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    Pool Math Log Enhancement\Suggestion

    Hi again, I finally got my SWG setup and running and I updated my Pool Math app with the settings and then I noticed something. When I added the amount for the SWG in the “Chemical Additions”, it shows the results in the Log, the exact way I was suggesting it, it shows what the addition was...
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    Adding Unions to Sand Filter and Filter Maintenance

    Apologies for all the posts, but as you can tell, I’m continuously reading as much as I can. If the Sand Filter uses 1.5 inch piping, then I saw the below 2 union options from other posts: https://www.mypoolyard.com/product_info.php/cmp-mip-pvc-temp-union-21063-150-000-p-4815...
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    Adding Unions to Sand Filter and Filter Maintenance

    Might be overkill but now thinking of just buying this (Amazon.com: Hayward SP0714T VariFlo Top-Mount Control Value, Black: Garden & Outdoor) since I assume it would come with everything (new spider gasket and o-ring) and then just order 3 of those unions I linked above (if they are...
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    Adding Unions to Sand Filter and Filter Maintenance

    Greetings TFPer’s, hope everyone is doing great this summer day and everyone's pool is crystal clear and balanced. It’s amazing what a new liner will do in terms of wanting to make everything else new and I once again need everyone’s expertise on a few things and I truly appreciate the help...
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    Pool Math Log Enhancement\Suggestion

    Thanks for the reply and suggestion. That’s what I’ve been doing in the interim or just opening the Effects of Adding section. I get the reasons for wanting to leave the logs with “real” data but perhaps there could be an option in the settings to allow the expected Effects to be shown and...
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    Pool Math Log Enhancement\Suggestion

    Greetings fellow TFP’ers, been a while since I posted but still here. I’m loving the Pool Math app, finally subscribed to it vs. just using the free version and the html version but just had one small suggestion that would help me, and possibly others, out tremendously. When you view the Logs...
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    How high can the TFTeskits test for FC?

    Thanks Jason, I'll mention to him again about the pH.
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    SimplePool App for Android. A Review.

    Hey Ken, The only new thing I found is that there is a limit on the FC...you can only enter up to 80....and I know you're probably like who in the world would go any higher than that...well finally got my Dad to go to the BBB method and his CYA is around 180 so he insisted he didn't want to...
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    How high can the TFTeskits test for FC?

    Thanks everyone, Well he finally hit the shock point so thanks to all the help and instructions everyone gave me as well as the great TFTeskit, this morning he had dead algae everywhere, he was soooo shocked and couldn't believe it worked and they were so thankful which made me happy that I was...
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    How high can the TFTeskits test for FC?

    Greetings TFP'ers, hope all is well with everyone tonight. Well good news bad news situation. Good news is I finally convinced my father to go the BBB / Troublefree method...Bad news is his CYA is around 180 and his FC was only 2.0 and his pool is getting really cloudy (basically he got a new...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Well I finally removed my LED light and OMG you wouldn't believe all the Crud that came floating out and the sliminess that was all over the wires and inside. So I once again began the shock process but this time only went up to the regular shock of 21 vs. the mustard (currently at 50 CYA) and...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Same here on OCLT results. I'm not sure if any FC loss means organics but know that they say to pass that it just can't be anymore than a 1 FC loss. I'm gonna check behind my light and got a suggestion to bring my FC up to shock level just in case there's algae to make sure I don't lose much FC.
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    Removing an LED Ungrounded Light?

    Thanks soooo much for the help and will do on bringing it up to shock level. Just glad nothing special needs to be done. Other than the light, I took the ladder out a while ago as that was the only other hiding place.
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Sounds good, and I went ahead and backwashed tonight even though my pressure has hardly moved since last time but figured I'd try it out and see and I also might get my Polaris set back up to help with brushing via it's tail but it was sooo much easier to just use my leaf eater to do the same...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    No worries and the more the merrier...when you brush yours does it go away into like a dust cloud? We had a lot of rain and wind here lately so I'm wondering if it mine just isn't debris, dirt, dust and pollen mixed together? I get dirt and that's easy enough to see but mine has a slight...
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    Removing an LED Ungrounded Light?

