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    It Lives

    Still some sediments around edges that needs to be cleared and I'm still keeping the chlorine high. Brittle nasty hoses replaced skimmer and other fixtures cleaned and brushed. Filter and skimmer up and working again.
    Saturday

    Friday -

    Thursday

    Wednesday

    Monday


    Sorry but I didn't take pictures of before we started.

    Still some sediments around edges that needs to be cleared and I'm still keeping the chlorine high. Brittle nasty hoses replaced skimmer and other fixtures cleaned and brushed. Filter and skimmer up and working again.
    Beginer trying to save parent's neglected pool

    Pool Specs: 24ft by 52in round above ground vinal and metal fram 13,500 gallon
    New sand filtration system

    Location: Very sunny South Texas

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    Re: It Lives

    Looks like you've got it under control

    Thanks for the pics
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: It Lives



    This is the one that says it all!!!!

    I bet the parents will be absolutely amazed.

    Great job.
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    Re: It Lives

    Wow! You have done a wonderful job, TabiCat.
    Buggs

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    Re: It Lives

    WOOO HOOOOO! Have they seen it yet?

    My smilie really wants to do back flips!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: It Lives

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    WOOO HOOOOO! Have they seen it yet?

    My smilie really wants to do back flips!
    Beginer trying to save parent's neglected pool

    Pool Specs: 24ft by 52in round above ground vinal and metal fram 13,500 gallon
    New sand filtration system

    Location: Very sunny South Texas

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    Re: It Lives

    Ok Thanks to you all the pool is clear and has stayed clear for days. no more GUNK and water is SO pretty!!

    Mom is 100% sold on the BBB.
    She will be ordering the new test kit on payday . I'm actually a little surprised that she went for it since she was beginning to see the pool as a money pit but I bookmarked Pool School for her and I think she has been doing some reading.

    We know from resent pool store testing that the pH is creeping back up. To 7.8 and the TA is at 154. This both need to come down.

    I treat both with the acid correct? I went to the calculator and have the estimated amount of acid so I'm going to do the first treatment tonight. Do I then need to do the aeration method to bring up PH so I can lower again?

    What do I do if I get the pH too low? Aerate right?
    Beginer trying to save parent's neglected pool

    Pool Specs: 24ft by 52in round above ground vinal and metal fram 13,500 gallon
    New sand filtration system

    Location: Very sunny South Texas

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    Re: It Lives

    Try not to get it too low. Maybe use 1/2 of the dose while pump is running and 30 to 60 minutes later recheck and recalc for the rest of the dose so you don't bring it down too low. It isn't always that easy to raise the ph by aeration quick enough. So try to get it between 7.0 and 7.2 and then aerate to bring it back to 7.5 and then repeat the process, retesting your ph and TA every time, until you get your TA down to the level you desire.
    Buggs

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Re: It Lives

    Thanks Buggs
    Beginer trying to save parent's neglected pool

    Pool Specs: 24ft by 52in round above ground vinal and metal fram 13,500 gallon
    New sand filtration system

    Location: Very sunny South Texas

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    Re: It Lives

    I'm so happy mom is sold on BBB and she's going to order a test kit soon!

    Congratulations TabiCat! You've done a wonderful job and keeping it clear since starting!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: It Lives

    Great job, Tabicat!
    WV Girl

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    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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    You win the Good Daughter award this year.... Bravo!
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: It Lives

    Tabicat...awesome job with the pool...It just goes to show you that any pool no matter how bad it is, can be cleared up with a little POP! Those last two pictures are worth a thousand bucks.
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