Recent content by 440dodge440

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    Pool blanket on all time or off sometimes

    I leave it on anytime we're not swimming. It makes it easier to manage the chlorine without sunlight possibly burning off some FC. I can auto feed and keep the level I need, and run the chlorine pump as needed when it's open. I leave the cover on continuously for 1-2 weeks at a time when we go...
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    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    Ours is going on 15 years I believe (we didn't put in the pool, but I think it was built around 2005). It's faded but the vinyl is still very flexible.
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    Can't find bleach

    Check Ollie's Bargain Outlet. $2.99 for a gallon of 10% liquid chlorine. There are a number of Ollie's in Maryland
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    No bleach available due to corona virus

    For those who have Ollie's Bargain Outlet in their area, give them a call. 10% for 2.99/gallon.
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    Pool Fence DIY

    I installed on from here Pool Fence | Easy DIY Installation | Sentry VisiGuard Mesh Fencing about 5 years ago, so it's been through 5 winters. It's held up fine- no visible areas of damage. This company appears to be different than the one referenced above. They sent me a loaner hammer drill and...
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    Leave return open? Safety mesh cover (AGP)

    Depending on the elevation difference between your pipe and equipment pad, you may want to consider leaving the in-pool return alone and adding an extension to the return port at the equipment pad that matches the water level that you'd like to maintain. I'm thinking that even when the top...
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    Leave return open? Safety mesh cover (AGP)

    I leave a return open. The pool fills up during the winter and I don't need to add any water in the spring. I put a dishpan with a piece of PVC tube that I attached to it under the return at the equipment pad. The PVC tube goes to a yard drain grate nearby. I had the pool company close the first...
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    Door locks/child safety

    This is what we used for the sliding doors. We put it on the top so only an adult can reach it...
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    Pictures that scroll across the top of the forum home page

    Thanks for the replies. It's not a big deal, just something I wonder about when I see an interesting picture.
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    Pictures that scroll across the top of the forum home page

    There are pictures that scroll across the top of the forum home page. Some look pretty interesting and appear to be part of a forum question.Is there any way to find the posts they belong to?
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    where did my bleach go?

    The first year of pool ownership I had to dump about 40 jugs of bleach in before any FC would hold. From reading on here, I suspect it was an ammonia problem. You can search on it as I'm not real clear, but eventually the ammonia is dissipated by the bleach, and at that point you can start to...
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    Walmart Bleach- Concentrated vs Cleaning

    I saw Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6% concentration. This is the same as Walmart cleaning bleach. Is there any difference between these now? Neither appeared to be easy pour or anything like that. Concentrated is $2.94 and cleaning is$1.77.
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    Researching pros and cons of both Liquid Chlorine vs Cal-hypo (no cya) sanitation

    Do you work for, or have some vested interest in Pulsar? It seems like some very cliché arguments against the BBB method.
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    Pool Math........The App

    Any chance that the amount of bleach added could be logged, as well as pool temp showing up in the log (it doesn't show up despite being selected)?
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    Pool Math........The App

    I think the app will be great. A couple questions (using iPhone): -In the overview section, the recommended FC is correct for the CYA. However, the SLAM value was listed as 10. I changed it to 16. Can this field be auto completed based on CYA? EDIT: I see it does update. I must've had to enter...