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Offline Last Active May 21 2015 01:46 PM

In Topic: Site Issues

04 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

View PostA10Rebel, on 04 May 2015 - 09:30 AM, said:

Whatever the pop up is at the bottom of the page; when you first get on the site, absolutely frags the Posted Image out of my computer. It completely locks it up. I can't even ignore it. I can't sign on, for the love of God, get rid of it. I'm posting from my phone and I hate this Posted Image.
What browser do you use? If it's a modern browser (non-IE), I'd suggest using AdBlock (not AdBlock Plus). It will prevent that ad, and any others on any other site. Also removes YouTube ads.

View PostPuddingTime, on 04 May 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

I haven't been on the desktop version in ages. Anyone else know what this is about

It's an ad that looks like a "related topics" type popup/popout window.

In Topic: Enjoy fellow nerds

30 April 2015 - 01:13 PM


In Topic: Rate the Last Movie You Saw

24 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

View Post1dawgfan09, on 24 April 2015 - 10:42 AM, said:

Awesome, man. Thanks for the advice. I had bought some of that 6-1 clorox shock at Walmart, and it did absolutely nothing. lol Just like you said. The lady at the pool store was like, "It's mostly filler and very little actual shock." She said the exact same thing you did.

Yep. The chemical is sodium dichlor, and it has very little chlorine. Terrible at being shock, basically.

Most hardware/big box stores sell it because it's cheap (although, usually, pool stores can get cal hypo for cheaper than what WalMart sells their stuff for), but they have no clue what it is. Most independent pool stores try to do the right thing, but honestly the pool industry has such a bad rap that it's hard for me to say honestly that it's even a good idea to go to one. But, it sounds like whoever you talked to knows what she's talking about so I'd start there for sure. And if you ever have questions about what someone tells you, just let me know and I can let you know if you're getting the truth.

In Topic: Rate the Last Movie You Saw

24 April 2015 - 10:28 AM

View Post1dawgfan09, on 24 April 2015 - 10:20 AM, said:

This is off topic, but I am thinking about taking my back yard pool from salt to chlorine I guess you would say even tho salt pools technically are chlorine pools. I've got some PH balance in it now and dropped a handful of chlorine tabs in the skimmer. Water is pretty clear, but the lady at the pool store told me I would need to add about a 11/2 lb of shock every week at the height of the summer. Do you think me making the switch was smart?

Wow lol you've got a good memory haha.

You are correct, salt pools are chlorine pools, it's just how the pool gets the chlorine is different. Salt pools are more convenient than traditional pools, but have drawbacks as well. The major issue with salt pools is the corrosive nature of salt. Even pools with a zinc anode ("sacrificial" anode to try to reduce corrosion) are noticing major corrosion years after installation.

My recommendation would be, if it isn't a major hassle to you, I'd get away from salt. Pool salesmen will tell you corrosion isn't a problem, but it is. And yea, you should be shocking your pool weekly if you aren't using salt (I recommend it even if you are on salt, just in smaller quantities). Do you know how many gallons your pool is?

Also, only ever use the following types of shock: calcium hypochlorite, lithium hypochlorite, potassium monopersulfate. Anything else has other additives that you don't want (don't trust anyone who tells you otherwise). The other types of shock are usually marketed as 3-in-1, 4-in-1, etc., which sounds great (they have algicide and clarifier and more!), but in reality they are terrible at fighting algae. It's more marketing than anything.

Any more questions you have, shoot me a pm. I can talk pools all day, as sad as that is.

In Topic: Rate the Last Movie You Saw

24 April 2015 - 10:02 AM