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    A unique water source indeed

    Hi Gang, Carry over from previous post : now-how-fresh-is-fresh-water-t53049.html So the story goes that 17-22 nd Jan 2013 was flooding in my city. I did not re-do the pool till few days back, as I was waiting for rainy season to be over. No point getting my pool flooded twice within 30 days...
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    Now, how fresh is fresh water ?

    Hi Gang, I just got the lab report for my friend's pool. Same as my pool, it is tested to Drinking Water Standard to see all the stuff in it. In my report : allright-tpf-alumni-changing-pool-water-in-real-time-t51352.html I changed 50% of my water because it does not "taste" right. I try to...
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    1 hour pool turnover and moving water - possible ?

    Hi My Seniors, Me need some help. Its been said that at least 6-7 times the water turnover, then the pool water gets a 100% filtration. I completely agree, in fact my database seems to show 9 times being best and that need a 1 micron slime bag assisting. One of my boss is making a pool. Target...
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    Allright, TPF alumni changing pool water in real time

    Hi Gang, I want to share my story for members who are still trying BBB method. This is a moral boost and patience is the key, aside from reading what the TPF seniors have painstakingly wrote. I come rarely now to this forum but I do report anything I do in my pool in a big way. This is my...
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    This is what BBB stability brings me

    Hello All, My pool been TroubleFree for so long. Have not superchlorinate for so long. Yesterday my pool got its new awning/shade and the amount of dirt I have to content with is a fun factor for testing. The old frames were steel. Lots of water enter the frames hollow. Lots of dust stuck and...
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    All I can say is thank you to TFP and its core members

    Hello Hello, Its been a year that I have not posted. I just want to say that , without this forum and the expert members, I could not have the best water clarity, comfort to the swimmer etc etc ( all the good things )........so thank you to everyone who have assisted me in 2009. When you spend...
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    Cloudy water - possibilities narrowed down

    Dear Masters, After all this time learning from TFP forum and the log book I been reading thru on my pool conditions, I think Richard ( Chem Geek ) last guess on my cloudy water is the closest possibility, its most likely oil. I have to narrow down some more, so Masters please help. 01. Few...
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    VARIOUS POOL LIGHTS - ACTUAL BEAM SPREAD TEST

    Guys, I was looking at my old file and I found these photos. Just in case anyone are into lights, these my help. The brands are mainly European, a few are very high end models. I was doing this test for a friend whose pool was under construction at that time. See titles of the photos to get the...
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    Can Chlorine behave this way ?

    Dear Seniors, This is a follow up from this post : now-i-am-putting-my-nose-to-work-t10250.html I need to know if this is a possibility : I am poor with chemistry, so I want to think in simple form. Chlorine is supposed to be "spent" or converted to other form when it oxidize contaminants in...
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    Inground-aboveground hybrid with partial glass

    Guys, Anyone out here with experience on a pool installed with glass. Yes, glass not Sea World type of arclylic. This is a friend's pool. Fixing glass on the deeper side of the pool is not a 100% success. There is always some leak, very minor but a leak is a leak. The difficulty is getting a...
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    Now I am putting my nose to work..

    Hi guys, Been a long time. Merry X-mas belated and a good new year to you all. I just want to report on what I have learned so far since August after I managed to get best water clearity ever. The pool have been busy with divers since October to December. About 3/4 days a week with up to 6...
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    Ex well water, pipes soiled...potential trouble ?

    Gentlemen, I was helping a friend with his pool and I noticed that his pipes inner side was all coated with soil (earth ). He used well water and I think the well collapsed. One of the filter actually cracked due to clogging!!! Any how, now its city water being used. There is no way to clean...
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    Possible formula to estimate reagent usage

    As a user of TF kit FAS/DPD and needing some lead time to import it from USA ( Dave ), I been trying to figure out how long will a bottle of R-00871 last. The R-0870 podwer is not an issue. Shocking a pool will take lots of R-0871 anyway. I can't get an exact figure because I do not know the...
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    Looks like I am controlling CC easier now

    Guys, I been trying to see if my ozonator can assist in removing CC and what level of FC is best to also help remove CC easily without needing to shock. For the time being I am looking at the numbers and it looks good so far but bather load not that high yet, I had 2 big rains though. I can...
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    Can FC consumption behave this way ?

