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    Algae prevention and solar cover

    For the past few years we have really been pleased with TFP guidance and have been successfully maintaining our pool. We started using a solar cover a few years ago to warm it up (no heater) and prevent water evaporation during summer if we were traveling. No problems; replaced every 1.5 yrs or...
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    Concrete deck, coping and liner repair/replace?

    Not sure this is the right forum for this question... Owned a pool for 2 years now, we have the chemistry down, and have replaced much of the original equipment that failed during our time here. However, we have noticed that we will soon need to replace our liner due to a few leaks and tears...
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    Uh oh, what to do with meddlesome mom who messed with system ?

    My mom is here visiting and knows nothing about pools. We had our Barracuda vacuum running in the pool today and while I was away at an appointment she decided to go for a swim and physically pulled the entire thing out of the pool...while still connected and running. When I came home...
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    keeping pool open for winter, preventing leaves in fall

    I haven't been on the forum for a bit because the TFP method WORKS GREAT! Clean, sparkling pool all summer. Thank you, fellow TFP bloggers :p We decided to keep our pool open for the winter, and in reading other posts, the take away I have seen is: a) FC doesn't change much due to less sun, so...
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    Inspect Cell... But Cell is 9 weeks old

    Hi All, Have only been maintaining a pool with SWG for a short time, so your collective advice is appreciated. Moved into a house with an old SWG cell, replaced 4th of July weekend, levels have been maintained using TFP method, no issues with cell after initial installation. Decided to add...
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    High FC after starting SWG and adding CYA

    I think I know the answer to this but just need confirmation. Been posting and learning for about a month now and have found TFP methods intuitive and better than pool store advice. New house, new pool 1 mo ago. SWG cell old, not working. Pool not balanced, followed tfp recommendations. Got...
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    SWG High Salt/Amps

    Hello All, Getting my pool online after purchasing a house with it green, and equipment not working. Current readings as of this AM (tested with the good test kit by me) were:. FC9.5 ...CC 0... CYA 53 (added 3 lbs yesterday when it was at 42, this reading is probably 2 days shy of the actual...
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    New house, new pool, bad SWG

    Hello All, Have been trying to learn as much as possible about pools on this forum. Glad for so many other great posts. Just moved to a new house, new pool, SWG T-15 cell dated 2003, pool people say the panel is bad and they will replace it for $1718 with an EasyTouch P-4 plus labor. This seems...
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    In middle of SLAM and questions

    Hi All. I love this forum, my pool has never looked this good in the 3 weeks I've owned it. I started a SLAM last night because our pool was not holding chlorine overnight and we had purchased it with green algae (not terrible). The levels prior to the SLAM were fine: pH 7.4, CYA 40, TA 80. The...
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    FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Hi All, I am a convert to the TFP method. Pool is looking good. However, I need to SLAM the pool and therefore ordered the FAS/DPD test kit. It arrived today, I'm excited about getting this SLAM going, but the directions say to add a "heaping scoop" of the powder. The online directions say to...
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    Losing sleep over pool...

    Just purchased a home with an in-ground vinyl pool, mostly in sun all day, pool temp in the 80s, air temp in the 90s. Didn't do inspection of pool prior to purchase (1st mistake). Pool looked clean when purchased (5 /23), but within a week of owning this house, green water, no clue what I'm...