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  1. tadcpht

    Vinyl liner fading

    Thanks everyone for the replies. The liner is tan with black in it as well. The top of it is likely dirty which makes the fading seem worse but its fading any place that touches the water. So i assume chemical fade. I thought bc my FC that i run at 6-8 is higher than most might be causing it. I...
  2. tadcpht

    Vinyl liner fading

    I have had this liner 3 years. I have used BBB for 11 years. As you can see from the pic my liner is fading pretty bad. Is this normal using BBB? Or am i doing something wrong? With full sun 9 hours a day my cya is 40-50 and FC remains 6-8.
  3. tadcpht

    New motor/impeller higher pressure

    So my 3/4 hp motor just went bad yesterday. I had a new 1hp motor and impeller in the wings just waiting for this moment. I replaced the motor and impeller and the seals. My psi has always been around 15. Now its 20. Is this a concern? Would i expect more psi from a slightly bigger pump? The...
  4. tadcpht

    Stupid question

    I went to our neighborhood pool and they post the chlorine level daily. It said 2 in the AM. This is a huge pool with a high bather load. And it looks like that is about normal for a commercial pool (1-3) according to the internet. My question is how the heck with the sun all day is that enough...
  5. tadcpht

    What is this stuff?

    Quite possibly the heater. It leaks and I havent used it in multiple years. No roof work being done.
  6. tadcpht

    What is this stuff?

    This year i have noticed these black brittle flakes on the bottom of my pool. I am fairly certain that it is from my equipment. Has anyone ever seen this? My pump is working and been running non-stop but sounds different. Could it be that the plastic impeller is coming apart? Not sure what to...
  7. tadcpht

    I need help.

    A pic for your thoughts. I need to be more patient i know but just curious why tfp doesnt recommend floc?
  8. tadcpht

    I need help.

    I have backwashed 3 times in 24 hours. The first time my pressure had gone from 12 to 20. Now since yesterday afternoon it stays around 10-11. This mornings test results: FC 9.5 Cya still below 30. Alk 50ppm Ph 7.6 I added another 1/2 gallon of bleach so i should be about FC 12-13. I test using...
  9. tadcpht

    I need help.

    Merged threads - Marty - TFP Mod Ok so i opened yesterday to a green swamp. I slammed when i got my filter running. FC has been acceptable. Now my water is very cloudy with dead algae i presume. My filter is not in the best shape so i think its struggling to filter the tiny dead algae...
  10. tadcpht

    I need help.

    How do i slam without knowing cya? Its below 30 thats as far as my test kit reads
  11. tadcpht

    I need help.

    I have added 3 gallons of 6% bleach. And i opened it about 2 hours ago
  12. tadcpht

    I need help.

    Ok here you go. FC 9.5 Alk 50ppm Cya less than 30 Ph above 8.0 I usually keep my cya around 50 for sun. Also can someone please tell me if using higher levels of bleach can cause my vinyl liner to fade just after 2 years? And i cant find out how to edit my signature
  13. tadcpht

    I need help.

    I actually have the taylor k2005 but fas dpd as well
  14. tadcpht

    I need help.

    Yes i have a taylor with fas dpd
  15. tadcpht

    I need help.

    Here is my swamp
  16. tadcpht

    I need help.

    I closed my pool normal last October. Free cl between 25-30. Now i have a swamp. Throughout the pool season i run my chlorine level between 6-8 bc i have no trees and the sun chews up 2-3 ppm per day sometimes 4. This is the worst opening i have seen since using bbb. Also my 2 year old vinyl...
  17. tadcpht

    Opening/closing help

    Just opened my pool with algae on the steps. The water was clear. Test results: 0 FC 7.8 ph 0 cya 50 alk I added 3 bottles (121oz ea) of 6% bleach, 1lb stabilizer and 1 bag of dichlor. With filter and brushing it became crystal clear in 24 hours. When I closed the pool I had FC at 25 and closed...
  18. tadcpht

    A little concerned...

    1 gallon. It was partly sunny and the bleach is great value bleach says 8.25% sod hypo, but yields 7.86% available chlorine. I was concerned about the OCLT dropping 2.5. The sun was almost down at 1800 but it was cloudy and this am I tested before sun came up.
  19. tadcpht

    A little concerned...

    Ready to close. Temp has dropped. Tested yesterday at 0930 FC 6.5 CYA 40. Added 1 bottle of 8.25% bleach which should add 8 FC. I tested at 1800 and got FC 11. Clearly needed an OCLT and got FC 8.5 this AM, which is a fail. I have not had a single problem all year and the FC has not dipped below...
  20. tadcpht

    In process of closing pool. water level too low?

    I'm no expert but in this case I would try and pump the water on top off the cover, and try and secure the pillow in place in the center with some rope tied to the edge of the pool.
  21. tadcpht

    Scum line cleaning

    Thank you!
  22. tadcpht

    Scum line cleaning

    I am getting ready to close the pool, and have drained the water past the skimmer. I have about a 6in dark scum line around 3/4 of the pool above the initial waterline. I have read that magic eraser is good to use. I have bumped up my chlorine level to 11ppm to prepare for closing. Any thoughts...
  23. tadcpht

    Summer Vacation

    I suppose she could, but im trying to make it as easy as possible
  24. tadcpht

    Summer Vacation

    Ok so on Saturday the family is headed on vacation until the following Saturday. My pool chews through about 3-3.5ppm chlorine per day from sun exposure and occasional bathers. So for 7 days I should add 21-25ppm above minimum of 4. So 30ppm total on saturday morning? My CYA is 50. Will it...
  25. tadcpht

    pH yo-yo

    So I have been using BBB method for several years. I'm still learning btw. And I feel as tough my pH is like a yo-yo. Friday I tested and ph was 8.0 and alk was 60. I added acid to bring to 7.0-7.2. Then I thought alk should be around 100, so I added baking soda to bring that up. I figured the...
  26. tadcpht

    Mustard Algae help

    To be clear, my question was whether or not to bring FC back up to 30 (must algae shock lvl) or let come down to reg shock level. I will OCLT Thurs night.
  27. tadcpht

    Mustard Algae help

    About 5 days ago I noticed a few baseball sized spots of yellowish stuff on the hill of my pool and a line of it on the crest of the hill. I assume this was mustard algae. At one point last week I had let my FC down to 2 which is below min. I brushed it up and got FC to 13-15 to host a party...
  28. tadcpht

    6 day vacation coming... recommendations?

    I'm leaving Saturday for a vacation and will not be back home for 6 days. I'm just wondering how to approach this. My cya is 30-40. I used bleach to chlorinate but will not have anyone here to do so while I'm gone. I'm thinking that I should bring up to shock level for my cya just before...
  29. tadcpht

    Excessive FC loss? Or something sinister.

    Water looks good. Deep end just a touch hazy.
  30. tadcpht

    Excessive FC loss? Or something sinister.

    The last few days we have had heavy bather loads and seemed like my FC would drop more than it should. So I brought up to shock level and wanted to see how much I lose in a typical day. Just seems like a lot