free chlorine

  1. Earthman Bob

    Winterizing with High CYA

    I tested for CYA .... maybe about a month ago, and it was low, so I added the recommended amount. Just tested it again now, and the level is 90-100. (Don't know why that happened, but that's not the point of this thread.) I'm getting ready to winterize, and Poolmath says I need to add 11...
  2. D

    Non-Chlorine or Chlorine Shock

    So over the last week I had noticed that the deep end of my 16x32 pool had become a little murky, after testing it i realized the chlorine had gone now to almost nothing. I use a floater with three inch pucks to supply it. I refilled the floater and added a granular cal-hypo to try and quickly...
  3. P

    Science of "safe to swim up to SLAM level"

    First of all, let me begin by saying this isn't an indictment or skepticism of this community or the TFP methodology. This is a genuine open-ended request for more detailed info mostly out of curiosity, and also due to the fact that a lot of the concepts and principles on this site challenge...
  4. P

    Can't get FC to drop in SWG pool

    Hello everyone, New to the forum, new to pool ownership, not new to pool maintenance but not a hardened veteran either. For a couple of years many years ago, I was a manager at a large public pool, so I understand fundamentals and definitely know how to properly test chemistry. We recently...
  5. R

    Vinyl pool..above ground cya and chlorine

    I am getting differing info everywhere. I have an AG pool with vinyl liner. Cya is at 30 using call hypo as main sanitizer. Question is..the pool math calculator says to keep fc btw 2 and 6 at 30cya. All websites seem to recommend keeping fc btw 1 and 2.5 for vinyl liners to keep them in good...
  6. J

    High FC Loss during daytime

    Hello all, It's my second season of owning a pool and first season following the TFP method. So far everything has been going pretty well, everything is balanced, but the issue I'm running into is high levels of FC loss during the daytime. Below are my current test results: PH: 7.5 ALK...
  7. J

    Jack's Magic - False FC Readings?

    Hi all, I did the Jack's Magic "O2 Safe Shock & Stain Solution #2 Treatment." In the instructions, it says that the treatment can produce false FC readings for 3-4 weeks and that I should use the TC readings during that time. I'm fine with this, but want to make sure I'm doing this right...
  8. Chemingway4

    New to TFP (Kind of) Question about CH after Pool Refill (pool store didn't want to sale me anything!) and daily Chlorine loss

    I recently drained and filled my pool (3 weeks ago). The CH reading is 80ppm. I know that's low, but when I went to the pool store to get supplies, I was told not to worry about the CH as it would slowly rise over time. I thought it was odd that they didn't want to sale me anything, so I left...