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Old 08-12-2018, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ZO ZICK View Post
Set it up close to the house!

Kids will love it.

It is close but not that close. It's about 6' from the back porch. I built a small deck between it and the house. Turned out really nice.



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Try this site. From my limited experience itís been a very friendly place with quite a bit of traffic / hence, answers to your questions.

No guarantees the answer wonít be the same, but theyíll be nice about it

https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...-TFP-Home-Page



I will check it out.
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I had above ground pools, and the best thing I ever did was use a winter cover year round for numerous reasons. It keeps the sun from turning the water green (nothing grows in the dark, my cover was black), prevents evaporation, and chemical loss cutting the chemical use 80% or more, and because it goes over the edges of the pool, and draws tight, it keeps every bit of crap from blowing or falling into the pool like tree leaves. Also the dark cover worked as a solar heat, and they are cheap.
In-laws gave us a tarp big enough to cover it. I will do that for sure for starters. If it gives a good bit of trouble I will look into one of the nicer covers. We might have until the end of September here in AL if that long. I don't know if it is common for all above grounds to be cooler, but seems to be a trend from what I have heard and seen. It is in the 90's outside, and even though it is in partial shade, it is still no higher than 80 degrees. A little chilly.

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Iím on troublefreepool. Nice people over there.

BBB is no longer recommended. Basically just chlorine and acid to maintain pool once all the other numbers are in spec.
I will check it out. My limited experience with chemicals is basically YouTube. I bought a drop test kit. Alkalinity way low, used baking soda to bring it up, and then chlorinated. It is fine for now. PH is good. I know it won't always be this way though.
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I think it's time for OT to join that forum.
Hell yeah, let's do this.
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Did you send him an application to moderate C7 Gen?

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Almost as bad as opening a dead dog thread in CFOT.
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Did you send him an application to moderate C7 Gen?

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Originally Posted by Strats-N-Vettes View Post
I think it's time for OT to join that forum.
Subscribed.

http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthr...Can-t-I-Search

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Old 08-12-2018, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dvarapala View Post
reply to that and say you want to use the forum search feature, not his Google link crap.
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Anyone want to tell him the date is WAY OFF on the forum?
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What do you use to chlorinate?

I recommend plain ol' bleach. Just make sure it's not scented nor any other fancy laundry additives. I buy my liquid chlorine at a pool store but they have them at walmart, target, etc...
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Just trun a plugged-in hair dryer in the pool while people are in it - I think that's what the ogre was thinking you meant when you posted. Pretty funny development after your initial post. THREAD CLOSED! HaHaHa!
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:29 PM
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What do you use to chlorinate?

I recommend plain ol' bleach. Just make sure it's not scented nor any other fancy laundry additives. I buy my liquid chlorine at a pool store but they have them at walmart, target, etc...
Alkalinity was down so added sodium bicarb to get that up. Then put in one GAL liquid bleach, followed by two of the packets of chlorine shock granules. It is still showing less than .5ppm on drop test though, so needs more for sure. Cleared the water up nice but I know the level needs to be higher. Ph is good.
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Originally Posted by J S Machine View Post
Alkalinity was down so added sodium bicarb to get that up. Then put in one GAL liquid bleach, followed by two of the packets of chlorine shock granules. It is still showing less than .5ppm on drop test though, so needs more for sure. Cleared the water up nice but I know the level needs to be higher. Ph is good.
Give this a read. https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...ater-chemistry

You need CYA in your pool. It is a sunblock for chlorine, otherwise the sun will eat the chlorine up fast. You generally want to be around 50ppm CYA. Then you will maintain your chlorine at 6-8.

If you lose more than 1ppm of chlorine during the night, then you should shock. Shocking is bringing chlorine up to a shock level and maintaining that until you pass the overnight test.

Here is the cya/fc chart https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...art-slam-shock

It's pretty simple once you get the water correct. I only add chlorine a few times a week and acid a couple times a month.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:03 AM
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No one seems to like ionizers anymore but salt water generators are quite popular. They convert salt into chlorine so you don't have to add liquid chlorine regularly.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:51 AM
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Nver heard of BBB...simple test kits all ya need. You use baking soda not soda ash to raise ph?
I can see the mods point, could be a liability. Someone will screw it up and fry themselves.

Guy here wrecked his car yrs ago accused a member of trying to kill him. Guy was being a smartass on a brake fluid thread so he was told water could be put in and stop the car, which it did. For a bit. LOL

Sometimes even in Salt Pools you need a litlle liquid. Use "conditioner" to protect the chlorine from the sun .Cheap and it works, ck it 2x a yr
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That mod was a tool.
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That was kinda like someone coming on CFOT and asking about the C-4 he just bought!

Around here putting n00bs through the wringer is just the way it's done. Why is anyone surprised or hurt when it works the same way on some other forum?
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Around here putting n00bs through the wringer is just the way it's done. Why is anyone surprised or hurt when it works the same way on some other forum?
Here it's just good-natured ball-busting. That guy is a complete idiot and takes himself way too seriously.
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Originally Posted by dvarapala View Post
Here it's just good-natured ball-busting. That guy is a complete idiot and takes himself way too seriously.





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I think it's time for OT to join that forum.
The mods a tool. Lets crash the forum and all join!!
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Y'all, this crap just doesn't end. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit upset about how I was treated with his responses and just locking my thread. I think I mentioned trying to pm him to ask about the whole situation, but I couldn't even do that. I did not even have access to view his profile and was not able to even send a pm, so I went to the only place I had access to which was apparently some forum where he lets every thread go, then he just moves them to the right place.

So I posted a thread, and I asked for him to please contact me by email. Even though I was upset, so was polite about it. I don't know exactly what I was going to do other than simply discuss why he is so bent, and just try to smooth things out. Anyway, I get an email this morning....

look at this crap:



So then I go try to log in and see if I can see the thread I posted where I asked if he would please email me. I was going to screenshot it so you all could see it. Then I get this crap:



I'm just beside myself. I don't even know how to react to this.
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