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  1. yankees177

    Prep for vacation

    leave cover on or off? My CYA is around 35 right now (no SWG so Im happy with that). I lose about 2-3ppm a day as well. Should I just whip it up to 20ppm for the 5 days im gone and cross my fingers?
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    What do you do when you go on vacation?

    Like many of you folks, I am headed out on vacation soon. I am leaving for a full 5 days. Besides contracting the kids next door (which I might do), what do you folks do to keep your pool from being a mess with no upkeep? Do you just dump a whole ton of chlorine in it? Do you switch to tabs? Do...
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    R-0871-A -E what are the differences.

    So I was looking for a good deal on testing reagents as im getting low (and I messed up and left them out in the sun today, first day ever). I was low on the R 0871 and the R 0013 and noticed when I googled that there were different ones or at least sort of different ones. -A - C - E. I think...
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Hey so quick question. There is a cup in the DiChlor but those OZ are fluid OZ correct, not weight OZ. I struggle to figure out how much stuff weighs without a scale.
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    Overnight loss test question

    Sounds good. I think then pool math needs to be updated because it also shows 3-7 and I go off of that. Also all my numbers are good so I'm not too worried but it could be confusing for a novice.
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Thanks this is what I was looking for. After some evap and water add I'm down a bit on CYA (approx 35) and I need to add chlorine so about a lb of DiChlor will get me to where I want to be all around. Thanks!
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    Found a bucket of DiChlor

    Back 3 years ago when my pool was put in a got a whole bunch of chemicals from my builder. I gave the tabs to my friend but just found a 25lb bucket of DiChlor in there. Was thinking about selling it since I use liquid chlorine only but I could use it to boost my CYA if needed, correct? If so...
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    Overnight loss test question

    The chart shows 3-7 is optimal range. I typically pump it up once it gets there to 7 and let it get to 3 and rinse repeat. If it's too low it shouldn't be the minimum, no?
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    Overnight loss test question

    It was a hot sunny day today in upstate NY. 86 and pool had sun from 10am to 6pm. Last night I took my measurement and it said 2ppm and since my my CYA is 40 (14kGallon pool) I needed to add. I put in enough chlorine to get me to 7ppm but didn't test. A full 24 hours later, after about 3-4 hours...
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Drain cover, but I'm happy to report that since then it's gotten itself unstuck multiple times and hasnt been an issue.
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    Solar Cover prolonged time on pool

    Hey so yesterday we were gone all day (left very early) and I didnt have time to take the solar cover off but the water is clean and balanced. It went from 75 and sunny yesterday to 55 and rainy today and tomorrow is going to be 68 and scattered showers before it gets a little nicer end of the...
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Bought a used Triton for $350 and it's great except for the whole getting stuck multiple times a go through. Came here to see no resolution and it's disappointing.
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    Pool math/SLAM numbers screwy/swimming while slamming

    Good to know. Also that PH level was tested before I slammed so it is accurate (well maybe not so accurate as in the middle of SLAMMING yesterday I got about 1.5 inches of thunderstorm water). Im going to get it to 28 now and when my kids will get home from school it will be under slam level...
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    Pool math/SLAM numbers screwy/swimming while slamming

    Using Pool Math app to keep my pool in check and need to SLAM to keep algae haze at bay. Getting conflicting numbers. CYA 70 TA 70 pH 7.5 All day yesterday my pool math app said SLAM level of 28 so I got it up to 28 over night (4ppm loss and still a bit of haze left so not out of the woods...
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    Help! Cloudy Water, good numbers, couldnt sleep over this, need to use pool today!

    At my cya level to get to 14 is 100oz so it's a bit more than a little but somethings amiss. I do agree that more cholorine is likely the answer but the only thing I changed was adding the baking soda. Trying to keep it simple.
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    Help! Cloudy Water, good numbers, couldnt sleep over this, need to use pool today!

    Thanks so get it up to about 14? Do you think it could be the baking soda not mixing correctly causing the cloudiness? I did read that baking soda could temporarily cause cloudiness but it took about a day to show up.
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    Help! Cloudy Water, good numbers, couldnt sleep over this, need to use pool today!

    Ok first of all, I put in a pool last year and quickly became a TFP disciple. It has allowed me to keep a crystal clear pool and when I see other peoples cloudy pool because I know their pool is not properly balanced it bothers me. Im stumped on this one. Opened my pool this year and SLAMmed...
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    CC test turns pink after sitting

    Hey sorry so I was given those dreaded Tri-Chlor tabs and used them for awhile which is why my CYA is high. It is a TFT test and its probably closer to 70 than 80 (I said 75 as I made it more robust just in case). I wasnt able to tell if it was slippery today brushing (it was cold after 2 days...
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    CC test turns pink after sitting

    So I was doing my CC test and counted backwards and I got to 2 drops (need to SLAM) and swirled it around and it went clear. It sat for a few seconds and so I recorded it. While I was doing my TA test, I noticed the CC vial was turning pink again. Is this normal? Thanks for the info. Just got...
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    2017 Bleach Prices

    Ocean State Job lot (Northeast US) has it 12.5% for $2.99/gal.
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    The CHEAPEST Source of Liquid Chlorine! Who can find it!?

    Ocean State Job Lot by me in Upstate NY - 12.5% $2.99/gal. Just tried to explain to my 70 yr old father how its the same as his pool stuff but hes not changing.
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    Apparently I have reached my quota so day 2 doesnt have any good pics up yet. Ill throw them in an imgur link.
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    Pool dig has started. Ended up going with a 5x8 sunledge 17" deep so 12"+/- of water in it. Some pictures of day 1 and 2.
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    BTW I am super jealous you folks are using your pool right now. I am still not quite done with the snow up here ;)
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    I agree. The 11" can be more or less to suit my needs (just as long as its not below the skimmer. Im opting for deeper so there is a little more than just getting those feet wet. Hopefully the little ones can have another splash area when they are young and we can have a sitting area in water...
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    Sorry for the delay. This was my thought and is my current layout. Still waiting for a quote back but might want to make this 5x8 so I can fit two lounge chairs in facing the water edge. This would be one single concrete reinforced step 17" deep which will hold about a foot or less of water. I...
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    New build starting soon. Its happening. Last minute option thoughts?

    Hi all. Got a little more money than I had planned and want to add a little something different to my pool. Also the construction is likely delayed 2-4 weeks due to the 18" of snow I am getting. Little info. Upstate NY 14x32 (smaller yard, best size) Vinyl on steel 6" radius rectangle 4x8"...
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    Off center stairs, any advice

    Thanks for the input. If you can find any pics id appreciate it as well. You made me feel better about the placement thanks!
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    Off center stairs, any advice

    Your pool looks fantastic! I dont think, however this is the same thing. Im talking about the actual pool steps which are vinyl lined steps being attached to the right side of the length of the pool vs the traditional centered. Not quite the same but ill trade pools if you want ;p
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    Off center stairs, any advice

    Ha this is why im going 6" radius and laying it out the way its laid out, to maximize space and pool sq ft and sun time. I get you, haha