Not least because lichen is half algae!
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    It's Coming Down!!!

    Finally! The big oak tree in the front yard is coming down tomorrow! That means no more tiny acorns, leaves, and random twigs and branchlets coming down on the lawn, cars, and most importantly the POOL!!! The thing is over 100 years old and beginning to rot from the inside. We had an arborist...
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    Pool Store Honesty Test

    My local pool store charges $25 for testing! They give you a $25 credit for chemicals in exchange, along with their bogus test results. Only thing I go there for is filter sand.
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    Day 3 of : 0730 FC 20 passed ! Water is crystal clear, CC is 0. I'll check the OCLT again tomorrow morning, just to make sure, but I'm essentially DONE with this SLAM! Catching it early and dosing the pool every 2 hours really paid off! Thanks TFP!!! :kim:
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    Losing Chlorine FC 28 to 7 in 24 hours

    You obviously have an algae problem. means Shock Level And MAINTAIN. It doesn't last two days -- it lasts however long it lasts. Keep SLAMming until your water is crystal clear, CC is 0.5 or less, and is 1 or less. Also go around the pool looking for algae. Skimmer weirs, ladders, ropes...
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    Pronunciation

    I second that! And it's OCLT, not ONCT.
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    Pronunciation

    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid. Mercuric acid is a solution of mercury and sulfuric or nitric acid. I've seen muriatic acid called mercuric acid several times here -- don't want to confuse the two!
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    Pronunciation

    Remember, kiddies, it's muriatic acid. Mur-ree-at-ic. Not monetic, not mercuric, not murrick. I think if we are going to be using a chemical, we need to use the correct name. It's really a safety issue -- imagine going into a store and asking for motectic acid. No telling what you're going to...
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    How often do you manual vacuum your pool?

    I have a WaterTech Leaf Blaster, battery operated, and I have my son vacuum at least every other day, due to the massive oak in the front yard dropping leaves, twigs, catkins, and tiny acorns all the dang time. If we don't keep on top of it, it would be a hot mess out there. I never minded...
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    It was 8. I think it was a lack of brushing, not vac'ing out organics regularly, and not micro dosing the pool after swimming. I had asked our son to dump in half a cup of chlorine after swimming, but he never did. Add in some rain, and there's a bloom waiting to happen!
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    Day 2 of . The pool is already crystal clear! Lots of dead and dying algae on the floor. Son Patrick swept and vac'ed last night. And now, on to test results! 0730 FC 18 add 1 c chlorine to bring to 20 -- raining 0930 FC CT scan interrupted sequence -- darn life getting in the way of important...
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    The Smiths Love to Swim

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: We're all volunteers, so it may take a little time for someone to get back to you. But rest assured, we're real live people, happy to have you here and eager to help you have a sparkling clear TFP pool!
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    Mama trying to save the pool

    I have a mild case of Aspergers, so I understand being neurodivergent. Rather than thinking of a test kit as a unit unto itself, think of it as a set of individual tests that can be performed independently of each other. The only test you have to worry about right now is the CYA test, so that...
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    Cloudy water

    The 2005 has the FAS-DPD test. It's lacking the CYA test. It's fine for a .
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    Wrinkle question

    I have a 14' AGP, and my floor is full of wrinkles. Don't believe the instructions when they say to fill with about a foot of water then kick the wrinkles out!! That's already too much water and too heavy to "kick" any wrinkles out. Tell the wife that there's nothing to be done about it, and to...
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    Cloudy water

    I'm doing a based on cloudy water and an loss of 2 ppm FC. Previous to the SLAM, we were holding good at FC 8. Go by how your pool looks and an OCLT. That will tell you the truth.
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    OCLT lost 2 ppm overnight, it's an algae bloom trying to get started. Brought FC up to 20, CYA is 50. Checking every two hours, here are the results: 830 FC 8, brought up to 20 with 6 cups chlorine 1030 FC 8, ". " 1230 FC 17, brought up to 20 with 1.5 c chlorine 1430 FC 14, brought up to 20...
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    Robots are too rich for my blood (and pocketbook)! My son is 41 years old -- I don't think $3 would entice him to do much but laugh! :laughblue:It's a cheaper to live with parents/slight case of autism that keeps him here at home.
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    Cloudy pool -- I knew it would happen

    I've been having my son brush and vacuum the pool in the evenings, but the gilt has rubbed off the lily -- it's no longer great good fun. It's become a chore, he's neglected to do it daily, and now I have cloudy water. :poop:. So I'm doing an tonight, and most likely starting a tomorrow...
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    Light for Above Ground Intex Pool

    Half the string died a couple of nights ago, so I have to replace them. Got a new string for $15 from Amazon, should be here today. However, here's an old pic from 2 years ago. https://www.troublefreepool.com/attachments/img_20190703_211500475_hdr-jpg.109671/ This time the string is long...
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    Official 2021 Pool Critters Thread

    That alligator -- that pool wins this thread!