OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
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
 

Donldson

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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.
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
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
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
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
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

Great!
Now where is everyone getting Diatomaceous Earth?

- - - Updated - - -

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?
 

Richard320

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Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

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.
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
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dallas ga
Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

thanks Richard. Was concentrating on getting everything lined up early. I will wait.
 

pabeader

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Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

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.
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

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.
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
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dallas ga
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 :cry:
 

Richard320

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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 :cry:
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.
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
Re: OMG forgot everything I learned 3 years ago

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!
 

chanelvaps

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Jul 7, 2014
171
dallas ga
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?
 

Richard320

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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
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?
Check all the levels, not just CYA.
 

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