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  1. CarolD

    How to calculate how much CYA in a puck

    I know this question has been asked before, and I have read the answer, but I can't find it right now. I am kicking myself. I left the water on overnight and did an unintended water exchange. I measured this morning and my CYA had dropped so I could see the dot with a full tube, so I am...
  2. CarolD

    15 Jugs of Chlorine, and what do you get?

    You get a hump in your back, sucka. I made the switch to using liquid chlorine late last year. My pool is just over a year old. I've read here that most people on this forum (seems like far greater than 50%) use SWCG for chlorine generation. While I've been thrilled with the results of...
  3. CarolD

    Testing puzzle

    I am a bit puzzled by my latest test results. I have two test kits. My main kit is a Taylor K-2006. I have a secondary kit (my first kit purchase, while I was still making the transition from test strips to drops) which is a K-1001. Both are less than a year old. I rarely use the K-1001...
  4. CarolD

    Algaecide and Sequestrant

    Hello again. First of all, I just read through a 17 page thread about clearing cloudy pool water. I am so impressed with the patience you've shown and the help you've given the OP. It is really commendable! I hope her water clears soon! Now for my question. When my pool was finished in...
  5. CarolD

    TFTestKits CYA View Tube Question

    I own the K-2006 test kit, but I was poking around on the TFTestKits website looking for things to spend my money on (since I now stay out of the pool store). I ran across the CYA View Tube for $3.50. It's a nice looking view tube with a bigger dot at the bottom, so I think it might be easier...
  6. CarolD

    Chlorine, chlorine, who bought all the chlorine. Oh, it was me...

    I was reading through another thread and it sparked a question about my pool. In the other thread, someone mentioned that their target was 8-10, and it was mentioned that adding chlorine above 10 was just a waste of chlorine. (I am paraphrasing here.) So here is my situation. With 50 CYA, my...
  7. CarolD

    High FC burn off rate?

    Hello again. I am looking for validation that I am doing this TFP Pool care right. I am burning off FC at a rate of about 5 ppm per day. I have added a gallon of 10% chlorine every night for the past week. I did an overnight chlorine test and lost about 0.2 ppm. Is it normal that I should...
  8. CarolD

    Is this calcium scale?

    I have an IG pool with a moss rock waterfall. The pool is about a year old. We are in Texas, so leave the pool open year round. Over the past few months (maybe over the winter?) I have noticed a build up of a white substance in the water where the rocks end and the plaster begins. While we...
  9. CarolD

    Testing for Free Chlorine

    Taylor k-2006 test kit. The instructions say to use 2 level scoops of the R-0870 powder, and offer no alternative instructions for 10ml vs 25ml samples. I have been using 2 scoops on a 10ml sample. Just read a post that says use 1 scoop for 10ml vs 2. Have I been testing wrong all this time...
  10. CarolD

    Hi there, new from Houston, TX

    Hello TFP! I am a new pool owner (July, 2018) from a suburb of Houston, TX. Pool info is in my sig. I have been a lurker for the past 8 months or so, but after following the TFP plan for a while, I find I have questions. I've read the info in Pool School, and have been perusing the forums...
  11. CarolD

    New, New...and so lost

    Our new pool was just finished a few weeks ago. We have a 20,500 gallon inground free form pool. All Hayward equipment. I am completely new to pools and new to this site. So Hi! I was looking for info on properly maintaining our new pool and found TFP...so I registered and am introducing...