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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Re: CAT 1000 Flow Sensor?

    I would assume that you would install it up stream from where the injection point for the acid would be. You just don't want a valve or two much distance

    mas985 Today, 09:43 AM Go to last post

    Re: Well water


    You probably need more than a physical filter. This only removes rust particles and not dissolved iron in your well water. There

    setsailsoon Today, 09:41 AM Go to last post

    Re: Above ground pool base??

    Won't plywood deteriorate quickly due to the water?

    Johnb140 Today, 09:40 AM Go to last post

    Just for fun

    I just tested a jug of 8.25% bleach that has been at my house since we bought it (3 years )-anyone want to guess the free chlorine level?

    JimMarshall Today, 09:38 AM Go to last post

    Pump for pool vaccum

    I don't have valve to vacuum to waste. I need to vacuum dead algae. Instead of hiring someone to come do it for me, I was thinking about getting this

    cmebinger Today, 09:37 AM Go to last post

    Algae problem

    I am a first time pool owner and I have no clue how to care for the pool when it comes to all the chemicals. I would like to try the bleach and baking

    Beckyb3573 Today, 09:35 AM Go to last post

    Re: Testing Calcium Hardness

    Add a couple more drops of the R-0011L to deepen the color. Or do what I do: I use a 10 ml sample, 10 drops of R-0010, 5 (not 3) of R-0011L and then multiply

    Richard320 Today, 09:33 AM Go to last post

    Re: Pool Pump recommendations

    Do you have a spa, in-floor cleaner or other very high flow rate feature? If not, pump size really doesn't matter. I run my pool on a 1/2 HP pump on low

    mas985 Today, 09:32 AM Go to last post