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    Question about using Dichlor to supplement liquid chlorine in a SLAM process

    Greetings all, I recently opened the pool, currently SLAM'ing. My CYA is extremely minimal right now. Pool store said 0, my test kit said 10-20ish.. My question is this: Can I use some leftover Dichlor powder (from the days before I became enlightened by TFP :)) to help get my FC up while...
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    Filter is losing pressure very quickly -- pls advise

    Ok. I am in the middle of SLAM'ing right now. My CYA is close to 0, so I have been aiming for 10-12 PPM FC. I have been using PoolMath and adding the appropriate amount of 10% NaHypo to reach these levels. I will continue to give it time. The pool is essentially clear so the debris must be...
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    Filter is losing pressure very quickly -- pls advise

    Greetings! I recently opened my pool, and I'm noticing that my filter pressure is dropping very suddenly. I did a total sand replacement last season, and I do a pretty good job of getting most debris out of the water before it even reaches the skimmer. I'm noticing that the return jet...
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    Question about using dichlor granules to replete CYA

    Greetings fellow TFPers! I have a general question, and I'm hoping someone can answer it for me. I'm opening my pool (filling atm) today, and I fully anticipate my CYA to be way too low-- probably will be around 20ish. I wasted money buying some of these 1lb bags of Clorox Shock Plus that are...
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    First season closing an AGP got a couple of quick questions :)

    Hi Catanzaro thanks for the reply. It's pretty difficult to resize my cellphone pics to upload here on the forum so I just made a post on imgur. Here's some shots I took a little while ago of the lines / filter / pump. Pool Filter / Lines / Pump pics - Album on Imgur Please share any advice...
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    First season closing an AGP got a couple of quick questions :)

    Hey everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I read a sticky and pool school's article on closing an AGP, but I'm still stuck at a couple of points. I live in east TN, and we're just now hitting some potential freezing temps at night. My water has finally hit the 58-60deg F...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the logarithmic nature of the scale is taken into account by the SPACING between the values. The increasing requirement for drops of cloudy water to decrease from say 60 to 50 as opposed to 100 to 90 is a reflection of the non-linear relationship...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    No worries I tested the pH before I started SLAM'ing
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    I'm in the middle of SLAM'ing. I was ultimately estimating on drain as my pool is sort of uneven, but my CYA has ended up somewhere between 42 and 44. My pH was 7.7 so I added just a tad over a quart of muriatic acid and that took it to between 7.4 and 7.5. I've been doing my best to maintain...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Thanks for the reply @pooldv! You didn't answer any of my questions though.. ;P In the absence of any sort of sound recommendation.. I have decided it best to abort bleach addition for today considering I will be draining close to 2/3rd's of the pool's volume tomorrow. I don't plan on...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Good evening all! I got home really late last night and didn't do much else other than add a 121oz container of bleach to the pool.. I did read through the booklet that came with my Taylor K-2006 test kit-- felt like I was back in my undergrad chemistry classes haha. Anyways, I just tested my...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Thanks for the replies. I ordered the smaller size K-2006. In addition to ordering R-0870 DPD Powder (for TF-100 and K-2006), do I also need to order both TFTestkits.net AND TFTestkits.net or just one of those?
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Update: I picked up several 121oz containers of bleach from Wally World yesterday, and I added a container in after dusk last night. The levels look great this AM per a test strip, but again I fear my CYA is very elevated so the FC is probably not high enough to meet the correct ratio. Also...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Yes, it goes "poof" and dissipates rather easily if I brush it or vacuum it. I'm wanting to eventually lessen how long my pump is running. Do you think if I add the bleach after dusk with pump running, I could turn the pump off in the morning? I know I'd get at least one turnover. I guess...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Thank you so much for the welcome and replies guys. How do you recommend I add the bleach? I've seen differing views on whether or not to add it in front of the return jet in the deep end or adding it directly to the skimmer with the pump running.. Also should I add the entire 121oz at once...
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    Greetings from new member / General question

    Hello all! This is my first season owning a pool, and I have fallen victim to pool store shenanigans over the past couple of months. I'm happy I found this forum, and am excited to learn how to effectively care for my pool! Now a general question.. I have ordered a Taylor K-2006 kit from...