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    Six new articles in Pool School

    Over the last few weeks I have added six new articles to Pool School and made minor updates to several others. The new articles are:
    Basic Pool Care Schedule
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry (replaces the old chapter of the same name)
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    Salt Water Chlorine Generators
    Add DE to a Sand Filter
    Pool Surfaces

    As always, I welcome any feedback or suggestions for improvement you might have.

    Happy Reading
    Jason
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    In Recommended Chemicals,
    Jason, why are there question marks after the brandnames?
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    I know it's not a new article....but I was doing some additional reading....in Start up new plaster,

    5. Test and balance the water. First adjust TA to 80-100 ppm, then CH to 200-400 ppm, and finally pH to 7.6. pH will probably have to be lowered but do not add more than 1 pt per 10000 gallons at any one time to avoid sudden pH shifts. DO NOT ADD CHLORINE OR CYA YET.

    "do not add more than 1pt" of what, Acid?

    This is all great, even for those who have been on the forum for awhile....I'm still soaking it all in!

    Jason!
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    why are there question marks after the brandnames?
    They were trying to be [reg:3brh9861][/reg:3brh9861] symbols, but there was a character set problem. They should be fixed now.

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    "do not add more than 1pt" of what, Acid?
    Muriatic acid. I fixed it in the article.

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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    Nice additions to the Pool School.

    In the new ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry, under Free Chlorine (FC), I suggest changing the sentence to "Free chlorine shows the level of disinfecting chlorine capacity available to keep your pool sanitary." I added the word "capacity" (or you can use "reserve" instead) since it emphasizes that the FC does not actually measure the active disinfecting chlorine concentration.
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    I came up with another way of saying it:
    Free chlorine shows the level of disinfecting chlorine available (active plus reserve) to keep your pool sanitary.
    that I think captures your point even better.
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    Yes, that's good.
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    Re: Six new articles in Pool School

    I just finished reading all the pool school articles as a refresher to opening up the pool tomorrow. Lovely job of reorganizing this section - very nice flow!
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