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    OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    well I am back to TFP because last time was so much fun! I have now neglected my swamp for three (yes 3) years. It has been covered. I have not uncovered and cleaned it up because I have been dealing with a sick mother in CA and back and forth from GA to there.
    So now I am here in Georgia to clean up the swamp and sell the house.
    I know I have to go to Pool School to get re-acquainted.
    I also know SLAM comes first.
    That is all I remember.
    Wanted to ask is there just a replacement kit I can buy, replacement of chemicals I mean.
    I bought this 3 years ago:

    Taylor Service Complete Pool Water Test Kit K-2006C
    I would like to just buy the replacement chems.
    Thanks for any and all help
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    They won't be the big bottles, but yes. TFTestkits.net
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Assuming you are going to SLAM the swamp rather than drain it you will probably want to get an extra bottle of the R-0871 and possible extra R-0870 as well.
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    thanks Richard and Donldson.
    Any links for the extra bottles of R-0871 and R-0870?
    Or name of the chem?
    Thanks
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Is it this:
    R-0871-A Fas Dpd Titrating- .75 oz.
    test
    SKU: TTR0871A
    PPOL Price: $9.93
    Sale!: $9.03
    Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days
    Condition : New
    and this:
    DPD Powder, 10 Gms. R-0870
    $15.99
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Yes, though TFTestkits has better prices:
    TFTestkits.net 2 ounce 0871
    TFTestkits.net 1 ounce 0871
    TFTestkits.net 8070
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Great!
    Now where is everyone getting Diatomaceous Earth?

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    I read about the SLAM and it does not mention the boxes of Borax 20 Mule Power I added last time. Remembering buying 2 carts worth of the stuff. When does that come in?
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    I buy mine at the same pool store that sells me bleach and acid in returnable jugs.

    Check out in the garden area at Lowes or Home Depot. They usually have some pool stuff, including last years' pool chlorine (expensive salt water now)

    updated: Borax is used to raise pH. If you don't need it don't buy it.
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    thanks Richard. Was concentrating on getting everything lined up early. I will wait.
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    Be careful when buying DE. There are two types. You want the one made for pools; not the garden one. We've had a few folks get the wrong one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Be careful when buying DE. There are two types. You want the one made for pools; not the garden one. We've had a few folks get the wrong one.
    yeah, I noticed that when I went in search of it. Lots of different kinds. I guess folks use it to repels fleas too.
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Hi Folks. Taking the cover off in a day or two. Hopefully (it requires catching a few guy neighbors home at the same time in the evening)
    Is it the SLAM that comes first?
    Just hit it with chlorine until the pool clears up? Wish I would have taken notes last time
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanelvaps View Post
    Hi Folks. Taking the cover off in a day or two. Hopefully (it requires catching a few guy neighbors home at the same time in the evening)
    Is it the SLAM that comes first?
    Just hit it with chlorine until the pool clears up? Wish I would have taken notes last time
    No, first you get the water circulating, then you test. Because you need to know the pH and the CYA levels before a SLAM anyway. High Calcium may make you decide to replace some water and vacuuming to waste removes any debris as well as water. And you need to know TA to calculate acid dosage should the pH need to come down.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    No, first you get the water circulating, then you test. Because you need to know the pH and the CYA levels before a SLAM anyway. High Calcium may make you decide to replace some water and vacuuming to waste removes any debris as well as water. And you need to know TA to calculate acid dosage should the pH need to come down.
    Thanks Richard! Cover off today. Stupidly forgot to order the kit. Did it tonight so hope to have it by Wednesday. Appreciate your help. I will be back!
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    I know I am going to sound like a real idiot here but once the cover is off I am not sure what to do. I remember pulling out some plugs, using the hose to fill up the pump basket and then just turn it on?

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    found this Pool School - Opening Your Winterized Above Ground Pool
    so no need to answer my idiotic question
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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Hey there folks. Cover off for a few days. Got sick and took a couple days off. Plan to start swamp in the morning.
    Hoping I have this right and asking for any input.
    Take out all plugs, fill water to above skimmer and then run pump.
    Check CYA levels and SLAM by and then add Chlorine until the CYA levels corresponds on this chart
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Please correct me if I am wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanelvaps View Post
    Hey there folks. Cover off for a few days. Got sick and took a couple days off. Plan to start swamp in the morning.
    Hoping I have this right and asking for any input.
    Take out all plugs, fill water to above skimmer and then run pump.
    Check CYA levels and SLAM by and then add Chlorine until the CYA levels corresponds on this chart
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Please correct me if I am wrong?
    Check all the levels, not just CYA.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Check all the levels, not just CYA.
    Richard CYA not registering at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanelvaps View Post
    Richard CYA not registering at all?
    Is the water circulating and well mixed? What are the other numbers?
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Is the water circulating and well mixed? What are the other numbers?
    cannot remember how to check PH.
    CH- 25
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