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Thread: Hello from Virginia

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    Jun 2013
    Central Virginia

    Hello from Virginia

    Hi. I live in central Virginia. We have a very large (55,000 gallon) "L" shape vinyl pool. The pool is 25 years old, but the filter is 10 years old, the pump I replaced last year and we just replaced the vinyl this year.

    Stupid design - there are two skimmers and no main drain. Despite this, it stays remarkably clean. Our second robot cleaner just died and I'm researching replacement robots. I'm presuming (valid or not) that the cleaner will only last 2 or 3 years and, therefore, I don't want to spend a fortune on one.

    Thanks for having me here! -- Matthew

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Hello from Virginia

    Welcome to tfp, b6283

    I can't answer you question on the cleaner, but that seems like a short life. Did you attempt to troubleshoot and replace failed parts?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Hello from Virginia

    Welcome to the forum

    Can we see a pic of the pool?
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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