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  1. yankees177

    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

    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

    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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    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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    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!

    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

    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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    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

    Months away from pool build 14x32 vinyl. I really think I want the stairs (vinyl lined steel 8") off center on the short end. This means it will not be symmetrical. Anyone do it this way? How do you think it will look? Pool builder said it looked different in others but didnt think it looked...
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    Deciding on pool finishes, let me hear your thoughts

    So we have narrowed it down to about 2 pool builders. I can get one to match the other but they have slightly different options. Both are reputable and have been building pools since the early to late 80s. Building a 14x32" pool, vinyl with 7' deep and 13' shallow end. Liners - Do I need 27mil...
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    Building a small pool!

    I grew up in upstate ny with a pool. My parents had a 16x36 grecian put in with a slide and a diving board and that pool got a lot of use. We were in it constantly. Now I am 35 and pool less (my previous house had a small 12x24 kayak pool that I had no trouble maintaining/using). I learned a lot...