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    Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Pool store rep came by to check something about my liner today. He saw my bottles of bleach so it struck up a conversation needless to say. He told me that bleach would ruin my liner and something about the bleach eating up internal parts of my filter... I argued with him about the relationship btwn cya and FC and he said 98-99% Trichlor tablets were just the same and would not raise my cya levels. Interesting convo. One of those agree to disagree moments.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    L,

    You should never argue with idiots, it just brings you down to their level...

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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Yeah....interesting...in the sense of "interesting how absolutely wrong he is" ....




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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    But the bottle says "Bleach" right there on the label. How can it not bleach everything within 100 feet? LOL.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    As soon as he told you tablets don't raise CYA you should have just called him an idiot and told him to leave.

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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson View Post
    As soon as he told you tablets don't raise CYA you should have just called him an idiot and told him to leave.

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    I think my sparkly , clear pool going on 3 seasons speaks for itself
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    Oh My, Mr. Pool guy.

    Would have been difficult to hold my tongue. Impossible actually.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Quote Originally Posted by lindz18 View Post
    he said 98-99% Trichlor tablets were just the same and would not raise my cya levels.
    Huh... interesting. So then what kind of wizardry was involved when I raised my CYA from 20 to 40 using nothing but leftover trichlor pucks I had from before I discovered TFP?
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    Has he ever read the ingredients on that which he promotes for use??? Obviously not.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    I was actually wondering a bit about the bleach fading the liner issue. My pool won't be ready for swimming at all for another month, its at 56 degrees now. My FC level is at 10ppm. The wife was concerned it could fade the liner having chlorine that high for a month. Should I lower the levels a bit or is she worrying about nothing. Thanks!
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    I've been trying to get my cousin to use TFP on his new pool. He had a pool pro over to give him a session on the equipment and the "pro" has convinced him that I am just "shocking" my pool everyday...lol. So now dear cousin is going to use pucks in a floater. The big kicker...he just drained ALL the water because the CYA was at least 100. But he says the pool pro told him that he "won't have to drain that often!!!!" Oh well...I'm just a girl so what do I know...lol.

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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    One of our site experts has a running experiment where he has placed a piece of liner in a bottle of straight bleach. It's been in there since last year and no noticeable effect. No fading. No loss of flexibility. Nothing.

    Guess that pretty much debunks that myth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    One of our site experts has a running experiment where he has placed a piece of liner in a bottle of straight bleach. It's been in there since last year and no noticeable effect. No fading. No loss of flexibility. Nothing.

    Guess that pretty much debunks that myth.

    really! wow guess that answers my question
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    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    I was actually wondering a bit about the bleach fading the liner issue. My pool won't be ready for swimming at all for another month, its at 56 degrees now. My FC level is at 10ppm. The wife was concerned it could fade the liner having chlorine that high for a month. Should I lower the levels a bit or is she worrying about nothing. Thanks!
    Do you have any CYA in the water? CYA buffers the chlorine so its not so harsh. A pool with NO CYA and 3ppm FC is much harsher than one with CYA and 10ppm FC.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    One of our site experts has a running experiment where he has placed a piece of liner in a bottle of straight bleach. It's been in there since last year and no noticeable effect. No fading. No loss of flexibility. Nothing.

    Guess that pretty much debunks that myth.
    ya and I think he said he was using 12%
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    I was actually wondering a bit about the bleach fading the liner issue. My pool won't be ready for swimming at all for another month, its at 56 degrees now. My FC level is at 10ppm. The wife was concerned it could fade the liner having chlorine that high for a month. Should I lower the levels a bit or is she worrying about nothing. Thanks!
    What is your CYA level?
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Yeah I just put it in this past weekend, so waiting to test it since I've read it takes about a week to register on a test.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul & Crystal View Post
    I've been trying to get my cousin to use TFP on his new pool. He had a pool pro over to give him a session on the equipment and the "pro" has convinced him that I am just "shocking" my pool everyday...lol. So now dear cousin is going to use pucks in a floater. The big kicker...he just drained ALL the water because the CYA was at least 100. But he says the pool pro told him that he "won't have to drain that often!!!!" Oh well...I'm just a girl so what do I know...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    Yeah I just put it in this past weekend, so waiting to test it since I've read it takes about a week to register on a test.
    If you used a sock, you can see it in 24 hours max once it is completely dissolved and sock is empty. The forum used to say that, but not any longer.
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    Re: Pool guy not enthused with our method

    Oh Ok. Thanks I'll have to test later then when I get home
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