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    Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 filter element lifetime?

    I have had that filter and I have never once seen damage like that on the end. Yes, Pleatco is what you want for replacements.
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    New Build DFW area

    Hello everyone! Been a while I know (please hold your applause and stay seated) but I have signed for a new build to start soon. Nothing to show as of yet. Details are as follows... 27,000 gallon IG gunite quartz plaster Intelliflo VSF with Intelliconnect Pentair CC520P filter HASA...
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    Algae/Cloudy pool

    If you see no more green, your CC is 0.5 or less, and your FC is holding to within 1 ppm or less of loss overnight, then all you need is filter time and to maintain your proper FC level according to what your CYA level is. Dead algae is white and it can cause the water to look cloudy white...
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    CYA, TA and CH questions...

    Your ozone system isn't going to cause any problems, but the effects of an ozone system in an outdoor pool are negligible at best, simply because the sun is doing the same thing for you that the ozone system will do, albeit, much more quickly.
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    Getting started new to the forum

    Welcome to TFP! Keep your filter running 24/7 and your FC at 16 or above until your water is clear, your CC is 0.5 or less, and you aren't losing more than 1 ppm of FC overnight. Right now, your pH is reading falsely high due to your FC being > 10 ppm. Don't add acid now. Don't worry about...
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    I don't need help yet but wanted to say hi

    Welcome to TFP!
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    How do you get a filter not to leak?

    Welcome to TFP! How generous are you being with the silicone lube on your o-ring? You need to be sure that every spot on the surface of the o-ring needs to be lubed. Also, when you replaced the o-ring, did you purchase a Hayward one specific to your filter model?
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    Confusing TA reading

    Go with your readings. Your TA is fine at 70.
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    FC HIGH Need to lower SWG??

    Well, you can SLAM now and then you may not have to do it later. Or, you can close in a week and SLAM when you open.
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    Review of my Pool Rover Jr.-BIG thumbs up.

    Good review. Thanks for posting.
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    Young vandals sprayed dry chemical fire extinguisher in pool

    Re: Young vandals sprayed dry chemical fire extinguisher in I doubt it will cause any severe problems. Just run the pump to filter things and keep tabs on your water balance.
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    New user - Hi there!

    Welcome to TFP!
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    New home, new pool, new test kit, unexpected results

    Welcome to TFP! You should add 5 drops to check pH, not one drop. That should allow you to get a correct reading. An immediate pink reading on your TA test indicates a very low TA. You can raise your TA with baking soda.
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    Applying Gunite in the rain

    I'm curious to know what your PB said when you brought this concern up with them.
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    Took the plunge!

    Congratulations! Be sure to get yourself a high quality test kit. The TF-100 is awesome and can be found at