    Ok, I read a bunch of threads about making sure to clean out from behind lights to prevent algae and I've never done this and I think I might have some hiding behind there as before I found this wonderful place I have had multiple instances of algae and now I have everything running great but I...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Have no clue as it seems to come and go whenever its hot but I'm in North-West Florida area close to Alabama line. Even though I have the screen now, dust and dirt can still get through and we were in the area that got slammed with over 18 inches of rain in the past 3 days and on top of the...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    :( oh Crud. Just when I was thinking I was master of my own domain/pool :( Yes I am very OCD about the pool and sometimes even retest the FC the same night and use the same tube and always go down to arms length and furthest away from returns to get my sample. So with a CYA I should keep my FC...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Thanks everyone for the help and info and reassuring experiences :) The spots are either on the bottom or the slants/slopes and didn't see anything in grooves or on the walls. I know in the past when I did have algae it would be around the returns and on the walls, as well as the walls would...
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    Algae or Just Pollen and or Dirt?

    Greetings fellow TFP'ers, hope all is doing well... Ok about 2 or so weeks ago I went through the Shock process as I got paranoid\scared when I saw what looked like some algae forming on the bottom of my pool in a few spots, I brushed it away and it looked like it was algae as it had a faint...
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    After shock process, is this much FC loss normal in 2 days??

    Re: After shock process, is this much FC loss normal in 2 da Whew, thanks Jason, puts my OCD mind to rest and makes me happy too as I thought I wouldn't be able to get the FC down below shock level by this weekend. Now I get to test out the pool with the new salt level of 1870, originally 370...
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    After shock process, is this much FC loss normal in 2 days??

    Greetings fellow TFP'ers... I just recently, Thursday morning, completed my 1st shock process and ended with a FC of 32.5 early that morning and figured I would be good for a while so out of curiosity I just did a test about an hour ago and my FC was at 12.5, so I lost 20 PPM of FC in 2 days...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Cool, keep me up to date on how it works for ya if you can and have the time, would love to know your input and feedback. Well, I tested again at 7:45 this a.m. and was worried a little since the sunrises a little early here but: FC: 32.5 CC: 0.0 TC: 32.5 :mrgreen: so I assume since: I...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Yeah, the rumor is the screen will block out up to 30% so hoping that helps and everyone keeps telling me I'll need a heater now as without one I can only swim about 2 months out of the year which I find that hard to believe. Reason being I live in West FL, my pool temp now is already 84...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Darnit but I do love learning. I searched for solar salt then read something about it having organics or something in it like sea monkeys LOL so wasn't sure and you are very good, it was $7.99 a bag and $6.99 at Lowe's for the pool salt and the solar salt was like $4.... I am still up in the...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Thanks Jason...and I know I'm still finding my groove. I went from testing FC, CC and pH daily to every other day or every 3rd day. When I say I let the FC drop below the minimum twice it read that night at 3.5 so was only .5 but won't even think about taking a chance anymore. I think I am...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Funny you say that, when I first learned the info here and tried to help my Dad he said you do it your way and I'll do it my way. Month later his is somewhat clear but doesn't gleam like mine. My only issue now is using either regular bleach or liquid chlorine at 12.5%. The issue is it seems...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Sounds good, I wasn't sure if I should have done the regular shock or the mustard level shock so figured just in case. I can't wait to be able to help others here and elsewhere and feel as time goes on and my experience grows I'll just be able to do that. Thanks again for the help and will...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Thanks so much for the help. Just tested 30 min ago, still crystal clear, no spots or cloudiness and: FC: 33.0 CC: 0.0 TC: 33.0 So should I keep it above mustard shock or is 24 Regular ok? I think I'll just go one level above what I think the CYA is since that is usually only 1 or 2 ppm...
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    Spotted a few small spots of algae...shock then?

    Greetings fellow TFP'ers, hope everyone is doing well and apologies ahead of time for the long novel below but I know it helps here with too much detail vs. not enough :) Well I've been going good, just maybe one or two days where I let the FC go .50 below the minimum but today I noticed some...