    Dear Seniors, I am helping my friend with cloudy pool issue. His equipment is 100% similiar to mine but for now less the ozone generator. He also does not have a back up pump on trolley, but he runs his pumps 22 hours a day. I have yet to install the flowmeters I bought for him, so I can't say...
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    Indoor pool with UV light to kill DBP ?

    Dear Seniors, Here is a scenario. I realized that indoor pool can be headache to maintain properly due to air circulation and no sunlight to breakdown disinfection by products. I keep reading Richards writing on CYA/FC relation and so on over and over again, and bit by bit I am beginning to...
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    How to verify if PH is below 6.8

    Guys, I alread tried the search function but the very mention of PH, the server said too common. So need to bug you guys, sorry. I can't remember which post it was ( I read too much within too short period of time ) but I think if a TA test conducted and the color suddenly changed to ...
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    In the name of loosing my "head"...

    Guys, If you want to have a good laugh, read on. After reading Hydarulic 101, I set to reduce my suction head loss. This happened quite a while ago while I was hot at it. I did all these is because I was ****** that my PB used 1.5" all around. I found that out from the flowmeter. I am paying...
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    Antibio, sanitizing by sound ???

    Dear Seniors, I been eyeing this product for two years now. Its called Antibio from Australia. The website is ???.antibio.com.au/index.php Change the ??? to www Dang, I just realized the feature where I can "LINK" one website without showing the address is gone. Only the URL function is...
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    Its true..0.5 PPM of CC, one can smell it & my ozone result

    Hello Guys, I been waiting for my pool FC level to die down and loosing 1 to 1.5 ppm FC a day and finally I can say that previously without the TF test kit...I been blind... :hammer: At 5ppm FC and ZERO CC, I can smell chlorine...nose millimeters away from water At 3PPM FC and 0.5PPM CC, I...
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    I am confused..Hard water

    Hi Guys, I was trying to learn of soft & hard water or Calcium Hardness of pool water against a water test report of a well water that mentioned Total Hardness CaCO3. I am a tripple dummy when it comes to chemistry.... :hammer: Calcium hardness is the measure of calcium and magnesium salts...
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    TF-100 is so sensitive, I realized my circulation is poor

    Guys, I am very very pleased with TF-100 test kit.... :goodjob: Its the best money I ever spent for my pool. Its worth the wait of 3 months, since I ship it with my other goods from USA. Anyhow what I learnt is that because my pool is so deep at 13 feet about 60% of its length, immediate drop...
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    Bleach, Salt, and TDS

    Hello Richard, If my 12% bleach results only is salt residue, does this means I will get higher TDS over time ? I have not been using my TDS meter for a long time. Thanks SPP
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    So how do I call my type of pool ?

    Guys, I have limitations in my English language skill for certain building materials. My pool is concrete, so it gets waterproof treatment/coating and ceramic tiles are added as the smooth surface or colored surface. Where they are tiles, there should be grouts...are grouts considered plaster ...
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    I think some people could have been more grateful....

    Hi All, I don't know if I should bring this up. This subject may have been brought up but I don't know how to do a search. I am sort of confuse on the "key" word to use. I am sorry if this post been brought up before. I am not pointing fingers at anyone but I get to read alot of people's...
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    Can I do this with the TF-100 test kit ?

    Guys, OK, I read here that I can do FC test with using only 5ml of water with R-0870 powder and thus 1 drop of R-0871 will equal to 1ppm instead of 0.5ppm Can I only read CC and do not do R-0870 powder....by doing this ? : 01. 10ml water, add 5 drops of R-003....read 1 drop of R-0871 as 0.5ppm...
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    I been doing some " ozone kill chlorine " experiment

    Hello Gang, Its been a long time. I was curious to test for myself if ozone will destroy chlorine or chloramines. Now that the TP-100 test kit have arrived, I am learning how to use it. I just got a Prozone PZ2-4V which is a 2 gram per hour model. I already installed it on my pool plumbing...
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    Slime Bag, 1 micron filter. It does work

    Hello All, I would like to thank Jason Lion for the link to this product. I can say that it does work and I am happy with the result. I attached this jumbo size filter bag downstream of my Pentair cartidge filter on the trolley, which is supposed to be 10 micron rating. This is my pump set on...
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    Need help from Pentair Superflo 1.5HP ( label ) owners

    Guys, I need a visual help from those who owned a 1.5HP Pentair Superflo pump. I need to confirm its label as per the sticker on the motor itself. The Pentair website is flawed : Superflo series electrical data I want to know the Service Factor and RPM for the given label rating of 1.5HP...